Turn your skin’s shine into a healthy glow with oil-free B.B. Cream
I have combination skin with a very oily t-zone. With the heat, my skin usually gets oilier the hotter the weather & I was worried about finding a new matte foundation that would be good for the summer. I was thrilled when I got into this campaign. I ordered the shade medium/deep - I am the medium shade in most foundations & this was a great match. I also have cool (pink) undertones & was worried that this since more people are warm than cool that this product might lean too yellow. This has a neutral, leaning a little pink, undertone so it was a fantastic match. I am a little concerned that the shade range is so limited: If I am medium/ deep then how deep can the deep be. Very dark skintones are often ignored so maybe garnier will consider making a couple more shades to account for more skintones because this is such a great product. The oil absorbing Perilite formula truly does amazing things to my oily t-zone. I prefer a matte finish to my makeup because on oily skinned people the "dewy & glowy" look can easily look like oiliness. The garnier oil-free BB cream stays matte almost the entire day & oil doesn't break down the makeup like it can to some other foundations. My skin looks almost the same after an entire day of wear as right after application. While it does keep my t-zone matte, it doesn't dry out the drier spots on the edge of my face near the jaw and hairline. I typically have to blot & powder 2-3 times during the course of a 14-16 hour day, but with this BB cream that is down to 1 blotting & powdering usually late in the afternoon. Major improvement. During the course of this trial I broke out in small red blotches all over my cheeks from a new cream blush I was trying. I was very worried that applying makeup on top would aggravate the breakout more or that I'd have to load up on concealer to cover it. I was able to just use one application of this product and the blemishes were nearly completely invisible. Even after using it, I wasn't expecting that good of coverage from a BB cream. It also didn't aggravate my skin further and the blemishes cleared very quickly. I feel that since this is oil free, non-acnegenic, and non-comedogenic that this would be a great product for people with sensitive skin. Another thing that makes this my ideal product for the summer is that it contains SPF 20 without the sunscreen smell, white cast, or greasiness that can accompany other products containing SPF. The only negative I can think of for this product is that due to the thin consistency of the product and the way it opens, the nozzle can get messy and/or quickly dispense too much product. As long as I'm careful, this is a non-issue. As someone who nearly exclusively shops at department store counters & Sephora for makeup, I was not expecting to love this product as much as I do. This is a very affordable high quality product: most high end foundations/BB creams/Tinted Moisturizers are sold in 1 oz packaging for much more. This is 2 oz of product for only 12.99, plus Garnier and Garnier retailers usually offer sales or coupons! I am so glad I discovered this product.