22 March 2016

Beauty: La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur

When I seen that Escentual had the La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur  on offer for just under £13, I thought I would give it whirl. I have read a number of positive reviews, seen a lot of hype about it on Twitter - so was intrigued to see what it was like. I really like La Roche-Posay as a brand, and their Cicoplast Repair Balm is a product I just couldn't be without.

la roche-posay bb blur review

La Roche-Posay claim that this BB Blur Cream Mousse, blurs fine lines, pores and blemishes. It is specifically tailored for oily skin, (didn't know this until I purchased), and it has a velvet finish. The product is a whipped mousse type texture that looks very dark on first sight when squeezed out of the tube, but when applied to my skin - it is actually the perfect colour match. 

This product only has two shades in the range,  and this one is the fair/light shade. 
I like certain things about this product, and dislike certain elements - I am a little on the fence.

I like that it does reduce the appearance of fine lines and blemishes. 
It is easy and quick to apply, is a good colour match, purse friendly - has good coverage, (light to medium) and it's lasting time is pretty okay.

Now what I don't like, it looks a little flat on the skin. My skin looks dull, like very dull. I suppose as I don't have oily skin - this may be the reason. It is mattifying it a step too far. It just doesn't look right, that is until I pile on a load of Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder, then it looks a LOT better. The dullness subsides, but after around 5-6 hours, it starts to feel, well a little greasy, like i just want to wash it all off. 
My skin is as dry as a bone - so I don't know how this occurs - as it states the product absorbs oil all day? 

I reach for this when I only intend on wearing make-up for a couple of hours. Running the shops, a trip to town, lazy Sunday morning trip to the park - yeah you catch my drift. I could not wear this all day - for me it's a purse friendly option that I use (with lots of reflecting setting powder) when I don't want to use my high-end foundations. 

I don't have oily skin though, and this product is specifically targeted for oily skin. 
So my review is a little skewered, considering my skin is dry as dust. But my all time favourite foundation ever is Estee Lauder Doublewear, and that is specifically targeted for oily skin, so I guess it is save to say - I never really take notice of skin types on foundation? Maybe I should start?

I would love to hear if you do have oily skin, and have tried this? 

What are your thoughts?



  1. Nope, I stayed away from this because of the mixed reviews and like you, I have dry skin so I stay away from anything mattifying.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. I never read any mixed reviews hence the impulse buy haha. xx

  2. I've been wondering about this product, but have had difficulties with BB creams in the past not being light enough for me. I think I'll be steering clear even if the colour turns out to be ideal though, as I have dry, eczema prone skin that needs all the glow factor it can get! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    1. Yes it so wouldn,t suit your skin, i am so all over the glow. xx

  3. I have oily skin so I might give it a try , I love cicaplast too, it's great


    1. Yes I think it maybe would be so different if you have oily skin. xx


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