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Clarins Instant Light Brush On Perfector is designed to conceal imperfections and disguise shadowy areas as it firms and soothes the skin. It's priced at £25.
This is not a product I normally would have bought. I've tried many different versions of these eye highlighting/concealing pens, and haven't really seen the benefit of them. It was only after having a makeover at the Clarins counter where this was used that I decided it was worth splashing out on!
The packaging is lovely, which is always the case with Clarins. It looks expensive, classy and elegant. You certainly wouldn't be embarrassed to pull this out of your makeup bag! Just like other products of this type it has a brush at one end and a twist mechanism at the other end which dispenses the product into the brush.
The brush feels nice and soft on my skin and it holds the concealer well without it dripping or splashing when you're using it. The consistency of the concealer is just lovely, it feels so smooth and creamy and glides really effortlessly onto the skin. It is easy to blend and doesn't dry before you've had a chance to blend it where you want it.
It feels really light on my skin and it doesn't settle into the creases under my eyes, which is a major issue I have with most similar products. I find this disguises my dark circles really well. I say disguises because it doesn't just conceal them by covering them with colour, it reflects light away from the dark areas which makes them seem much less noticeable. It really does work exceptionally well at brightening my whole eye area and making me look more awake and younger.
The concealer also has a slight tightening effect on the skin which I can feel working but as I don't yet suffer from wrinkles it doesn't have any visible effect for me, but I'm sure it would for those with fine lines around their eyes as my skin feels tighter and firmer.
It lasts all day on my skin and it doesn't feel drying, in fact it keeps my skin feeling hydrated and comfortable throughout the whole day, and I don't feel like I'm wearing makeup.
There are 4 shades available and the lightest one works really well on my pale skin. You might think with only 4 shades you'd struggle to find one that suits you but as it's more of a highlighting/light reflecting product than just a basic concealer it doesn't need to be a perfect match for your skintone in order to have the desired brightening effect. I would just suggest that if you're unsure which shade to choose, always go for the lighter of the 2.
Yes, I absolutely would recommend this to anyone. It's the first product of this type that I've found to actually work and really helps to disguise my dark circles and make my eyes look much brighter and fresher.
Active Ingredients: Oat extract – for skin tightening benefits / Hylauronic Acid Complex holds up to 1000x its weight in water / Forms a protective film on the skin surface that seals in moisture for long-lasting hydration // Beauty Benefits: This complexion illuminator offers a lightweight and smoothing texture with a new, highly quality brush for easier, more precise application / The enhanced formula offers a skin tightening effect / Visibly smoothes and diminishes the appearance of fine lines giving skin a perfectly even, flawless texture and appearance / Light Optimizing Complex to help diminish shadows and imperfections while boosting radiance / Dermatologist tested / Non-comedogenic / Application: For use around eyes, on expression lines, on sides of nose, middle of forehead and wherever lines and shadows can appear /