My Review of Garnier BB Cream

Well, it’s no secret that BB cream is a hot product these days and Garnier has one called, Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream.

BB Cream stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm.

 In case you don’t know what all the fuss is about, here’s the down low.

It’s a new idea in skincare. BB creams are multi-taskers that combine skincare ingredients with moisturizer, primer, foundation and SPF.

They became wildly popular in Korea when a famous Korean actress credited BB cream for her flawless complexion. The Korean formulas are a bit more opaque with cooler undertones because in Asia they like the flawless porcelain skin.

The Western formulas that we use give a more glowing-with-health-skin. They’re somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and a medium coverage foundation.

I had not talked about the BB creams because I hadn’t tried one but I finally broke down and bought the Garnier BB cream. You can purchase Garnier BB cream at drugstores, Wal-Mart and some grocery stores for around $13.

Here’s what I like about the BB cream:

  • I love the feel and flawless finish.
  • If you like light coverage this is perfect!
  • It goes on very easy and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles.
  • It gives a radiant and healthy glow!

The down side:

  • If you have oily skin it may feel too oily.
  • I use a finishing powder to give it a matte finish.
  • If you like a full coverage foundation this will be too sheer for you.

Because I love you guys, I’m showing a before and after picture.

Yikes! As you can see I need foundation!

The Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream, evens out my skin tone and gives it a much healthier and flawless finish without looking like I have a ton of makeup on.

Garnier offers two shades: Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream, Light and medium, 2.5 Fluid Ounce and Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream, Medium and Deep, 2.5 Fluid Ounce. I’m using the medium/deep.

How to apply:

Place dots of the product on your face and gently rub in to your skin. If you have areas that need more product, add more BB cream to that area. (I use my Mary Kay Day Solution and eye cream but no moisturizer before applying the BB cream.)

Have you tried Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream? What are your thoughts?

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  1. OMGosh!!!!! I am so glad that I found this. Thank you for sharing this information with us. I have seen the commercials on TV and wondered what in the world was BB Cream. Thank you for explaining. I think I am going to have to try it. I like full coverage makeup but on most days I do not wear any because I am at home keeping kids. This sounds like something I could use and then I won’t find myself out in public with out make up on. lol. Thanks for being so informative!!!!

  2. I have only recently discovered your blog and I must say, I’m hooked! 🙂 I have been using the Garnier BB cream for a couple of weeks. Like others, I’d heard all the hoopla and thought I would give it a try. My skin tends to be on the dry side so I moisterize and apply the BB cream. I’ve used Bare Escentuals makeup for several years, so dusting a little of this over the other products, gives me the coverage I need. If I’m not going anywhere on the weekend, I’ll use the BB cream and little translucent powder just to even out my skin tone and not look too scary….haha. I am thinking the moisterizer and BB cream together may be too much when warm weather gets here though.

  3. I tried this about a month ago and I have fallen in LOVE with it! I have always preferred the “natural” look, I go without makeup most days, and the BB cream is just “foundation” enough for me. My skin looks absoultely flawless, it’s amazing. I have gotten so many compliments since I have started using it.

    Love your blog! 🙂

  4. Cyndi thanks for your review! I have seen the BB cream ads andnwasntnsurenif i wantednto invest. I am a mom to 3 wonderful active children under 7! So i need a quick make up application process. I have yet to find a fkundation that offers coverage but is lightweight and doesnt leave me looking like i have caked it on. I am going to pick up the Garnier cream today. Also i am approaching 30 and while i embrace the age i am thinking that it might be time to add an anti aging product into the mix. Do you recommend a product? Many thanks and blessings to ya! ~Jess

  5. Hi there,

    I am running out of my current BB cream of a Jap brand and am looking to try something else. Glad that I came across your review as it gives me pointers what to expect if I am go purchase the Garnier BB cream~ Sounds like a great product to try 😀

  6. I agree I like the “Before” picture as much as the “After’. I have combination skin and usually don’t wear anything in the summer but a light tinted moisturizer but I would like to have a bit more coverage. Thanks for the honest review. iIcan always count on you for good information, tips and ideas. Thank You! Have a loverly and relaxing Sunday!

    Blessings, Pam

  7. I will have to try this! I have drier skin so it seems perfect for me. I also have been looking for something a little lighter in the summer as well. I wouldn’t have tried this brand, because honestly I am somewhat of a make-up snob when it comes to foundation. I do LOVE the more expensive brands and have been hesitant to try a grocery store foundation. By the way-you look fantastic in your before picture!!!

  8. Hey Judy,
    It probably would be too oily for you. If you do try it don’t use your primer or moisturizer and then use a finishing powder.
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Hi Karen!!
    It’s nice to meet you!! I love meeting sisters in Christ.
    I’m loving my BB cream too and I think it’s perfect for the summer months.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Cyndi, hello! I am a few years older than you and found your blog going down a rabbit trail 🙂
    I have three daughters, two are married and our 16 y.o. is still at home. My girls keep me up to date on makeup and fashion, thankfully. I have tried the BB creme you posted on, by way of my oldest who uses it every day. She loves it, and after using some this morning, I am hooked. It’s what I’ve been looking for this summer. I don’t like heavy foundation for the hot months, but need coverage for spider veins. Thank you for your timely post! I have enjoyed reading past posts this week, too. Glad to meet you, and we share a love of our LORD!

  11. I recently saw a homemade recipe for a finishing powder aka “mineral veil” that may work well over this product if you have oily or combinatin skin. Ready…you might miss all these ingredients….
    1Tbls. cornstarch and 1 tsp. of baby powder! That’s it! Cheap and easy. You could also add a little tinted powder for more color if needed.

  12. I have wanted to try a BB. It is all over the place in magazines and beauty blogs. I have a real problem with oil control. I use an oil-free moisturizer, an oil-free primer and I’m afraid that I would end up an oil slick if I used this. Maybe someone will come out with an oil-free BB and then I can try it. Thanks for the information and test drive! Be blessed!

  13. Thanks Lee Ann but I did have my eyeliner and mascara on. That would have been tooooo scary to put on my blog. 🙂
    If you have oily skin this might not work for you. I have combination so I just use a finishing powder with it.
    Have a great weekend!

  14. You are so funny!! Wayne would say the same thing but I just feel better with a little something on my face. I do like that it doesn’t feel heavy or like you have a lot of make up on.
    Hope you’re having a good summer. Sure wish we lived closer!!
    Blessings friend,

  15. You are toc cute without makeup! I wish I looked that good without it. I’ve recently seen the commercials for the BB cream, but I didn’t know what it was. My skin is oily so maybe I’ll wait to try it.