|Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, £24 from Clarins|
Instant Smooth is one of my favourite products from Clarins. It’s a miracle skin perfecting primer that plumps the skin and smooths fine lines and reduces the appearance of large pores to give you a flawless looking complexion. The texture is silky smooth and it literally melts into your skin which makes it a joy to apply. I apply it using my fingertips, either alone, which I love if I’ve got a tan, or before I’ve applied my makeup, which is how I mostly use it. You’re supposed to just apply it over your fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores but I apply it all over my face as I love how smooth it makes my skin. It minimises all of my flaws and if I have any rough, flaky, uneven areas or blemishes then this seems as though it puts an invisible veil over these areas to smooth them, therefore stopping my foundation clinging to these drier areas; it literally glides on after using this. You can also mix this with a foundation and apply it that way, although I haven’t tried this so I can’t really comment on its effectiveness.
This product is definitely suitable for all skin types; if you have dry skin, it will smooth all of your skin and if you have oily skin like I have then this will be absolutely for you as it absorbs excess moisture as you apply it and it gets to work on smoothing and plumping the skin. I find that it stops my skin from being as oily and shiny throughout the day and it makes my make up last so much longer.
A little goes a long way so this pot lasts a couple of months with everyday use. I used to buy mine from the Clarins counter at House of Fraser but recently I’ve been getting it from Feel Unique where it is £21.60 with delivery. Instant Smooth is such a high quality Clarins favourite, it is worth every penny!
Have you tried Clarins Instant Smooth? What is your favourite primer?