I have quite a collection of primers now, I really think they are essential and there’s definitely something out there for everyone – whether you’re looking for a flawless base, longer lasting makeup, a matte finish or a radiant glow.
I recently bought Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch after hearing about it from Danyelle
. I had been using Benefits Pore-Fessional but wanted to try something different, and the Hourglass Veil Primer was a little out of budget at the time. I’m a big fan of Clarins, their products are always great so I knew this would be a winner.
Instant Smooth aims to smooth over pores and create a flawless base. It’s a product that really helps to give the illusion of a perfectly smooth finish and I’m so pleased with the results.
I use this after moisturising in the morning to smooth over pores, it also helps to calm blemishes by reducing the redness. I find it similar to Pore-Fessional but better quality and not as greasy, this doesn’t leave any sort of tacky feeling on my skin and you only need the smallest amount to leave skin looking amazing. I have combination skin type, a bit oily on my T-Zone and dry on my cheeks, so it can be hard to find a primer which helps to smooth over pores without feeling oily, whilst also not making dry areas look flakey and feel tight.
This is great for all over and I find it moisturises where I need it, smooths over my skin without leaving product sitting on top of my skin whilst also helping to create a flawless base for my makeup.
I’ve since seen this on Pixiwoos blog
, which is always a good sign! They think it’s a great primer for acne sufferers, which is so true – it’s definitely one for those who need to cater for a combination skin type or those with oversized pores or blemishes.
This product is quickly becoming my go to primer and I love how easy it is to make my skin look lovely, without the hassle of using a handful of products. You will love this if you have a similar skin type to me, or suffer from blemishes. If you haven’t got on with Benefit’s Pore-fessional, give this a whirl!
What do you think of Clarins products? I am literally obsessed at the moment! Any recommendations?