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|BB and CC creams are all the rage right now, so I had to just try one to see for myself. I chose the Garnier BB Cream because I had read so many positive reviews about it and also it is one of the less-expensive brands to try. |
My first impressions were that it was very silky and applied very easily. The coverage is very good. There is a slight yet pleasant fragrance.
The shade I chose was "light/medium", and I should have probably chosen the medium to dark shade, but I already threw the box away, so I can't take it back to exchange it, oh well (sigh). The light/medium seems too light for me at the moment because my skin is tan, but I was able to mask it when I applied my usual Laura Mercier Mineral Powder over it, so it wasn't too bad...I think I will be able to live with it.
This product claims to control shine, minimize pores, even skintone and hydrate. Personally, I feel BB & CC creams are great and all however, I receive those same benefits from my cleanser, moisturizer and my mineral powder evens out my skintone. Do I really need to have this product? Not really.
This oil-free formula held-up very well. I actually applied this one day before sitting by the pool on a warm 85+ degree day and it held-up quite well and I was impressed with the Combination to Oily Skin formula. One thing I did not like was that in photo's, my face looked like I had a white mask on (not pretty), and I guess that is due to the SPF 20.
All-in-all, would I recommend this Garnier BB Cream? Yes. It works very well and is economical. Just make sure you choose the correct formula and color for your skin tone.
|Do you see that typo? Not sure how they missed this one but under "Uses", they have "Directions", which should not be there as the directions are described below. I guess it was an oversight and they decided to run production anyhow. No biggie, really. I'm sure other people noticed it as well.|