SKIN TONE: N 15/20
SKIN TYPE: combination
SKIN CONDITION: no blemishes, small pores, no discoloration. Small red veins around nose.
I bought this product because I had read good things about it online and in magazines. I very rarely wear foundation but liked the idea of a little color that happens to have SPF in it.
This BB cream went on well with my fingers and blended in fairly quickly. I usually use a sponge to press foundation/cream into the areas of redness I have around my nose. I wasn't able to do this with the Garnier BB cream-it just wouldn't build up. When I pressed the sponge into those areas it seemed to lift off any BB cream previously applied.
I never noticed any smell with this BB cream.
The coverage offered with Garnier BB cream is SHEER. If you need to cover anything on your face you will need to use another product to do so.
My skin generally gets a little oily in e Tzone area by mid-afternoon. I use blotting papers to remove shininess from that area. I didn't see any difference in oiliness using this BB cream from any other cream foundation.
This was my first bb cream I bought,the packaging is easy to use as its a squeezy tube with a flip top lid,the product is not running just nice and creamy,it didnt do a lot in coverage but its ok if your skin is clear to even out any redness or slight dark circles,spf 15 could've been better for Australian climate,they should've made it higher,the oily factor is what put me off,is seemed to not sink in just sort of sit on top of my skin but it did give my skin a nicer more refined texture,it did not break me out but I won't buy again because I prefer the oil free version
This product felt very heavy on my skin, it felt like it sat more on top of my skin than absorbing into it. It also made my skin look greasy, even with powder on top of it.
This is the first and only BB cream I've used, and I was so excited to try it, given the hype but I was so disappointed. I feel like it never did anything for my skin, and just felt greasy. It did turn orange the longer I wore it, and the smell is unbearable. It never goes away!
I have been trying this out the last few days. I am combination skin and I like it so far. I think I am going to start skipping my moisturizer with it and I'm not sure about the powder because it does have a nice dewy finish to it. Oily gals will probably not like this product because it is very dewy.
Another thing to mention is that a little goes a long way (I keep dispensing too much) and since the tube is so big it is a great value - $12 at Wal Mart.
I'm NC30 and using the light medium.
The coverage is a little more than a tinted moisturizer. I still use concealer around my nose.
There are a lot of bad reviews on here. If you want an easy tinted moisturizer for days when you don't want a full face of makeup, this may be what you are looking for. It does NOT give very much coverage, just evens your skintone a little.
There is a fragrance to this product that I wish was not there. It's not unpleasant but definitely noticable.
I was looking for a BB cream that evened my skin tone and eliminated a few steps in my routine. For reference I am an NW20, dry skin in the winter, with uneven pigmentation on my cheeks. I was moisturizing, priming, applying foundation, and then powder. This all seemed like a lot since I don't have any major skin issues, I just need to even out my pigmentation. With this, I put it on with my hands just like a moisturizer (I tried using a brush but I always ended up with way too much product and it looked streaky) and then put on MAC MSF or MAC StudioFix Powder. It's quick and easy and it works for me. I can see how it wouldn't work for people looking for more coverage, have oily skin, or can't stand scented products on their face (I would describe the scent as clean but strong).
Bought this a few days ago as I had heard so much about it and was on special offer. Had previously bought Rimmel BB Cream as it was cheaper. I found the Garnier one to be quite sticky and thicker than I expected it to be. As it's light coverage I use it under foundation to moisturise and even skin tone and have found it makes my skin feel a lot better, but it does make you look quite shiny.
I'm not sure why people like this product. It does nothing for your face and it feels like you have something on your face. It's heavy.
Nice color but it does look really oily when you first put it on, I set mine with a powder which makes it better
I love this product. You get exactly what you paid for :) Honestly, I used tons of bb creams before for sun protection purposes but this bb is buildable and light weight. If you want good coverage I would kind of reconsider but other than that it's long lasting and I don't get oily although I have to set it with powder.