Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review: Garnier BB Cream

I got a free sample of Garnier BB Cream in one of my magazines this month and, having tried it and watched a review video of it on You Tube, I decided to buy a tube. I like to give my skin a bit of a rest at the weekends and BB cream is lighter than foundation but still gives some coverage. Just a note that if you are looking for this in Boots, I found it on the skin care aisle with the face creams and moisturisers rather than with the make up. Other brands have their BB cream on the make up stands (Rimmel, Maybelline etc) but there isn’t a Garnier make up counter in my local Boots and so this BB Cream was on the skin care aisle.

I like the coverage that this product gives – I didn’t put that much on but it still covers blemishes pretty well and I guess you could use more and build up the coverage. It feels very light on the skin and almost as if you are not wearing make up at all.

There are various types of BB Cream available from Garnier, but I bought the Miracle Skin Perfector for Combination to Oily skin because it is oil free and I often get shiny patches on my T zone. For completeness of this review, I tried it on Saturday on its own, and on Sunday using my mattifying primer and my make up fixing spray, both of which I would usually use with foundation. By Saturday evening my forehead was a little shiny but not too bad, and nothing that some face blotting papers wouldn’t fix. The BB Cream had stayed in place pretty well all day.

On Sunday evening there was no shine and the product had stayed in place really well.  With primer and make up fixing spray the BB Cream held up as well as foundation.  I will definitely be using this as an alternative to regular foundation on weekends from now on, and perhaps as a lighter option if we get some good weather this summer.

Garnier BB Cream is £9.99 at Boots (and had £2 off when I bought it last week)

Note: This is not a sponsored post, I just really liked this product and wanted to share it with my readers.

1 comment:

  1. I really love the Garnier BB cream. I've used lancome foundation for years, but tried the BB cream out this year - and think it's a really good product for the price. As you say, it has good coverage, no unpleasant smell. The colour is really good for me, too. I'm very happy