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Garnier BB Cream- my thoughts

August 13, 2011

A few weeks ago I started noticing the term 'BB Cream' popping up everywhere. I was intrigued and after some investigation learnt that this stood for 'Blemish Balm' (or 'Blemish Base') and it was a product sold mainly in Asia. The idea of these creams are that they have a number of different uses (which vary from balm to balm) but are generally marketed as both a skincare and cosmetic item.

I am very keen to try some of the BB Creams from Asia with this being where they've originated from, but was excited to see that Garnier were launching one in the UK- the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One B.B. Cream. As you can see from the packaging it has a number of different claims and promises to immediately perfect skin.

On Monday I went straight out on my lunch hour to buy this for £9.99 from Superdrug. There were two shades to choose from- fair and medium. As I've got post-holiday skin I went for medium however I think this would be too dark in autumn/winter so will consider buying fair too. I have been wearing it every day since buying and using it as my foundation.

As you can see it's a really creamy formula and a little goes a long way. I apply it with my fingers and it just feels like applying a moisturiser, very easy to blend- I would definitely compare this product to a tinted moisturiser.

As for the results, the photo above (with rather messy hair after a day at work) shows what the B.B. Cream looks like applied- this is all I'm wearing on my skin. I would agree with all of the claims- my skin feels moisturised all day when wearing it and it definitey adds a glow to my skin without making it look oily or greasy. My boyfriend commented on how good my skin was looking yesterday. I'd also agree that it does blur imperfections rather than cover them completely. I've been using concealer on blemishes on top of this cream, and also my touche eclat under the eyes.

Overall, I am pretty excited about B.B. Creams. I do love tinted moisturisers for the summer and would say this does a really similar job so am bound to enjoy this product- I also like how it's multi-purpose and is doing your skin good by having SPF15 and hydrating the skin. I will be repurchasing this in the fair so I have it ready for autumn/winter too!

Has anyone tried this yet or any of the other B.B. Creams? Would love to hear your thoughts.


19 comments on "Garnier BB Cream- my thoughts"
  1. I've only just heard of BB creams and saw an advert in a magazine yesterday for this product. I wondered if it would be worth buying so thanks for your review :-)

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  2. This looks amazing! I'll definitely be purchasing it - thanks Daisy! xx

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  3. Great review, I think I'm gonna give this a go!..shame they don't have more shades to pick from though :)

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  4. I am obsessed with my Skin 79 BB Cream , I love it, it makes my skin look flawless :-)

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  5. My bb cream of choice is Lioele's Triple the Solution, which is perfect for my skin's yellow undertones. Like most Asian bb creams, it provides medium to heavy coverage depending on how much you apply.

    I tried this garnier cream and although it's a nice product I don't think it is a true bb cream, it's definitely more a tinted moisturiser. A great tinted moisturiser mind you! But not a true bb cream.

    Your necklace is so cute! X

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  6. I've never even heard of this, but the idea sounds really good, especially for summer xx

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  7. I've heard mixed reviews about this product! Think people who love their foundation will definitely not like it, but I enjoy light coverage most days :)

    xxx Kat

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  8. It looks gorgeous on your skin! But after what I've read about it from various places I don't think I'll be buying it. I get the feeling that the characteristics of the Garnier BB cream don't really seem to match that of the real Asian BB creams! :( x

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  9. God I wish people would stop buying this. Garnier are notorious for animal testing.
    xx

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  10. This looks great but Garnier products are always too harsh for my skin so I probably wouldn't use it on my face!

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  11. Looks good!!! And we can buy this in the shop around the corner, hate buying foundation stuff etc. online.

    Thanks for the review!

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  12. Looks great on your skin. I need a new foundation and I don't like anything too heavy so this could be perfect for me. Think I'll have to get the fair one though! :(

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  13. I almost bought this today but wanted to read more reviews before splashing out as I just spent a fortune on Clinique. I'm so undecided!

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  14. Wow I cannot wait till I go back to Asia and get my hands on different BB creams. Thanks for the review!

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  15. I would love to try a bb cream after reading so many good reviews but having oiily skin im worried it would jsut slide off my face after a couple of hours also i don't think theyd hav enough coverage for my liking :/

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  16. Looks really good. I'm definitely going to check it out when my current tinted moisturiser runs out. So glad UK companies are starting to bring out BB creams x

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  17. Lovely review - I spotted this one in the weekend's Sunday Times Style magazine. I don't exactly know what BB cream is, but it looks great and gives a nice glow - you look gorge. I've always used Nivea tinted moisturiser which is a bit heavier. Got the Garnier roll-on stick thing (which I would recommend peeps) so I think I'll give this BB a try! Thank you! X

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  18. Thanks for your review - I've been thinking of trying this for a while now so will give it a go! x

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