Garnier - Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Original
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Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Original combines the benefits of skin care and make-up in one moisturiser. The moisturiser leaves skin looking flawless and feeling healthy. The all-in-one cream contains vitamin C and mineral pigments for long-lasting hydration and UV protection with a light touch of make-up. The moisturiser hydrates skin for 24-hours, evens complexion, corrects blemishes, gives skin a healthy glow, and offers UV SPF 15 protection. It can be worn on its own or under make-up. Available in Light, and Medium
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"It left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated, but matte too."
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Featured ReviewMar 26, 2013 12:53pm
Fantastic Go-To Product!
I have been trialling both the Light & Medium shades and have loved them both. The light shade is more suited to my skins natural colour so this would have to be my favourite. I found mixing the medium with a bit of thick sunscreen can help lighten the shade with does make it more greasy and you really need to use a good powder over the top to stop the shine. But in the warmer months this shade would work well on its own for me as it's not that much darker.
This product gives great coverage and smooths out the surface of your skin giving you a flawless finish without looking fake. The scent is really beautiful actually, it is like a light fragrant perfume which is quite slight but very pretty and non irritating.
I adore the lovely golden brown tube and find it super easy to use and apply. It is very affordable and I would purchase this in the future as it is my go to BB Cream for almost everyday.
It minimises my pores and doesn't make me break out even though it contains SPF and moisturiser which can feel a little slick at the end of the day. But a little powder touch up only once throughout the day is all you need and it does a great job at lasting the whole day.
A fantastic product that is great value & agrees with my skin. It is almost like the Light shade was specially formulated to exactly match my skin's colour. Amazing!
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Rating: Oct 2, 2014 10:36pm
Average BB cream - glosscars
For regular occasions such as work, and general weekend outings I prefer to use BB cream over foundation as I find it lighter on my skin and believe it is better for it. I’ve tried a lot of BB/CC creams and tinted moisturisers over the past few years so I have a fair idea what I’m looking for in one.
The tubes of this BB cream are of a standard size (50mL), and they are of a practical design that allows for easy use. I like how the lid is a fliptop, rather than screw on as you don’t have to worry about holding it or putting it back on while having the cream on one hand. It does clip on securely as well though so you don’t need to worry about any mess if you take it in your bag.
I really love the texture and consistency of the cream. It’s is quite thick, but when applied it is very light in weight. It does take a little bit of time to be absorbed and I find you have to work it in well but unfortunately it still remains shiny. The light shade a fairly good match for me (yet not perfect – it’s a little orange) after being well blended but I was pleased enough as it is so hard to find a BB cream that isn’t too dark for me – and the problem is I’m not even that fair/pale so I’d hate to think the trouble this causes girls who are very fair in comparison. I also have tried on the medium shade to see if it would give me a little more colour but it was too dark and way too orange. The coverage of the cream was average - I know it isn’t supposed to be like foundation, but for me it didn’t seem to cover up redness as much as I hoped it would being a Blemish balm. I did not experience any breakouts or adverse reactions from using it which I just thought I’d mention as sometimes that can occur, though generally it’s an individual thing
I have also tried the sensitive version of this cream and I know this review is not about that product but I just wanted to mention that I did find it to be even better than this original version in colour, coverage and finish (it was very matte where this original version is a bit shiny).
Overall this is an average BB cream and there are better ones out there for example the sensitive version is much better than this original one. The price of this cream I think is a little expensive compared to the others out there with comparable quality (many of which are cheaper).
Rating: Sep 29, 2014 1:54am
Best in Beauty 2014 - Simply the BEST!
This is hands down the best BB Cream I have come across. I use it on everyday basis and its my third tube now. It gives a sufficient coverage which is totally buildable. It evens out my skin tone, covers the marks and smoothens out my complexion. It instantly beautifies my skin by giving it a healthy illuminating effect. No dryness, no oiliness. The texture is very light and blends easily and perfectly. Skin feels hydrated and moisturised. The added bonus is the SPF 15 factor for sun protection. True to its claim!
Rating: Sep 27, 2014 7:30pm
Love as a base for mineral powder
I use this product as part of my daily morning ritual. I'll moisturise my face, quickly followed by the BB cream. I know it is not recommended but basically I use this as my liquid foundation and then apply Nude by Nature mineral powder over the top. The reasons I do this are as follows;
- The BB cream is light in weight and makes it feel as though it is only a simple moisturiser
- provides quite a good coverage for a tinted moisturiser but does not look 'cakey'
- definitely a better alternative to full cover foundation in regards to your skin
- only need a small amount = cost effective
Rating: Sep 22, 2014 9:22pm
Don't believe it's reputation!
I know that this is a product that gets a bad rep for being ridiculously bad for your skin but I have never, in two years of using this product, had a problem. It slides on smooth and it lasts for the majority of the day.
Rating: Sep 13, 2014 2:43pm
I found this perfect for my skin, and it made my skin feel absolutely soft and fab. It applied quick and easy while feeling light and sweet smelling.
Rating: Aug 24, 2014 11:30pm
Not great for combo skin, looked orange and sheered out.
I chose to buy this in "medium", which was my first mistake!
There was no option to try this before I bought it, and I figured (after reading reviews) that the colours ran light, so I picked up the medium instead of light.
It looked presentable after application (although I struggled to blend the thick formula into my face) but after a couple of hours, I looked like a slippery orange mess!
I gave it another shot, and this time applied a primer and a setting powder to control the oil, but by the end of the day, I still looked fairly orange, and my nose and cheeks had almost no product left at all, and I could see every blemish on my face. It seemed to sheer out a lot on my skin.
It seems to be the only product from Garnier that doesn't agree with my skin type!
I did love the packaging (simple and easy to use!)
Not for me, but I'm glad so many others have found their go-to BB cream!
Rating: Aug 21, 2014 9:39am
Better products on the market...
I only just realised there's one for sensitive skin, so I probably should have tried that, I remember a little burning with this one. Also found my skin getting a little oily my midday (and I have dry skin!)
For me the colour worked (I have an indian background, but on the lighter side) which was a bonus, as my colouring lies between medium and dark usually.
Wouldn't buy it again, found the Maybeline BB to suit my skin type better.
Rating: Aug 12, 2014 6:52pm
One of the better ones.
I've used a few BB creams (Olay, Nivea and Garnier) and this one, while not my holy Grail BB cream, is the best of the 3. It's a good colour for my very fair skin, it blends nicely and it provides moisture without feeling oily. It gives my skin a lovely healthy glow. I'd still like to try La Mav's BB cream, but until then, I'm happy to keep using this one.
Rating: Aug 11, 2014 7:12pm
Not for combination or oily skin
If you have combination or oily skin, you are better off getting a different bb cream. I use this once when it was spring but it makes my face look very oily and shiny which it didn't like. However, when I use it during winter, it was decent but you would always have to use a moisturiser before applying. Otherwise, it wouldn't look great since the moisturiser component in the bb cream is not enough. I got the light shade one but it was still too dark for me but I didn't mind it because when I use it during winter it doesn't make my face look like a ghost :)
Rating: Aug 6, 2014 4:45pm
Not for me
I found it didn't blend in, the colour was orange and the product was oily (I don't have oily skin). I have found much better BB creams. It wasn't for me.