I LOVE this stuff! I use it after I moisturize and before makeup as a primer, on top of makeup to give me a dewier look, and I even mix it in with my blush if I want a softer color. I also like applying it on the plane just before landing, it makes you look fresher. Something else people don't realize is that you can use it as a mask. Apply it all over your face and neck and leave it for 10 minutes, then wash off!
Does not work in tropical weather :(
When I used this during the cold season in Macau, it worked really really well. Gave me a good "boost" of healthy-looking skin.
Problem is I live in the Philippines, where it's constantly hot. Started pilling, made me look oily and emphasised pores.
I have been using this for about 2/3 years now and its sooo worth paying a little extra for it compared to other moisturisers. i can not fault it one bit, it leaves your skin so soft and smooth and is so hydrating but not oily, its great from oily/dry or combination skin, everyone should own a tube of this
Instantaneous Boost for the skin
Great prepping tool that holds onto makeup even under humid weather. Tightens the skin and boost your complexion immediately. Minus half a star for the price, though its worth every penny
Full Review - http://www.atelierbeauty.com/2011/12/review-clarins-beauty-flash-balm-2/
Not brilliant for me
I was so eager to try this, but for whatever reason I haven't really noticed anything spectacular about it. I've had it for about 3 months, and every now and again will try it because I really want it to work! I find my makeup doesn't last any longer with this, and that my skin feels dehydrated and 'tight' about 2 hours after applying it. I try not to rub it in, and I apply my foundation (Giorgio Armani silk) immediately after just as they recommend, but still it's no good for me :(