Tuesday, 20 September 2011

BB for me, BB for you. BB Cream Giveaway!!

So I was just waiting for it to happen.

Call me cosmetically clairvoyant...

After months of reading about the elusive BB Creams on blogs and from sites in the know, the mainstream market has finally honed in on the craze and first off the drugstore ranks is Garnier with their Miracle Skin Perfector.

So if you are not aware what a BB cream is, it is an acronym for "Blemish Balm",  a cream hailing originally from a German dermatologist  in the '50s who prescribed his concoction to patients for post-operative skin to heal, protect and prevent scarring.

The concept went off in the Korean and Asian markets in recent years with most skincare lines in that market offering a BB cream of their own.

I'm a perfect candidate to try this- Blemishes I am rich in!

I've read so many great review on blogs of Asian BB creams and I've always been curious about them. I love the idea of having coverage that is working while you wear and healing and perfecting your skin underneath.

I've only tried a sample of the Biotherm White Detox BB Cream, which had great coverage and was SPF 30 but it was a little chalky and pale for me.

So that was as far as I'd got on my BB journey until now when Garnier kindly sent me a Light and a Medium of their Miracle Skin Perfector to try and report back on my findings

What they say
  • 5 instant actions
    1. Hydrates for 24hrs
    2. Evens skintone
    3. Corrects blemishes
    4. Boost a healthy glow
    5. With SPF 15 protection
  • Contains Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant to to boost your glow and radiance
  • Contains mineral pigments for coverage without the heaviness of a foundation
  • Is non-greasy and non-comedogenic
  • Available in Light & Medium shade

My thoughts

  • Smells fresh and light, almost like citrusy green tea or green tea cologne. Did not sting my over-sensitive eyes 
  • Feels just as fresh very gel like and light-weight, sinks right into skin and makes it feel really comfortable 
  • Does instantly even skin and provide a bit of a glow (not a mica faux-shimmer glow but a dewy fresh-skin glow) 
  • Evens out redness quite well, and masked pores and light pigmentation 
  • Was not sufficient coverage for my blemishes on my chin/fresh acne scars. I would need to conceal a little as well there 
  • I'm a wee bit bummed its not SPF30, I need to wear additional SPF 30 with this, as my skin is sensitive from peels at the moment plus I'm pedantic when it comes to wearing SPF 30 
  • Really good value at $13.95 
  • The light suits me perfectly right now, I'd get away with the Medium probably too in summer, I'm not sure how darker more olive skins would go though... 
  • I love that they have run with an image of their model who has the obligatory plump, glowy skin but is embracing her laughter lines and they look cute to boot. Take that frozen face-brigade!

Light swatches

Medium swatches

And here's a scary concept, me on camera sans make-up to show you how it applied on skin.

I'm not sure who is braver me for baring or you for watching.
Be kind!

(Actually even scarier on reflection is my fast depleting wine stash in the background - send supplies, quick, please, I hate empty spaces on my wine shelf)

The end result

BB for you!
Wanna play?

So wait for it - I have 10 sets including a Light and a Medium Miracle Skin Perfector to giveaway to 10 lucky winners.

All you have to do is

  • Leave a comment below and tell me why you want to try Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream and don't forget to leave me a way to contact you either via twitter, email or GFC 
  • You must be a follower already and you must be an Australian Resident (sorry overseas buddies) 
  • Tweet about this giveaway "@memybestandi got her BB on with Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector and she is giving 10 away - get amongst it http://tiny.cc/oc81h #GarnierBB"
  • Winners will be announced on 1st October 2011. 

So tell me, tell me, tell me....

Have you got your BB on? Tried a BB Cream

Tried Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream yet? Thoughts?

Are you unnerved by the holes in my wine stash or is that just my wine store OCD?

** These products and prizes were supplied by Garnier for review and prizes. Opinions,  blemishes and wine store are all my own :)


  1. I want to try Garnier's BB cream because despite hearing and reading about the hype about BB creams I have NEVER tried one!

    Email: beautysnippets at gmail dot com

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Beauty_Snippets/status/115968731875774466
    And I'm a follower on GFC :) Beauty Snippets

  2. I want to try because I love BB creams :)

    GFC : Ling
    twitter @xyling

    thankies :)

  3. I've never tried a BB cream, so I'd love to try one. I'm glad a reputable mainstream brand has finally come up with one. It looks pretty good on you. I've heard they can look kind of mask-like if they're the wrong colour, but this one suits you really well.

