Garnier BB Cream, bb cream, base, foundation

Opting for a much lighter base over the warmer months seems to be favourable as of late. 

I hadn't used a BB or a CC Cream in a long, long time.  I've been using foundation, mixed with moisturiser for a dewy base or using a lighter coverage product altogether.

Garnier's BB Cream recently featured in a glossy magazine (I cannot remember the name), as one product to keep in your makeup drawer. It flicked a switch in my head reminding me how much I used to enjoy using BB Creams and as this was highly recommended, it seemed the perfect time to try.

Packaging wise, it's plain; nothing fancy, as you would expect.  The product is quite thick, so makes a terrible mess when squeezed from the tube. 

On the consistency front, the formula is heavy and gloopy. It's hard to blend out to a seamless finish with fingers or a brush. The product sticks to any dry patches like nothing else I have ever used. I also tried applying with a trusty Beauty Blender which fared no better.

Garnier claim their BB Cream will hydrate skin for 24 hours, leaving an even and radiant skin tone. It's also meant to be suitable for dry skin.

Personally, this is one BB Cream, which just isn't for me. I found it to offer little, if no hydration. It dried my dry skin out more than I thought possible and my skin looked patchy and uneven. My skin, quite frankly felt parched.

I don't want to post a tonne of negative product reviews, however when I test a product which I really can't get on with, I feel I have to let you know. Let's just say this product wasn't for me, who's to say you won't love it. 

Have you tried Garnier's BB Cream? How did you get on? What foundation/base is in your makeup bag right now? Do you have any base products you class as Holy Grail?