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Clarins – Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base Review

Another Clarins review for you today, and this one’s a bit of a luxury. It’s a recent addition to their Instant Light range, called Radiance Boosting Complexion Base*, aimed at illuminating and correcting the skin prior to applying your foundation. It comes in 3 shades and I’ve been testing out the Rose shade, which has been developed for all skin shades to help brighten the complexion.

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base 2

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base is a lightweight cream with a floral rose scent and comes in a pump tube so it’s really easy and non-messy to dispense. It can be applied directly to the skin before applying foundation, or it can also be mixed with a liquid or cream foundation to add a shimmer and lightness to the base product. You can also apply it to the skin on its own, on non-make-up days, to just give the skin some brightness and lift, and it feels cool and freshening on the skin when you first apply it.

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base

I’ve been using this product for a couple of weeks now. I do like it, it feels really nice on my skin and it definitely lightens and brightens, but I find it works best when mixed with a liquid or cream foundation. If I apply it to my skin before my foundation I’m not sure that the brightening effect always shows up, but then I do quite often use a thick mineral powder foundation which possibly stops the Radiance Boosting Complexion Base from showing through. I also like to use a little on my bare skin when I’m not wearing make-up, it just gives skin a little lift and makes me look a little more healthy!

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base Sample

You can see the lightening shimmering effect that this Instant Light lotion gives the skin from the swatch image below. I haven’t blended it in very well otherwise the camera won’t pick it up.

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base Swatch

I’m not sure Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base is a must-have product, it’s more of a luxury – something that you might buy to treat yourself. I’d definitely recommend wearing it under a very light base, or mixing it with your liquid/cream foundation, to make the most of the brightening effect. Going forward I probably won’t wear it every day, but it’s great for no make-up days, or for big nights out when you want a bit of an extra boost.

The 2 other shades are Champagne which corrects redness and Peach which restores lustre to medium and matte skin.

Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base is priced at £26.50 for 30ml, available from Clarins.

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*PR samples

1 Comment

  1. I’ve actually heard such good things about this, I think it was being hailed as a bit of a wonder product on TV recently! It looks lovely and I am a fan of Clarins, but it definitely seems like more of a ‘treat’ product :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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