Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Instant Oil-Absorbing Coverage Cream Mousse: La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur


When it comes to choosing the right base, I always look for something that is long lasting, medium to full coverage and that works well with my combination skin. For night outings, I usually opt for something a little heavier but for day time I am more than happy to go for something lighter, a BB or CC cream for example, given that it will still give me some coverage. Up until now I had been reaching for the Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream but when La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur came into the picture I was more than happy to try something new. This BB Blur claims to blur the appearance of pores, blemishes and fine lines and absorb oil all day long whilst providing a mattifying effect, aka the perfect base for me? I put it to the test and unlike the CC cream from Bourjois, this is actually comparable to foundation and despite being a cream mousse (a texture I usually hate), I think I have found a new favourite.

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

Will you be trying this new La Roche-Posay release? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading beauties and don't forget to enter my giveaway here.

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  1. I will definitely try out the new La Roche-Posay release, it looks fantastic and totally perfect for my skin. Great review, Pam! Have a lovely day! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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  2. I've been looking at BB creams as foundation seems to be too heavy for my acne-prone skin. The fact that it comes from La Roche Posay is reassuring. It's a shame they don't have more shades though!

    Great blog by the way :)

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  3. Gosto dos produtos da La Roche!

    Isabel Sá
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  4. It looks flawlessly on your skin.
    I need to try it very soon.

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  5. I've been using BB Creams on a daily basis because they always offer hydration, and I feel it, as opposed to normal foundations that at times make me feel icky. This seems like a cream I'd try out and probably love it. Plus if it works as well as you say it does, then it'll end up being an absolute favourite. And La roche Posay is such a good brand. Honestly one of my fave skincare brands out there.

    Ella Pinto

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  6. Amiga resenha maravilhosa amei a dica do produto
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  7. Day-long control of shine and blur pores? well this product is perfect for my skin, thanks for sharing it, babe
    kisses
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  8. Day-long control of shine and blur pores? well this product is perfect for my skin, thanks for sharing it, babe
    kisses
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  9. This looks like a really great product from what you described. On anther note, I really like your lipstick color!

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  10. You look stunning as always hun.

    Mich x

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  11. I've been looking for a good BB or CC cream for a while now. This one sounds so nice, also your skin looks really flawless
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  12. I have read about this one just yesterday on AMR and pinned it to my Pinterest wish list, reading your thought on it only encourages me to give it a go. Your skin looks really beautiful. I hope the shade matches me though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  13. Do they have one that's for dry skin? This sounds lovely and right up my street but since it's for oily skin, I'm worried that this might not sit right on my skin.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I think it would work on dry skin too, it's a mousse after all and whilst my skin is combo, I do have weird dry patches and this doesn't highlight them ;) good luck!

      Pam xx

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    2. There is another BB cream moisturiser in la ROCHE POSAY : Hydreane BB . Comes in two shades I think

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  14. I like La Roche-Posay so much!
    Kisses from germany, Sophie♥

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  15. I was looking at this today, I'm going to have to get this now. It sounds so lovely!!
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  16. This looks so great on you! I will definitely be trying it! x
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  17. Hadn't heard of this before. Thanks for the review!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  18. I am loving this product at the moment, even though I have dry skin it still works so well. I also find it applies best with your fingertips and it's super quick for my rushed morning routines x

    Beauty with charm

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  19. Wow, you're skin looks so flawless. I have been meaning to find a new BB cream!


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  20. This product looks so lovely!
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  21. This sounds right up my alley! I have oily skin and I like the idea of this still being fuller coverage but offering the same benefits as a bb cream. Definitely going to have to check this out. Great post! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  22. Your skin looks great Pam! I'm usually a high coverage type of girl but I'm tempted by this as I love mattifying products!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  23. It sounds pretty good, Pam. That lipstick looks awesome on you, girl. I think it's a pass for me. It's probably too matte for my liking.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  24. Ahhhh I read about this yesterday on A Model Recommends and immediately checked if it was available in Italy... Of course it's not! And after reading your review I want it even more, I really think it would be perfect for my oily skin!
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    1. Escentual.com ships in Italy i think

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  25. I actually really like it, and the way it looks on your skin (but you do have amazing skin). And the price is not too crazy either.. Thanks for sharing :) Great review, as always :) xx

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  26. Parece ser ótimo e exatamente aquilo que preciso no momento, visto que a minha pele tem andado mais oleosa :( Tenho mesmo que experimentar!
    Kisses,
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  27. This stuff sounds good. I'd be keen to try it but it would depend on the shade of the medium, because it may be too pinky for my skin tone. I do love La Roche-Posay skincare though. My favourites are the Effaclar Duo + and the factor 50 sun screen. They work like a dream on my skin.

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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  28. This sounds like a bit of a wonder product. I've been told that if I like Vichy, I'll like La Roche-Posay too, so I may have to give this a go. I'm developing fine lines around my eyes and an oily T-zone, so this sounds like a dream!

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  29. Nice product!

    xx L.

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  30. Wouldn't work for me since I have dry skin, but I'm happy you found something you like! xx


    Samantha Series

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    1. There is a BB moisturiser in the la roche posay brand Hydreane BB with two shades I think and it s for normal to dry skin

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  31. Love this product!! Amazing results!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  32. Wow nice Love this look .love how you styled it product.
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  33. This looks really great Pam, as it sounds like I have the same skin type as you. I really want to try it, because I feel like I definitely need something lighter to wear on a daily basis. But something that still has some coverage and that is mattifying on the skin - this sounds perfect.:D

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  34. This is something which I think is perfect for someone like me. I hardly wear makeup but I think I should start by using BB and CC creams. I have oily skin and I feel that this oil absorbing coverage cream will be my new bae <3

    La Belle Dame

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  35. I've only ever used Asian BB Creams to be honest but this looks great though! I wish it had more shades though...

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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  36. wow, pam that looks and sounds amazing, your skin always looks so perfect and I love how it makes the skin glow and look natural and beautiful :)
    I mostly try out asian bb creams, but I have to check this one *_*
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  37. Great post, it sounds amazing! I really like your photos, Pam.

    Love, Julia www.sere-ndipity.blogspot.de

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  38. This base gives really natural effect, I like your make-up and this color of lipstick looks wonderful on you!:)

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  39. Your skin looks amazing, I must give this a try! It gives you a beautiful healthy glow, love it :)

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  40. Great product - your skin looks absolutely flawless!

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  41. Seems like a great product and I love the look on you :) -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

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  42. Minimizing pores and shine control make this a winner for me. I love your lipstick.

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  43. Hello, dear ! Love your post!
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  44. This sounds right up my street! I've tried some other products from their skincare but I love the sound of this!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  45. I am a massive of la Roche Poway as a skincare brand in general so when I heard about this coming out I was super excited. My skin is normal getting a bit dry during the winter sometimes so do you think this could be suited ? I really do like a martttifying effect generally :)

    Also feel free to check out my blog also!

    Claudia | www maximalista.co uk

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  46. Damn! It all sounded so good until you said it was for oily skin :( I have dry skin and can't seem to find any suitable upgrade from my MaxFactor Ageless Elixir foundation. It's just so thick, I'd love to have something a bit more light as an alternative.
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  47. You look very beautiful. The product ist very nice !

    Patty
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