Friday, 8 September 2017

Balea vs. Garnier: The BB Cream Battle

There are days where I don't want to wear a foundation or anything heavy on my face and that's when BB creams come in handy! I currently have only two in my makeup stash and I got both from my Highstreet Challenge with Angels Beauty Corner.

I have the Garnier SkinActive BB Cream in 'Light / Claire' and the Balea Tinted Moisturiser in 'Light Beige' with SPF 15. Both are said to be the perfect BB cream for a light coverage and a fresh looking appearance.

This one indeed has a very light coverage and it's also the perfect shade for my skintone. However, it doesn't make my skin look fresh at all. I tried three different ways of applying this to my face and none worked. I applied it with my fingers, it was streaky and not very blendable. I applied it with a brush, it looked awful! I applied it with a damp makeup sponge and it was even streakier and some parts of my face didn't even have product on! So, how am I supposed to apply this then?

I did try this BB cream a few more times and it always looked awful. I don't know whether it's just my skin type, my way of applying it or a combination of both that makes this a huge pass for me!

On the other, more positive side of this duo-review, I also have a favourite of course! The Garnier BB cream is perfect for my skin type and it's easy to blend too; especially when you use a damp makeup sponge you get an almost flawless finish! It's so very lightweight and just barely covers any imperfections that your skin still looks natural but with a bit more dewiness.
The shade of this is perfect as well. I was a bit sceptical because I had tried a few face products that claimed to be for "light skin" and just didn't work out for me but this is just amazing for my skintone.

As you can tell I clearly have a favourite. I don't know what it is about the one from Balea but I just don't really like it. As for the one from Garnier, I don't have anything to complain really.
I'm really looking forward to trying some more BB and CC creams in the near future and I will, of course, review any new ones for you if you'd like that!

Do you use any BB creams? If so, which one is your favourite? x


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