Thursday, August 1, 2013

Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream in Medium/Deep (swatch)

A quick swatch is what I have for you today.  Garnier's Skin Renew BB Cream in the the color Medium/Deep...

Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream Medium/Deep - sunlight
Like a lot of people out there, I purchased this as soon as it came out.  That is, the first formulation of this.  I was so in love with the texture and scent of it.  The first 10 minutes of wearing that first formulation was absolute heaven.  And then...the horror...the horror!  I was now entering slick oxidation city.  The BB cream turned orange and I could not control the oil.  Completely bummed out, I gave it to a friend who it worked for beautifully.  

What I have here is the second formulation that came out some time ago.  Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector in Medium/Deep (Combination to Oily Skin).  What?  I beg your pardon?  This was quickly snatched up!  Those who are afraid to try the new formula should really give this another chance.  The BB cream still has SPF 20, but for the combo/oily skinned gals, they have upgraded this to be a much different consistency on the skin.  The cream is more a thick liquid that spreads and blends easily but has a dry down that you need to work with.  They have also omitted the lovely scent that the first incarnation had (which you may appreciate if you are allergic).  

Garnier BB Cream ingredients
It seems as if they got the colors a little bit better this time.  Now, I am not saying that everyone will find a match because unfortunately that could not be further from the truth.  But for a latina like me, this second go around was much kinder in regard to tone match.  

Garnier BB Cream Medium/Deep - direct sunlight/no flash
Garnier BB Cream Medium/Deep - direct sunlight/no flash
Even in the warm sun, moving around to capture a good shot, this did not oxidize!!! A huge plus right there.  There is a dry time to contend only have so long before this sets, rather nicely I might add.  This has been perfect for the summer time...I literally slap it on, quick blend with my fingers and I do not set with powder as this sets to a semi matte or satin texture.  Light to buildable medium coverage.  I do get about 4 hours of fresh wear before I have to blot the t-zone area.  I did appreciate that with my combination skin, this did not cause any breakouts or irritation.  

Perfect for summer - yes
Price - pricey for drugstore, but coupons can always be found 
wear - even tone, decent coverage, but no long lasting

*Product show was purchased by the passenger element*


  1. I cant wait to receive my whole year supply :)

  2. Hello dear!!i love bb cream,i use it too!!wish you abeautiful weekend!