Looks like BB cream is the cosmetic worlds’ new obsession. With every brand launching its’ very own BB Cream (think of Ponds, Maybelline, Garnier, Lakme), it gets increasingly difficult to know and pick the one that is likely to suit you the most. Just recently, we laid our hands on the one by Garnier, and here we are, yet again doing the sincerest of reviews for you.
Price and Quantity- Rs. 99 for 18 grams and Rs. 199 for 40 grams
What Does the Product Claim to Do?
When Deepika Padukone claims the 5 benefits of Garnier BB Cream, you wonder if it’s just another publicity gimmick or will it actually work. Nevertheless, the wait is over, and we are here to tell you everything you need to know about it!
The product says that it will instantly and effectively help you make your skin perfect, which is:
- Even toned
The Garnier BB Cream comes in a small tube packaging, which is beige in color and handy to use. (We bought the 18 gram version first, who’d knew it was going to be so good). The white cap is somewhat big for the size of the actual body but it does secure the tube well. It’s very sleek and appears a bit glossy. The nozzle is small, which helps you to straightaway pour a small amount on your palm (almost pea sized). The tube can easily find a place in your handbag, and is travel friendly too.
How Does the Cream Work?
The packaging of the Garnier BB Cream says that, “This all-in-one high-performance skin care contains Vitamin C derivative known to have antioxidant properties. It helps boost skin glow and brightness. Enriched with mineral pigments, BB cream instantly beautifies your skin. It instantly spreads evenly for a- flawless finish. Its lightweight and comfortable texture blends perfectly into the skin. It lets skin breathe. It is an 8H moisturizing formula with Almond extract. Its SPF24 filter helps protects the skin from UV”.
Phew! Too much, ain’t it? Now, let us tell you what part of it is true ,and which part is not-so-true!
What We Have to Say About It?
The Garnier BB Cream is currently in competition with the Maybelline BB Cream. One does not really expect the fine products from Garnier (remember the Granier Fructis Shampoo and Garnier Light Cream), but this product really left us surprised. It is really satisfactory. The product blends well with all skin types, and covers light blemishes without appearing too pancakey. Initially, the cream might give a matte finish, but it kind-of settles in after a while and provides a decent glow.
For those with a very dry skin, make sure you wear a moisturizer beneath it, otherwise the cream is good enough and moisturizes well. It even contains SPF 24 that shields you from the sun, and provides UVA/UVB protection. The thick brown liquid feels light and weightless on your skin, and is more of effortless makeup!
The coverage is mild- but it definitely brightens up your face, and has a good staying power of about 6 to 8 hours. The fragrance is lovely, flowery, and kind of girly. The product is great for everyday use as it is light, effortless makeup. Also, it is widely available and super easy on your pocket.
The Garnier BB cream comes in only one shade, which is definitely a bummer.
The product may cause breakouts to people with oily skin.
So we recommend you to bring home this product at least once. It might suit you well, just like it suited us.