We Review Garnier's 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother BB CreamJanuary 16, 2017
Your search for the ultimate drugstore BB cream that can be used on all skin types and tones ends here! Our Skincare.com editors recently received complimentary samples of Garnier’s SkinActive 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother BB Cream to review. See why we’re raving about this stellar—and affordable–skin care-inspired makeup product, ahead.
As beauty editors with self-proclaimed skin care obsessions, one thing we love most in life is when skin care and makeup come together to form a unique beauty product that allows us to look and feel like we are, quite literally, putting our best faces forward. And, after trying our fair share of skin care-inspired makeup products over the years, we have found that the one beauty product every gal needs in her makeup bag is BB cream. From anti-aging to illuminating to protecting and hydrating, there is a BB cream out there for everyone and every skin type. The only problem: How will you choose which one is right for you? Luckily, we found one from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands that is affordable and can be used on all skin types and tones! Keep reading to see our pull product review for Garnier’s SkinActive 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother BB Cream.
THE SKIN CARE BENEFITS OF BB CREAM
If we could dream up the ultimate skin care-inspired makeup product... it would hydrate our complexions, protect our skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays, house a formula of nourishing, skin-benefiting ingredients— such as, humectants, ceramides, essential fatty acids, antioxidants…you get the idea—and provide us with just the right amount of coverage to blur the look of skin imperfections, and leave us looking—and feeling—our best. Luckily, this so-called “dream product” already exists— and it goes by the name of BB cream— also known as, beauty balm cream. Similar to that of tinted moisturizers, BB cream comes in a variety of formulas that can offer lightweight coverage and various skin care benefits.
From BB creams formulated with SPF that can help protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays to anti-aging-inspired BB creams that—over time—can improve the look of premature signs of aging (such as, fine lines and wrinkles), this product comes in many different variations to fit the wants and needs of skin types, everywhere. One BB Cream we love? Garnier’s SkinActive 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother BB Cream. See our full review of this stellar drugstore BB cream, up ahead.
GARNIER SKINACTIVE 5 SECOND BLUR INSTANT SMOOTHER BB CREAM REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types, including sensitive skin types.
Made for all skin types, the SkinActive 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother BB Cream from Garnier is one drugstore BB cream us beauty editors can’t live without. The silky-textured beauty balm cream can provide the complexion with lightweight, hydrating coverage and has a tinge of light pink to promote a healthy-looking faux glow. What’s more? The affordable 5 Second Blur BB cream can smooth out the appearance of skin, blur visible signs of aging (think: fine lines, wrinkles, and rough textures), all while mattifying shine and reducing the look of pores.
Why We Love It: After receiving complimentary samples of Garnier’s SkinActive 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother BB Cream to review, we couldn’t wait to put this coveted drugstore beauty product to the test. Upon application, there were two things that stood out the most to us: the texture and the soft, light pink hue that provided our complexions with a little extra glow. What we loved about the texture is its silkiness and ability to glide on gently for flawless, even-looking distribution. On top of that, it left our skin looking–and feeling—comfortable and hydrated throughout the day. The light pink pigment was definitely an added bonus, as it left our skin looking illuminated with a healthy, natural-looking glow.
How To Apply It: To apply the SkinActive 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother BB Cream from Garnier, use a damp beauty blending sponge, foundation brush, or your fingertips to apply a dime size amount of the drugstore BB cream to your entire face and blend. Then, follow up with the rest of your daily makeup application.
Where To Buy It: Online, or at your local drugstore!
Garnier SkinActive 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother, $16.99 MSRP
Editor’s Note: Before you apply this must-try drugstore BB cream, be sure to cleanse, moisturize, and apply sunscreen to your complexion.