A quick and flawless makeup routine sounds nice in theory. But with issues like my inability to get the perfect cat eye in one smooth stroke, it’s often a request that God chooses to ignore haha. Clarins steps in to address this beauty void with a new line of Instant Beauty Perfectors. These tools promise to give you the perfect finish and minimize the time it takes to get ready in the morning. I’ve added Clarins Instant Beauty Perfectors to my routine. After trying them around for a bit, here’s what I learned.
How Clarins Instant Beauty Perfectors Measure Up
WHAT IT DOES: Evens out your skin tone and minimizes the appearance of lines, pores, and wrinkles. Add it to those pesky creases around your eyes to help prevent makeup from settling into any grooves.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVE: It makes your skin feel silky soft. The pleasant cream provides a smooth canvas for your makeup to glide onto. That means less time spent later on touching up.
WHAT IT DOES: Covers dark under eye circles, blemishes, and pigmented spots for a more flawless finish. Oat sugars in the formula help tighten and smooth problem areas.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVE: Currently, I use three products to cover blemishes, dark spots, and under eye circles. This cuts it down to one tool. I wish they had a more diverse range of shades, though.
WHAT IT DOES: Highlighter, contour, and blush all in one glam palette. Plus there’s a helpful mini-guide to show you what goes where.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVE: The brush is fantastic! The bristles curve and mold to the edges of your face, making application super easy. However, I’d use a separate, larger brush to blend with. Currently, I use Bare Minerals for contouring, which involves multiple jars, two brushes, and loose powder (which gets everywhere). The all-in-one Clarins palette minimizes the time I spend opening and closing jars and wiping down the table. Plus it’s easily transportable. This simple palette may be my favorite of the Clarins Instant Beauty Perfectors line.
WHAT IT DOES: Three eyeliner colors and a lip liner are contained in one nifty pen, which fits easily into a small purse.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVE: The cool multi-push pen takes me back to grade school and my love for colorful pens. Nostalgia aside, the pen is ultra convenient for on-the-go touch ups. Plus, the blue liner adds the perfect pop of color. For a smaller pop, try adding it to the inner corners of your eyes.
WHAT IT DOES: This mascara promises to plump, thicken, and lengthen your lashes for a photo finish look.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVE: My lashes appeared noticeably longer and thicker with this mascara, creating a dramatic look.
WHAT IT DOES: Natural ingredients like Shea butter and mango conditioner combine to plump and shine your pout.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVE: I could feel the plumping effects taking place. Plus it looks fabulous layered on top of your favorite lipstick and/or the liner in Clarins’ 4-Colour All-In-One Pen.
As I’ve revealed, many of these tools minimize time spent in front of the mirror perfecting your makeup. Together they can provide a flawless finish in no time. Or insert a couple of Clarins Instant Beauty Perfectors into your daily routine to reduce multiple steps. I for one have fallen in love with the primer and cannot imagine starting my routine without it. It also doesn’t hurt that the golden cases are super glamorous and Instagram worthy.
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Disclosure: Clarins sponsored this post. All opinions expressed are my own.