Thursday, June 21, 2012

Swatch Comparison - Drugstore BB creams ( Garnier , L'Oreal ,Maybelline )

What is BB cream after all  ? BB cream is the hottest beauty products in the world right now. BB cream serve as a makeup base, foundation, moisturizer and sun protections. Not only do they cover blemishes, they also have soothing, healing properties. Not all BB cream have all these functions,there are many types of BB cream some need to apply after moisturizer, some without the SPF or PA.
BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, is a cosmetic item initially sold in Korea,Japan and other far east countries . But now there are several BB Cream brands which are locally available like first we were introduced to Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream and now we have got quite few options to choose from.

BB creams usually came in "one" shade when they were introduced but now companies are coming out with different shades to suit everyone. I have three US Drugstores BB creams with me today to swatch .
For Reference i am Mac NC 35 and swatch below was taken outdoor on back of my hand

( L-R ) Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream
in medium to deep , L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream in medium and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream in medium-deep
From swatches you can see that maybelline one is darkest and Garnier is lightest, L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream has a bit of more yellow to it. Coverage wise i havent tried L'Oreal or Maybelline BB cream but from swatches Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream look the sheerest of all.

Size : Maybelline 1.09 fl oz , L'Oreal 2.5 fl oz and Garnier 2.5 fl oz
SPF : Maybelline SPF 30 , L'Oreal SPF 15  and Garnier SPF15
Price :  Maybelline  $8.99/rs 650 , L'Oreal $16.99 and Garnier $12.99 /rs 399

Shades: L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream comes in
  • Light & 
  • Medium ,  
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream offers 5 shades
  • Light ,
  • Light Medium 
  • Medium, 
  • Deep, 
  • Medium deep 
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream comes in two shades
  • Light/medium
  • Medium/deep

Where to buy : Drugstore retailers and online. 

I ordered using a 20% off offer,  L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream in medium and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream in medium-deep from ,  and i bought Garnier BB cream in medium to deep from a walmart . 

The Garnier SF BB cream & Maybelline Dream fresh BB creams are available in Pakistan at

Are you into BB creams ? Do you plan on trying any of the newly launched BB creams ? 

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  1. I've been using the skin 79 one that I bought off amazon. I consider it a bargain.... It's pretty fab.

  2. What about oily skin, is it good for oily skin too? i hear so much about these BB creams.

  3. which one would u prefer for asian skin and best coverage?

  4. Thanks for the great comparison. The Maybelline one is really quite sheer for my taste :)

  5. I love ur swatches!!!Magnificent!The products look great! When I heard about bb creams I wanted to try one just to see what the hype was about,after watching your post it really helpful which one to choose And very useful for me, Thanks alot <3

  6. very helpful.i like the texture of garnier better.thanks for shainrg <3


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