Clarins Skin Illusion Blush


It might seem odd that we’re recommending a blusher which, when first applied, delivers a circle of very visible blush on the apple of your cheeks – making you you look exactly like a panto dame. But hang in there – because all it takes is a little finger-blending and what you have is an incredibly flattering, realistic, face-awakening flush (with the teensiest, weeniest amount of shimmer). The silky powder is inside the lid, applied via a circular sponge set into the base.

Being Clarins, there are skin-caring ingredients in there to deliver TLC alongside the colour – notably a red algae extract – and the packaging’s a delight, covered in hearts and the word ‘Love’ (NB it’s launched just in time for Mother’s Day).

Most becoming, honestly.

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