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La Roche Posay Hydreane BB Cream

Is the most comfortable BB cream I have come across till date. I slightly deter some due to how thick and heavy they feel on the skin compared to usual Foundation. I mean that defies the purpose slightly doesn't it, if it feels heavier than your typical Foundation, looks grey and dull and has a tacky consistency, a common complaint that most people have.

This on the other hand claims to provide an anti-dull effect (about time BB creams provided a glow instead of the opposite!), flaunts a low SPF of 20 which should be okay for olive skinned girls like myself and is made specifically for sensitive skin so goodbye redness and a swollen face via allergies. Voila!

It comes in two shades which is okay and most people up to MAC NC/NW 40 should be able to find a match for themselves from these. I personally prefer the 'Light' shade on myself as it brightens up the face although the 'Medium' shade matches my skin colour (NC30) perfectly.

The shades have a pinky, salmon undertone to them if you can see. Much like MAC's NW products. I feel this is the reason why it doesn't look grey on the skin and rather flattering, disguising any purple/blue/uneven areas. Very clever La Roche Posay!

As for the coverage, it's light of course but quite buildable if you're looking for more coverage on certain areas. I'd reserve the concealer to treat any other skin concerns instead of piling this on in layers. Most importantly, the formula is super duper moisturising minus any greasy finish or sweaty looking disco ball cheeks. It provides the most beautiful natural glow you'd have after a good workout or a relaxing facial.

I have combination-dry skin at present that's flaky in some areas and oily in some but this seems to adapt itself like a chameleon making me look fresh faced and ready to hit the beach (only wish I could!). I do like to set it with translucent powder however to avoid shine on the t-zone after a few hours. If you're looking for a new face product to religiously use during the summer, this will be your best bet!

Available to purchase at Boots for £15.

Supergirl said...

I think I would love this product as I adore all La Roche Possay products:)

magd said...

sounds interesting, thanks! I quite like the Body Shop BB cream with the vitamine E, but my mum is looking for a perfect BB for herself and it could be a match for her. do you feel that it could match a sensitive, dry skin with a tendency to redness? it does not have to give a perfect coverage, just even the skin tone to some extent and it cannot give the heavy feel and "done" look.

Sheefa F said...

@magd - Because it doesn't look like make-up on the skin at all and feels so hydrating, I think your mum would love it! Yes it's made for sensitive skin types.

I am not sure about the redness bit as the shades here have a bit of pink in them so a yellow bases liquid concealer like MAC's moisture cover would work great for that.

magd said...

thanks, I think we'll give it a go then :)

lou said...

These sound great! I'm looking for the perfect BB now the weather is hotting up . I love anything that doesn't irritate skin too because I'm pretty much allergic to everything ahha. Great review xxx

Sheefa F said...

@Hannah - I don't particularly have sensitive skin but I totally understand as I have certain phases when everything makes my skin react like kray kray. This is surely soothing!

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