Garnier BB cream
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Garnier BB cream in Light Review

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Garnier BB cream
Normal to dry skin
2 shades light and medium
50 ml
10 USD


Aqua/water, isononyl isononanoate, isohexadecane, glycerin, alcohol denat., peg-20 methyl glucose sesquistearate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, methyl glucose sesquistearate, cetyl palmitate, nylon-12, cyclohexasiloxane, propylene glycol, hydrogenated polyisobutene, stearyl alcohol, argilla / magnesium aluminum silicate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, poly c10-30 alkyl acrylate, parfum/fragrance, caprylyl glycol, tocopheryl acetate, dimethiconol, ascorbyl glucoside, citrus grandis fruit water/ grapefruit fruit water, disodium edta, linalool, benzyl salicylate, limonene, caffeine, benzyl alcohol, geraniol, bht, cellulose acetate butyrate, polyphosphorylcholine glycol acrylate, tocopherol, citral, polyvinyl alcohol, sodium chloride, butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, [+/- may contain cl 77891 / titanium dioxide, cl 77491- cl 77492-cl 77499 / iron oxides] fil b188110/2

Garnier BB cream
Garnier BB cream

Description From webpage

Garnier BB cream is a daily tinted moisturizer containing mineral pigments to even out the look of skin tone. Along with unifying complexion, BB creams also reduces the appearance of imperfections, contains illuminating properties and provide all important UV protection (SPF 15). Still allowing your skin to breathe and providing a natural healthy looking glow.

My thoughts on Garnier BB cream in Light

This is one of those products I first bought a really long time ago and my impression then was that I liked it. I came across it again and figured I try it again and see if my thoughts differs from first time around.

The shades are still only two to choose from, and really I would have figured by now they would have added at least two more. But nope. So I decided to try the light version out.

As for being a light shade it is dark. I normally have difficulties finding a shade that matches but light is actually good for me (normally I am a medium or 23 (Korean shades)

Garnier BB cream comes in a simple tube packaging, and I really don’t have more to say about it. Due to simple packaging they can also keep the price rather low, and I do prefer that over fancy packaging.

This BB cream is scented. It is not a super strong scent but it is enough for me to think that it is too much anyway. Still it doesn’t bother me too much.

Swatch Garnier BB cream
Swatch Garnier BB cream

BB creams can in general be used on its own or as a priming product. Not with primer qualities but more of a super light cover before adding fuller coverage on top. I have never used it as a primer. I tend to think that primers does a much better job in priming the face. And I usually don’t go for full coverage.

The coverage of this BB cream is light and the coverage is fine with me since I prefer light or medium cover.

It contains Spf 15. When a brand advertises that it contains Spf I always get annoyed. I know that a lot of people think that it is great and figures that they don’t need a separate sun cream when they use this. That is really far from the truth. The amount of spf in this products is such a tiny amount that it actually wont due anything. I don’t mean that it is spf 15. The amount of protection you will need to get something equal to spf 15 is probably half this tube. So I always recommend using a sun cream on its own and not to look what the packaging of makeup says.

Comparing this BB cream to Korean BB creams it doesn’t even come close. They are completely not the same type of product.

When applying Garnier BB cream I have been trying different methods. With and without primer, still the result is a little patchy on my skin (I have really dry skin) but overall it looks ok. It is not a product I would use when going for a full makeup routine, since the finish isn’t super nice on my skin.

If you have dry patches make sure to exfoliate before applying or this cream will stick to those patches making them look even more obvious.

If you have sensitive eyes I would not recommend this. I do have sensitive eyes and even thought I am not using the product on my eyelids I still get some irritation from it.

Blended Garnier BB cream
Blended Garnier BB cream


My thoughts has really changed on this one. When I first tried it out many many years ago. When Sweden first came across the word BB cream I really did like it. Today, lets just say I have tried Korean BB creams and really they don’t compare to each other.

I give this product 1/7

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