Recently I had become a make up enthusiast from being a no make up person, I started collecting all drugstore beginner make up products to try my hands on .So in my search for beginner friendly products, I landed in buying this Garnier BB Cream. There are many BB creams available in market, but this one attracted me for no reason. It’s a well known and one of the popular budget friendly BB creams available in India . So if you are interested to know about this product, keep reading further.
How to use/apply Garnier BB Cream?
- Spread the BB cream like your regular moisturizer.
- Apply with light circular strokes from the middle of your face outwards on perfectly cleansed skin.
Price: It comes in 3 sizes.
- 69 INR for 9 gms.
- 103 INR for 18 gms.
- 144 INR for 30 gms.
Shelf life : 36 months
My take on Garnier BB Cream:
Packaging: The Garnier BB Cream comes in a beige coloured tube packaging with a screw cap. The packaging also has the details printed on the box. The smaller version of the tube is compact and very much travel friendly. The BB Cream comes in only one shade .
Texture: It is creamy, but slightly runny in consistency.
Fragrance: It has a very mild fragrance that is very pleasant. I am not able to figure out a relative thing to describe what it smells like. The smell is not overpowering and just disappear after some time (I think I get used to it and didn’t feel it).
My Experience: Garnier BB Cream combines the derivative of Vitamin C, which known for its antioxidant and brightening properties, with mineral pigments. The cream helps to visibly unify your skin. This comes in only one shade and claims to be suitable for all Indian skin tones. Luckily, the only shade suits me well. The colour would be suitable for warm skin tones and yes for majority of Indian skin.
I have combination skin type..so let me tell you how it worked on me .
I apply it all over my face and neck as I would do with my moisturizer on my bare cleansed skin. The BB Cream gets absorbed quickly and blends easily. It feels very light on the skin. I could see the glow it gives instantly. Also my skin did feel very smooth. It did moisturize my skin and there was no need for me to apply a moisturizer underneath it. But it doesn’t give full coverage, only a sheer coverage. I dabbed with compact powder on top of it to avoid getting greasy. It didn’t make my skin oily after that. With constant touch-ups with loose/compact you can retain the look without getting greasier for a much longer time. However for dry skin it would be moisturizing, but very much non-greasy and very suitable .
It has SPF 24 PA +++ which gives a broad spectrum coverage. It’s very good to have SPF in all your beauty products. Isnt it?
Even though it is moisturizing, gives a glow and sun protection, it didn’t help to cover the blemishes and pigmentation. The good thing is that it didn’t cause any breakouts on my skin and is non patchy on dry spots .
So I would define this as a basic BB cream, more of a tinted moisturizer that’s most suitable for simple daily make up look. This is a must product for beginner’s make up kit and also for those looking for budget friendly light creams.
I am not a heavy make up kind of person, so a light makeup look with this BB cream is much suitable for me, along with dabbing of compact powder is absolutely perfect for me. In short, the product lived up to most of its claims except for covering blemishes, spots I would say.
- Very light on skin .
- Contains SPF 24 PA+++
- Gives a healthy glow.
- Suitable for daily make up .
- Budget friendly.
- Suitable for dry and combination skin .
- Dermatologically tested
- Very light coverage .
- Doesn’t conceal blemishes and spots .
- Comes in only one shade.
Rating : 4/5
Would I Recommend? Yes, for those looking for decent budget friendly BB cream, suitable for Indian skin tones and for subtle make up look. But If you are looking for greater coverage, this isn’t for you.
Guest Author: Abirami Gunasekar