This is an oldie and a goodie. You know those days when you look so withered that you hardly dare put make-up on your crone-like visage? Those days when you stare down at your cosmetic armoury with the grim knowledge that your most deadly secret weapon may merely serve to make things worse?
Those are the days to wheel out your Clarins Beauty Flash Balm; a priming, tightening, polyfilling, soothing tube of heroism which goes some way to erasing the dispiriting reality of tired, greyish skin.
Here’s a tip: be sure to apply this immediately before foundation because it is designed to bond with make-up, glueing the stuff to your face for a natural and long-lasting situation. If you leave too long between balm and slap, they may reject each other.
This is what BSD turns to when there is no time for a sheet mask but the need is dire. It’s not a miracle worker, but it’s a powerful ally.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, 100ml, £32