Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for Combination to Oily Skin - Light

3.6

477 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

G790475 - AQUA / WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ALCOHOL DENAT. , BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, TALC, NYLON-12, MALTITOL, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, SORBITOL, PERLITE, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT, <+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES>.(F.I.L. B51922/1).


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is an okay foundation. I wouldn't really call it a bb cream as it has a ton of alcohol in it which results in no hydrating qualities. The product is super runny (not to mention messy) and has to be kept upright to prevent leakage. The colour selection sucks which we all know but I have it in both shades so that I can concoct my own shade. I feel like it's light to medium coverage-- definitely buildable. In the end, it was too much of a hassle to mix the foundations for my shade and to keep it from leaking so I stopped using it. It's also really pricey for a drugstore foundation-- $17-20 each at my local Shoppers :/



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I think its okay, I mean it gets the job done (kind of) I have really sensitive skin and it doesn't sting or make my skin inflamed on application which is really good thing - considering that always happens with other products.
Does it cover everything? not really, medium coverage at most I guess but I tend not to push it to that level or it can appear really cakey until your natural oils kick in and it starts to look somewhat dewy.
For a product marketed towards oily skin it doesn't control oil very well even with a setting powder but that doesn't really bother me because I don't mind looking shiny...? Gives my flat Asian face some dimension alright.
It has a thin consistency which really makes it easy to apply all over the face with a stippling brush - but it also dribbles everywhere if you don't store the bottle upside down. When I first purchased this I stored it cap down and when I went to open it later it spilled all over my hand which was such a waste of product. Garnier really needs to change how the tube functions so pressure isn't built all at the cap.
As for the scent it doesn't really bother me as I don't think it has any strong fragrance unless you hold it right under your nostrils.
Overall just an okay product, isn't too bad but isn't the best either. I'd buy it again just because I haven't found anything better as of lately.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I absolutely love this BB cream!!
I decided to buy it as I was sick of wearing high end foundations on a day-to-day basis and wanted something more natural but still gives coverage, and I found the perfect product!
If you buff this product in with a buffing brush it actually gives a great medium coverage without looking cakey, it covers all my blemishes and redness and gives a nice glow! Plus, I have oily skin and with all my other foundations my skin gets very oily within a few hours but this BB cream can last all day with a setting powder!
What can I say, looks good, feels nice on the skin, lasts a long time, and not too expensive.

I really recommend this BB cream and if you're the type of person who only wears foundations and is scared that a bb cream will not provide enough coverage etc then buy this one!! Works just as well as a foundation for me :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have the miracle skin perfector anti - acne BB cream in medium deep and am almost running out. So to replace it I went hunting in the drug stores. Imagine my consternation when I realize that UK does not have the anti-acne one in medium deep, they have a completely different product line. BOOOO. I bought the Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for Combination to Oily Skin - Medium instead since this has the acne medicinal ingredient.
I LOVE IT. The finish it a lot more matte than the anti acne line, and it blends away seamlessly. It looks like my own skin perfected and not heavy at all. The coverage is fairly good for a BB cream. I do wish they would come up with more shades in the UK on the Garnier BB creams and the container spills easily, so that could use some work. I paid 5 pounds for it, so the price is very fair, although it was a half off sale.

Summary: Great for a BB cream, good coverage, oil free, non-comedogenic, cheap, matte finish and cheap. No shade selection and bad container leading to spillage. I would buy it again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I have fair moderately oily skin. This stuff is good for just a quick application for running errands, wear around the house, etc. But it's not good for all day wear if your skin is oily, with or without a primer and good powder.

For 8+ hours of good wear, this is not, for me, the best thing. It starts to break down and my natural oils come through. So it's good for about 4-5 hours of wear on me. It did not oxidize on me though.

Yes the consistency is runny, but to me that's not a big deal at all. It makes it very quick and easy to apply. Just keep the bottle upright and it's fine. I'd imagine you could transfer this into a more friendly container quiet easily if you don't like the squeeze bottle and want a pump. Best applied with fingers.

