I’m a firm believer in mixing high and low when it comes to beauty products — sure, luxury brands are great, but why spend more money just for the name on the bottle if you don’t have to? Plenty of drugstore brands are amazing in their own way and should be lauded as such.
I had jumped on the BB/CC cream bandwagon a few years ago when they became super hot, and never found one I liked enough. I found CC creams were great for evening my color, but didn’t offer enough coverage. I found BB creams that were too thick and goopy. Would I ever find a happy medium?!
Very happy to report that I found the PERFECT BB cream for me right at CVS. It’s by Garnier and it’s called the Miracle Skin Perfector Daily Anti-Acne BB Cream. Yes, the name is long but the results are WORTH IT. I was skeptical because it only comes in two shades (light/medium and medium/deep) since I am so fair, and I’m always a little skeptical of makeup that claims to clear acne — after all, doesn’t makeup tend to aggravate acne, not help it?
This has become my every day “can’t even leave the house without it on” BB cream. It magically fits my skin tone (in light/medium) while giving me a healthy, slightly noticeable glow. It goes on evenly, and is thick enough for great coverage but not too thick. It also smells amazing.
I apply it all over my face and neck after cleansing but before any other makeup. It’s a great primer for other makeup, and my bronzer, blush, and eye makeup adheres beautifully to it. It’s super hydrating so my skin feels great to the touch and the 2% salicyclic acid truly does help with acne. My skin has never been better.
My only gripe is the coverage is a little light, so for deeper marks/blemishes, you still need a concealer on top of it. Otherwise, this is my go-to BB cream and great for girls who don’t want to bother with heavy foundation.
How do you feel about BB creams? Love ’em or leave ’em?