This years spring range from Clarins is special in fact I'd go as far as to say its the best seasons collection for a long time. It offers depth, variety and a dose of innovation that Clarins has lacked for a while. The proof is the curious but captivating little clear tube, complete with the trade mark light gold top and compulsory 'C', that is masquerading as an Instant Light Blush. Available in 2 shades, these tantalising vial's are offered in a beautiful Pink or Coral liquid that glide over your cheeks, giving a high definition yet natural colour to your face. Perfect for the fresh first hint of the summer warmth that spring offers.
Using the doe foot applicator you are in control of how much blush you apply. Each dot gives an even and precise application that once gently rubbed over the cheek area leaves a healthy duo-chrome effect, with the offer of slight purple lights from the Vitamin Pink and a fine silver shimmer from the Coral Tonic - don’t panic, the shimmer wont highlight imperfections, but will give you a warm radiant glow creating the illusion of a sun kissed complexion. At no point did I experience the shimmer ganging up on me and hiding in small natural lines on my face! Instead it delivered a healthy radiance that said more hint and tint than a fully loaded shimmering blush.
Both colours worked well me me and will work perfectly with this seasons Spring colours and look, when less is more and natural is the look we all want. It applies like a cream, smooths like a fluid and finishes like a fine powder to deliver a transparent blush all day and well into the evening.
All of this said I did have to reapply a couple of times as the day and evening progressed just to keep the fresh look I'd loved on its first application. This I must point out is not a bad thing as it gave me chance to admire its perfectly formed bottle and secretly apply before popping it back neatly into the smallest of evening bags ready to accept yet more compliments on how wonderful my skin looked. The down side is the price at £19 for a 7ml bottle, that has an applicator I'm certain will not reach further than half way, could be classed as slightly on the expensive side or is it just one of life’s luxuries we just live with because we cant live without? - I'll let you decide.