It was my first BB cream and so I don't have much to compare it to, I have used Clinque's city block and neutrogena's skin enhancing sheer foundation and this provided that same thin level of coverage that I prefer. (Doesn't cover freckles and moles, just evens out the skin tone and offers sun protection). When I need more coverage, it's build-able with powder, blush or bronzer. It is very matte, almost chalky. I am trying a different bb product next but I would buy this again, the price is right and unlike some bbs, it comes in a good sized tube not some tiny little container. With only two colors (and no way to see the product inside), the color could be a hit or miss but the light worked on me.
I honestly dont know what to do with this product.. I honestly hate throwing things away if i havent used them up. I was used to my asian BB creams as I liven in China but once I got back home I decided to try the drugstore BB creams. I chose this one cuz I like the eye roller concealer.
This BB cream applies ok it is so sheer it can be used just as a moisturizer. I have normal skin but I do have hormonal acne. This does nothing for me. It doesnt cover up absolutely anything! It is like i wasnt wearing a thing. Plus it makes me look like I showered in oil after a couple of hours. When I wear my foundation I dont get oily until maybe 6 hours.
This product for me is pretty useless the only think i liked is the smell. I think it would be ok for someone with dry skin but it is impossible to wear without powder and concealer.
For reference i have oily acne prone skin.
I bought this a really long time ago, when it first came out. I had heard about asian bb creams, and was very curious about western ones.
First of all, the first color that came out was medium, just too dark and orangey for my skin tone. But i could manage this by applying with a makeup sponge.
The consistency is very thick but applies well to the skin.
However this made my face look so oily and shiny. I had to blot all the time through the day. A couple of times after, it made my face itchy so i stopped using it and i throw it away in the trash.
I do not recommend this for oily sensitive skin.
For dry skin it seems that it works very well.
HORRIBLE product. Thank god I have a yellow undertone because some people complained about getting an orange-y look when they applied this. For me, my face turned RED instead. In addition, it was not very moisturizing and even when I applied moisturizer underneath the BB cream, it still felt dry some days. I don't know where the good reviews for Garnier's BB cream came from around September last year, but I'm glad they're gone. There are MUCH better BB creams (and CC creams) out there that won't make you look ridiculous. This didn't sit well on my skin and whenever I even rubbed my hand against my face, some of the product would come off, even hours after application. Horrible product and I will never, ever repurchase!!!
I really like this BB cream. I did not purchase it myself. A friend of mine gave it to me because it reacted weird with her skin, but I thought I'd try it out for myself because I was looking for something with very light coverage.
I have extremely dry skin (like so dry it flakes all the time and normal foundations don't work well unless I mix them with moisturizer or use rosewater on my face) and so I don't usually have a problem with oiliness so I don't know how it would work on normal-oily skin, but it really makes my dry skin look good.
I also am in chlorine because I swimming a lot and today I put it on as soon as I got home from the pool without putting any other moisturizer on my face prior to applying the BB cream and I'm impressed. I put two layers on and my skin looks great. My pores look smaller, the redness in my cheeks is almost gone and my skin isn't dry at all. I like it.
I really don't like the way it smells though. I also thought that there was a lot of product in the container.
I liked this product more than the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream.
Does hide small in-corrections/blemishes
Blends in great
Smells a little
Makes my skin look oily after a couple of hours
This is my first BB cream that I have tried. I wasn't too sure how it was supposed to do. After reading some reviews I found that other people had the same comments. It makes my skin feel so oily after a couple of hours. It almost feel like its caked on a little because it feels heavy. I did notice though that it covers nicely how it says its supposed to. Maybe its due to my oily forehead and chin that this product wasn't for me. Lastly, I am almost certain this caused sudden burst of pimples. I normally get one maybe two a month but this stuff the more I began using it after maybe 2 1/2 months I realized it was clogging my pores. After not using it they went away. Again, maybe due to my already oily skin.
I've heard so many good things about BB Cream, but I'll have to try a different brand. This was really disappointing. It felt too heavy to wear all-over, and I should know better by now: when the only options are light/medium/dark, "light" is NEVER light enough. It looked orange-y on my skin, and overall didn't cover any better than a regular foundation.
I think this is definitely a must for dry skin. The coverage is really amazing (for a bb cream) and it is great for those who don't have many blemishes, maybe just some redness. I will say the lasting power is not as long as a foundation but much longer than a powder. It can get really dewy if you apply too much but once it dries or you set it with a powder, it's just amazing and is soooo natural looking.
I actually love this!I'm super pale and I find this shade suits me perfectly and doesn't turn orange at all. I don't think I would ever use it on its own but that's mainly because I suffer with acne and rosacea, but the way I use it results in a flawless-looking complexion:
First, I use La Roche Posay rosaliac ar intense to diffuse redness before I start applying make-up. Then using the heat of my fingers, I apply this BB cream all over my face to even out my skin tone. I then dot a little Vichy Dermablend foundation over any blemishes as a concealer, and set with a translucent powder to finish. It's the best product in my make-up routine, even though its the cheapest.
The only thing I don't like is that the cream can drip out of the tube if you're not careful and as its a bit oily, it can stain delicate fabrics. But overall, I LOVE it!!! :)
Another product I had to throw in the garbage :( At first, I thought this stuff was great. I applied it and it gave me glowing, even coverage. One hour into my day, however, this stuff had my skin looking like an oil slick, and the product was pretty much gone. I do have combination skin and can get oily midday, but I've never had it get like this especially so soon after applying. I would NOT recommend this product to anyone with oily to combination skin. I've had better success with super BB cream (from Korea) and neutrogenas healthy defense tinted moisturizer.