Wednesday, 19 April 2017
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur Review
Oily? Visible pores? Want a speedy, lightweight foundation?
Look no further.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur is a complete dream of a product from the French pharmacy brand. It's marketed as a skincare-base hybrid, and the packaging essentially indicates that this is a sunscreen above anything else, with an SPF of 20. Described as "instant oil absorbing cream mousse", this is a whipped (think Maybelline's moussey foundations), ultra lightweight, incredibly blurring BB cream. It's an Instagram filter in a tube.
If you find that products like bareMinerals Complexion Rescue don't have quite enough coverage, or are that bit too dewy - this may be a better option. It's very similar in coverage to the super-spendy Omorovicza BB, but about a zillionth of the price. It does require a little blending, especially as the colour range is pretty minimal (two shades! Argh!), but the blurring effect of this formula is really very impressive. Pores are easily disguised, and it really does even out the skintone. I don't find it to be cakey at all, and it plays well with powders and creams layered on top. The finish is a velvety-matte, with a degree of oil control - I would still use a decent powder on top, but I definitely don't have to touch up my base very often when wearing this BB cream. It is combination-oily friendly - but bear in mind that this is very siliconey, so if you don't like that feeling, don't invest!
Overall - very impressed. If you can find your shade, this is a little bargain.
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