The coverage is pretty good. Not too light and definitely not too heavy, nothing like a foundation, which it doesn't claim to be. A bit more coverage than some of the other BB creams I've tried, including Asian ones. The Asian ones can't be beat though - they really are excellent because of their formulation (sunscreen, those with acne, etc), but higher price range if budget is a concern. With powder in top it looks really good. I have some broken capillaries on my skin and it definitely helps to blur them. Very much helps to even out your skin tone. Doesn't do much for larger pores though, but powder definitely helps with that - possibly a loose or pressed matte powder that you actually press into your skin using a powder puff or something similar.

My nose is not sensitive to smells and my skin is not sensitive. So I can't comment on those aspects.

So, overall it's a decent product from the drugstore. I'd probably buy it again just for the sheer ease of it to apply for for short trips to the store or errands. I think this might be better in the fall/winter months than the summer.

I would not recommend it for extremely oily skin or skin that needs a lot of coverage. I think you'd be very disappointed.

Hope that helps when deciding on this product!

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Overall, i have very mixed feelings about this product. It gives quite a nice finish, looks very natural, and the coverage is very decent for a bb cream. Also, the shade of it is really nice, as it is not too pink toned. However, I simply cannot understand how this would be aimed towards people with oily.

I've really tried to force myself to like this bb cream, I've tried it with mattifying moisturisers, may different mattifying / oil control primers (smashbox, benefit, hourglass), and all sorts of different powders, but it just makes me oily within 1-2 hours!

I just use the tiniest amount of this product with my darker foundations, this is the only purpose it serves in my collection, unfortunately.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am LOVING this product. I was nervous about trying a drugstore base product. I breakout easy and tend to stay with high end brands. I also have a hard time finding drugstore foundations that match my warm tone skin. Everything always looks pink on me. I was looking for something to wear on my skin for days that I'm home with my toddler. Days when I want to look presentable while I run errands, but don't have the time/energy/desire to go through my foundation/concealer routine. I wanted something I could quickly smooth on with my fingers, brush on some bronzer and blush and be done and have enough coverage to feel pretty and put together. I think I found it. My usual problem with BB/CC/tinted moisturizer creams is they have no staying power on my combo oily skin. Somehow this magical product stays ALL DAY on my skin with little oil breakthrough. Wore it all day today and spent some time at the park in the sun. Despite sweating and the fact that it's been 8 hours, my skin still looks practically perfect. It's staying power is comparable to my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation....and those are some big shoes to fill. The color selection is crappy, I will agree there. The light/medium works for well enough for me though if I just warm it up a bit with some bronzer. If you're lucky enough to find a color match, this is a product is awesome.

EDIT: Spoke too soon. This suddenly broke me out so insanely bad. Painful cysts EVERYWHERE. I stopped using this 2 weeks ago and my poor skin is still healing. I will never let this come anywhere near my face again. Dissappointed.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

First time when I applied this bb cream I was absolutely impressed about how good it's the coverage because it was very cheap. It covered all my redness and my skin was looking so good. But after two or three applies it started looking cakey and and T zone was very oily only after 2 hours. Beside this, it wasn't covering at all anything. And this shade, even it is the lightest it was very dark for me.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have fair/light skin with neutral/warm undertones. I also have oily, sensitive skin. When I put this on the colour was WAY off. It looked super pink. The consistency was very light, so it went on almost like a serum, but didn't control oil. Wanted to love it, but it didn't work out.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

My friend gave this product to me after she received it as a sample from Garnier (sample = full size? awesome!). This product provides my skin with a pretty good coverage for everyday wear. However, after wearing this all over my face for about 3-4 hours, my face becomes EXTREMELY oily. I would not repurchase just because even after powdering and blotting my face throughout the day my face still became oily.

Pros:
-Not too bad for the price of a BB cream
-Good coverage
-Good amount of product in what you get

Cons:
-Makes your skin very oily even after powdering
-I had to store the product upside down because it would leak through the top
-Consistency is very runny

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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