Saturday, 3 August 2013

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm Review + Giveaway


The weather here in the UK has been super hot and i mean the hot where your makeup is sliding and slipping off!

Throughout the whole year, my daily moisturizer is the Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer, however i have been finding it a tad too rich for my skin at the moment. I find lotions not hydrating enough for my skin even in the warmer months, so when the Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm* arrived, i was eager to give it a go.


The Elemis Flash Balm seems pretty thick when it comes out of the tube and i thought to myself, this is going to be way to rich for an oily gal like me! However, once it has been applied to the skin, it is instantly absorbed in and has a cooling sensation. You only need the tiniest amount, as a little goes a long way.

There is a heavy floral scent to the balm, and I'm not really used to products with strong scent. I don't think it's bad but i prefer products which are other unscented or lightly fragranced.


Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm prevents any moisture loss and defend the skin from early signs of ageing. Even though it looks like a thick balm, it is a very light moisturizer, which is ideal for this time of year!

This can be used in a number of ways: as a moisturizer, under your moisturizer or as a primer. It isn't one of those products that helps with pigmentation or evens out skin tone, but more of a product that instantly gives luminosity and radiance to the skin. 


It doesn't leave your skin tacky or excessively dewy and it doesn't sparkle! It doesn't have the typical luminizing particles that you may find in the other products. The only downside is that it doesn't have SPF, however i just ensure that i use a separate SPF or that SPF is in my face makeup.

What are my overall thoughts? I am in love with this moisturizer! I have had so many compliments on how great my skin has been looking, even though i have been barely wearing any makeup. At first i honestly did think it was going to be too rich for me but it is ideal for all skin types and doesn't break me out.

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm retails at £32 and can be purchased HERE.

Now for the giveaway.........

a Rafflecopter giveaway

How to Enter through the Blog
  • Follow the directions ABOVE
  • Leave a comment telling me what is your favourite skin care product. (You can comment as many times as you you wish)
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  • For an extra chance of winning, follow me on my Twitter and/or LIKE my Facebook Page.

How to Enter through Twitter

  • Follow @YazMakeUpArtist and @ElemisPR through Twitter HERE.
  • Retweet: @YazMakeUpArtist is giving away 3 @ElemisPR Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balms!
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  • Be a subscriber to my channel HERE.
  • Leave a comment telling me what your favourite skin care product is on THIS video.

Terms & Conditions
  1. This is open internationally.
  2. The giveaway will end on the 19th August 2013 at midnight (GMT Time).
  3. The winner will be selected at random and announced on my blog on the 22nd of August 2013.
  4. You must be aged 16 or over to enter.
  5. You must meet the FIRST TWO requirements to enter.
  6. I will be emailing/tweeting/messaging through youtube the winners on the 20th ofAugust 2013. 

Winners for this giveaway: Blog: Oh Emma. Twitter: @charlotteanne39. YouTube: Martha.

GOOD LUCK!!

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74 comments:

  1. My favourite skincare product is actually my Elemis freshskin clear overnight serum! x

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  2. I think I might have done this wrong but oh well. I haven't tried Elemis products (I don't think we get them in the States and we certainly don't where I live). Right now one of my favorite products is the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk and also their Clarifying Lotions.

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  3. i really like clinique products!

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  4. Loving the Kiehl's ultra facial cream. Your skin looks great btw. I ordered the Glam Glow...I hope it works for me as well as it does for you.

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  5. Oohhh I've always wanted to try this one! My favourite product is the benefit sunbeam :)

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  6. My favorite skincare product at the moment is the Tea Tree Toner from The Body Shop. My Skin always seems so clean and fresh (as well as mattefied) when I use this product and the tea tree always helps keep the blemishes and pimples at bay X

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  7. My favourite of the moment is the L'Oreal Micellar water,
    ~ Emma

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  8. lovely giveaway, I'd love to try this

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  9. I m really excited to try this.

    Thanks alot for this chance

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  10. i love the elemis cleanser it makes my skin feel refreshed, entered x

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  11. I like the Vichy Aqualia Thermal

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  12. i love kanebo sensai cleansers. Thanks, Radmila, rada76@mail.ru

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  13. entered, thanks! :)

    FB: Harley Quieenn
    email: Bas7e7@gmail.com

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  14. I think all my blog readers know my favourite skincare product is the superdrug hot cloth cleanser! :)

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  15. lynsey buchanan4 August 2013 at 23:01

    fantastic giveaway

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  16. Please put me into the draw - thank you xx

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  17. My favourite skincare product is Bioderma Micelar water

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  18. fab giveaway! would love to try this x

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  19. Amazing competition-thank you :)

    Helen xx

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  20. my fav skin care item is origins

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  21. Entered, I love to try this product

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  22. my fave is sum 37 ..gorgeous brand

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  23. Lovely review, can't wait to try it!

