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elemis or clarins flash balm?

(19 Posts)
lowra Sun 06-Oct-13 13:36:20

Can anyone tell me which they think is better? Thanks

suze28 Sun 06-Oct-13 16:30:48

I've not tried the Clarins but LOVE the Elemis, not sure that helps you compare the two though!

MrsBertMacklin Sun 06-Oct-13 16:37:37

Flash has a lifting tightening effect that you can feel, but I could never see much difference. More importantly, it has a nasty habit of forming little balls of product on your face if you start rubbing at it, which you will, if you want to put makeup on top.

Elemis has no effect you can feel, but makes skin look brighter and sits happily under makeup.

Bowlersarm Sun 06-Oct-13 16:38:35

I have both at the moment. Prefer Clarins.

PoppyAmex Sun 06-Oct-13 16:42:07

I have used both and preferred Elemis, but a few months ago I tested a product for Red Magazine that knocked it out of the park.

It has just been released and here are the details

Hopefully Sun 06-Oct-13 17:12:14

Not tried the elemis one, but love BFB. Never had any issues, it definitely makes my skin look brighter and fresher.

MsWinnieBaygo Sun 06-Oct-13 17:15:29

I'm in the camp where BFB flakes off my skin in bits. Can only use it as a mask which I then wash off 10-15 min later. If I use it as a primer or moisturiser it goes all 'ball-y' on my skin.

Not impressed with BFB at all tbh.

lowra Sun 06-Oct-13 17:42:32

Ah thanks. Think I'm gonna go with the elemis.

Crutchlow35 Sun 06-Oct-13 18:27:59

I have both. Prefer clarins. When I apply the elemis one it flakes off my skin.

lowra Sun 06-Oct-13 19:27:02

Well I have no idea which to go for. This thread is split 50/50...

SofaCanary Sun 06-Oct-13 19:55:52

Was monumentally unimpressed with the Elemis (left a metallicy cast that the Tinman would have been envious of) one but used to love BFB back in the day.

FoxPass Sun 06-Oct-13 20:06:54

If your BFB is balling up on your skin you're rubbing it in too much. You want to apply it as a film for your make up to sit on top of.

Lisa Eldridge explains here how to apply primer properly to avoid that problem, watch from 7.30 mins.

LogonMounstuart Sun 06-Oct-13 20:09:36

BFB is great. Do not like the Elemis at all- also really hate the smell.

carlywurly Sun 06-Oct-13 20:23:49

Elemis gives me ridiculously shiny skin. Love Clarins flash balm though.

lowra Sun 06-Oct-13 21:03:17

I have done a U turn and ordered the clarins.

coffeeinbed Sun 06-Oct-13 21:07:26

Poppy I've been meaning to try this.
So you liked it?

PoppyAmex Tue 08-Oct-13 18:18:42

Sorry coffee just saw your post.

I was very sceptical when they sent it, but must admit it is impressive, especially considering the price.

It's really a treatment serum, not a BB cream (so no pigmentation) and yet it seems to even out and illuminate the skin very efficiently.

I have found myself using it in detriment of the Elemis balm and even my beloved Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate Oil.

marleebrodie Tue 08-Oct-13 19:49:28

Love the Elemis one smells gorgeous...

coffeeinbed Tue 08-Oct-13 20:52:13

Thanks Poppy.
I need a treatment serum, have been dithering between Genifique, which I liked last year, the YSL one and this, which my DS uses.

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