Ok, it’s time for a product review.
A few months back, I was seduced into trying Garnier‘s original BB cream while I was product-hypnotised in Priceline, staring waaaay too long at the shelves of goodies. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a bit of a product queen. Now notice that I said queen, not snob, by no means does it have to be expensive, I just love the variety.
I went home and tried it on. This was the formula for normal skin, which at the time, was the only type being sold. The first thing I noticed was how the product rushed out of the small nozzle, over my fingers and onto the sink, which luckily, was conveniently placed directly under my hands at the time
After a quick clean up with some baby wipes, I managed to dab a normal amount onto my fingertips, and apply it to my face. It felt ok, went on quite smoothly, and felt like a nice thin even layer. It evened my skin tone out quite nicely, so all in all, I was rather pleased with my purchase.
About half an hour later I was back at the bathroom mirror, for something….a brush? can’t remember. Anyway, I was disappointed to find my skin was all shiny and slicked, like the product was floating in a layer of oil. I gently ran a finger over my cheek, and yep, oily mess with foundation floating on top, and just for an added bonus, a zit was coming up on my chin because my skin was suffocating UUURRGGHH!!!!!
So that one went in the bin right away, I can’t stand wasting money on products that don’t dazzle me dammit! Anyway, as ironic fate would have it, a few days later I was in the supermarket, and I saw that Garnier had just launched a second addition to their BB cream product line…for combination/oily skin. Now, I don’t know if they had got that in because of feedback about the original, or because they just decided to launch the second one later.
So there I am, in the supermarket, looking at this new and improved formula that would probably suit my skin much better. Do I risk it? How dumb/annoyed will I feel if this one is a flop too? I bought it. I paced around, walked away, came back again and then bought it.
Now, here’s the good news. It’s great, it works and it’s great. I got the light one because I have Tassie skin, which means I can hold a tan for about 5 minutes tops, even over here in WA during Summer.
It blends really well, like the other one, but dries to a soft, velvety finish. It covers my dark circles, large pores, and other various pleasantries that lurk on my face sometimes. It does well in the heat too, a lot of makeup brands don’t stand a chance over here when the weather heats up. It has a light, pleasing smell too, which is a big factor for me….I don’t like to be stuck with Stinky Face Syndrome all day.
The only thing I must caution you on is that it still runs out of the tube way too fast, if you don’t store it with the lid facing up. So, keep it standing upside down in a pretty container or jar, with your makeup brushes or eyeliner etc.
So all in all my skin has improved with continued use, and I look forward to my quick fix in the morning. It takes seconds to put on, feels and looks light, and you forget you are wearing it.
8/10, or 4 stars, whatever you prefer lol xx