I wear MAC NC42, MUFE HD #130, Neutrogena in Tan, Revlon CS in Natural Tan (I think?), Avon Ideal Flawless HD in Caramel, and Revlon Photoready in Caramel. I'm Caucasian, and I mix high-pressure tanning beds (minimizing harmful UV rays) and Jergens self-tanners. I am 35, just starting to get some slight signs of wrinkles, but fighting the aging process fiercely. I have combination to dry skin, and I rarely break out. I *do* have an issue with slight overly red hues at the tops of my cheeks and white "raccoon eyes" from wearing tanning protective gear.
As you can tell, I try many different products, foundations, cosmetics, and I am always searching for the best.
I'm not going to go as far as saying this Garnier BB Cream is the Best Thing Ever, but I am actually extremely impressed. I usually have to use a dozen products or so in very light layers (MAC Strobe cream, Monistat primer, Skindinavia DeSlick, foundation, Bare Escentuals Illuminating Minerial Veil, L'Oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Dull corrector) to get the effect of one single, simple application of the Garnier BB Cream product.
The scent is pleasant. The coverage is medium, in my opinion, yet it looks extremely natural and fresh, which reminds me of MUFE HD, but without the dryness and the price. A little goes a long way, making it an extremely good bargain at $13 at CVS. It is not extremely transferring, especially if you gently blot a plain tissue on your face after applying and set it with a very finely milled powder, such as Coty Airspun Translucent or Palladio Translucent, or Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, etc.
My husband said, "You look really beautiful tonight. What did you do differently? It's like you have makeup on, but you can't tell. You look very young. I can see your freckles. I have missed the freckles."
I don't feel like there's actually anything on my face at the moment with it on. The shade blends absolutely perfectly since it's more of a tinted product than a true foundation, and mixes well with any powders or cremes that I use with it.
Some have complained about a white cast with photography with this product, but please remember, it contains SPF. Any product containing SPF will give off a white cast when photographed, so that is your trade-off. If you want to avoid the white cast, use an HD foundation like MUFE with no SPF when doing camera/video work.
Yeah, I love this stuff. I'm going to start wearing it often. It makes me look radiant, beautiful, with an inner glow that isn't TOO glowy, and I've given it 5 stars because, for my skin type and chemistry, it certainly deserves it.