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  24. Lovely giveaway, I'd love to try this.

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  25. Thanks for the lovely Giveaway. Entered it.

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  26. Love this giveaway :) Really want to try this one :)

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  27. My favorite product right now is from IT cosmetics there concealer is amazing. Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  28. my favorite skin care product is oatmeal. yes i know, it's barely a product and more like an organic kind of "product" but it's amazing when it comes to pretty much every kind of skin type. i am using it over a year now and it's perfect as a scrub, you just soak it in hot running water (it turns into mash) and you rub it all over your face. you can also use it as a lotion (you simply take a cotton pad and soak it in the juice that comes out when you soak the oatmeal in running water). my skin type is normal with a just a tad bit of oily but it works out for everyone. my cousin is also using it and she has problematic skin with lots of acne and redness and her skin type is combination and the oatmeal helps her a lot. she is using it for over a month and her acne already started clearing up.
    i really wanna win this giveaway cause i've heard so many amazing things regarding elemis and especially this product

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  29. My favourite product at this moment is Chocomania Body Butter by THE BODY SHOP : )

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!)
    My favourite skin care product is Bioderma Sebium H2O Solution Micellaire.

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  31. Thank you for giving us a chance to try this!

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Dooooooooooone :D!!!!

    email francy.giveaway@outlook.it

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  33. Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win!

    Elena Rudaya
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  34. mi piacerebbe provare questo

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  35. Lately I'm loving the Laroche Posay Serozinc toner. It's a spray that is so refreshing during the heatwave. It helps regulating the excess of sebum and has helped me making my skin look clearer !

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  36. I've never tried Elemis products before but would like to!

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  37. favourite skin care product is Aveda Daily Care for Oily/Normal Skin Set SKU34737

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  38. amazing giveaway...thanks!!!

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  39. My favourite skin care product is moisturiser!

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  40. thank you!
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  41. I would really like to win it:)
    Btw, thanks for this amazing giveaway <3
    wannabedaae@gmail.com

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  42. Clinique for me. Sarah H

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  43. I have been loving pure EOs lately :) tea tree, rosemary, lavender, jojoba and grapeseed are some of my favourites!

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  44. Would love to win, thank you for the giveaway x x

    http://yougottabegorgeousx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. Ooh I'd love to try this! It sounds fab :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  46. Love Skyn Iceland Arctic Hydrating Balm, one of the only things i've found that properly hydrates my skin without flaking. Just wish it wasn't so costly, though that might be me asking for too much ;D

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  47. Love to try this and it's anti-ageing as well

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  48. At the moment it is my la roche-posay hyraphase mask.

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  49. Recently I love the Biotherm Aquasource Deep Serum!
    thanks

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  50. I have never tried this, but I would love to.

    make_me_smile82@yahoo.com

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  51. Currently i am loving clinique clarifying lotion 3 for my combi to oily skin and it works really well!
    I do follow you on YT, FB and GFC

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  52. I'd like to try this out seems pretty good :)

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  53. Lovely Blog and great giveaway Selina!

    My favourite skincare product is probably water, even though I know that's not exactly a skin care product at all! But here's why I appreciate water so very much....

    -We use water to wash our skin with keeping it looking, feeling (and dare I say smelling) good!
    -We humans are apparently made up of about 50 - 65% water. So, if we are a little dehydrated, we'll soon start to look like prunes (which can never be a good thing in my opinion)!
    -It's also the main ingredient in many skincare products anyway!
    -Oh, and did I also mention that water is widely available in huge quantities for next to nothing compared to other commodities here in the UK?

    This is something I am truly thankful for - to be able to access clean water cheaply and easily for both beauty purposes and for simply staying alive! And what's more beautiful than simply being alive...?

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

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  54. Marianna Bennici15 August 2013 at 21:17

    Thank you so much for this amazing chance! :)

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  55. I love the Loreal CC Nude! I'm not a fan of the brand or the product category but when I tried this one I found my perfect match!!

    email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. Hi Yazmin
    I love elemis melting gel cleanser smells Divine and mattifies skin
    Email is yasminec9@aol.com
    Follow you on youtube name is yasmine choudhry
    Follow you on twitter @yasminec9
    Follow your blog gfc yasminec9
    Thank you

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  57. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  58. Looking forward to trying Elemis!

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  59. wow,thanks for the lovely giveaway

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  60. Hi Yazmin
    Who won this
    Thank you

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