La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Unifant

I've talked about my love of La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo [+] before: it's the spot-fighting cream that really makes a difference. So when La Roche-Posay were kind enough to send me the new tinted version to try I was very excited. After using it for a couple of months I'm now able to give my full review of their Effaclar Duo [+] Unifant.*

This is an anti-blemish cream with a 100% mineral tint so it provides a bit of coverage while also helping your skin. It has been proven to treat and reduce blemishes in 24 hours, and although I don't think it acted as fast as that, it definitely did help reduce my blemishes. Since cutting out dairy my skin has greatly improved, but recently I had a little phase where the cravings for cheese just got too much and I couldn't resist. Although those cheese fries were heavenly, I paid for them with my skin and the spots were pretty stubborn, but this definitely helped them along.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Unifant

I was pleasantly surprised by the level of coverage Unifant provides. Of course it's not comparable to a foundation, but it's like a particularly good BB Cream. It covers redness and looks nice and natural on the skin, so I've really been enjoying using this product. It's good to know that your skin is being looked after and its problems are being addressed even while you're wearing makeup.

The Effaclar range has a bit of a cult following and if you've tried it before you'll understand why. The Duo [+] range has been the number one blemish treating skincare range in Europe since its launch, and is recommended by dermatologists so it's definitely got a huge seal of approval.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Unifant Light Swatch
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Unifant in Light, blended out on the right

On days where I don't want a full face of makeup but still want some coverage, this is the perfect product and has become my go-to for such days. I apply it with a damp beauty blender, add a bit of concealer and set with a small amount of powder. I usually then lightly fill in my brows and add some mascara, then I'm good to go with the perfect "no makeup makeup look". On other days I sometimes wear it under my usual makeup routine so I'm getting a more full coverage as well as the skincare benefits.

I used the shade Light, which worked surprisingly well on my very pale skin! Since it's a sheer coverage, it blends out well so you can get away with the shade not being 100%, but they still definitely need more than two shades. La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo [+] Unifant retails for £16.50 at Boots.

Have you tried Effaclar Duo [+] Unifant?

*This product was sent to me for consideration of review. All opinions are my own and I was not financially compensated for this post. See my full disclaimer here.


It seems like the cold weather has hit all of a sudden and I found myself caught short last week when I realised on my way to work that my leather jacket just wasn't cutting it anymore. And so began my yearly hunt for the perfect coat. I'm pretty fussy when it comes to coats so it took me a while to find the right one for me, but I came across some lovely ones on my search and thought I would share them with you.

Black Textured - ASOS | Burgundy Maxi - Missguided | Grey - New Look

Camel - ASOS | Black and White - Zara | Navy Trench - H&M

Leopard Collar - Topshop | Pink - H&M | Leopard - New Look

Black - H&M | Checked - Topshop | Brown - New Look

In case you're wondering, I eventually settled on this simple yet stylish Topshop beauty and I love it! I prefer to have a fairly plain black coat so that it'll go with everything and I can change the way it looks with whatever I'm wearing with it.

The past two years I made the mistake of buying cheap coats and they only lasted me one winter each so I thought instead of spending £20-30 every year it'd make more sense to spend £60 on a better quality one that will hopefully last me for a few years. If I had the funds I'd definitely invest in a proper high-quality coat but I'm still searching for that elusive graduate job so I'll have to put that plan on hold!

 I do enjoy getting cosy with a nice coat, over-sized scarf and wooly hat, and I certainly need it with the temperatures we get in a Scottish winter! I've already started buying some new jumpers for this year and I've got my eye on a few of the gorgeous blanket scarves that Zara have in at the moment. Anything to make winter seem a bit more appealing, eh?

What kind of coat are you looking for this winter?