I’ve a lot of love for La Roche-Posay nowadays, as explained in this post the other day. After my first go of the highly praised Effaclar Duo didn’t suit my skin, I avoided the brand for a while. now I’ve run out of my La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Serum though, I’m not sure how my complexion will go on *reminder to self, repurchase immediately.
Is La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur Good?
After deciding that I do in fact LOVE La Roche-Posay products now that I’ve found the right ones for me, I was more than willing to give the new La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur a go, which is currently an Escentual exclusive. Despite being from the Effaclar range, which is designed for oily complexions, I have been getting a few hormonal breakouts on my chin lately; so the ideal time to try it! Good timing La Roche….Boasting an oil absorbing ‘whipped’ formula I was intrigued as to how it would suit my slightly dry skin and to be honest, expected it to create a surface akin to the Sahara desert on my face.
Before I reveal how the product suited my skin type though, let’s get some swatches out of the way first:
As you can see, the formula is a cream-mousse consistency, which is surprisingly easy to blend out. Because it’s so lightweight, I have found I have the tendency to over apply the product at first, so now when I use it I must remember that a little goes a long way! The shade ‘Fair/Light’ is perfect for my pale skin tone and it’s great to see that BB creams now are rarely in the ghastly orange shade they all seemed to verge on when they started being released a few years ago! This shade is much closer to the BB creams from Korean Brands such as Ginvera and the ‘Super BB Cream’ in the pink bottle. But that’s where the similarity ends really, as those creams are much more of a liquid formula and apply in a much different way.
Applying the La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur with either fingers or a brush provides a really impressive coverage. It’s towards the fuller size of the medium coverage level and is easily buildable due to the effortlessly blendable formula. I did avoid using it around my eyes, as I knew it would be quite drying, but it definitely covered the visible spots on my chin with no additional concealer needed.
Despite being a really lovely formula and the tone matching my skin really well, I do have to avoid using this every day. As mentioned, my skin boarders on dry over oily and this product is designed for people who have oily skin. I will use it every 3-4 days and this will maintain my skins moisture levels, but any more than that and it does create more visible dry patches for me personally. If you do have oily or combination skin this may be the perfect product for you (and for only £11 at Escentual now it’s definitely worth trying!!) but if you do have dryer skin then just be aware that it can be drying after a few days and probably best saved for touching up spotty areas or during more hormonal days!
Overall though, an amazing product but just not one for my skin type. Now I’ve tried this one, I am really intrigued to try the Hydreane BB Cream as this seems like it would suit my complexion a lot more. I do wish Escentual would stop doing 1/3 off the French Pharmacy brands at the moment though because I’m pretty sure it’ll bankrupt me very soon….