Clarins Instant Light Blush Vitamin Pink and Coral Tonic

I spotted these in the Garden Pharmacy in Covent Garden a few weeks ago, and I was instantly smitten.  I’m on a bit of a blush kick at the moment, and these are pretty different offering from a brand like Clarins, so I couldn’t wait to give them a try.

Packaged in cute nail-varnish like bottles, and brought out as part of the new spring collection, there are two shades:

When you remove the lid, there’s a big sponge applicator, which is MUCH better than a brush for giving you an even application, it diffuses the gold-shot shades over the skin quite well.

It’s a similar size to your fingertip, so is easy to use, and it spreads the product quite well over the skin.  I still like to finish off with my actual fingertips though, I’m a fussy mare.


As you can see, there’s a tiny amount of shimmer when the product is unblended, but this is there for depth of shade, and stops it looking “flat” on the skin rather than to add sparkle.  Once blended the shades have a translucent quality, and add a delightful flush to the skin:

A little bit of this goes a long way, and I can see I’m totally going to be obsessed with the coral shade come summer when I’m a little darker, but these are genuinely gorgeous, and because I’m a lazy so-and-so, I like the fact that I don’t need a highlighter too.

The Fine Print: PR Samples.  But they’re ones I would have bought anyway.  Obsessed I am.  OBSESSED.
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  1. 14th February 2012 / 07:54

    haven't bought anything from clarins for a long time but love the look of the coral one
    amina x

  2. 14th February 2012 / 11:32

    These look amazing, I saw Lisa Eldridge use them in her most recent video and knew that I wanted them then! LOVE the Garden Pharmacy! 🙂

  3. 14th February 2012 / 12:06

    I love the look of these, the formula seems quite different!

  4. 14th February 2012 / 13:36

    so pretty… i've been tempted by these… I haven't given in yet 🙂

  5. 14th February 2012 / 14:19

    These look gorgeous! I love coral, but I might check out vitamin pink because I have accumulated many coral-y blushes by now!

  6. 16th February 2012 / 23:39

    Oh I'm dying for the coral one – it's on my spring wishlist! Love the packaging too, I have a bit of a Clarins problem clearly – I could easily buy about 12 of their lipsticks quite happily:)

    The Blossom Shed

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