There are a lot of high-end brands out there, but this drugstore BB cream beats all of them.
Since the BB craze hit the market a couple of years back, pretty much every cosmetics company has their own version, from high-end brands to drugstore BB cream. I am sure that by now, everybody has at least one brand of BB cream in her makeup kit.
I must say that BB cream and I had a very rocky start. Initially, I was very excited about the idea of an all-in-one skin miracle cream that could replace my moisturizer, serum, sunblock, and foundation. The first product I purchased was supposed to be a top-of-the-line BB cream. It cost me a pretty penny, but I figured that the cost of all the beauty items it was replacing would more than make up for it. This cream did nothing more than cause my face to break out like it hadn’t in years, and left my face a wonderful ashy white color every time I applied it. Lovely.
I was determined to find a BB cream that would work for me, but every one that I came across, drugstore-brand and high-end creams alike, fell short. Most offered too little coverage and not enough sun protection. Others left my skin very shiny and broke me out terribly. Not one of the creams allowed me to use it exclusively as foundation, which was supposed to be the point of BB cream. I always had to apply extra coverage.
Then I came across a review on YouTube for an oil-free BB cream for combination/oily skin. The girl reviewing it did a live demonstration on one cheek, where she had a very bad breakout of cystic acne. I watched her apply the BB cream and it completely transformed her skin within seconds, leaving it smooth and even toned, with a beautiful glow. When she compared the two sides of her face, covered and uncovered with the cream, I could not believe the difference. No camera tricks here. I was sold.
I purchased the cream the very next day, and it has been in my makeup kit ever since. The Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream the only BB cream that I will buy.
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