Clarins Beauty Flash Balm- Review!

11 July 2013

Has it ever happened to you... there is a brand out there, people buy stuff from them and for no apparent reason, you never buy anything from that brand. You pass their counter every single time.. never stopping by.. not even a glance! Why o why? I have had such a relationship with Clarins.. since forever.. !
and then I started reading beauty blogs and suddenly there is a product that everyone is raving about.. and its a Clarins product.. and I think..are you kidding me? That brand is not appealing at all. I think it was the packaging. It was way too simple for my on white! But then one fine day my favorite StrawberryNET had it on special.. and special as in.. you can't resist it..that special! I am a s*cker for bargains and most times end up buying stuff that is on special/promotions and often buy
stuff just for the free gift that comes with it (they turn out to be useless later on.. and then that guilt! ohh... that horrible feeling!!!!)

Anyways, so the bottom line is, StrawberryNET had a special and I ended up buying the legendary "Beauty Flash Balm by Clarins" way cheaper than its retail price. So here are my 2 cents on this product-

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Product: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Price: $56 NZD for 50mL/1.7 Oz (I got it for $ you know why it was so hard to resist!)

Claims: The ultimate pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin — Clarins best-selling radiance maker helps eliminate signs of fatigue in a flash! Instantly moisturizes, brightens and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed. Olive and Witch Hazel extracts help smooth the skin’s surface, diffusing the look of lines and wrinkles. Soothing Bisabolol helps restore skin’s youthful glow. Preps skin for perfect make-up application and hours of luminous wear.

Radiance in a flash!


My Views: 
What if I tell you- I don't know what this cream does to you but YOU have to buy it right NOW!!!! Like now.. it's so ahhhmazinggggg!
You are like whats gone into this girl.. umm.. but no kidding! This stuff is must-have!

After such a long time (read forever..!), I have finally been able to step out of house with just a moisturizer on..! You know those weekends when you have to go out on errands and you can't be bothered with makeup.. or even an eyeliner.. for all I care!
It brightens up your face. I do not have issues with open pores but it definitely tightens the skin, it makes it smooth as! Skin feels more firm. There is a bit of glow from within feel too (dewy they say!). It doesn't happen in a flash though, as the name suggests. It takes about half an hour or so to transform your dull looking skin.

Clarins has accurately stated all the good things this does, Have a read here-


Read 2!

I love the consistency of this cream. It isn't runny. You don't need a whole lot of product. It is beige colored, smells strongly of various herbs (fennel like!). It's perfect make-up base/primer for my dry skin. It blends in beautifully! It definitely calms skin. I am not sure of its effect on lines and wrinkles as I don't have any... YETTT! It basically makes your n*ked skin look super good. I mostly use it on weekends when my skin looks dull from oversleep (;p) and it instantly picks me up!

It can also be used as a mask though I haven't tried it that way. Pretty sure it works a treat. I just let it sink-in!

Tip: I have found that it doesn't work miracles when used everyday.. me thinks that the skin kind of gets used to it. So, its best used sparingly, when your skin looks dull and craves some love and yup!! it works for the guys too... tried n tested :)

There is nothing that I don't love about this product. I already have my back-up sorted (as always!).

Back up ;) Check!

My rating is ❤❤❤❤❤ 5/5

Lets call it a humble looking miracle product! I so hope it works for each one of you..Looking forward to your thoughts on this.. Do comment below!

Also, is there a brand that doesn't appeal to you? Is there a reason for that?

Nishu xo

Update: I realized that the review doesn't mention clearly that it is in fact just a  "Moisturizer". So, a skincare product, not makeup! Also, I have heard good things about Flash Balm from oily skinned people as well, so don't be disheartened if you are that type ;) I am dry skinned by the way! Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for the review Nishu, seems like a pretty good product. If it does miracles we need to forget about the price hehe

    1. haha! true that.. It is definitely a miracle product for me! Used it over the weekend and the tiny bumps that I had on my face are no longer there! another thing to add I suppose..:p I can't praise this enough! Definitely must-have :)

  2. I love this product! I tried it as a sample and must buy it now. I wish it would work every day, but def for no makeup days~!

    1. I know Fia.. Totally get where you coming from! I too wish this worked everyday but nevertheless it's an awesome solution to dull skin days! Transforms it like magic! You MUST buy a full size of this!

  3. I am 57 years old now and have been using this product since I was in my 30's, I have terrible dry spot skin like around my nose and inbetween by eyebrows, this is the only thing that helps my skin from feeling like it is going to crack off after I wash and apply moisturizer. I use it everyday. I always look for another product that will help in the same way but maybe not as pricey, so far no luck. So I keep using it and I love it.


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