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BB Cream is it just Liquid Foundation?

So you are probably like me and have heard numerous things about numerous brands having a new BB cream. So what is the deal?  Well I recently bought Garnier BB Cream to try to see what all the buzz was about....

It comes in two shades...Light/Medium and Medium/Deep.
Not like it needs to be said...but palely here got Light/Medium.

I wear Bareminerals makeup so I was a little hesitant to try this out.
I mean there is a huge reason I switched from liquid foundation...
lines...clogged pores...wipes off on clothes easy...etc.

Here's what Garnier's website says about it...

Advanced Skincare + Perfecting Coverage.
    Is it right for me?
    Skin concerns, such as discoloration, dullness, blotchiness and dryness can come from a number of different sources. It's hard to find just one product that addresses them all. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream immediately and effectively fullfills your skincare expectations with just one multi-benefit product that combines intense moisturizing skincare + immediate skin perfecting coverage for skin that looks naturally more even, radiant and smooth.

    How is it different?
    It’s a new idea in skincare. B.B. Cream is a hybrid formula that offers advanced skincare + immediate skin perfecting coverage in one single beauty product.

    How do I use it
    Gently apply Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream to face and neck prior to sun exposure for instant coverage and correction as well as for protection. Reapply as needed.

Well I have been using it on my afternoon walks since it has SPH 15 and it's better than sunscreen because it is tinted and it is extremely light weight and blends pretty well since I am adding it right over my Bareminerals makeup.  

It's also good to wear by itself.  On the weekends if I am just running around doing errands...I'll just put this on and no makeup.  It does even out my skin well but I don't really have uneven skin tone...thanks to Bareminerals.  But it is super quick to put on and is don't get moisturizing from Bareminerals powder foundation without also using other Bareminerals products so there is a plus.

I have a pretty naturally dry forehead and I've noticed a little bit of difference but I haven't been using it that long so maybe it will help more ... the more I use it.

My biggest pet peeve is that it wipes off like liquid foundation and gets streaks on your shirt, etc.  

Have you tried a BB cream?  If so, which one and did you like it?


  1. I haven't tried bb cream, I find that I need specific shades to match my skin tone, med/dark usually doesn't work for me!!!! I wear foundation and know EXACTLY what you mean about it coming off on stuff, It's so annoying!! About a month ago I went to Sephora and got a bunch of makeup primer samples and found one I like a lot. It's a mineral base and it mattifies the foundation, it seems to cut down on makeup transfer a lot. Maybe it would work with the bb cream too??

  2. That's funny you mentioned primer...I started using Bareminerals primer this week and I have noticed a difference. What primer are you using? I love to try new stuff.

    ♥ Shia

  3. I have been a loyal BM user since forever but recently switched to the BB cream. I love it! Although I have oily skin and still need to blot in the afternoon. Even still, the BB cream seems to last all day and make my skin look lovely :)

  4. Erleene ~ I'll admit every morning I am like ugh...can't I just put on BB cream instead of breaking out the BM. Glad you like it...which one do you use? This one?

    ♥ Shia


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