I am NC 20 with pink undertones and this product was god awful!
First of all I feel it gave off orange on my skin. Second its super greasy and I felt like I was wearing a mask. And the smell is terrible. Will not reprchace.
My friend recommended this product to me because she swears by it. I was intrigued but didn't run out to buy it because I never tried BB creams before. I was at the drugstore one day and saw it on the shelf. I usually don't buy until I read reviews but I completely bought this on a whim based on how much my friend loved it. When I got home and read the reviews on here I almost went back to the store to return it without even trying it. The reviews here are terrible and from what I understood anyone with oily skin can completely forget about using this BB cream. My skin is mostly oily but gets somewhat dry in places especially in winter. My skin isn't a big issue - I have minimal scarring and spots, little redness, and an occasional break out here and there. Its very sensitive to new products so I was very iffy about trying something new.
Something told me to give this a shot anyway. I applied it from the tube with my finger dotting it all over my face with a flat top buffer brush from Crown that was a little damp. The first thing I noticed was the scent - it was very strong but smelled Garnier products which I don't mind. Consistency seemed kind of like a thick moisturiser and not watery at all. On the first coat, my skin looked flawless. I applied a thin 2nd coat and I looked completely airbrushed with no caking whatsoever. My skin was evened out and it looked natural. I found this product very buildable and the coverage is fantastic for me (like I said before I don't need a lot). I also found it very light on my skin and very moisturising! I apply concealer under my eyes and set it all with a translucent loose powder from Marcell.
Now here's where I am an exception to this product and oily skin. I wore this all day (to work, running, a nap, etc) and I was only the slightest bit greasy in my t zone but nothing extravagant. I usually always get oily after 8+ hours and have to blot/touch up no matter what kind of products I use. So, this oily skinned girl didn't have an issue with this product. When I wipe this off at night, I can see product coming off my face onto the cloth (I have used other products that are completely gone off my face before I wipe it off) so it did last all day for me. I'm not sure if its my powder that's keeping everything in place but it was still visibly on my face at 11:00PM. The colour of the light/medium matches my skintone perfectly. You get a lot of product in the bottle and I can imagine this will last me for a long time. The best part is my skin didn't mind this product at all! I've been using this for a good while and haven't gotten a single break out (I tried a tinted moisturiser and my face last year and I completely broke out everywhere)!
I took away one lipstick because this was $20 at my drugstore. That's pretty pricey for a BB cream (the Revlon and L'Oreal were under $20 just as an example). My Revlon Colourstay Foundation isn't even that much so it was a bit on the expensive side for me. It also only comes in 2 colours so there is not much of a selection for the skintones in between light and dark and that could be a problem for other people. I've been wearing this on a daily basis to work and on the weekend and I am loving it. If I don't find another BB cream I love, I would definitely repurchase this when I run out. I hope girls with oily skin who are wondering about this product see my review and give it a try.
This was the first BB cream I ever tried. Light/Medium is too dark for me and the formula seems really greasy. What it really is, is a tinted moisturizer with a little bit of SPF. For a few more dollars you can get much better Asian BB creams from Amazon. Will not repurchase.
I use this everyday as a liquid concealer, and I`m sure that`s not how it`s supposed to be used, but oh well.
I started out using this as a foundation, and I just gave up because even with primer, it lasted for about five minutes.
Two weeks after that, I just put it under my eyes, and around the red spots over my foundation, and boom, perfect concealer.
I adore using this product, and it matches my skin tone perfectly.
There are some important things to keep in mind when buying this BB cream. I think it works best with dry skin and possibly normal but most likely it will be way to greasy looking for oily or combo skin. I happen to be on the dry/normal side so I like the dewy finish it leaves.
Second, if you are looking for a lot of coverage then a BB cream in general is not for you because the American BB creams are more like glorified tinted moisturizers. If you have never tried a BB cream and you try something like this and you don't like it, I wouldn't make any assumptions that all BB creams are like this. A traditional BB cream such as what you get with the Asian brands are different than the ones produced now in the US.
What I like about this Garner product is the way it applies so smoothly and a little goes a LONG way. I am light/medium MAC NW25 for reference but I can use the medium/dark in this product as well because it kind of blends into my skin throughout the day and both shades look pretty natural on me. It has a clean and pleasant smell, nothing too offensive or anything. I like to use it as a base before I apply mineral foundation or airbrush makeup. I also like that it has SPF15. The price is around $12 or $13 which is pretty good for how much product you get and how long it lasts.
Best of all, it doesn't break me out. I can't use products with silicone which eliminates just about every liquid face product on the market so I am so happy to be able to use something that I like that won't break me out! UPDATE: this product does contain silicone which I overlooked!
Overall, stay away if you are oily or combo. Even normal skin may think its too greasy but if you're dry and you don't expect miracles from a BB cream, give this a try. Some people love it and some hate it, but you should go by your own experience.
My new favorite. A first for me as a BB cream does remind me of a tinted moisturizer.definitely recommend
The one reason I can find to praise this particular BB Cream is that it never once made me break out. In fact, using it regularly for a month or two gave my skin a welcome break and it cleared up completely. I noticed that for the one night I went back to my heavy foundation, my skin responded really negatively.
However, I can't say much for the coverage of this product. I have sensitive and sometimes oily skin, and this seemed to just slide right off it. It starts off very wet and never really seems to turn matte. I would let it dry for 20 minutes and try to seal it with a mineral powder, but it was very temporary, and within a few hours I would notice that I had to blot oil constantly.
I also felt that the color had a slight greyish tint to it, and sometimes made my complexion look muddy.
Overall, the product was non-aggravating to my very sensitive skin-but I feel that I would have achieved the same coverage and results by wearing basically no makeup at all. It may work well for those with clear but dry skin looking to add some dewiness to their complexion, but I am plenty dewy as it is. I'll probably skip this reasonably priced product in favor of Loreal's BB Cream in the future.
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.