Friday, September 30, 2011

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector - BB cream review

There has been a lot of talk lately about BB creams. I have been researching them and find them really interesting. When Garnier invited me to an event for the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector - BB cream, I was definitely excited.

A BB cream stands for blemish balm, a soothing cream that was first developed in the 50's and used by dermatologists in Germany to help calm, soothe and heal a patients skin after surgical procedures, treating post laser scars, acne and blemishes.

BB cream's in the last few years have become popular particularly in Asian countries. Garnier are the first brand to release a BB inspired cream in Australia.

Garnier says: Miracle Skin Perfector delivers a hybrid formula that combines long-lasting 24hr hydrating care with a light touch of make-up for instantly flawless, healthy glowing skin.  Its lightweight formula contains a unique mix of active ingredients including vitamin C, SPF15 UV filters and mineral pigments.  Applied daily, Miracle Skin Perfector spreads evenly for a flawless finish without the heaviness of a foundation. Instantly skin is beautified, hydrated and protected.

I have been testing out the Garnier BB cream provided for review, for the last few weeks and I do like the concept of a BB cream.There are some things that I like and don't like about this cream.

The five instant benefits it provides are:

1. Hydrate for 24hrs
2. Even tone
3. Correct blemishes
4. Boost healthy glow
5. SPF 15 protection

The Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream comes in a 50ml squeeze tube, easy to use and handy to use when travelling. The texture is thick gel-like cream, that is soft, lightweight, easy to blend and soaks into the skin within seconds. It feels very hydrating on the skin, definitely gives a instant dewy glow to the skin, evens out skintone and reduces my redness.

I have combination skin and find that this comes up too shiny/oily looking on my skin. Even setting it with powder reduces the shine but I'm still not entirely happy with the finish. The coverage of the cream is light, so when I have acne or blemishes (particularly around my jawline) I use a concealer or lightly add foundation to cover them up when using this.

This has spf 15 in it, which is great that there is sun protection, as my skin is sensitive to the sun, I put a sunscreen underneath for the added spf. You can also use this as primer under foundation, when needing more coverage.

On the left: A before picture, and On the right: With Garnier BB cream on
It feels nice on the skin - hydrating, smooth and soft, with vitamin C as well! It does cover my redness really well. It has a floraly fragrance that is noticeable, but doesn't smell once it is applied to the skin. There are two shades to choose from light and medium. I am very fair, so I used the light shade. It still is a little too dark for me which is unfortunate. Overall for me, I found this to be too oily/shiny on my combination skin and the colour is not a good match for my fair skin. I think this would work well on those with dry skin.

This Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream would be good to use on days, when you don't want to wear foundation and just want a light coverage. Also great for those that don't have time to put on moisturiser, sunscreen, foundation separately - this is a all in one and works well with evening out the skintone, reducing redness and hydating the skin. It is sold at $13.95AUD and available in supermarkets and department stores.


To give you the chance to try this yourself, I have TEN Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream packs, which includes a light and medium shade cream, valued at $27.90 to giveaway.

For your chance to win, let me know - what is your must have beauty product? in the comments below.

Terms and conditions:

1. Open to Australian residents only.
2. Be a follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect
3. This giveaway finishes 18th of October 2011 at 10pm. (AEST)
4. Please ensure that I can email you, if you are the winner.
5. Garnier will be sending out the prizes.

****Optional.........( let me know in the coments below if you have done an extra entry)

•For an extra entry, 'Like' my facebook page DanniiBeauty

Thanks to everyone who entered!

The winners are:

Lemon Tart
Smilie girl
Pie squared

Stay tuned for more great giveaways soon!


Yvette said...

My must have beauty product is moisturiser!! Even though I have been plagued with acne since I was 10 *and now 30* (thats 20 yrs of acne!!!!) My skin is so dry aswell that if I have a shower and wash my face and don't put moisturiser on... my face will start peeling like sunburn!! YET its oily aswell.. so I am in no winwin situation :(

(connected to GFC and facebook!)

Michelle said...

Great review Dannii..:)
i didn't know garnier came out with a bb cream..

Wish i can join the giveaway..but it for resident in australia only..:(

make-me up said...

Awesome Giveaway!! I have been eyeing off this product & reading so many mixed reviews....

