When my skin is behaving itself, I prefer to use a BB cream rather than a foundation, and cover any areas that need more coverage with a little concealer. I've used Clinique's CC Cream for quite a while now, but I wanted to try a cheaper alternative. Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream for Sensitive Skin claims to soothe, hydrate, illuminate, protect (SPF 25), even skin tone and reduce redness! A long list of claims for a product costing just £6.66 (current lowest price).
I picked up the Shade 'Light' out of the ridiculously small shade range of 'Light' and 'Medium'. I don't have super light skin, yet the the Light shade is still a bit too dark for me. I tried applying this product with both a buffing brush and a damp beauty sponge and had better results with the sponge. The product seems to cling to any slightly dry patches of skin, making it hard to get an even base. This BB Cream has a very, very light coverage, much lighter than my beloved Clinique CC Cream, and a lot lighter than I'd prefer. It does give an illuminating effect, but this doesn't last very long. Throughout the day the Cream broke down upon the skin, leaving a patchy look, even when powdered and set with fixing spray. It claims to be hydrating but I found it to just the opposite. The day after I first used this, I broke out across my chin, and my skin generally felt bad - more greasy in some areas, and increased dryness in others. I'm going to give this BB Cream another go, but I'm not holding out much hope for this product.
Have you tried Garnier's BB Cream? Did you have a better experience than me?