Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Garnier Skin Perfector - All it claims to B.B.?

I, no doubt like you, have been reading the reviews for the new B.B. (Blemish Balm) creams that have saturated the market of late. Yes, I'm a marketer's dream, so picked one up. 

First up, the claims! Being in possession of this little (it is very little) beauty means you should have: 
  • More even toned skin with a boost in complexion
  • A highlighted & illuminated fizzog
  • Smoother fine lines (not wrinkles though)
  • 24hr hydration
  • A unified complexion thanks to the antioxidants & pigments
  • SPF 15 UV protection
Actual size is only ickle (50ml)
I've been using this, on and off, to gauge results. The first thing to compliment is the smell, it is Divine! While the Asian original B.B. creams tended to be a deeper colour (obsv) I'm not sure I'm convinced Garnier have got the colouring right for calíns with this one. 

It does give a dewy finish but pulls towards orange, even on my skin. It seems like a good choice for those that like sheer coverage though. The problem being that the target audience for this product is 25-35, not a whole lot of us that would brave the sheer look any time past August. 

You're 37 & a half?! Stop using me. At once!
Even the light version is dark for us Peigs
It does make for magnificent mawlers though
While I do like this product, it's not one I'll be repurchasing. It's too sheer for work wear yet too robust to be used as a base. I can't help but feel that had Garnier released this pre 'summer' they would have sold an awful lot more. 

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector is available in two colours, Light & Dark, nationwide for €14.99, I picked this one up in Dunnes Stores for €9.99 a fortnight ago. 

What do you reckon, have you tried a B.B. cream yet? Are you bovvered?

**Edit** After 2 days straight of wearing this BB and nothing else my poor face broke out shockingly in painful, raised lumps. I'm gutted but it's definitely not for me. 


InspirationBeauty said...

I got this in England a while back, and everytime I use it I feel really self conscious of how orange I look. I'm usually a medium in most brands so I have the medium, and it makes me look like I CAKED makeup on when it's only a little bit of the BB Cream. Not really what they were going for I don't think!

Unknown said...

I was dying for this to come out but after reading a few posts about it and swatching it myself in Boots, i knew it wasn't for me, I would much prefer a budget foundation that gives the cover i need/want

Unknown said...

As ye know I tried this and I didn't like it I felt it left my skin greasy . I gave it to my mam and
I just asked how she is getting on and she said she feels its oily and sits on her skin but she quite likes that cause she has a break out of stress dry skin at the moment

Emz said...

Thanks for the review Sue & the comments ladies - have been dying to try this (sent for a sample but haven't received it yet) but now, I'm not so sure, the oompa loopma look is definitely not for me!!

cornflakegirl said...

I've heard loads of people say that it left them looking a tad orange too.

Dollyrouge said...

Such a shame I was so looking forward to trying this. I really don't think I will bother now. Orange is not a good look! Rach x

Beth Hinds said...

I love the title of this post! I didn't think that this would be all that good tbh xx

Mariga said...

I love sheers so was really looking forward to this launch. One sniff of it in Boots was enough to put me off though. Full of fragrance, just imagine what that does to your skin. Very disappointing.

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