Monday, 8 April 2013

Garnier BB Cream - combination/oily skin

Hello everyone, I hope you are well!

Today I'm going to be sharing a review on the Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for combination to oily skin.

Garnier BB Cream combination to oily skin (Light) - £9.99 
(I got this on offer for £7.49 from Superdrug however I would happily pay the full amount!)

I was slightly apprehensive about trying this BB cream at first because a while back I ordered a sample of the original Garnier BB cream and didn't have a very good experience with it at all. It didn't agree with my skin whatsoever and the consistency was far too thick and I found it to be quite greasy! 

Luckily this BB cream is nothing like the original which is a pleasant surprise! It has a more watery and runny consistency which in my opinion is much better. It hasn't broken me out! (woohoo) and it also manages to keep shine and oil under control for much longer than my regular foundation I was using previous to this (double woohoo!)

I have COMPLETELY cut out foundation from my make up routine... yes that's right! No more foundation for me and my skin is definitely enjoying the benefits of being 'foundation free'. The texture and appearance of my skin has transformed majorly since using this product. I'm not saying it is 100% spot free and my skin is in now way perfect, but the change is still very noticeable!

Directions

Smooth Miracle Skin Perfector on to clean skin, as you would your normal moisturiser. 
To increase coverage, just add another layer!


  • I apply this using my fingers after cleansing my face, I do use this alongside my regular moisturiser as I think it applies much more evenly and it glides onto the skin much better.

Summary 


Pros:
  • Oil free
  • Non comedogenic
  • Keeps shine at bay
  • Contains SPF 20
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Evens skin tone

Cons:
  • Limited colour range (only available in light or medium) 
  • I think the packaging could be improved slightly as the product tends to leak out into the lid.

Overall I think this product is brilliant and definitely worth a go! I would recommend this product to anyone with combination to oily skin who is wanting to try a BB cream for the first time but is unsure about which one to try.

(Pictures taken with iPhone 4s)

What is your favourite BB cream? Have you tried this one? Let me know!

Natasha Carly x
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37 comments:

  1. I've seen this so many times and not thought anything of it but I really want to give it a try now I've read your thoughts on it xx

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    1. I hesitated buying it for ages but I'm so glad I finally did! :) You should give it a go! x

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  2. I love the original of this product. I'm just waiting till I'm done to get my hands on this to try it out. !!

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    1. I hope you love it as much as I do! :) Let me know if you try it!

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  3. Think I'll give this one a go, although I'm slightly nervous as I had a bad experience with the original one too! It broke me out so bad but maybe this will be different :) xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

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    1. I know the original one was terrible! I really didn't get on with it at all! I hope this one is just as good for you as it is for me :) let me know if you try it! xx

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  4. This sounds really nice, although it might be too dark for me as I am rather pale x

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    1. The shades are slightly dark but they do blend out easily! You could always mix it with your everyday foundation and apply it that way? x

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  5. BB Cream is nice! I only use this - no make up! Merci for your lovely comment on my blog! ♥ I Would love to keep in touch with you!!! Maybe you want to follow each other?
    Love, Kyra

    www.kyras.de

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    1. I know, my skin looks so good with it on!
      I am following your lovely blog :) x

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  6. Hello from germany :) would you follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? if you like you can start and i'll follow you back waiting for your response ♥

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    1. Thank you for your comment.

      I'm following your blog :) x

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  7. Ooh I'm gonna have to check this out! I tried the original formula too and also hated it! xx

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    1. The whole thing just wasn't right to me, not a fan of the original at all but this one is a whole different story! x

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  8. Hi sweetie thanks for your comment on my blog this product looks really interesting.
    Now I´m following you in GFC I hope your follow me back.

    xoxo

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    1. You're very welcome, thank you for your reply! :)
      I will definitely follow you back! x

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    1. It's a really lovely product! I'm really wanting to try more BB creams! x

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  10. This sounds great, I wasn't so keen on the original either as I have oily skin. I'm just not sure on the shades though as I'm so pale, I may have to have a swatch in store.
    Lovely review, thank you!

    Jesss xo

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    1. I'd swatch it in store just to test out shades but if you find that it's too dark you could always add it to your regular foundation or wear it underneath? x

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  11. This sounds amazing! I'd love to totally cut out foundation too. Definitely going to give this a try.great review xxx

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    1. Thank you! Let me know what you think of it of you try it out :) x

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  12. i love bb creams! i'd love to know which one the best bb cream is... have heard a lot about the garnier one though, i think i'll give it a try:)

    lots of love xx

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    1. I need to try out more BB creams but so far this is the one I love the most! :)

      Thank you for your comment x

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  13. sounds like a really good product! great post!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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    1. It's a fabulous product! Thank you for your comment :) x

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  14. Your skin looks amazing, that is a good enough advertisement for this product! I am glad it has worked so well for you, I may have to try this out, I hate heavy foundation so a bb cream might be perfect!

    E x

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! :) Let me know if you give it a go! Right now I don't think I'll switch back to foundation! x

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  15. I've been meaning to try this and I just might now.
    Thanks for the review.

    Also thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Hope to see you there again soon.

    Anne xox

    www.4theloveofpancakes.blogspot.com.au

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you for your reply!

      you should definitely give it a go! I was holding out on it for a while but I'm glad I finally gave it a go :) x

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  16. im definatley going to give this a a go.

    im new to blogger please follow me back :) xxx

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    1. Thank you for your comment, let me know if you do try it!
      I'll take a look at your blog now :) x

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  17. Thanks for your review, I think I may give this a go to see if it works on me!

    Rea x

    http://reapearlgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. interesting! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  19. ooo this sounds like a great product! I dont use BB's or any skin coverage but this sounds really lovely!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  20. Hello from germany :) would you follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? if you like you can start and i'll follow you back waiting for your response <3

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  21. I use this also! Like, A LOT! Best BB ever. And I don't break out after wearing it!

    Sparrowstylings.blogspot.com.au

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