• 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*

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44 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    i need to try it! xx


  2. Ooo i want to give this a try!

  3. Alissia says:

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


  4. Stacey Jane says:

    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


  5. Denna says:

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

  6. Michelle K. says:

    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

  7. Chloรซ says:

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

    Chloë x

  8. Melanie... says:

    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


  9. Great post!! I really want to try the Silk Creme foundation so many people love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ ♥

  10. Olivia says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ can I ask what you use to apply it with?

    lvsmth.blogspot.co.uk Xx

  11. Lily Erskine says:

    Amazing idea, really need to try this!


  12. Valรฉrie says:

    I really want to give it a try ๐Ÿ˜€ nice idea! xx

  13. Anna L says:

    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

  14. Rothaariges says:

    Thanks for the great review.

  15. Misty says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Pippa Jones says:

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

    Pipp xx


  17. Ooh I want to give this a try. I’ve been using the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm so might pick this up next ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Amelia says:

    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

  19. charissa says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Sarah says:

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

  21. Lacey says:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Review makes it sounds amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Klaudia... says:

    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!

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



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

  25. JEWELS says:

    I love the silk creme, I really want to try this clarins product with it now ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

  26. That sounds great! I’ll have to give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚ xx


  27. 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!

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

  29. gorgeous clarins product, i love it!! ๐Ÿ˜€ im having a giveaway on my blog to win beauty bits ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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

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



  33. Hayley says:

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


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