Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

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?


  1. Anonymous
    February 15, 2012 / 10:52 pm

    Sounds fab, will have to give it a go once I'm a bit more flush!! xx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 15, 2012 / 10:55 pm

      Let me how you get on with it BB, its lush honestly 😀 xxx

  2. Danielle
    February 16, 2012 / 1:30 am

    I have a tester of this ao ill give it a try tomorrow. I need a really good primer as so far all the ones I've tried haven't been great. Have you tried benefits porefessional as loads of people hav recommended that, if so how did you find it compared to this? Danielle x

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 17, 2012 / 10:34 pm

      Hope you enjoy using it Danielle.I havent tried POREfessional yet, I think ill be trying it when they runs out before I buy my usual repurchase of it as I've heard so much about Benefits offerings! I have used the Clinique pore minimiser which has been out for years and it isnt a patch on the Clarins. Its good at absorbing oil but I find it sits on the skin.I'll review the Benefit one after I've used it.Laura xxxx

  3. Sian
    February 16, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    I've never actually used any sort of primer! I love feel unique, they do nearly everything cheaper than anywhere else xx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 17, 2012 / 10:36 pm

      This has been the only primer type product that ive consistenly used in my makeup routine. I often try primers and then forget about them when im putting my makeup on but not with this clarins one as i really notice when ive missed it out of my makeup routine!!Feel Unique are amazing, ive started buying all of my clarins products from there!xxx

  4. Ray
    February 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    I may have to invest in some of this to fill the cracks in my face. If it fails I'll get some pollyfiller instead xxx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 17, 2012 / 10:27 pm

      Haha you make me lol. Its brilliant, you better get some matey 😛 Loves ya xxx

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