Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Review: Garnier BB Cream
I picked up Garnier BB Cream a while back because I was looking for something that would help even out my face without being a fuller-coverage foundation. I picked it up for about 12-13 dollars at Rite-Aid. I was hoping that it would give me better coverage than my Dior tinted moisturizer.
The Garnier BB cream has a consistency a little thicker than liquid foundation - more like a moisturizer. It does have a scent (which is actually pretty similar to the fragrance in the Dior tinted moisturizer). There are only a couple of options for shades, as it sheers out to be universal for all skin tones in the relative vicinity.
The color blends out pretty nicely - what's above on my hand isn't the most blended, but you get the idea. It does a nice job evening out skin tone, moisturizing, and protecting the skin with SPF. I typically wear this on weekends if I need to run errands and don't want a full face of makeup. We were in the Caribbean for our honeymoon and I wore this BB cream every day, only putting foundation on a couple of times. I found that it did a nice job keeping my face from sunburn while also helping me have a somewhat polished look without being over the top. It was also lightweight enough that I looked fresh-faced while other women there at the resort had their makeup running down their faces.
If you battle redness and/or acne, this is not going to cover it - you're still going to want a fuller coverage foundation and/or concealer. However, if you just want something that moisturizes and protects against sun damage and that offers a little bit of polishing, then look into using a BB cream. It's lightweight and protecting, and it's a nice alternative to cakey foundations during these hot summer months headed our way.