I was really excited to receive Garnier's BB Cream last week, and I waited until Wednesday (the voting day) to use it. Now, I want my readers to know that I'm almost a makeup-virgin and can't tell a BB cream from a CC or a DD (no, they're not bra-cup sizes!). I later found out that BB stands for "Beauty Benefit" and what a BB cream essentially does is save you the extra effort of wearing makeup! Being the voracious reader that I am, I read all of the text on the package and learnt that Garnier's offering is just what I've been looking for!
The cream is an all-in-one moisturiser! It is a magical potion that is all of the following:-
- A sunscreen lotion - to protect your skin from tanning. The cream comes with SPF 24, which is nothing but the "sun protection factor" that shields you from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.
- A moisturiser - to keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple.
- A foundation (the makeup bit) - to conceal your blemishes and smoothen your skin.
I decided to test if this cream was really magical, so captured some evidence! :-) I grabbed a straight-out-of-shower selfie when my face was untouched by cosmetics:-
Notice carefully how my forehead is darker than the rest of my face, I also have dark circles around my eyes. The natural contours on my visage are discoloured. Let me tell you that dark skin tone itself is very beautiful to have, but mismatched skin-tones in patches do not look very appealing. I squeezed out some of the BB cream and gently applied it all over my face and smoothened it out evenly. And this is the "after" selfie:-
Do you see how my complexion now looks more even and the skin around my eyes have become slightly lighter? No wonder they call this the "miracle skin perfector"! The smooth finish is another thing that got me all pumped up! I happily set out to cast my vote. I decided that day that I would include my Garnier BB cream into my daily routine!
Ever since, I have been using just the beauty-benefit cream on my face every morning. I apply it while I'm dressing for work, and it takes less than a minute for my visage to look professional! I find this the perfect product for a working lady like me who is always pressed for time in the mornings. I can now manage to look presentable without bothering to spend a quarter-hour applying various layers of sun-protection, moisturiser and makeup. Also, the travel blogger in me is rejoicing at the fact that I won't have to pack too many cosmetics on my trips anymore! Lighter luggage implies happier holidays! :-)
Have you tried Garnier's BB Cream yet? What do you have to say about it?