Ok, so I finally got to see the Garnier BB cream. There are some embargo restrictions on this so I’m not showing the packaging which isn’t actually in its final stage yet so you aren’t missing anything.
I have got some swatches though. The cream, in texture, is typical of other BBs I’ve seen – quite thick in a foundation consistency which then transforms into much thinner cream when rubbed in. In fact, the one thing I wonder about is whether it will give quite enough coverage. The thing it will give is luminosity – it is packed with light reflectors (no glitter, thankfully) so it will give a very radiant look. The formula is hydrating – it glides over the skin giving a dewy finish and Garnier trademark components including caffeine amongst other high tech ingredients for the skincare part of the cream. The third component is SPF15. I’ll reveal more about the ingredients nearer the launch time.
All in all, I’m pretty impressed so far – there were no medium shade samples other than a tiny, tiny pot so I dabbed my finger in and swatched that straight away. The lighter version I was able to do at home.
What makes this different to Asian versions of BB cream is that it lacks the ashy undertones. Asian BBs offer a greyish tone to desaturate the colour of the complexion and whiten and brighten Asian tones. European tones don’t generally need those elements, so this is far better suited to us without the grey pigments. The Garnier BB will retail in August. I’m also hearing of at least 4 other brands bringing out European BB creams so this trend is going to be massive.
|Medium shade taken in bright sunlight, rubbed in.|
|Light shade (see the thickness) taken in indoor light.|
|Light shade partially rubbed in.|
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Dear BBB you KNOW that I will make a mad dash for this right? LOL
Being mixed race I am really curious to see how this will work for me.
Is it just the lighting or do the light reflectors make it look a bit muddy on you?
Looking forward to seeing some BB creams on the market here – I’d love to try some.
I’ve never heard of BB cream before, so I just searched the internet to find out. Sounds interesting. And the swatches look quite promising. I will keep an eye on that. Thanks for sharing :-).
That’s really exciting news. I have tried one BB cream before but really didn’t get on with it, I look forward to trying one targeted at the European market x
I’m looking forward to hearing more about this =)
Exciting stuff – do keep us informed on BB developments!
Interesting! Looks like Garnier borrowed name from its sister brand as Maybelline Miracle Skin Perfector is highly popular in Asia. Thank you for the sneak-peak!
OK, I’m on it! Thanks!!!
I was quite excited about this but actually they look pretty dark maybe just the lighting I don’t know possibly a wee bit dissapointing but maybe my hopes were jusst too high
It was only a matter of time before the BB phenomenon hit Europe. I’m wondering whether the new ones will end up being more like foundations than true BB creams. There is a fine line it seems…
I’ll definitely be picking up this Garnier one, if only to try it.
Hi Catriona.. no it definitely didn’t look muddy.. probably the light. These were taken on my phone camera which isn’t the best.
Pandora, this came out foundation-y but settled to a moisturiser feel. If anything I think it may not be foundation-y enough.
I’m fascinated. As a MUA surely this is just another form of tinted moisturiser? I shall be looking into this when I go back home to Asia next week. It might be another product that is targetted to the general public and not MUAs. Thanks Jane, interesting as always x
I’m so excited for this to come out! (not that I need anymore bb creams :P)
I hope the price is reasonable 🙂 xx
I really want to try one of these new BB creams and noticed Zuneta have just started stocking one, Erborian. I was thinking about trying it out but has anyone tried it already? If so, is it worth the price?
this sounds really exciting, I’ve heard a lot of things about BB creams but I can’t say I really understand what they are for :-s looking forward to seeing how it develops over here though.
Exciting, yet thoroughly disappointing. Again, no shade for pale skin 🙁
And I started on the BB Cream series in my blog on Wednesday. Wasn’t too sure if it will be Garnier’s launching in the UK. But now you confirmed it. Thank you. I will edit my post accordingly.
ooo you’re such a meanie, tease tease tease! i want to be able to try this now. 2 years behind everyone else, I am just starting to hear about this BB cream business and i can’t wait to see what it can do for me and whether it’s suited to my skin at all! will it improve my skin condition, will i still want my mask of fuller coverage foundation, is that just a posh tinted moisturiser, my god you have teased me. hurry up august
I have 2 BB creams: the Erborian in golden and the 7 herbs. (purchased both at Séphora in France) I mix the two colours to get the perfect match. I think they are the way to go! x
Just ordered my hanskin super perfect BB cream through the internet just cant waittt for it to arrive. If you guys are finding it hard to find bb cream in UK try this site http://www.bbcosmetics.co.uk its where i ordered mine from
I’ve been using BB creams for a while which I’ve been buying over the internet.
I’m going to try this one – in the long run for me it would be cheaper and I’m really looking forward to seeing it in the shops in the UK.
But it really must be something to make me stop using Skin 79’s BB cream as it is the ‘best of the best’ (my opinion and reviews from others).
Oh I’ve just bought this today. Really hoping the pale shade is light enough for my uber pale skin! Very excited to try.
How did it work Sara??? Also how much was it retail price???