Budget Beauty Find - Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream

UPDATED: This BB Cream now comes in a third shade, Deep.

During this hot and brutal summer, the less makeup steps you need to take to still look put together, the better - right? 

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream has the SPF, the moisturizer and color for coverage as well. I loved the finish, which mattified my skin slightly, while still leaving it looking a bit luminescent. The shade Medium/Deep provided just a touch of color and blended into my skin tone perfectly (and I currently have a tan). The texture is slightly mousse-like and creamy and it was easy to blend with either my fingers, a foundation brush or a makeup sponge. It's so easy to use, precision is not important, which makes it ideal for getting out of the door in the morning. 

It also has a very nice, light, fresh sent which dissipates quickly. I also found that it was concentrated, so I generally used about a dime-sized worth of the BB Cream each day. During the day I found that it kept the oilies down in my T-zone for the most part, while not drying out my drier areas, like my cheeks. It felt completely light-weight and looked natural on my skin. After using on a consistent basis, I found that It also didn't clog my pores. 

As for coverage, while not intended for it, I did find that it could serve to somewhat diminish the appearance of light blemishes and discolorations. It even worked in the under eye area for a subtle concealer-like effect. Paired with a lightweight loose powder, this cream can take you through the day into the night looking fresh and fabulous year-round. - RLB 

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