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I was given a tube and wear it under makeup on special occasions because it seems to tighten my pores & make my skin look nicer. It does irritate it a bit though so I can't use it everyday. I guess it's a primer - I wouldnt use it with a primer?
I use Boots Time Delay Radiance Booster which is a great dupe for Beauty Flash. Plumps skin up beautifully by itself, is also great in my air conditioned office when my skin is a little parched, takes years off.
Love it, always have a tube on the go. I use it for when I want my make up to really glow but in an unseen sort of way. The best tip I have about it comes from Lisa Eldridge... Dot it about your face and smooth it on, rather than rub it. I'd always done that but then saw her video where she raves about it and she said to think of it like a helix / web that when you gently smooth it on, the parts join together and sort of pulls your face 'up'. The more you move the helix, the more it's likely to 'break'. In order to get the best results, do minimal smoothing and do it very gently.
Watch her video for a better explanation but she's right!
Another fan. I sometimes just put it on before going out without makeup. (I have a separate primer which I sometimes use under my tinted moisturiser, if putting a bit more make up on).Seems to give skin a bit of a glow and make it tauter. Have always 'dotted' it on, never rubbed in.
I'm not a make up person at all - have never got on with foundation but got some flash balm stuff a couple of Christmases ago an bloody love it. It definitely changes how my skin looks, immediately. I dot it on and very lightly smooth it on my skin. Tiny amount and thank god it looks nothing like foundation but seems to give me a mini face lift and look all smooth and shiny! Wouldn't be without it.