Tania Collins, Fashion and Lifestyle writer
As a teenager I was cursed with the affliction many teens have the misfortune of having: acne. I had it all: blackheads and pimples which just wouldn’t budge. And at the tender age of fifteen I just couldn’t resist the temptation to squeeze. Unfortunately my skin never forgave me for that and hasn’t been the same since. I am still prone to the occasional blackhead and a monthly breakout session which means I don’t feel comfortable facing the world without foundation which if I don’t remember to wash off promptly causes an unscheduled breakout. I then pile on the concealer. It’s a vicious cycle.
Because I feel I need quite a lot of coverage I tend to go for a heavy foundation which I’m not too fond of. I would love to be one of those girls who can put on a tinted moisturiser and a tiny bit of concealer and be good to go but I’m not that blessed.
I’d heard a lot about B.B creams – seen the advertisements on TV and read articles about what miracle workers they were but I must admit I was slightly skeptical. BB creams or Blemish Balms were originally developed in the 1950s by a German dermatologist and became popular first in South Korea and later around Asia. BB creams are a multi-purpose product combining skin care with makeup and Garnier (the one I’d been considering trying) claims theirs instantly perfects skin by giving sheer coverage, blurring imperfections, soften lines and provides 24 hour hydration and SPF 15.
I wandered into my local Boots, read the back of the box, tried the tester on the back of my hand (it covered a burn scar on my hand quite nicely) and then I backed away slowly. This routine of me flirting with the idea of buying it carried on for quite some time. Until a month ago when I finally gave in and purchased the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter. I am very fair skinned so opted for the 02 – Light formulation.
The formulation is rather thick – thicker than my usual foundation – and I apply it as I would normally apply a foundation: with a brush but that’s just my personal preference as I find I don’t get an even coverage if I apply it with my fingers.
- I did notice an improvement in my skin condition.
- Is great when I don’t want to wear too much makeup
- The formulation isn’t as light-weight as I would like.
- The colour is slightly too dark for my skin colour.
Over all I would definitely recommend this product to a friennd.