I don't love this product. It looks a bit orange on me. The coverage is veryyyy sheer and makes my skin feel kind of oily.I don't think it's THAT bad, since the idea of BB creams are relatively new to North America.
It's alright, but I think I'm going to stick to my Lioele water drop BB cream. Will not be repurchasing.
I almost didn't buy this BB cream because of all the negative reviews; however, I also received that sample in the magazine and liked it. So I bought the product and its my "go to" makeup right now; I have maturing, but still oily skin. What I understand is the more mature your skin is, the more you will love this BB cream. Like the previous reviewer, it doesn't settle into wrinkles (yeah!) and smooths out older looking skin. I was worried about the color; sort of a tint of orange? but it doesn't look like that on my face. Its far more believable than any of my (expensive) foundations... they can look cakey even if I dilute them with moisturizer. This BB cream covers rather well when I want that 'natural' look, I do still need to use concealer on the age spots; but would with foundation, too. I've only been using this one week, but so far, its the best bang for the buck for skin coverage.
This is a surprisingly good product. For the inexpensive price, I wasn't expecting a miracle cream, but this covers amazingly well. It does tone and even out my ruddy skin complexion. SPF 15 is a joke, so I add an additional higher SPF sunscreen product over Skin Renew when going outdoors. I just bought my second tube of this yesterday.
When I applied it I instantly felt like my face was on fire! I didn't wash it off..I left it there for several hours to see what happens. The burning stopped but I then felt like I was so greasy it was awful. Even after washing it off I was so oily and that's weird because I have dry skin!
Plus it covers ONLY the very light discolorations.
I wish it worked for me!I loved the idea and the price..
I am crazy about this product! I am pretty makeup savvy but had never heard of BB Creams until I found a sample and coupon for this in a magazine. And wow am I glad I tried it. It covers just enough and seems to make my complexion glow without adding shine to my already oily skin...also makes my skin feel softer. Give it a try if you want a bit more coverage than tinted moisturizer. EDIT: I've been using this for almost 6 months and I haven't even thought about going back to any other foundation. When I was tan during the summer, I just bought the dark shade - no worries. I feel like this is MY skin, only better! If you're looking for a lot of coverage, this might not be for you, but if you want something that covers and enhances, try it out!
This was not the product for me...the color was too dark, it got oily easily, and did not really have the priming effect I hoped for with a BB cream. Fairly pricey for the result. On to the next!
For me, this product was all smell and no substance. This is my first BB cream that I have tried, and since hearing and reading postive reviews on them, I thought I'd give this one a try as it was reasonably priced (it was on offer at the time I bought it). Firstly, I thought that BB creams were supposed to be like a substitute for your foundation? Maybe I'm wrong but I could never wear this alone. For one thing, it turns my skin an unnattractive shade of orange, even though it is in the shade 'light', so I presumed it was for paler complexions. Also, I found that if I tried to apply it the way I would a foundation, it looks even worse, i.e. even more orange! So I have to faff about rubbing it in with the tips of my fingers and really working it in order for it to look halfway decent. It wasn't so bad when I put foundation over the top, but I didn't really like doing this as I found I got a small amount of spots afterwards. I wouldn't say it really improved the look of my skin dramatically, it just looked as though I'd applied a really thin layer of orange foundation! Never a good look. I thought the smell was nice, but that was about the only thing I really liked about this. Would not buy again, because I don't even think I'll be getting through this one little tube anytime soon!
I really was excited to get this product as I had never used a BB cream and there's not much variety in the way of BB creams here in Oz. I've used this on anf off in the last few months. i used it quite often when I first purchased it out of pure excitement, but I have very dry skin. I tend to get very obvious dry spots if if not wearing a good moisturiser. I like the consistency and I like the smell of this, however, it did emphasise my dry spots.. not good. I tried using a good moisturising base underneath and then this on top.. not sure if I was suppose to be doing this from the get go - call me ignorant if i was suppose to - even so, it didn't make much difference. Still coming up with dry spots within a couple of hours. The colour itself, as it only comes in two shades, I got the darker shade as I am a darker individual (NW45 in the summertime) was perfect, can't fault that. It is quite brightening and looks good on, wouldn't say it corrects all blemishes but its not what I was quite looking for, or expected.
I like this BB cream. I fortunately have fairly nice skin with some redness and brown acne scars here and there, so I only need a light coverage to even out my skin tone. BB creams are only supposed to be in the middle of a tinted moisturizer and foundation. I think a few people who were expecting more coverage should use a foundation instead, not a BB cream.
I find the colour blends easily into my face, very moisturizing and light feeling on my skin. It lasts for maybe around four hours. Covers my pores well and has a typical Garnier smell. About the shine and oil complaints from other people, I suggest blotting your face with a tissue and the shine will disappear. I have normal skin so I found that after a few hours this product did not make me oily. Overall I like this
I'm a "young-ish" looking 70 and have used tinted moisturizers for years, whatever that means. I recently read an article in Vogue (or somewhwre) about BB creams and decided to try the Garnier because it was the least expensive. I wish it felt more moisturizing, but what I really noticed was that my skin felt noticibly smoother. It reminded me of how my face felt after several micro-dermabrasion treatments. I also like that it doesn't settle into wrinkles. As far as evening out brown spots, I can't say because I've only been using it a few weeks. Also the amount you get in a tube is huge, 2.5 oz. This will last me for years, hope it doesn't go bad with age.