A few weeks ago, I was sent 2 BB Creams by Garnier to try them, and I thought it would be a nice idea to do a review of the product for you. It is my first review ever of a beauty product so I wanted to be thorough. Christmas season was the perfect chance for me to try the product to see how it works, and wear it enough times to get a full opinion, because we usually go out more often during this period. And so I did!
First of all, for those of you who hear about BB Creams for the first time (don’t worry, I didn’t know what they were until last month either), I have some information for you.
So what BB Creams really are?Click on the pics to enlarge Screenshots via
What does Miracle Skin Perfector do?Click on the pics to enlarge Screenshots via
What Garnier BB Cream promises to do?Click on the pics to enlarge All other pics taken by me
– Even tone + boost glow
– Blur imperfections
– Smooth fine lines
– 24hr hydration
– SPF 15 UV protection
BB Cream – Miracle Skin perfector by Garnier was recently launched in Greece too, on December. So you may have seen many other Greek blogs doing a review on the product. Here’s a pic of the product details in Greek.
As you can see I was sent one cream in light shade and one in medium. But before we start with the review, here’s one pic with a few more information about the BB Creams and its effectiveness, both in Greek and English…
Now that we finished with all the important information, let the review of the product begin.
When I received the BB creams, I knew that the light shade would be more close to my skin tone, and that there wasn’t a chance for medium to match my skin, but I tested them both on my hand anyway.
The color difference is much more obvious in person, since I didn’t have very good lighting.
The first thing I noticed was that its consistency was quite thick, which means that a small quantity would be enough to cover your face. In this case, the quantity was quite big for what I wanted.
In this pic, you can see how the cream is halfway blended to the skin. The medium one is a bit thicker than the light one. Although they were both instantly liquefied once I touched them.
Here, I have totally blended both creams, and you can see that the light shade is almost the same as my skin, and a bit translucent, whereas the medium one is still thicker, and much darker than my skin tone. I believe you can see where the two creams stop, ‘cause I deliberately left an area between them clear. I also think that the medium one, has a better coverage, but I can’t be sure because my skin is pale white.
Now, having used the BB Cream by Garnier for about 2 weeks (not everyday use), I must make my observations and comments.
I have to start by saying once again, that my skin is really dry, both on my hair and my face (in some areas). Sometimes my skin can be oily too, but the dryness is most common.
The first day I tried it on, I didn’t put my moisturizing cream beforehand, because I had heard that it can leave your skin really oily and glowy. But I shouldn’t have done that, because the cream “clings” to those dry spots, and makes them more obvious, which I didn’t like. So if you have really dry areas/patches on your face, like I do (I don’t know what it’s called in English but in Greek it’s called xirodermia, for anyone interested. It’s a really annoying, and mostly psychological “condition” I have for many years) I recommend you use your moisturizing cream a while before using the BB cream.
The next time I used it, I used my moisturizing cream a while before I used the BB Cream as I said above. The result was completely different. I was amazed!
It did make my skin look more even and blurred its imperfections, covering almost completely its redness, and it made my skin glow as it promised. Of course, having put a moisturizing cream before using it, the glow was more than I wanted, so I used a light powder, to make the glow more natural. But that was not a problem for me, because it worked better this way for my dry skin. It left my skin moisturized for many hours, plus it has a really nice and fresh smell when you put it on, but it’s so discreet that it didn’t make me sneeze, as most new (to me!) smells do.
Of course UV protection is a huge plus for a cream, especially if you live in a mostly sunny country like I do (Greece), but you would need a better protection with a bigger SPF for summer months.
What I really liked about this cream, and what I noticed after some days of using it, is that it left my skin more smooth and soft, not only when I was wearing the cream, but even after I took it off. I was thrilled! Having such a dry skin all year long, needs a lot of caring and sometimes it can be really difficult to cover the redness and the dry patches that come with it. So I was so relieved to see that this BB Cream did indeed miracles on my skin. I haven’t seen/felt my skin so soft and smooth for ages! Can you believe it? I touch it all the time to see if it’s still like that! But I know I shouldn’t, ‘cause it’s a bad habit.
The only other observation I have to do before I finish my review, is that it doesn’t have such a good coverage on worse cases, like blemishes and things like that. So I would recommend you use a concealer or a liquid make up on top of it, for these cases. However, as it reads on the box, don’t hesitate to add an extra layer for better coverage. I’ve done it and it works better for some days that you really need it.
As a conclusion, you should think of Garnier’s BB Cream as a (more light on the skin) foundation, (that doesn’t make you feel like you have a heavy mask on your face), that leaves your skin more hydrated, smooth, and evened. It is perfect for daily use, it is easy to blend on your skin just by your fingers, it’s really inexpensive (like 9.99€) and for all the above reasons, it has taken a place on my daily make up products, and I’m definitely going to buy it once this tube is over.
I hope my review wasn’t tiring for you. I know that it was quite big but I wanted to be as inclusive and thorough as possible and you know how much I get carried away with my texts on my posts. 😉
So, has any of you ever tried a BB Cream, or this particular one by Garnier? Are you satisfied with this product? Tell me your experiences!
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