Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Product Buzz: Garnier BB Cream

I managed to get my hands on Garnier's BB Cream last week which has been surrounded by hype in the beauty world.

Amazingly this product sold out on its launch on Superdrug's website creating a online hype. I managed to get this cream for an impressive £7.99 while on offer in my local Superdrug.

So what is a BB cream? It stands for blemish balm cream, which has been one of Asia's hottest beauty products, this has even be used to heal laser skin surgery thanks to its soothing and skin-regenerating properties.

Released in the shades light and medium be sure to pick up the right one, luckily enough my mom picked light up as she didn't realised they came in different shades (bless her).

This product claims to be:

'An all in one skincare solution that immediately perfects your skin. The light, non-greasy formula gives even skin tone with a healthy glow, blurs imperfections and redness, smoothes the appearance of fine lines, hydrates for 24 hours and helps protect with SPF 15.'

I was surprised when I got round to using the product as the creams texture is similar to that of foundation which does thin when rubbed into the skin. The coverage that this stuff gives is brilliant, the past few days when I haven't wanted a full face of makeup I've simply been using it as foundation with a powder on top.

Flash was the best way at seeing it blended, as you can see it matches my skin perfectly.

It blends easily when applied with your fingers and due to it's thick consistency you find a little will go a long way. The good thing with this is that it's easy to blend just like a tinted moisturiser. The finish is dewy so if you have oily skin like myself you will have to apply powder to hide the shine (which has proved no problem for me).

After going into work with this on with Bourjois' Healthy Mix I had compliments on how good my skin and makeup looked.

I like how my skin feels both while it's applied and after, it definitely does feel hydrated and helps blur redness. What I found with this as well it does help improve your skin as during last week I was suffering from bad skin thanks to my monthly friend but using this definitely helped improve my skin.

I find the smell of this product lovely also, you can sometimes find creams that smell horrible but it's kind of hard to describe the smell but it's lovely but also smells quite natural if you get what I mean.

I'm loving this product as this is the first BB cream I have ever tried and won't be the last. As I mentioned I've been using this as foundation and have found that the staying power is great and surprising as I find some foundations don't last as long as this does. This is a product I will be repurchasing when I've used my bottle up.

So have you tried BB creams before?

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