I blame this lemming on Rae. Then, I blame it on my own curiosity. Clarins in Malaysia doesn’t sell makeup anymore. Bummer, yeah… but I don’t have much to say about this brand because I haven’t used anything from it other than its sunscreen. I haven’t had the opportunity to try much of Clarins skincare, so perhaps, maybe one day. However, for today, I’d like to talk about Clarins Instant Light Blush in Vitamin Pink.
Before I proceed, I’d like to point out that this is Limited Edition, but I managed to snag it when I was in Australia in May. It might still be available… but if it’s not, don’t throw stones at me. The review is a little late, because honestly, I’ve been slack. However, I still want to write about this because it is becoming my favourite blush since my first application in May! The packaging is adorable! It’s like a shorter fatter version of a gloss. I’ve just recently reviewed a lip gloss, then an eye gloss, and now, this is blush. When I saw this, a little kiddy song popped in my head. “I’m a little Clarins blush, short and stout…” LOL!
As you can see, the doe foot applicator is HUGE! It fits the mouth of the tube snug so when you lift it open quickly, it makes a little “pop” sound. Or so I imagined 😉 The texture is something I absolutely adore. It is lighter than a cream blush in a pot, creamier than a liquid blush like Benetint, smoother than Becca beach tint. I like to put 2 to 3 dots of blush on each cheek then pat it out before blending it out using my fingers. I find that applying it this way doesn’t mess up the foundation underneath and did I mention this blush blends like a dream? It dries like second skin, and if worn alone, it stays on for about 6 hours on me. With another powder blush layered on top, it stays on 8 hours, no problem.
Picture above is the swatch for your reference, and below is how it looks worn on the face. I did not put it on heavier to show up on camera. I was gonna leave the house when I took this photo. As you can see, it is subtle yet there is a hint of pink flush on my cheeks. I was wearing minimal makeup that day, just filled in my brows, 2 coats of mascara, powder foundation and my tinted lip balm. No concealers either, so the whole look took less than 5 minutes. I was in a hurry and this was the best I could do 😉
I don’t know if you can still get this, but if Clarins decides to repromote this blush, I’d definitely recommend it! I should have bought the other shade, and now I regret not doing so. I remember it being quite pricey and I lost the receipt, so I can’t tell exactly how much it was. Did you manage to buy this when it was launched? Is there a limited edition item that you wish would be repromoted? Or maybe another Clarins product that I should try?