I didnt like this product because my skin reacted badly to it. I have been reacting to all Garnier products in general. The overall coverage is totally okay, but tend to be to much orange from time to time.
Ok, so I am EXTREMLY fair. I probably shouldn't have gotten this, but I thought I would try it myself because of all the mixed reviews. light/medium was the lightest shade avalible at the drugstore where I perchased this. It is at least 3 shades too dark for me. HOWEVER, it smooths on like a dream, no seriously- LIKE A DREAM, but the coverage and SPF are pitifull. the finish was greasy. very greasy. I will NOT be reperchasing.
I would ONLY recommend this to those with dry, medium-tan skin, that don't want more than medium coverage.
The pros of this product: it provides a fair amount of coverage for a BB cream. It goes on smooth and is somewhat buildable. The cons are that it is heavy at first and SO much rubs off, even after setting with powder. It is very greasy but I feel like I still need lotion underneath or it will stick to the dry spots. It might be good in the summer but I would check out the oil free brand. will not be purchasing this again.
i only tried a sample of this, so my review is not on this product's wear but really more on it's shade. this is now available in a "Fair/Light" shade, and i was excited to test it since all the BB creams available at the drugstore seem to be much too dark for my pale, NC15-20 skin. i was shocked when i squeezed this out and saw that the product was *literally* a muted orange color! when i blended this onto my face it did sheer out some but i still had a very significant pumpkin-colored veil over my skin. it was as if i had put on an orange color-corrective primer! so unfortunately, if you are NC20 or lighter, this will probably not work out for you (from my experience). as for the texture, it didn't seem hydrating at all (i have normal/dry skin and didn't have moisturizer on underneath) and dried quickly with no dewiness, almost exactly like an impossibly sheer, oil-free matte foundation. gave no coverage for me. i didn't want to give it a terrible rating because i didn't use it enough to properly and fully review it but the fact that something labeled "Fair" was made that orange is a shame. i'm going to try a Missha BB cream and will hopefully have better luck.
Only tried this once !!
- It's easy to blend out on my VERY dry acne skin.
- It feel like very moisturizing to my skin
- The color is to dark.
- Don't like the smell and it's kinda strong I think
- I thought it would cover more
I will not buy it again!
I'll update my review later!
I love this product! I apply primer on the 'T' zone area to help with large pores and shine, then apply the BB cream with a latex free sponge. You can't go by what it looks like while applying as it needs a few minutes to set, so if you keep applying it thinking it's not covering, it will look too dark. I use a small amount over my whole face, neck and chest. I go back over my cheeks since that is where I have redness. Set with powder on the T-zone and I'm good to go. NO more applying, moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, foundation and powder. I don't have acne or acne scars, I'm not covered in wrinkles or have discoloration. I do have fair, freckled skin with a lot of pink in my cheeks and an uneven skin tone..this product does not mask your face, it blurs imperfections, makes the skin look healthy and feel great. Two great things about this product: 1. outside your face looks natural, not older due to heavy foundation, 2. under the florescent office lighting I no longer look washed out and too pale. Florescent lighting is not kind; especially to pale strawberry blondes! I love this product and when it starts to get hot I'll give the oil free formula a try to see how it holds up against the Texas heat. I'll be using this product for years to come and will save time and a small fortune not having to buy so many products!! Thank you Garnier!
This is the first BB cream I buy and try. I dont really like it. I mean i get what a bb cream is supposed to do. okay its easy to put on and I like the dewy look you get at first. but not long after it starts to look streaky and bad. I tried using it under my revlon colorstay foundation but it still makes my face look streaky at the end of the day and comes off too easy.. this shade was also a tad bit too dark for my skin which is i guess my fault as i couldve bought the lighter shade but meh i dunno.. i hate looking like a ghost
I love this product and I have repurchased several times. I think the main reason most people don't like it is because of its somewhat heavy/oily texture. I think the texture is ideal for those with normal/dry skin. I also find that application technique makes a marked difference in the way this product sits on the skin. I used to apply the cream with my fingers and my skin looked greasy within a few hours. Now, I apply with a dry latex makeup sponge. Broken capillaries and dark circles are blurred, my to tone and color are uniform, but it looks as if I'm not wearing makeup. I swipe a few small blobs on my cheeks, nose, and forehead then "stipple" all over with the sponge. I also have skin79's pink bb cream. I prefer garnier's hands down for color and sheer coverage.
I have mixed feelings about this product...
I have it in light but it's definitely too dark for me. I bought it last spring and used it during summer when I had a slight tan. Right now it's winter and it definitely looks about 3-4 shades darker than my skin tone (plus I've noticed that it oxidizes quite badly on the skin, making it darker than it already is).
It does melt off quite quickly, especially on a hot summer day, but since I still wanted to wear something just to slightly even out the skin, I found it 'okay' for that purpose.
Compared to Maybelline's BB cream it's definitely thicker and darker.
I would purchase it again, if it's on sale (for 5 euros, like I bought it).
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.