Friday, 29 June 2012

Review: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream

Good day to all you lovely people,

I recently received a sample of Garnier's new BB Cream, or it's Miracle Skin Perfector, I'm not quite sure which name it likes to take, or perhaps both! So I decided to try it out for you and review Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector, Daily All-in-one BB cream.

BB Creams have burst into the UK market this year and now they're everywhere!  For those of you that don't know, the BB in BB Cream stands for Blemish Balm.  These products became popular in the Asian market due to their gentle ingredients and light coverage and have since spread into the Western markets.

When it comes down to it, these products are a moisturiser, primer, foundation, SPF protection and pigment all-in-one! With light coverage these products are very similar to a tinted moisturiser, but have a bit more lasting power due to the primer included.

Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector comes in two shades, light and medium and it is now available in 2 formulas, Normal and oil-free. These can be purchased from Boots or Superdrug and are currently between £7.49 and £9.99.

I received the light shade in the normal formula.  As someone with oily, blemish-prone skin I have to admit I have never really opted for a tinted moisturiser type product as I require more coverage.  But I thought, its time to throw caution to the wind and step outside my comfort zone for my readers.

The packaging advises that it can be used "on its own, as a primer, when you get up, after the gym, a post-work touch up, a pre-date beautifier... the list is endless." So I was excited to see how this would work on my skin.

The formula was thicker than I thought it would be, but glides on for a sheer look.  It provides light, natural coverage and leaves a dewy glow which is great for summer.

The coverage is very light, so would be great for those with flawless skin, but if you have any blemishes then I wouldn't recommend this product as it just wouldn't cover mine and wouldn't build for the coverage I needed.

The dewy glow that it creates is great and I would definitely recommend this product for people with dry skin as the moisturiser mixed in with the dewiness is just what you need to keep your skin looking fresh.  I would be interested to try the oil-free formula as that would be better for my oily skin.

Unfortunately, because it only comes in two shades, light and medium there isn't much choice if you have really light or really dark skin and this seems to be the trend when it comes to BB creams.  I am more of an ivory shade of skin and this was very dark for me.  No matter how little I used or how much I blended, this shade was way too dark for my skin tone and it just wouldn't sit right.

I would like to say that I loved this product, but for me and my skin it just didn't cut it.  But the lightness of the product means it would be great for those who don't like to wear many products as this does it all in one go.

Thanks for reading!

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