Another Western Brand has jumped on the BB Cream wagon. Garnier has come up with their Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One BB Cream. For an intro into the Western perspective of BB Creams, this Daily Mail Article makes quite a good read.
List of ingredients:
This is priced at £9.99 for a 50ml Tube.
-primer and skin perfecter
-blurs redness, sunspots
-smooths fine lines
-illuminates and brightens
and a quote from Garnier website: Go B.B! In just one step, even, cover, hydrate, illuminate and help protect your skin.
The product comes in a fairly small tube beige coloured shiny tube. The tube has a flip top cap for the product to be squeezed out.
The BB cream comes in 2 shades; light and medium. I bought 'Light'.
Light is pale to medium beige shade. My my skin it comes out a shade darker (and more bronze) than my natural skin colour. It would be perfect for those wanting a Summer glow. But for those who desire pale, porcelain skin, I think you will find this shade a little too dark.
Once blended it gives the skin a gorgeous glow.
The BB cream on my skin:
Texture and Scent
The BB cream is has the texture of a really thick tinted moisturiser. However, it is light enough to spread easily onto the skin. The cream feels quite nice of dry to normal skin, but I worry that it might be too greasy for those with combination-oily skin. It has a pleasant, fresh, floral scent.
Colour and Coverage
As I mentioned earlier, 'Light' is a little to dark for my MAC NC15-20 skin. Coverage is medium to sheer, similar to tinted moisturiser if applied sparingly. Does not conceal spots or sun-spots. Coverage is build-able. The best thing bout this cream is that it gives the skin an amazing healthy, natural looking glow. This BB cream is pretty long-wearing. It's also fairly hydrating, though I wouldn't use this instead of my normal moisturiser.
Differences to Asian BB Creams:
-no ashy grey undertone
-sheerer coverage (would not function as a foundation)
-shades are darker than that of Asian BB creams
-does not contain whitening benefits
-contains mineral pigments to even out skintone
-provides gorgeous natural looking glow
-sheer build-able coverage
- covers minor imperfections
-limited shade range, light was too dark for me
- some might find SPF15 too low
-may be too greasy for combination-oily skins
-some may find coverage too sheer