BB Creams are all over the place at the moment. They were first a hit in Japan, I believe, but have started to take off in Britain now too.
BB Creams, or Blemish Balm, are designed to work as multi-purpose product. They generally have a slightly different claims, like skin brightening or evening skin-tone or improving wrinkles, but usually they’re a bit of a combo of face cream, primer and tinted moisturiser.
I’ve been using Garnier’s Miracle Skin Perfector for a couple of weeks now, in shade 02, Light. As a tinted moisturiser, it’s lovely. It feels light on the skin, absorbs easily and doesn’t leave that yucky greasy feeling some products do. I find it super easy to blend, and Light is a very good shade for me (I’m quite fair-skinned). The coverage is nice, but not one for girls who like a really heavy coverage. For me, it’s perfect, very natural and soft looking. I’ve been favouring this over wearing foundation, and I think my skin is thanking me for it at the moment. I wouldn’t use it totally instead of foundation, but for light day-time coverage, at work, it’s nice.
As a primer, I can’t really compare it to any others, as I don’t use a primer. It does sit well under the rest of my make-up though, and I haven’t noticed a decline in how long my make-up lasts, so I can only assume it’s doing a good job.
As for being a face-cream, it’s moisturising without adding excess oil or anything nasty, which I’m happy about it. I haven’t noticed any change in the general appearance of my skin that I wouldn’t get from my usual moisturiser, but then I haven’t been using it all that long, nor I do I have any skin issues I was looking to fix. My skin looks bright and hydrated though, even if I haven’t seen miraculous changes.
The Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector is quite bargainous, under a tenner in Boots when I bought it, and I’m delighted with it. Definitely a recommended product.