Anyway, this baby arrived last week and as soon as I saw it was for my skin type, I couldn't wait to get it on my face.
The benefits of this BB cream is as follows
- Ultra-absorbant perlight fights excess sebum throughout the day (I don't know what perlight is but it did what it said it would)
- Uncoated mineral pigments wok to even out skin tone, blur pores and conceal imperfections (I'm not a fan of mineral make up in powder form, but in liquid form, sign me up)
- Innovative moisturing polymers break instantly upon contact with the skin giving long lasting hydration (I had no dry patches throughout the day)
- SPF 20 (grand job, it's summer after all)
The BB cream itself looks and feels like a runny liquid foundation on the back of my hand. I use a brush to apply it after cleansing and moisturising my skin and it goes on smoothly and easily, not much blending required. Whereas the initial BB cream had an overpowering perfumed scent, this one smells ever so slightly like alcohol, but when it's on my face, I don't smell it at all. It dries to a matte finish and literally feels like I've nothing on my skin! Except I do! The coverage is really decent and it just makes it look like it's my skin only better. Look for yourself.
It evens out my skin tone effortlessly, covering my imperfections and blemishes but still lets my skin shine through. It covers my redness and does make the pores on my schnozz look smaller, so you have to give it 10 points for Gryffindor for that.
Now, BB creams claim to be your skincare and make up in one product, but I can't not put moisturiser on in the morning! I just can't, so I treat it as a foundation that has extra magical capabilities. I don't feel I need to powder it after applying it in the morning, but I do find as the day goes on, it starts to fade away around my chin first and so by lunch time, I need to top it up a bit. It keeps the shine at bay beautifully though and that makes me happy. The less I have on my face in the summer, the better.
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Combination to Oily skin launches in June 2012 and will be a reasonable €14.99. There'll only be two shades, Light and Medium, but hopefully Garnier will bring out a dark one too.
So basically if you need hydration and radiance, stick with the original BB cream, but if you want a matte finish and a shine free face, try this one BB Cream for Combination to Oily skin.
Does this tickle your pickle?