My must have beauty product would have to be mascara as it really does open up the eyes & lets people see into your soul. As they say the eyes are the gateway to the soul

Have a good weekend :)

Saumya said...

Great review Dannii .. Love the way this cream even outs your skin :) ..My must have product is Kohl.

Email address :

I have alredy liked your FB page too an extra entry yay !

mandstar87 said...

My must have beauty product is primer. I don't have time to contantly re-apply make-up during the day, so this is my saviour!

I also have already liked your FB page :)


SilhouetteScreams said...

My must have beauty product is Urban Decay Primer Potion, my eye makeup wouldn't last 10 minutes without it. :)

I follow via GFC and live in Australiaaaa.

silhouettescreamsblog at gmail dot com

Lemon Tart said...

Great review!=)) My must have beauty product would be a concealer. Without it, I look like a moo-moo! ^^

email add:

I have liked your fb page. Scored extra points!

Good luck everyone!=))

Kym said...

Sounds like a great product Dannii.
My must have is moisturiser, doesn't matter that I consume enough water a day to float the Titanic my skin does not stay hydrated & it's quite painful if I don't smooth on moisturiser a couple of times a day. Especially at the moment I have the flu & it's dried me out even more!
I'm already a liker on FB :-) as 'Sue Bou'

Fashionista8P said...

I have heard so much about these creams lately and I am so keen to try it for myself. Please enter me in this fantastic giveaway. :)
Thanks heaps and good luck everyone

kerry santillo said...

Hello !! I cant live without my foundation. I have blemished skin and suffer redness. Would very much like to try this great product.Great giveaway, thanks for a chance.
Have liked fb and am following on google :)

Anub said...

My must have beauty product- Tinted moisturizer.
No need to apply foundation and moisturizer with tinted moisturizer hence saves times on run and money.
I would love to use BB cream as I am so found of moisturizers and with SPF is the bonus.

Follower on GFC.
Liked Facebook page.
My email-

Anub said...

Follower on Twitter as well.

(: said...

My must have beauty product is ance gel. Blemishes are still my biggest problem even though I am not longer teenager. Acne gel helps heal existing pimples and prevent new pimple formation! Absolutely can't live without it.

My email:
Have followed DanniBeauty on GFC.

(: said...

Liked on DanniiBeauty fb page as well (:

Liz said...

My must have beauty product is moisturiser - otherwise I get awful red, dry patches on my cheeks!

m said...

My must have beauty product would definitely be eyeliner. It really makes the eyes go pop, and does wonders to make me look awake and ready for the day!

Kellie said...

My must have product is mascara. It does wonderful things for my eyes!

Have liked your page on FB too (Kellie Heitman)


MardyMax said...

wow this cream sounds amazing. My must have beauty product is sunscreen. Living in QLD, I don't want to end up looking like a leather handbag :)

MardyMax said...

Like you on FB too

r34chick said...

Foundation because I suffer from uneven skin tone and I get embarrassed to leave the house without some sort of coverage.

Cate said...

My must have product is moisturiser.

Cate said...

Facebook page liked. Thanks.

chikogirl said...

My favourite beauty product is foundation. It evens my skin tone and covers my pimples and redness. My email address is

cherylh said...

My must have beauty product is cleanser, without it my skin would clog up and age.
like you on facebook too

jellybeanbabeeey said...

I would have to say my taupe eyeshadow, its great for everyday wear and going out at night, definitely adds brightness to a look but is soo simple! :)
hope to get to try out this bb cream.

jellybeanbabeeey said...

(GFC: s.Lee & liked your fb page :sher lee)
thanks! (forgot to mention this in the above comment) :)

nellbe said...

My must have is lip balm. I have several tubes all over the house, bag and nappy bag, I cannot be without my lip balm!

kaygal89 said...

My must have beauty product is foundation. Khanh Nguyen,

The Aussie Mommy said...

Mascara is my musthave! :)

Emma. said...

Have liked you on Facebook and connected via GFC too! :-D

Really, REALLY difficult narrow it down! :-S But after serious consideration, I would say powder - I too have combination skin and I know I look much better putting a matte face forward! :-)



Anon said...

Only recently heard about this stuff, but sounds so exciting!

Must have beauty product - has to be YSL's touche eclat I think. Lucky enough to have been given one for my last birthday, and I love it! Covers up my dark circles from studying all night, it's fantastic.

