6.29.2013

Review- Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream

One fine day Nayab was just going about her own business and checking her emails when a message popped up asking whether she'd like to review the Garnier BB Cream courtesy of the Pakistani Beauty Blogging Community, Nayab obviously said yes, who wouldn't! Here's what her experience with the BB cream has been like. 


Since this is the first BB Cream that I've tried, I did not have my prior expectations, and although I had read quite a few negative reviews about this BB Cream, I decided to not judge it without it's fair trial and now that I've been using it for over two weeks continuously, I can say that I'm pleased with the product. 

In many of the reviews that I read, what most people were complaining about was it's staying power. If you apply this product as it is and go out in the blazing Pakistani summers, there's no way this is going to last, AT ALL. But don't hold it against this product since nearly all products that perform well otherwise fail to perform for me in the summers. So what do you do? You improvise, and you figure out a way to make it work because I did love the glow-y effect that this BB Cream gave.

So what I do now is I apply the BB cream, and set it with a good powder, simple as that. My choice of setting powder has been Rimmel's Stay Matte or Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder. If you guys have had a bad experience with this BB cream then I urge you to give it another shot after setting it with a good powder and that should eliminate any staying power issues any one might have had. Plus as soon as these dreadful summers are over and winter comes, you won't even need to do this step. (This way works wonderfully for me, and I'm half done with the bottle already!)

(this picture was taken using flash so you see that subtle illuminating effect it gives) 

So now that we're done with that issue let's talk about the BB Cream in general. This BB Cream definitely gives you a bit more radiance, so on days that you haven't had your proper sleep or there's something missing, I find myself reaching for this over my normal moisturizer. I'd categorize this in the light coverage area since I do need to apply concealer on the epic pools of darkness underneath my eyes. I do feel like acts as a nice moisturizer and I don't get any dry patches around my nose area, which I sometimes do after powdering my face. 

I had also read somewhere some complaints about it oxidizing and casting a grey-ish tint, but honestly nothing of the sort has happened to me or two of my other friends who use the same product so maybe it was just a bad piece that someone got. 

(excuse my cow print sleeping shirt *embarrassed*, here's what the BB Cream look like applied even after 4 plus hours in the heat)

To summarize up the review, I'd say don't treat this BB Cream as a foundation, because it is not. This is, in simple words, a brightening tinted moisturizer that should be ideal for normal and combination skins, not oily. I would highly recommend this to young girls who are just starting out with makeup since younger girls have generally very nice skin that doesn't need much coverage. If you're someone who is accustomed to wearing medium-full coverage foundations, then this product won't do much for you. Even though there are only two shades available I feel like this adapts to my skin tone, unless you're really fair or really tan.

PRICE- PKR 399

SUMMARY- 

Pros-
1. Easily blend-able
2. Easily available
3. Gives a radiant complexion
4. Ideal for younger girls and for girls who don't require much coverage
5. Affordable
6. Ideal for everyday use at university etc.

Cons-
1. Might now work for oily skin 
2. People who require alot of coverage would have to use concealer etc
3. The bottle has to be kept straight otherwise the product can melt in the heat and become runny.

I have had a pleasant experience with this BB Cream, contrary to what my expectations were and I'm almost half out! I would repurchase this again for everyday use but I have my eye on the one for combination skin so I'll be trying that out next. 

Hope you guys liked the review, and I'll be back soon :)

Thank you to the Pakistani Beauty Blogging Community for generously providing me the BB Cream and giving me the chance to try it out.


31 comments:

  1. This looks like such a bargain product for the price!

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    1. it is! ive heard that that the version made for oily skin is even better, so will be purchasing that soon!

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  2. Nice review Nayab! Sounds a great product for days when you just want a little radiance and glow without wearing too much makeup. xx

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    1. exactly! i always use it on days like that :)

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  3. Nice review but the lightest color is darker on me :(

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    1. ahh yes, i fidured it wasnt suitable for really fair skin tones and mentioned that in the post too :(

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  4. Great review! The slim tube I have, is just amazing. It has made life so easy x

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    1. haha the slim tube! lol, made me lol. ill be trying that out soon too :)

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  5. Your skin looks flawless!! I'm sure you're gonna like the Combo/oily skin version. I think it's much better. :)

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    1. aww thank you sara! i bet i will :)

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  6. Good review! Liking your cow shirt too :P

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  7. i love this bb cream for two reasons.ease of use and low cost.plus it comes in just-enough quantity.I mean not too little, not too much.Well i love your thorough review.nicely summed up.There is nothing more that i would like to add.Love the review.
    i also use stay matte with it and get great results even though my skin is an oil slick hehe.lets see how it does in monson.

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    1. glad it works for you like it does for me! haha yeahh, not many products work in the mosoon, fingers crossed lol

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  8. I have been waiting for my order
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    1. im usre you wont be dissapointed :)

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  9. Will have to get this and try :)

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    1. you must! its a lovely product :)

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  10. I like using the matte one, its so easy to apply and good on the go. your cow print shirt looks cute :)

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    1. haha everyones praising the other one! must try that too!

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  11. It has made your skin so flawless. Loving your picture, you pretty girl! x

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  12. love ur swatches and ur skin is flawless pretty you :) Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. haha thank you :) youre very sweet!

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  13. can i use this cream on daily basis as i 'm using garnier white complete these days....would it be fine for skin if used daily? and any side effects or skin damage will appear upon quit using it?

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