i have to say that this one really shocked me. i had the highest hopes for la roche-posay effaclar bb blur, because it has been on my wish list ever since the internet began raving about it last march. so, when it arrived this week, i tore into it. at first glance, there are a few reasons why this bb cream should not be a winner – but break out the tiara, because it’s truly amaze.
off the bat, i was very surprised at the texture. it comes out of the tube as a fluffy mousse – far different from any other bb i have tried, and in my hand, the color is way darker than my skin tone. i still grabbed my best brush, swept it all over and whoa whoa whoa! the results were stunning.
what started out as a dark stripe of color vanished into my skin, creating one of the best shade matches i have ever seen. please note that you have to blend carefully, otherwise you will end up with varying tones across your skin, but i promise that it smooths on easily. the texture mattifies in a subtle way and (just as it claims) it blurs and erases all of my imperfections. the finished look reminds me of what my skin looks like after a talented makeup artist has had her way with my face. it’s completely effortless, but seamless and beautiful – like it would appear after you used primer, concealer, a foundation and powder to achieve that perfect base.
this is “woke up like this” beauty in a tube and i am ashamed that this best-kept secret has evaded me for so long.