If there’s one brand I seem to have quite a collection of when it comes to skincare, it has to be La Roche Posay. Naturally when I heard a BB cream was launching on the scene I got a little bit excited. After all I pretty much adore the Effaclar Duo + (holy grail material) and anything with the words ‘Effaclar’ on seem to do wonders for my skin.
When Escentual (my favourite website for all things skincare, fragrance and makeup) got in contact with me to see if I wanted to review this tube of goodness I felt like it was all a dream. Thankfully it wasn’t, and when this landed at my doorstep on Christmas Eve, nonetheless, it had to be tried out there and then.
The Effaclar BB Blur* is an oil absorbing coverage cream mousse. Don’t be put off by the phrase ‘cream mousse’ either. This isn’t like that awful Maybelline one that feels cloggy. While it does come out of the tube feeling rather thick and looking a bit unattractive, it blends in seamlessly and feels lightweight on the skin. I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all. I’ve also found the best way to blend this in, is with your fingers. It looks pretty good with a brush and a Beautyblender, but it just looks better when you’ve used your hands. Now for the big question, is it oil absorbing? I’d say yes. I don’t really need to powder once I’ve used this, but I do like to set it with a powder, I am a creature of habit after all. I find that with minimal face touching it lasts a solid 6-8 hours before I feel like powdering is on the cards. It also doesn’t cling to any dry patches and is a medium coverage, which can definitely be built upon – both are my favourite things in any base product.
Fair/light seems to be a pretty good shade match for me too. I was quite alarmed when I first squeezed a little on my hand to see it looked quite dark, but when blended it seems to be perfectly fine. I even got the thumbs up from my mum who’s brutally honest with me about how my makeup looks (she says it’s for my own good). It doesn’t oxidise either, so what you see when you first apply it, is what you get. It only comes in two shades, which is a bit unfortunate as it is such a lovely formula. If you’re on either end of the complexion spectrum then I don’t think it’ll be a good match, but if you’re not ghostly pale then I think it’ll be a-okay.
Will you be trying the Effaclar BB Blur?
P.S. at the time of writing this there’s currently 1/3 off and this BB cream is on sale right now! Go get it!
*this is a PR sample that was sent to me with the purpose to review. My opinions are entirely my own and 100% truthful. If you want more information check out my disclaimer