Saturday, 22 October 2011

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Review


Garnier Blemish Balm (BB) Cream is dubbed a ‘miracle skin perfector’ which promises to prime and brighten, cover like a foundation, even out skin tone, covers blemishes, illuminates, hydrates, contains SPF and has anti-aging properties found in serums. It is thought as a beauty all in one: moisturiser, sun block, primer and foundation and is set to be this year’s biggest beauty trend.   


Garnier BB Cream in Light 

Blemish Balms (B.B) Creams have been a cult product in South Korea and Aisan for a number of years and now are set to be the new craze in UK. BB Creams are hybrid products which combine the benefits of skincare and makeup in one. Garnier isn’t the only one jumping on the BB bandwagon. Harrods are selling Dior Snow White Reveal UV Protection BB Cream (£36.50), and Heathrow airport sells Estee Lauder’s Cyber White Brilliant Cells Extra Intensive BB (£26), MAC Prep + Prime BB Cream (£22.10) and Clinique’s Age Defence BB Cream (£19).

Swatch of the BB Cream
The packaging is simple and comes in a squeezy 50ml tube – so a decent size and reasonably priced given that you need to use the smallest amount. It is heavily fragranced with a fruity, fresh scent –similar to Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – but once on the face this disappears. It is a thick creamy texture but blends effortlessly into the skin and is lovely, lightweight and moisturising on the skin - you only need a small blob to cover the whole face. I would say the coverage is sheer so if you like a heavier foundation then this is not for you. My skin looked flawless and gave me a healthy subtle glow to my skin – perfect to use on holidays. I am not sure how this would perform on someone with oily skin. I prefer a lighter natural foundation during the day so this is perfect coverage for me, it covers blemishes well but it does not cover dark circles.

Blended into the skin
The only downside being it only is available in two shades: ‘light’ and ‘dark’ so you may struggle to find a shade to match your skin tone. I used the ‘light’ shade and although it looked a little orange when I first tested on my hand, once blended into my skin it was a perfect match. It is good for pale-skinned beauties and would best suit normal/dry skin type who like a natural light coverage.

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream costs £9.99 and is available from Boots. Have you tried any BB Creams? 


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