|Base: La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur // Lipstick: Maybelline Matte in Divine Wine|
Effaclar BB Blur is targeted at those with oily skin as it aims to provide day-long control of shine thanks to its cutting-edge ingredient Aircilium, which absorbs 3 times its weight in oil, keeping so the skin matte and with a velvet finish whilst letting the skin breathe. It is suitable for the most sensitive skin (thank GOD!) and gives medium coverage that will erase imperfections and leave a radiant, flawless finish. Additionally, it contains SPF 20 which is perfect for every day use and is designed to conceal acne related skin conditions.
With only two colour options currently available (Fair/Light and Light/Medium), I really hope La Roche-Posay releases more shades in the near future. I personally went for the Fair/Light shade and it matched my skin tone perfectly despite looking way too dark as it first came out of the tube. But when I read more into it, I found out that shade adapting pigments were included in the formula which explains a lot as these work to colour match the skin on application. When it comes to the texture, I confess that at first I hated it, but the more I tried it the better I got on with it. I find that it applies amazingly well using my fingers rather than a brush and I love wearing this when I want a "no makeup" makeup look as it yields an incredibly natural smooth finish with diminished pores and minimised fine lines (yes, sadly I have those even though I'm only 24). If I need higher coverage I can also achieve that by building it up a little but my favourite feature has to be how well it holds throughout the day despite of my oily t-zone which means minimal touch-ups needed; a massive win!
All in all, if you are looking for a product that offers a blurring effect, effectively tackles fine lines and blemishes and doesn't melt away with your skin oiliness, you might want to check this out! At £16.50 for 30ml, this is isn't exactly cheap for a BB cream, but it's one of those gems that can be enjoyed by anyone, whatever your age and skin type so totally worth the investment. Exclusively available here.
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