• 24th Jan 2013


You know when you try something new with your makeup, you check yourself in the mirror and then you just think…. yep, exactly what I was hoping for. 

I think the question I am asked most, especially by my friends is how to get glowy/dewy skin. Now there are many different ways, but this product from Clarins has quickly been added to the glowy/dewy list. The Instant Light Complexion Perfector is a creamy product that kind of feels like a tinted moisturiser. It’s a radiance boosting ‘complexion perfector’ and I use this two ways. I’ve tried using it on it’s own and it didn’t do much for me, I then tried it under my foundation which I really liked. It provides a really nice base and makes your skin look really fresh. My favourite way to use it is to mix it in with my foundation and the one I find it works best with is my Laura Mercier Silk Creme. 

Although I like my Silk Creme, it does feel a bit like thick paint sometimes and mixing the Clarins in makes it so much lighter and it looks much better on my skin. It’s my favourite combo at the moment! 

The Complexion Perfector comes in three shades and I love it! I actually prefer using shade 01 as I’m quite pale at the moment, but 02 will be a great Summer shade. 

Lily xx

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Cream Ivory | Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector in 02*

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10019041145473835601 Nicole

    i need to try it! xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14632737835827946632 LittleLotusBlossom

    Ooo i want to give this a try!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15965962390760594135 Alissia

    Looks really beautiful, not sure though if it would go hand in hand with my oily skin xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14730254118992909887 Stacey Jane

    Lily I use the bronze one for darkening my foundation when I’m a bit tanned and I LOVE it! It never gets talked about so I’m so glad you’ve done a post on this because this is such a great product!! It mixes well with all foundations I think and that’s the best way to use it xxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12968637863539495782 Jenny

    Ooh pretty x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12465009325479518015 Denna

    I really need to try that one! It seems perfect for the summer

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08389881418543545664 Michelle K.

    Hi Lily, thanks for this review! Question: is this a good product to use if I have oily / mix skin? I’m guessing no since it gives a dewy complexion and I’m already quite shiny. But just let me know, would be great! Thanks! xo, Michelle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10761908835184181673 Chloë

    I’ve heard great things about the Laura Mercier Foundation, really want to try it!
    Great post.

    Chloë x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09081637542462638576 Melanie…

    Such a gret idea! I feel the same about my Silk Creme sometimes too. *Skipping off to Clarins to get a sample*

    Great tip, thanks Lily!

    Melanie xxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01244665211791239170 ABeautyRomance

    Great post!! I really want to try the Silk Creme foundation so many people love it! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01427084041506615728 Olivia

    Really want to buy both of these products now especially the clarins as I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect product for dewy skin for a while, so thank you :) can I ask what you use to apply it with?

    lvsmth.blogspot.co.uk Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10859350290562668810 Lily Erskine

    Amazing idea, really need to try this!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09520236760813736143 Valérie

    I really want to give it a try :D nice idea! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14302537458805670793 Anna L

    Hi Lily,
    I think my skin is in between pale and medium. I have yellow undertones. Would you still suggest 01 Rose Shimmer for skin with yellow undertones? You have yellow undertones aswell I think. I’m so confused…Thank you:))xxx Anna

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11543754206120689987 Hannah Campbell

    I want to try the Laura Mercier Silk Cream!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14403083372737518860 christinamartinaxoxo

    Such a great post!! Love it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12218339045835892864 Laura Through The Lens

    I think i need to invest… (:


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04001817901676557084 Rothaariges

    Thanks for the great review.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10079877284432509120 Misty

    Hi..i tried using Clinique previously but it dried out my skin so bad that my pores got so visible and huge! I’ve since moved to using Cellnique (not to be confused with clinique). A friend’s friend recommended this brand to me. I must say i was quite hesitant at the beginning, but im glad i tried this brand out! though it may be a little bit on the expensive side, but it’s worth it! my skin is glowing! i will definitely continue using this brand. :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650527631954561268 Pippa Jones

    it seems that everybody is loving Laura mercier atm. Really want to give it a try! :/ Price tag.

    Pipp xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12066612405954029967 LuxeLifeAspirations

    Ooh I want to give this a try. I’ve been using the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm so might pick this up next :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07035522683622096690 Amelia

    Beautiful idea to mix them. I often struggle when it comes to making my skin look as I want it to, but I guess I’ve been relying too much on my foundation, and not enough on certain other things. I use and love the Clarins Instant Touch primer, but it definitely won’t make you dewey. It seems like this Instant Light business would be much more up my street! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10186617958571654560 charissa

    I use the origins vitazing moisturiser at the moment which sounds quite similar to the clarins, this combination sounds so lovely! xx


    p.s if you haven’t already I’m currently hosting a giveaway for reaching 500 followers so you could be in with winning goodies like Laura mercier, lush etc. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07057512943929912039 Sarah

    I’m using silk creme as my current foundation aso may just have to pick this up!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05489884416805902195 Lacey

    I really want to try a sample because I always get scared that glitter will make me look too shiny and kind of a glitter ball – I tend to stay clear from glitter products! :) Review makes it sounds amazing :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    I really want to give this a try! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    I want to try both of these, especially the laura mercier one, I’ve been hearing loads about it! <3xo


    I’m holding a ‘giveaway’ for new blogs to be discovered more!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

    A lovely combination, I really want to try the laura mercier



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05514003350762812637 Shradha G Loves

    Will have to try this
    Have been aiming for a dewy/glowy look
    S xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05161830017311560277 JEWELS

    I love the silk creme, I really want to try this clarins product with it now :D xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Rachel

    That sounds great! I’ll have to give it a try :) xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12418928677783740454 Makeupbypatricia

    I LOVE Clarins! I’ll have to check this out from them.
    I’ve also wanted to try the Silk Creme Foundation… I’ve heard so many wonders of it.

    Great to know these can be combined. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14632737835827946632 LittleLotusBlossom

    I really want to try the Laura Mercier foundation. Heard so many good things about it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04179656528221580812 lily white english rose

    gorgeous clarins product, i love it!! :D im having a giveaway on my blog to win beauty bits :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11197039176005001157 Katherine xo

    definitely gonna try this! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12794503705073376322 Rachel

    oh i LOVE this! need. x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05046967227825949887 Amy W. Hemmingway

    I’ve always wanted to try this foundation. Would it be suitable for oily skin?

    Dusterknuckles | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08979123016697401900 Camila Victoriano

    Love this! I’ve been looking for a new foundation recently x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15123553687499182887 Laura (White Winters)

    I will have to give that a go!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15668569954875889362 Sandy @ absolute beaut

    Two products I’ve wanted to try for ages now! The complexion perfector sounds great.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04396722536411918729 Alexandra Miehe

    This looks good!! Love this!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04924047568685720691 Hayley

    This is defo now on my hitlist!! Think im going to give the shade 01 a go! xox


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