About a couple of years ago, back in early 2013, I had guest posted on my friend Sophia's amazing blog, Panache, about the beauty that is Garnier BB Cream. I have to say, my opinion remains unchanged till date. I love the really lightweight texture of the Garnier BB Cream, and the fact that it really does not make my face look like I have put on anything, but rather, adds a lovely natural glow to it. For the last two years, it has been one of those few products which I have repurchased over and over again, and now I am onto another tube of it. One large tube lasts me around 3 months, so that's a big bonus too. I can blend it in super quickly, and then apply some kohl and lipstick, and bang, I'm done.
Of course, it does not cover dark circles, but it does provide a nice bit of hydration, and it makes my skin feel nourished. I have realized that adding a bit of Garnier Skin Naturals Daily Care Lotion during winter before applying it makes the application even more smooth, and it stays on for a longer period of time.
The key to using a good BB cream is to see how well it does two jobs together - provide a natural glow to the skin without giving much coverage, and hydrating the skin. During summer and the rains, my normal to dry skin (as I am growing older, my skin has turned towards dry from being oily to super oily - Just my luck!) gets the right amount of hydration from this cream, and in the winter season, I need to put on a bit of moisturizer or cream underneath it, but that is the sensible thing to do anyway.
But hey, don't believe me, just see the proof here. All I did here was to apply a bit of eye liner, and some BB Cream. By the time this photo was taken, I had eaten off my lipstick and you can see how easily the cream gave me a lovely glow, right. That's the beauty of it. This is one of the best products for my medium skin tone, because it is not really very pigmented, and it does provide a good amount of sun protection, which is an essential thing needed by a girl who goes out virtually every day in the afternoon, and my skin needs something to protect me against tanning.
Most BB Creams, when applied more than a bit, end up looking ashy on me, and my skin tone looks weird afterwards. I have had this issue with brands which are far more expensive, and promise the world. The fact that Garnier BB cream does not claim all that is great, and yes, one color fits fair to medium-skinned beauties. But I would really love it if Garnier comes up with more shades for this excellent product.
If you are curious, then you should definitely head over to Garnier's BB Cream Page where you will find more details about the product and the benefits. Personally, I would say that it is one of the few products which I can recommend with ease to my friends and followers.
Disclaimer: This post is a response to Indiblogger's Garnier BB Cream Contest.