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 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?