Overview- The Garnier BB cream is intended for oily to combination skin tones. Overall it claims to helps make pores less visible, conceal unevenness including imperfections and dark marks.
Packaging- The product comes in a slim tube with a screw off cap. This product is extremely liquidy therefore when it's placed downwards and opened the product sometimes gushes out. Along with this, the inside of the tube is quite hard to keep clean. I find that the product is always gathered on the spout where the product is dispensed. It's not a huge turn off for me but if the packaging was formulated to accommodate the runny texture I think a lot more people would enjoy it.
Price- I paid approximately $13 for this product at Target. Wal-Mart tends to sell the product a dollar or so cheaper while Shoppers seems to be the most expensive out of them all. You get 60mL worth of product, more than a foundation bottle which usually houses approximately 30mL.
Texture- The BB cream itself is quite watery which you'll learn after watching and reading reviews. However despite the texture it still provides a generous amount of coverage. Even though it's on the liquidy side, it spreads and blends like a dream. One layer evens out any redness while a second layer or simply spot concealing (by adding more to the desired area) can help to conceal the unwanted marks/ pimples even more. After the product settles it's evidently matte almost a powdery finish, it also feels very soft.
Pigmentation- The BB comes in two shades (possibly three);light medium followed by medium dark. I picked up medium dark because the other shade seemed too light for my complexion. At first when I applied I thought the the color match was amazing, however when I looked in the mirror right after applying in better lighting, it seemed a tad dark for my skin (not too excessive but I prefer something lighter than darker).
With Garnier BB- Not sure if you can notice, but my arm has a powdery finish.
Things to note
- No chemical smell
-Does not feel oily or greasy
-Applies well with fingers, brush or beauty blender
-Sets fairly fast
- Blends out extremely well
-Light texture when applied to the skin, feels smooth to the touch
Overall I am generally pleased with this BB cream, despite the slight color mismatch, it performs exceptionally well. I plan on getting the light medium shade and mixing the two to customize the color. If you are looking for a BB cream that will provide buildable coverage I highly suggest this product. Even if you just need evening out this Garnier BB will do the trick. Compared to other products I've researched this was the stand out one for me! be sure to watch some reviews on Youtube!
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