OK, let’s put it out straight and simple: I’m completely and utterly in love with La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur. It might very well be my all-time favorite base product…
YEP, it’s that good!
While I spread it on my face, it literally looks like I’m applying an Instagram filter to my complexion: pores are erased completely, fine lines are minimized, and skin tone is evened out. It’s incredible!
And what’s even more incredible is that it does so by blurring the look of imperfections rather than covering them, so that I get perfect-looking skin with no mask-like effect whatsoever.
At this point you might be wondering… How the heck does it do that?
Well, with the first ingredient being dimethicone, it is basically just tinted silicone. In my experience, nothing beats silicones at erasing pores and giving the skin a perfectly smooth appearance.
Tested on oily and acne-prone skin, the Effaclar BB Blur is getting along with my skin really well. I haven’t experienced any breakouts or clogged pores, even with daily use.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur in Fair/Light swatched heavily and blended. Unfortunately, there is only one other shade, which is just slightly darker than this one, so La Roche-Posay really needs to expand the shade range of this brilliant product
La Roche-Posay claims that the BB Blur ‘absorbs oil all day long’, but frankly, it doesn’t on me. I wasn’t expecting that, since I think no product can really make my skin stop being oily, but I thought it was worth mentioning. It doesn’t make my face oilier, though, which is what I usually look for in my base products.
As an added bonus, the Effaclar BB Blur has SPF 20 (titanium dioxide), which makes it ideal for the spring and summer months. It is currently on offer at £11 on Escentual, and you may also find it at Ulta and Target at $29.99.
Have you ever tried this product or anything quite like it?