Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium

2.8

859 reviews

39% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Octinoxate 4%, Titanium Dioxide 2.1%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Stearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Caffeine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Citral , Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance; May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.


on 5/11/2012 9:35:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I got a sample in a magazine and the sample is small but it actually contains a lot of product considering how little I need of this. 2 pea sized amounts gave me really good medium coverage. I have a lot of redness and hyperpigmentation from past scars (and they're quite large and dark) and I thought this covered really well.


HOWEVER, it takes forever to sink in/dry down. And the smell is horrendous. It gave me a headache and I'm not usually bothered by scents of products but this just takes the cake.


I have oily skin and so this made me really greasy looking and the fact that it didn't dry down made it worse.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

If you wear one of the lightest shades in any foundations,this will be to dark for your skin.This isn't anywhere near light.The one thing that I don't like other than the shade, this makes me get oily and I never get oily EVER and within an hour I felt like I needed blotting paper.So if you have dry skin you'll love this otherwise i would be careful


on 5/9/2012 8:27:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I love this stuff. I can't go a day without moisturiser. I usually have to put like 3 products on before I do my makeup, and with this cream it does it all. It gives u a nice coverage with a nice glow, and I thought this cream would be oily but it actually sets fairly quickly. I bought this product on sale at Walmart when it was on for $12 and I think it was well worth the money, good product to add to the makeup bag and I would definately buy it again.


****After reading other comments, I would say that this is probly not a product for ppl with oily skin as clearly this clashes and does nothing but cause oily skin to be even more oily. But most ppl should know this as makeup artist say this all the time on tv, that ppl should stay away from things like this and use powder based foundations to counter act their oily skin. Just advice to others looking to purchase this product. For MYSELF---->This product worked great!****

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have wanted to try a BB cream and decided to give this a whirl since it was on sale. Let me say first off I am not much for base makeup. I have, however used Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and a few other similar items off and on through the years. My skin is on the oily side so I didn't quite know what to expect. I think it is a great product - especially for the money. Initially when I put it on I think "no way" - it looks like the color is wrong and too heavy, greasy, etc. Allowed to settle in the result is a very nice smooth, glowy look - no kabuki! for me. I am impressed. And it has SPF also.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I first discovered BB cream a few weeks ago as I was reading a review on the latest beauty trends. I was very intrigued by the claims that this particular BB cream made, although i was very hesitant to try it at first as i've suffered with acne for years and find that most liquid make ups and moisturisers tend to make my acne flare up. I've been using I.d Bareminerals (in medium beige) for years now and have found that to be the only make up that doesn't flare my skin right up. After doing a bit of research i decided to try the Garnier BB Miracle cream and i'll honestly say i'm very very impressed. I've been using the product for about 1.5 weeks now and if it were any other liquid make up i would have broken out twice over by now... but this BB cream seems to have calmed my skin down completly. And not only has it calmed it right down, but it also looks smoother and feels incredibly soft and seems to have a healthy glow about it. I don't think this is a placebo affect, I have seen some remarkable results.

I read a few reviews about people who had acne scars and found this formula too light of a coverage... I found this in the begining too but the more i use it, the less i can see my scarring. i know it's only been 1.5 weeks - but i feel as though some of my lighter scars are starting to blend into the rest of my skin and are no longer as noticable.

In my view the only down side to most consumers would be the lack of colour selection. Personally the Light colour matches really well with my skin tone, but i can see how it would be too dark for most people.

For those interested with my skin care routine (maybe those who also suffer with acne prone skin may be interested)... I use the Priori gentle cleanser and the Priori Barrier repair cream day and night as my primary skin care. I also use pure aloe vera gel day and night (after i cleanse and before i moisturise) and have found this to also have contributed to my skin improvements over the months. I use I.D bare minerals primer and then have been using the BB cream over the top of that. i usually don't use any other powders on top of the BB, just a bit of blush and i'm done.

I hope this has been useful.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/8/2012 6:10:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have combination skin and a medium skin tone - I'm not quite sure who this is meant to suit? It's sort of an "oompa loompa in winter" colour. It sat like a greasy film on top of my skin and pretty much anything I tried to put on top (blush, powder) just sort slid off. To top it off - I had to hit this stuff hard with cleanser & toner to get it off my face. One of my more bizarre makeup experiences. Lets just say that I felt anything but "perfected" and the only "miracle" I experienced was getting to work on time after messing about trying to remove the stuff.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this product. But after giving it 4 solid tries, it's just not for me. While it gave a very pretty glow and was enough to even out the slight redness and discoloration on my face, it never sank in and left me grossly greasy. I'm oily to start with but even after setting with powder I looked like a total grease ball. To the point where even my BF commented on the shine. No bueno. And to top it off, it would always leave me broken out. Without fail, the day after wear I would wake up with the start of nasty cystic pimples on my cheeks. Every time .. It didn't work for me and I will never ever buy it again but it works lovely for my brother's GF who I gifted it to. Long story short .. It's just a greasy tinted moisturizer definitely not meant for oily skin.


on 5/8/2012 3:15:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I bought this product because I couldn't find a foundation that made my face feel healthy and nice. I have very dry skin and I was excited to try the B.B Cream. I bought the Light/Medium because I'm very fair white. The color was too dark and orange for me. I can't even use in the summer when I am more tan because it's just not the right color. It felt nice on my skin though and didn't cause a break out or sweat off while I was at work. My only complaints are that it was the wrong shade.


on 5/7/2012 9:41:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This made my face really greasy and it just felt like it was a sunblock. This cannot compare to korean BB creams. I prefer skin 79 hot pink BB cream

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 5/7/2012 1:18:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am very new to BB creams. I have heard a lot about them from my friends and i know they are HUGE in Asia. When i saw this at Walmart, and on sale, I decided to try it out. The funny thing is. There are more cons about this products than there are pros (to me).... but I still like it haha.

Cons:
Feel a bit greasy/tacky after you initially apply it
VERY sheer coverage (and i don't have problem skin, but i didn't find it did ANYTHING in terms of covering)
emphasizes and magnifies dry skin! (which is weird since it's supposed to be HYDRATING)
Is not waterproof at all... and will rub off on clothes very easily as soon as you get any kinda moisture on your face.

Pros:
Has a nice pleasant smell (some may find too strong, but i like it)
I notice that my skin is much brighter and more healthier looking after I take this off (Yes, after lol)
you get a lot of product for what you pay

All in all, no, i would not buy this product again, but it will not turn me off from trying out other BB creams :)

I have tried this both with my fingers and with a brush. I find that applying with fingers is better for me.




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