Packaging: I think the packaging is nice and sleek.
Color: the color is very true to what it says and isn't a bit orange.
Lasting power: this lasts all day with a bit of powder
Price: I got this at target for $7 which I though was great for 2.5 fl. oz.
Pigmentation: it has great coverage for bb cream just enough with a little bit of concealer.
How I use it: I use it with the covergirl smoothers concealer on bigger blemishes and I set it with the covergirl smoothers powder.
This is my first review - I felt compelled to write it because this is the first product I have tossed in the trash after using the first time. It turned my skin orange immediately. I used the "fair" since I am fairly complected. It was not moisturizing at all and was absolutely gross. I thought I would try it since it was on sale for half price. Big mistake!
I got sucked in by the hype & purchased this a while back, and paid $15 or $16 for it at Walgreens (this is why I selected "4" for price - that's pretty high for a drugstore item IMHO). I liked this just fine, but frankly, it is nothing more than a tinted moisturizer. I gave this a 3 overall because as a tinted moisturizer it is just fine. As a BB cream (which is what it claims to be), it really doesn't perform. Coverage was light and sheer, and it was somewhat hydrating. Same as all my other tinted moisturizers. I did not see anything spectacular about this product, and since I already have several tinted moisturizers, I ended up giving it to a friend. Unless I'm in need a tinted moisturizer, I will not repurchase. continued >>
i love this so much more than the loreal magic skin beautifier bb cream (comes in the skinnier tube). i wrote a review on that and i hated it because it turned my face orange! this product is better by a landslide! nice coverage and good color for me (i have it in medium). its my favorite out of all the drugstore bb creams!
This is really cost more than other drug store bb cream. I don't think it provide that much coverage for people with acne. But I like how it last longer than other and is not greasy.
I don't know why this product is receiving such poor reviews; I really like it. I'm not giving it a 5 because I'm not yet ready to give it "Holy Grail" status, however, it's pretty darn good. I'm 55 so I have normal to dry skin. Nicely emollient and I think the color coverage is great. This is all I use during the day (well, plus concealer on my circles). No foundation...the color coverage is that good. If your skin is on the oily side, you might go with Garnier, but if you need the coverage and moisturizing properties, give it a try. Save your receipt and the worst possible thing that could happen is you have to return it. I'm at Ulta all the time, anyway, so it's not a big deal to me. Hope that helps!
At first I did like it. It covered my lightly blemished skin and moisturized it well. Over time I started realizing it did cause break out, a severe one at that, causing giant cysts to break out all over my cheeks. This was one of my worst break out yet. This was my first bb i ever used and I have no idea whether to steer clear of bb creams in general or this one itself was a dud. I'm going to try clinique next after a music festival (on account that I might break out again so I will avoid using it until afterwards). If this doesnt work out I'm done with BB creams. That would be disappointing because I did love how light it is and I hate using foundation because it is so heavy on my skin that dries out and flakes easily and makes my skin look caked with make up. If anyone knows of a BB cream that will NOT ever break you out preferably without the ingredient titanium dioxide, I would greatly appreciate it if you could suggest it to me.
I really like this product simply because my skin will not tolerate anything else. I started taking Accutane a few months ago, a severe pill for acne, and for the first two months I couldn't put anything on my skin that wasn't a thick moisturizer. Even moisturizers with spf stung so I stuck to CereVe for two and a half months. Although my skin is still terribly dry and sensitive, I knew I needed a product with some light coverage that would even tone and wouldn't dry my skin any further, so I took a chance on this BB cream. It doesn't smell great, but it's makeup...so I'm not too worried about that. It looks great right now although leaves quite a dewy finish, but I'm not sure if I will continue using it when I stop taking the medication.
Okay enough BB but the smell is so bad, I threw it away. A heavy chemical smell. It also had a tendency to turn orange on the skin. The moisturizing benefit seemed okay but again, the smell was horrible and I am not THAT sensitive to smell!
The absolute worst...greasy and orange...nasty...threw it out