I have this “thing” with beauty products that I am going to share with you. I don’t like using “better” brand named products for mundane everyday use. The kind you find yourself reaching for daily, like foundation or lipsticks. I don’t know where this annoying trait stems from and I feel it strengthen more and more as I age. I just really despise how quickly a $70 bottle of foundation empties when I find myself resorting to its use, twenty-four seven for banal tasks like going to work or quick ventures to the supermarket.

And because of this, they always end up depleted at the most inappropriate of times.

Now, don’t take this as me being a brand snob because I’m not. Well, not really. I have my favorites and I stick to them like glue. I’m annoyingly loyal and a creature of habit like that. I don’t rush out to try new and different products weekly or even monthly because I have curiously sensitive skin and the majority of product out there just doesn’t work for me. In fact the majority of of high street brands cause nothing but dehydrated havoc on my skin.

Surprisingly Garnier has been good to me over the years. I’ve always found something that works well for my skin. Like their (long discontinued) “Fresh” range which saw me through my teenage years until the onset of my twenties when I discovered NARS. So when my interest spiked over the wave of BB creams saturating the market, I decided to turn to Garnier once again, which thankfully turned out to be a most wise investment.

If you’re still unaware what exactly a BB cream entails, it’s a simple tinted moisturiser. It adds (depending on your hand) a light sheen and glow to your skin whilst also moisturising. It’s like a foundation sans the irritable dryness. There are even some which contain added SPF sun protection. And I prefer those above all else because the sun is not our skins friend, no matter how gorgeous that tan is on you, the sun is its worst enemy. For me I’ve been pleasantly content with this BB cream. It’s wonderful on my skin; seemingly gliding effortlessly without unnecessary palaver. A lightweight formula that doesn’t feel heavy or encumbering. Which would no doubt make it incredibly ideal for the dreaded sultry red summer that has been predicted for us Aussies.

I’m curious, has anyone else tried or use this or any other BB cream in general? Leave your thoughts for me to peruse below.


sonia // daring coco

metaphoric love child of debbie harry and stevie nicks. weaver of words. infatuated with shoes.