GARNIER B.B. Cream Review

Garnier B.B. Cream (Beauty Balm Cream)
Skin Renew
Miracle Skin Perfector
Garnier B.B. Cream is an instant all in one skin perfecting balm/lotion with mineral pigments. It comes in two shades: light/medium and medium/dark.

This feels more like oil free tinted moisturizer rather than traditional BB cream. Some of the noticeable differences would be, first, this Garnier BB Cream does not offer any sun protection like most other BB creams do. I read a review that claimed that this product has SPF 15 but no where on the product or box does it say it has any SPF. It has mineral pigments so it may offer some natural sun protection but that would be very low barely-there protection. Second, it only gives minimal coverage. The consistency of this product feels thinner and lighter than most other BB creams I’ve tried. Third, it doesn’t offer any blemish treatment or whitening/brightening treatment which are some of the benefits most Korean BB creams are well known for. It does contain vitamin C for hydration and mineral pigments which helps to give skin more “evened-out” look upon application, but the before and after pictures on the box are definite exaggerations. It’s hard to believe that the “barely-there” coverage this product offers can drastically cover imperfections as the before and after pictures claim.
It’s not completely useless; it does offer hydration for the skin with slightly evened-out skin finish. But these can easily be achieved by mixing your lotion and mineral powder or cream/liquid foundation.
If you are looking for products similar to Korean BB creams, this product should be avoided. If you are looking for a decent tinted moisturizer and you enjoy the strong perfume scent of Garnier products, than you might want to try this!
I’m a typical medium skintone. I wear MAC NC25-30 foundation color; therefore, in Garnier BB cream, the light/medium shade best suited me. The light/medium shade would be too dark for anyone lighter than NC/NW20- Garnier should add fair/light shade to this line! However, since this product only gives a sheer coverage, exact match of product shade to skintone is not really necessary.
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  1. February 8, 2012 / 2:21 pm

    Thank you for your honest review! I ordered a sample a few days ago so I will definately try the product before I purchase it (it IS a bit pricey). It kind of reminds me of their dark circle eye roller, but for the face.

  2. February 8, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    what colour matches you better lisa? thx for the review… i was looking for this products review 😛 you are the best

  3. February 9, 2012 / 2:54 am

    @less's little thoughts
    light/medium shade best matches my skintone…i edited this blogpost to add in my thoughts on the shades and how it suits my skintone etc=)

  4. April 10, 2012 / 5:48 am

    Love glossybox compared to so many other crap boxes they have out there. I am thrilled to hear they are finally coming to the U.S.! I just might sign up for it. Not too big on subscription services but these are pretty tempting! =)

  5. June 20, 2013 / 9:03 am

    hmm im glad i didnt purchase this one yet, deft putting my money on korean bb creams