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.