Hope you all have had a great weekend! My post tonight is a review on Clarins "Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch" primer.
Info about the product via Sephora:
What it is:A makeup base and primer.
What it is formulated to do:
This unique makeup base and primer provides a fine, melting texture that conceals lines, pores, and imperfections in an instant.
What else you need to know:
This product is non-comedogenic; allergy and ophthalmologist tested.
- 95% of users noticed smoother skin.
- 77% of users noticed fewer wrinkles and fine lines.
- 73% of users noticed more refined skin texture and pores
I am....still trying to figure this product out. For some odd reason, out of the blue one day in Sephora I remembered trying this product forever ago when I actually worked at Sephora and how much I liked it. Once I get my mind stuck on something, there is no turning back. However, I did not want to commit to a full size product so I asked for a sample and the sales girl generously gave me enough for two weeks worth of trial.
|Gotta love the Sephora samples!|
I could not WAIT to get this product on! I finally tried it andddd....yes, it makes an instant difference. It sort of makes a soft focus effect on my face and "blurs" my pores. Not necessarily filling them in but more smoothing them over. That sounds great, right? The reason why I am uncertain is because I feel like the product disappears over the day and I don't see the difference anymore.
|Can you guess which side I am wearing the primer?|
|This is the effect with my regular makeup routine|
Now I have tried several different ways of using it. I have tried it under and over my moisturizer, under and over my foundation and I don't know how to make it last. Also, it has a mattifying effect which I really like but suggest those with dry skin might look else where for another primer. I did not notice any effect on my makeup's longevity but that is normally not a problem for me anyways.
The product itself is sort of a fun texture. It feels very smooth and pretty thick to the touch and a little goes a long way. I have found there is no scent and looks light pink in the jar but applies virtually clear to your skin (see below).
|Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch|
The jury is still out on this product and I am willing to give it a little longer before I decide not to purchase it. At $32.50 for .50 oz (check it out here), it is definitely not cheap however a little goes a long way. I feel like it's on the brink of being brilliant but I just have to figure out the correct way to wear it. It could go straight from "nice product but unnecessary" to "must have" in my daily routine.
I will warn you that I may have the largest pores this side of the Mississippi so the fact this product can hide that, even temporarily, says a lot. I do suggest you try this product but, like me, get a sample first. Let me know what you think!