Thursday, 18 August 2011

Weekly Review...Garnier BB Cream...

It's that time of the week for the good old weekly review, this time it's the so called miracle product Garnier Skin Naturals Daily All-in-one B.B Cream.

 (Excuse the grass background, I felt like getting back to nature!!)
Consistency straight out the bottle

Blended in on the bottom part of my hand

I'm sure you'll all of heard of this product, there's been a massive hype around it at the moment. First of all, the stuff from the bottle....

Apparently it evens skin tone and boosts glow, blurs imperfections, smooths fine lines, gives 24 hour hydration, and has SPF 15 protection. I wasn't entirely sure how to wear this at first, and I certainly wasn't expecting it to be this thick and creamy. I tried it as a foundation but it didn't give the right sort of coverage for me, so instead I used it as a primer, with my Bourjois healthy mix over the top. The consistency is really greasy for me, I tried to use my fingers to apply it but it didn't really feel like I was getting much coverage from it. Basically, I wasn't too impressed. I've used it every day for a week and it just doesn't do much for me. I'll keep at it, and I guess for the £9.99 price tag it isn't too bad, but I just can't see where this miracle is happening. It may depend on your skin type and what sort of product suits you, and I would say give it a go as I've heard a lot of people really like it, but unfortunately not for me.

While we're on the subject of things that don't work for us, I'm going to tell you about my other disappointment. I heard everyone rave on about the Bourjois healthy mix foundation and thought I'd give it a go considering it was cheaper than my usual Mac Studio Fix Fluid and might be lighter on my skin as an everyday foundation. 

Consistency straight from the bottle

Consistency when blended

Oh dear oh dear oh dear. I wanted to love this so much, but unfortunately I didn't. I had to cake my face in powder and bronzer for it to last through to lunch time without looking like a newly waxed car, I hated how thin it was, and I couldn't get a good coverage when I put it on in the morning. I gave this a good three/four week trial using it every day, then went back to my Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW22. I just want to take the opportunity to apologise profusely to my poor Mac Studio Fix. I will never turn my back on you again...

Consistency straight from the bottle

Consistency when blended

Colour, consistency, coverage are all 10/10. The only thing I have to fault is the smell which is a bit paint like, as I've heard many people say before. I don't even think the cost is that bad as it lasts so long.

Anyway sorry that wasn't a particularly positive post, we did end on a high though!!
Has anyone else tried the Garnier BB cream and had a better experience than I had?



  1. I was just about to post my review on the BB cream. I kinda feel the same it's nice but I don't know if they can get away with calling it miracle cream! It did make my skin look nice and dewy though! xx

  2. im so glad im not the only one! and also people saying it lats forever, you only need one pump, i had to use two to cover my face and a third for extra coverage on my cheeks and nose! plus i didnt get thet dewy look everyone says yolu do either.. not until it had come off anyway.. and that was an unnatractive oily dewyness! i have found bourjois foundations to be dissapointing full stop.

  3. Ah I'm glad I read this and the two comments above! I'm looking to start trying some easy all in one creams (i'm getting old) but I shall stay away from this!

    I'm a studio fix fluid lover too. I have to mix mine though as it's a little dark


  4. Nothing wrong with a slightly negative post, I prefer honesty! Love Studio Fix Fluid too and it does last bloody ages. I think the BB cream is aimed at skin with imperfections and fine lines, maybe that's why you didn't see much of a difference

  5. Thanks for this review, I was weighing up whether to buy the BB cream because there has been so much hype around it but i'm not sure I will now. I completely agree with your about the MAC studio fix foundation, it really is the best xx