Many of us have heard about the wonders of BB Creams (aka Asia’s hottest beauty secret), but up until recently, they have been hard to come across. Enter Garnier! They have created their very own BB (Beauty Balm/Blemish Balm) Cream that promises to brighten and even out our skin while moisturizing and protecting with an SPF15 UVA/UVB sunscreen. Until recently, BB Creams typically came in one shade and you were one of the lucky ones if it matched your skin, but Garnier’s BB Cream comes in two shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Deep. Now at our everyday drugstores and the ever amazing Target, we can get our hands on a very reasonably priced BB Cream for a suggested retail value of $11.99.
I decided to give this Cream a try and I am reporting with the utmost enthusiasm that it is amazing! I spend a small fortune on a fantastic tinted moisturizer and I must say, this Garnier BB Cream gave it a run for its money! I went about my morning routine- tinted moisturizer, concealer and powder- as normal and simply replaced my tinted moisturizer with the BB cream. I found that while applying, it was light and easy to blend with a slightly buildable coverage. It evened out my skin beautifully and felt great on- not heavy or greasy in the slightest. I was thrilled, but the true test would be how it would wear through the day…
I applied the BB cream at 9am and by 11pm (with a few powder touch ups, like always) my face still looked and felt incredible. My skin was still evened out (I have very rosy skin!) and it was smooth to the touch without being oily or heavy. After one day of using this BB Cream, I am singing its praises! Is it possible that I found a makeup product that could actually save me money?!
Garnier has really produced an amazing cream here and has done so with a more affordable price tag then many of its competitors. My prediction? Give it some time and the Garnier BB cream will be in everyone’s makeup bag!