    GFC username: olgiepolgie

  4. Would love to try Garnier's BB Cream as Im all about the sheer coverage in summer - bring on the warmer weather :)).

    GFC: BeautySoiree
    Twitter: @BeautySoiree
    Email: beautysoiree (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. I've been thinking about giving this a go, but wasn't sure if it would provide enough for me at the moment (my skin's a mess!). It does look and sound lovely, so I might give it a go when my skin's in slightly better shape. It looks great on you! Your skin looks lovely and glowy!

  6. Can you believe it? I must be the only asian in the world who hasn't tried a BB cream :P I can't enter but tweeted anyway! Good luck to everyone!

  7. I'm like you and have read a lot about bb's but are yet to try them. What intrigued me about the Garnier BB in your review was that you mentioned it was a gel like texture. I guess i always imagined them to be really think and balm like.
    Anyway I'd love to enter - GFC is sarah - the science of beauty and i have also tweet tweeted (skretchs)

  8. Ive never tried a BB cream and ive always been so curious about the hype and im really liking the idea of this Garnier one, so affordable ! So please enter me- GFC suziemakesyouup


  9. I suffer from Hyper pigmentation, left with eczema scars and Rosacea on near my chin and left cheek and to make matters worse, no foundation is a match for me. After reading your reviews, I would love love to please try this!

  10. I'm not entering, but I just wanted to say that you have gorgeous eyes & I'm jealous! :-p

  11. I have never tried a BB cream so would love to try these.
    Following you (of course)xxx

  12. Oooh, I really wanna try this! Enter me please :) angie@anobsessionwiththefabulous.com xx

  13. I want to try the BB cream because I'm obsessed with Tinted Moisturizers, and BB creams would be a total bonus for me! I never wear foundation, so this would be a great oppurtunity to try something new.
    I follow GFC via leah
    and Tweeted, @leahsland

    My email: leamay2010@gmail(dot)com

  14. Would love to try this out. My skin is really pale so hopefully the light one would be okay. Loving the posts :)

    my twitter is: @zoeeangelaa
    email: zoeeangelaa@hotmail.com

  15. I'd love to try this because I've heard so much about it and would love my skin tone evened out and blemishes covered! I follow you via GFC as Di from Max The Unicorn
    My email is djchilds at hot mail (dot) com

    And tweeted as @ShinyGlitterBug here

  16. I'd absolutely adore this product if I won it! Im already using skin79's bb cream which is great but unfortunately the colour doesn't seem the greatest for me (it has a bit of a unsightly white cast to it). Garnier's BB cream has a great yellow undertone not to mention Im uber excited about the blemish fighting qualties (been suffering from acne for awhile)

    email: oh.my.kath@hotmail(dot)com
    twitter: castlechariot

  17. I want to try this BB cream because I've sampled so many but none of them match my colouring! I'm hoping this one does!

    twitter: theconcealer

  18. I am so keen to try this. I've been looking for it and finally found some today but couldn't test the colours and couldn't afford to buy both so I walked away without :( Pretty sure I need light but couldn't risk buying without a colour test.
    I've been using some BB creams I get shipped from Korea but would love to buy locally.
    I follow on google reader and have subscribed via email.
    I tried tweeting (Bec_pSyren) but it said
    "A URL in your Tweet appears to link to a page that has spammy or unsafe content." so I had to leave the URL out. I tried over and over and that's the only way I could get it to work.
    Can you tell I'm not a regular tweeter? Or maybe I've been hitting my own wine stash tonight :p

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  21. Would love to try this out because i'm in my mid twenties but my skin still looks like i'm going through puberty ~ always one for a quick fix.

    email: hyli dot karen at gmail dot com

  22. I've never tried a BB cream but they sound so exciting! My email is kimberleyjgriffiths@gmail, I would love a chance to try it out! P.S. I tweeted about this @kimmmyberley

  23. hey I really wanna try this BB creme and see what all the hype is about as I've never tried anything like this before, would love to have an even skin tone. And throughout the time I've spent reading this blog I've grown very fond of your wine stash, yes the shelf needs to be replenished :)

  24. @desertroseblue sorry this competeition is now closed :(

  25. i have used a few of garnier products and loved them on my skin and the BB cream looks and sounds great would love to try it


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