Tuesday, 20 September 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. 
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