Sunday, 11 August 2013

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat

Shiny hair - lovely! Shiny nails - beautiful! Shiny face - yeah that's never going to be attractive, ever.  When I was in college learning all about facials we were taught that the majority of people have combination skin and quite alot have some version of oily skin, particularly younger skin and certain races.

My skin decided to not be an exception to this rule and I inherited oily skin from my Mum (but also long nail beds so it's not all bad - thanks Mum) I think the first time I really noticed this was when I was in work one day around 7 years back with my make up on, it had been a few hours and a girl I knew came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes saying "guess whoooooo?" Well once I guessed she took her hands away and rubbed her fingers together like 'eeeewww.'  Saying this now makes me feel seriously disgusting but it made me realise what my forehead can get like after wearing my make up for a few hours.

From this point on I have continued to search for methods to keep my oil and shine at bay.  A big help was as simple as to dust my face with a little powder to set it which is what I started doing every day but when I was in Boots one day looking to start trying out the La Roche-Posay line I noticed La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat and decided to try it out.


The consistency is a pretty thin lotion which absorbs quickly into the skin.  I noticed that if I applied it to half of my forehead I could see a massive difference from one side to the other.  Using this product not only makes my skin matte and absorbs excess oil, it also seems to almost have a blurring effect over minor imperfections.

The bottom line is... This is a perfect base underneath my make up or to apply alone if you're not going to wear make up.  I also think this would be great on holiday for everyone - it is just me or do you notice that your face always looks super shiny on holiday photos taken in the evening?! Anyway - either way I'm surprised this product doesn't get mention more often - definitely worth trying out!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness this sounds amazing, I definitely need to try it. I have such oily skin! Thank you for sharing :)

    Jess xo


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