I've been struggling to find a foundation that keeps my
T-Zone matte throughout the day. Now that it's summer
my old foundation wasn't quite matching my freshly tanned
(yet still ridiculously pale!) skin. This BB Cream from Garnier
has had people buzzing so I thought I'd give it a try and report
back to all of you! If you'd like to read my thoughts on the
color, formula, lasting power, and overall rating follow
I normally have pretty pale skin during the fall and winter,
and this foundation has only matched my skin because
of the tan i've gotten from the summer sun. So if you're very
pale this may pull a little too dark on you. Because of the coverage
(more on that later) I don't think this could completely blend in like
a traditional BB would to a very pale skin tone. On my
warm-toned skin this looks very natural, and when I swatch it on
the hand there is a slight warm tint to it but the color is not by
any means yellow. Very natural color.
Some of the claims the box makes is that this would control oil
and shine "all day". My experience with this product hasn't quite
lived up to all thee claims. On my skin, this controlled oil and shine
for less than six hours, and when used with a setting powder it lasted
less than seven hours.
In the picture below, you can see how this controls oil
without making your skin look too matte.
As for coverage, I tend to have a very red nose and cheeks
and this BB cream evens that out very well. However,
this BB Cream feel so lovely on the skin. This is even lighter
than Revlon's Nearly Naked foundation, while offering a more natural
finish as well! As you can see I'm still a little pink in my problem areas
but my skin overall looks more even. Even my boyfriend noticed how
nice my skin looked when I wore this, which I think says a lot!
So worth the price! The formula feels lovely, and although it
doesn't *quite* last all day, I don't mind reapplying just
because I loved the way it makes my skin look and feel.