Garnier BB Cream--original formula
- SPF 15
- 2.5 oz
- 3 shades: fair, light/medium, medium/deep
- best for dry skin
- flip top cap
- thick formula
- +- $12
Garnier BB Cream--combo/oily skin
- SPF 20
- 2.0 oz
- 3 shades: light/medium, medium/deep, deep
- best for oily/combo skin
- screw top cap
- runny formula
- +- $12 (I used a coupon for a few dollars off)
Swatches of Oily/Combo formula in Med/Deep and Light/Med
I'm currently mixing them both, since I'm in between shades.
These are the same shades, but different formulas.
The original formula is very thick.
The c/o formula is runny and a slight bit darker.
Here they are rubbed in a little on my arm.
Obviously this is not blended in, as
I just wanted to show the differences.
On your left, I have the original light/med on my face. It is slightly dewier.
On your right, I have the light/med combo/oily on my face. It has less coverage,
allowing my freckles to peep through.
Neither formula matches my skin perfectly at the moment,
but I wanted to show the same shade.
This photo has not been altered in any way, and used natural lighting.
- I liked them both. I've repurchased the original a couple of times, and would repurchase the c/o formula. Both are easy to apply.
- The original formula is much thicker, and I felt it gave a bit more coverage, and left a glow to my skin. While I like the moisture it provides, sometimes it can be a little too much in summer months, so I can use powder, but using the c/o (combination.oily) formula would solve that.
- The c/o formula is very thin and runny, but gave a light-slightly medium coverage, and only slightly less coverage than the orig. formula. I didn't find it drying, which makes it perfect for dry skin, too.
- This is the thinnest BB Cream I've ever tried, and I would liken it to Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream. Oily skin will like this. It is not a mattifying or drying product, and nicely sinks a little into skin. I would suggest buying this if you are in the market for a new bb cream to try.
- I do not like the cap on this product--it cannot be stored with the cap on the bottom, because it leaks out once opened. Such a mess! I prefer the flip-top cap instead.
- C/O has more SPF, but is half an ounce less, and costs the same. It used to be a dollar more, so I'm glad to see the price come down.
- C/O can be used as a makeup base if you have dry skin.
- I experienced no breakouts from either.
If you're a BB Cream fan, let me know your faves!
Questions? Comments? Let me know, below!