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#1 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:38 PM


Was interested to see if anyone else was using BB cream.

I was at a work function last week and 4 out of 5 friends are now using BB cream on a daily basis. Gone are the days of using heavy foundation.




#2 robot sm

Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Yep, I never liked foundation so BB cream is perfect.  I use the Garnier one.  It seems to just even out my skin tone without covering my freckles or creating that blank-canvas that foundation can do.  It means you don't have to use a lot of other makeup on top of it to re-create your face!

#3 melajoe

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

I've started using it recently as my every day moisturiser.  I get really self conscious about my skin - I'm pale with lots of freckles and I still get pimply breakouts like I'm 19 even though I'm well into my 30s now.  It doesn't provide a lot of coverage but it's enough to even things out and it seems to control the oilyness.  If I'm going to work or going out I will use my regular foundation though.





#4 Futureself

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

I bought some the other week after hearing so many women using it.
Meh, I'm underwhelmed. I don't even find that it evens my complexion out, my mineral powder is much better and just as easy to quickly apply so I've switched back.

#5 3hearts

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

I also use the garnier one every day.  I still use an under eye concealer as I always have dark circles under my eyes.  If I'm going somewhere special I'll add a powder over the top to help it last longer.  I was happy to spend more but found it did a really good job.

#6 FeralMuddyPuddles

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

I used the garnier one on the weekend for the first time and it was great. Used it for a wedding and didn't have to touch up at all, and I love the fact that it's not too heavy so can use every day where I normally wouldn't use foundation.

#7 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

I had never heard of it and I'm usually up on this stuff blush.gif Think I may look into it! I enjoyed the blog too!

#8 hell kitty

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

I used the Garnier one for a bit, it was ok except when it was really hot, it literally dripped off my face! Then I started getting massive breakouts so I stopped using it...not sure if it was the bb cream causing it though.

#9 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

I'm using the Garnier BB cream as well. I hear the Bobbi Brown BB cream is fabulous, so I might give that one a go next time.



#10 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

I'm using the garnier one too. I'm happy with it.

#11 ladybird01

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Recently started using the Missha Signature BB Cream (got it on eBay from Korea) and I'm really impressed!

I ordered a small tube in the lighter colour but it was too fair on my skin, so now I'm using that as an undereye concealer for dark circles. Did a 2nd order with the next colour darker and very happy now!!

I've never been a fan of foundation - too thick and oily feeling on my skin. Have always just used Olay moisturiser and then powder bronzer over the top for a bit of colour.

I find the Missha really evens out my skintone, but still with a natural look and not that "made up" finish IYKWIM.

#12 WYSIWYG

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

I am still yet to try it laugh.gif

#13 Banana Pancakes

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

What is bb cream? Is it like tinted moisturizer?

Ive been using Dove tinted moisturizer for over 10 years and I love it! I use it every day but maybe I should check out bb cream as well?

#14 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

BB cream is described as a balm or base. It's a bit like tinted moisturiser ... but much better.




#15 ~littlebirdy~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

I used the original Garnier one for a while but the colour was a little dark (the light one) and I found it a bit greasy sometimes. I am using the Missha Signature BB cream from Korea (like PP) at the moment which I quite like - gives good coverage and not greasy - but still not perfect colour wise. My skin does seem quite good with it though.

I just bought the new oil free version of the Garnier one to try. Not that I tan, but my pale, freckly skin does get a tiny bit darker in the summer, so the colour might suit better! lol

#16 jai*

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

I'm using the Smashbox BB. I am in love with it. I got home yesterday after work all day, putting my makeup on at 6am (makeup now consists of BB cream, blush and lipgloss) and my skin still looked amazing!

#17 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

I'm using Paula's choice sheer matte tint at the moment and like it. Hardly any coverage but evens skintone out.

I've tried both the original and oil free Garner BB cream. I found the original one too greasy shiny and the oil free is full of alcohol and too drying and cakey.

#18 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

I tried the rimmel one and then got the garnier one when it was half price at coles.

I was just wearing a clinique powder before. I get much better coverage at a fraction of the price. It also hasn't irritated my skin at all.

It's definitely not full coverage but I like it for everyday

#19 Golden oldie

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

I've been using the Garnier BB cream for about a month now and am loving it. Best of all (for me) is the fact that the millia I have struggled with since my last baby (who just turned 7) is disappearing. Win!

My friend who is doing a beauty course at the moment is really impressed Witt he improvement.

#20 Wahwah

Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

I've got the Garnier one and also Clinique.

Garnier is SPF 15 I think and a much lighter coverage. My skin's kinda blotchy so I find I'll still use some foundation. But it's nice and light.

The Clinique is far better for coverage and noticeably evens out my skin. It's SPF 30 I think but I wouldn't use every day because I think it might clog my pores up a bit.




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