This is probably wrong, but as I start to type this the Missy Eliot song ‘Get your freak on’ popped into my head, but with me replacing the word freak with ‘glow’, not quite as catchy – but totally appropriate for this review!
*Sings* “Get your glow on… get your glow on…”
Anyway… back to this little tube of radiance!
I’m a bit of a fuss pot when it comes to my makeup finish preferences – I like my skin to glow, but I don’t want it to be shimmery, shiny and I absolutely want to avoid glitter. This is something that’s surprisingly difficult to find – many products seem good on first use, but on closer inspection what was a glow is actually fine glitter that gets *everywhere* and you end up with everything looking a little bit sparkly.
But I am happy to report that this Complexion Perfector from Clarins strikes the ideal balance between offering a glow without looking like you might fit in with the vampire cast of Twilight or at a 70’s disco. This shade, is the Rose Shimmer version with a pink toned tint to it – then there’s also a Champagne Shimmer and a Bronzer Shimmer version to suit different skin tones. For me, the Rose Shimmer is perfect right now, I could be tempted to try the other shades in the Summer months.
When using this I apply it as a base and then follow with foundation of choice (currently loving one from Bobbi Brown) which I buff in with my Real Techniques buffing brush (from the Core Collection). I usually apply the Complexion Perfector on the cheeks but not too much on the T-Zone area for a healthy, glowing look – without looking like I’m too shiny.
Overall, I love this for added glow – the packaging also gets top marks for being travel friendly!
Available from Debenhams (£26)