Also liked your facebook page :)

Pie squared said...

Thanks for a fabulous and in-depth review of this exciting new product!!
My must-have beauty product is definitely moisturiser, I simply love that with just a layer of my favourite cream I can feel so instantly refreshed, invigorated and altogether more human in one super simple step!
I'm a facebook fan too :)

lisalisalisalisa said...

must have beauty product is mascara, i think i look very plain when i dont wear it so i wear it everytime i head out! it just a great thing to have and its not to expensive to buy which is always a bonus.

email is -

Juanita said...

I need this Dannii!!! I struggle with pigmentation and sunspots everyday and I've yet to find a product that will multi-task and provide a concealer as well as a med-full coverage foundation. Please, please let me win this.

Jasmine1485 said...

My must-have is lip balm, I have dozens of them but I still buy more because I want ones with different scents :)

I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

kate1485 at

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm a fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

kate1485 at

elaera said...

can't live without a sunscreen. Or hello freckles and wrinkles!

tHIrteen said...

for me the must have is confidence! and yes some concealer to hide away my dark circle..hahhax:)

tHIrteen said...

i'm a fan on faceboop <3

Emily said...

My must-have beauty product is Thin Lizzy bronzer.I discovered it on holiday in NZ and use it every day as blusher.

Zoe said...

My must have is Batiste Dry Shampoo - tropical.... I need to wash my hair every second day due to oily roots - so if I want to push for an extra day, i just spray away and it leaves my hair soft & clean for another day!

Love the website Dannii - this is the first time I've seen it. I think your skin is similar to mine, so I'll reading with anticipation your future beauty trials!!.... Thanks Zoe

Have also liked on facebook.....

Mich said...

I have combination skin as well.
I usually use a dove tinted moisturiser, but this stuff looks great.

Mich said...

And I like you on fb (michelle Knowles)

EsteeDarla said...

I can't wait to find this BB cream and Maybelline also has one out to I have heard so much about them I am so excited to try them.

maddie said...

my essential beauty product is absolutely eyeliner. its a must for me.
thanks so much:)
goodluck everyone

email is
ta xx

meimayy said...

My must have product would be my moisturiser. I have very sensitive and dry skin. Without my moisturiser, I would be very red and peeling.


emma elizabeth said...

Definitely primer, preferably with a sheen of colour to even skin tone!

jazlovestoskate said...

I can't live without anti-ageing skincare combined with SPF, it keeps me looking young and sporty instead of old and forty!

Kaleido said...

My must have beauty product is most definitely my cleanser. All those dead cells and bacteria that have accumulated in my pillow then transferred directly onto my face,along with the oils that are produced... makes that morning cleansing routine a giant refreshment.

*Also liked your fb page.

Chelsea said...

Definitely Moroccan oil! I worry so much about keeping my skin hydrated that i always forget the stress i put my hair under - wind, heat and brushing. Moroccan Oil keeps it constantly nourished and i would really be lost without it!!

roycee said...

My sparkly nail polish! Cant live without it - i feel naked if i dont have any on - it just makes me, me!


Sharon said...

Foundation, as you can also use it as a concealer to hide blemishes and imperfections from your skin. It gives you a flawless complexion.


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bardie said...

following GFC
following facebook
I love Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector cream ;)

jaz said...

Right now it has to be Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector cream
following GFC

Smilie girl said...

Thanks for the review. I had seen the ad on tv but now I know more about it. I really like my tinted sunscreen moisturiser from Mecca, such an all round fixer upper.

monica said...

Love mineral powder..its gives a lovely sheen to my skin!

JennyB said...

Hagged old skin? Not going there.
Sunscreen essential, my complexion’s so fair.
It's working already! There's no skin despair...
Love SPF30+ foundation… Absolutely MUST WEAR!!!

Following on FB.
Following on GFC.

operationhotmother said...

My must have is tinted moisturiser it adds that extra something to male my skin glow but it is followed very closely behind by mascara and lipgloss.
Follow via GFC

operationhotmother said...

Follow on facebook

Fashionista8P said...

Just received my BB cream prize late last week... so great!!! Thanks for the opportunity to get my hot little hands on this fabulous product :)

DanniiBeauty said...

@Fashionista8P - That's great, hope you enjoy it! x

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