Applying makeup is, for me, a zen-like moment in the day.
I spray-rinse my face with my Avène eau thermale in the morning — I never wash my face because I did all that before i went to bed — then I apply my day moisturizer. That’s when the fun begins.
I sit down at my dressing table, well lighted by two windows and “movie star” bulbs around the mirror. Yes, very bright, very revealing. . .
In the cool months of the year, there is a lot more la-dee-da involved, although you wouldn’t know it when I finish. (I hope. I firmly believe. . .) In the summer, however, I cannot tolerate too many cosmetics, they feel hot and heavy even though I use the lightest foundation products and never all over my face.
That’s why I thought I would share my new summer essential with you, La Roche Posay’s, Effaclar BB Blur Instant Oil-Absorbing Coverage Cream Mousse. Really, it’s a dream product.
Immediately out of the tube it has a whipped cream texture that appeals to me and which allows for an effortless application, blurring, as the name promises, pores, minor blemishes and imperfections like fine lines.
For those who have more noticeable imperfections, you’ll need to spot apply your favorite concealer or foundation because Effaclar BB Blur won’t camouflage dark spots or deeply colored blemishes.
Three other bonuses: It’s fragrance-free, effectively mattifies shine and continues to do it’s good work for an entire day judging from my experience.
On the downside, and isn’t there always one of those? For now at least, there are only two skin- tone color options.