I bought a tube of Garnier Nude Effect BB Cream, even though I wasn’t really a huge fan of the last Garnier BB Cream I used, which was their Anti-Ageing BB Cream, back in July 2016. I found the Anti-Ageing one to be very greasy on my naturally oily skin, so I was very hesitant to try another Garnier BB Cream.
I’d read so many reviews on this Nude Effect BB Cream before finally purchasing a tube for myself. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from it, considering my past two experiences with Garnier’s BB Creams, and all the reviews were very conflicting. Some said it was greasy, others loved it; some said it was orange, others said it blended perfectly with their skin tones; and some said the smell was overpowering, while others didn’t even comment on the scent.
I have to admit, after trying it for myself, this is one of the better BB Creams I’ve tried from Garnier, and I’m actually considering getting another tube, which says a lot! This Nude Effect BB Cream lives up to all its promises on the box, and it doesn’t have the greasy sit-on-the-skin feel that the others have had.
Firstly, a little more about the product. The info on the box says, “The secret to perfect skin in one simple step. Discover the secret to naturally perfect skin with new Garnier BB Nude Effect. Self-adjusting mineral pigments adjust to match your skin tone for an effortless healthy glow. The lightweight formula provides instant natural coverage, without the feeling of wearing any make-up.”
When squeezed out of the tube and rubbed between the fingertips, the white textured cream containing a universal shade of mineral pigments begins to transform to a skin matching tone. It’s great to use on days when I have an early start and don’t really have the time to apply separate layers of moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and foundation. I simply apply the BB Cream and I’m all set to pop the rest of my make-up on.
Yes, the coverage is light, but it does even out skin tone, and I find that with a small pearl sized amount (slightly bigger than a pea), I get the perfect amount of coverage with out being too sheer. If I use too much product, it can start to look a little orange. This was the only trial and error during the first few days of use was figuring out exactly how much was perfect for my skin and the coverage I wanted.
It leaves my skin glowing and hydrated, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation marks, as well as other little imperfections. The built-in SPF15 protects skin from UV rays, while still being lightweight and allowing skin to breathe.
The instructions on the box on how to apply say to apply Garnier BB Nude Effect as you would your regular moisturiser (on clean skin). For increased coverage, simply apply a second layer.
Garnier Nude Effect BB Cream is available from supermarkets, selected pharmacies, The Warehouse and Chemist Warehouse.