Review: Garnier BB Cream

I love the idea of BB Creams - a hybrid of skincare and makeup, with added sun protection. So of course I decided to buy Garnier's BB Cream to see what it's all about. I am coming to the end of the tube now, so I have given it a really good test in order to give a fair review.

Garnier BB Cream

The packaging itself looks nice, and 50ml is quite a good amount - mine has lasted a pretty long time. It costs £9.99, which is an average price for a BB Cream.

However, I have a few problems with this product. With my combination skin, I find that it does not help to combat the oiliness on my t-zone at all, but in fact seems to exacerbate it. After applying, it lasts for a very short time (roughly 2 hours) before going patchy and orange, which is not a great look at all!

The shade I bought is "Light" which, as the name suggests, is the lightest shade, yet even this is slightly too dark and orange for my skin tone. It is unfortunate that there are only 2 shades to choose from, making it highly unlikely that it will match most skintones perfectly. As for the consistency, it is quite thick but still fairly easy to blend in to the skin.

Consistency and shade

I do find that after wearing it, my skin feels quite soft and any blemishes I might have are treated slightly. It certainly doesn't make your skin any worse blemish-wise (but like I said, it does make my skin quite oily). Also, the fact that it contains SPF15 and UVA protection is a real bonus, because I tend to only buy foundations and skin creams with sun protection.

Overall, it has been an okay product to use, but I wouldn't buy this BB Cream again because it just doesn't last as long as I want it to and doesn't work well with my combination skin. I am currently trying out a few different BB Creams to see if they are any better, so the reviews on those should be up soon...


Rating: 6/10
Bottom line: Okay, but not the best.
Do I recommend? Only for those without oily skin.

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