I’ve said it before and I will say it again- I am a greasy beast. So I was excited when BzzAgent.com sent me a complimentary full size tube of Garnier’s Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free BB Cream. The BB cream is the third Garnier product I received for free from BzzAgent and the two other products, Olia and Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Peel, were terrific…
The Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free BB Cream is a new formulation. When I purchased Garnier’s original BB cream formulation last year, it was too thick and a bit too oily for my skin. The shades available also were not friendly. The light/medium was a bit too dark and the medium/dark I hear is too light for some with darker complexions.( In fact, a friend of mine that is of Mediterranean descent wears the medium/dark and for her olive tone it seems to work well- that still does not make room for everyone else!) I tend to err on the medium side during the spring and summer months, making it difficult to use Garnier BB Cream during the cooler months. Anyway, I gave the original tube away a loooong time ago and when given the opportunity to try the new formula, I could not pass it up.
The tube is your basic squeeze tube. It contains 2.0 ounces of product. On first squirt, the cream dispensed is a bit watery and is thinner than the original. (I also noticed that the smell is not that noticeable- which is good. Garnier can be a bit heavy on fragrance.) I was actually okay with the product’s consistency, as I figured this would mean the product definitely had little or no oil in it.
Application was fine. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free BB Cream doesn’t have the most coverage but that works for me. I am lucky enough to have good skin genes. Once I really blended the BB cream, it simply evened out my skintone. I have big pores and I found that the cream did not cover them well- I noticed the small openings looking in my mirror.
Now, here is the rub: it made my skin super oily. I mean, when I blotted my face as I normally do, I used at least 3-5 blotting papers. I blotted my face three times over the course of seven hours- and I am talking 3-4 blotting sheets each time. Keep in mind, I did not use a primer under or add powder over my initial application, but I don’t usually with the Missha BB Cream I use most often. I also got a small pimple on my forehead.
I decided to give Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free BB Cream another try, even with the pimple. I thought the first try was a fluke. I am sorry to say that this is not the case. I am so nervous about clogged pores and all the excess oil that I used a Dead Sea mask tonight. Should I give this BB cream another try? I hate to give up on it but I really think it isn’t for me. Thoughts?
Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO