Last July I won a prize (just an average shampoo and conditioner set) but never received it until now, after complaining several times on all of the company's social media I finally got a response this month and as a way to say sorry they sent me a heap load of goodies- definitely worth the wait! I don't really talk about the things I've won on here as I'm not one to show off, but if you're interested on hearing about what I've won or tips on how to get into comping then let me know if you'd like me to write a post on that. Anyway, on with today's post! I thought I'd review one of the products in this collection as they are considered the best beauty buys of 2014. I've chosen to start with the Garnier BB Tinted Face Protection Cream as I've wanted to try BB creams out for a while.
What is it?
Garnier BB cream with SPF 30 is a sun protection cream used for the face and neck with a tinted formula which blends naturally with skin tone. This Blemish Balm claims to protect the skin with SPF 30 (UVA approved) and create an illuminating, flawless and even finish. This BB cream has many benefits including being rich in vitamin E (which helps maintain healthy skin), UVA protection, evens skin tone, hydrates skin and protects against sun-induced skin damage.
Does it work?
Yes, the product does do what it says on the packet; I found that this tinted cream was best applied using my Real Techniques stippling brush and I believe that less is definitely more as too much leaves a slight orange tone. The Garnier BB cream has a smooth, lightweight consistency which is easy to apply and blend making skin feel fresh and smooth. The best thing about this product for me is that it feels so lightweight like you're not wearing any make-up, but gives a flawless, naturally tanned look which is perfect for summer. Although it's recommended to top up the BB cream every couple of hours to ensure maximum protection from the sun, I found that the wear time was about 6-8 hours before it starts to fade. I think it's vital to top it up often if you're out in the sun though!
I don't think I'd wear this on an everyday basis as I like wearing foundation, however, I think this would be great to use if I go on holiday or go to the beach and want my face to feel light and fresh whilst having a high enough Sun Protection Factor to protect my skin. I think this BB cream would also be nice to wear on 'no make-up days' as there are many added benefits within the product with the enrichment of vitamin E and SPF 30. Garnier BB sun protection cream is currently on offer for £8 (from £16) in Boots so it's definitely worth trying if you don't really like foundation and want an alternative that leaves your skin feeling fresh, light and flawless or if your going on holiday and want a subtle tan and protection from the sun (Garnier BB sun protection cream is also available with SPF 50).
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What do you think of BB creams? Do you have any foundation recommendations? I tend to go for foundations that give a nice dewy glow but I want to try out a few matte versions; I fancy a change in my everyday make-up routine!