Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Garnier BB cream or Maybelline BB cream?

So BB creams have been on the market for a while now and im sure that many of you have tried a few and have your own favourite but the two that ive tried are the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter and the Maybelline Dream Fresh. Both high street well known brands, but which one is the best?

Lets start with price and packaging?
The Garnier one is £9.99 which in my opinion is a reasonable price considering higher end ones can be anything up to £36.00 which is not a price im willing to pay for sure. Whereas the Maybelline one is £7.99 a tad cheaper. On to the packaging... none of the BB creams are anything special when it comes to the packaging which i don't mind but there not something you would leave out to look pretty. They are however practical as they come in a plastic tube like bottle, which is good if your like me and travel around a lot on a weekly basis.

The Product Itself?
In my opinion none of them are fantastic tbh they both have the flaws however if i had to repurchase one it would be the Maybelline Dream Fresh one i think. Like most BB creams they both have a slight orange tint to them which isn't the best if your fair skinned. When first applied the Garnier one was a dream with a medium consistency it applied evenly and blended in like a dream. The Maybelline one had a thicker consistency and  took a little more work when it came to blending but again applied easily enough. However the day i tried the Garnier one i looked in the mirror about 2 hours after application and it had completely disappeared like i had never applied it, now i didn't expect it to last for hours on end however lets face it you don't want to be re-applying a base product every 2 hours. Although i am putting its lack of lasting performance down to the fact that i have combination skin and the Garnier one was probably a little to oily for my skin type. Therefore this ones probably better for dryer skin types. The Maybelline one however lasted for about 6 hours which is pretty good for a BB cream, i also found this to suit my skin type better as it didn't make my skin look or feel oily.

I for one wont be re-purchasing the Garnier one, however im still using the Maybelline one and its still working just fine for me. I would like to try out some other BB creams though both high street and high end so let me know if you have any recommendations, Garnier now do a oil free version so if your like me and have either oily or combination skin this might be a better option for you.

What's you favourite BB cream? 


  1. I have to say, I'm still not 100% on what BB cream is and what it does?!


  2. Its suppose to be a balance between a foundation and a cream as far as i know, so something that moisturizes better than a foundation but still gives you a little coverage, great for summer as its very lightweight and quick to apply :) xx

  3. i have to say after trying multiple bb creams the best for me has to be the boots no7 range bb cream, not to greasy and absorbs really evenly and often means can go without foundation :) x


  4. I haven't tried the Maybelline one (its not available in Australia yet) But found the Garnier one made me break out. I have heard the oil free version is fantastic though!

    1. Yeh i wanted to try the oil free one but the drugstores close to me don't stock it :( x