I skipped posting for a few days and I missed it so much! I am back with a review now!
A few days ago, I won a Garnier BB cream on Blushingloves giveaway (check her out, she's great)
I was really happy, because since it was released a few months ago, I have heard only good things about it. I love BB creams, I have tried several ones by asian brands and was extremely satisfied by their performance on my skin.
So, what's a BB cream?
A BB cream or Blemish Balm Cream, is a kind of tinted moisturizer. It was originally used for healing laser skin surgery as it has some reganarating substances, and later Korean actresses used it for beauty reasons. It's been a hot product for a few years in Asia and the craze of course came to US and Europe.
So what about Garnier's BB cream?
It comes in a 50 ml tube, which is a pretty decent amount. I love the fact that it's in a tube, I'm a huge germaphobe and I don't like to put my fingers in stuff that I use on my face! Also, the tube is quite sheer, you can actually see the amount of product that's in it.
It comes in 3 shades, I got the Light one. The consintency is very nice, light and creamy. The coverage you get is light to medium and it has a flowery scent that's not overpowering, but it lingers for a few hours. My skin is dry and I didn't use any moisturizer before this and it did a great job on me.
I got this in the mail in the morning and had it on for at least 10 hours before taking all my makeup off. It definately stayed on and gave me a nice glow, but also the moisture my dry skin needed for the day.
All I can say is, it ticks all the boxes for me as far as an everyday-use tinted moisturizer/foundation goes. If I want something more hardcore, like for a night out, I will use a full coverage foundation like my Revlon Colorstay or my Vitalumiere Aqua, but I will use this in my everyday routine.
The crazy part is, when I got home later in the day today, my mum asked me if she could keep it. She had obviously seen it on my makeup stash when I left, used it (sneaky, sneaky!) and liked it. She said she loved the smell and the glow she had given her all day! Being the good daughter I am, I said yes. So, I'll have to go and buy one for me next week. This costs 10 euros I think, so great for my wallet also!
Have you tried the Garnier BB cream?