The Garnier Miracle Skin Cream had been on my radar for a bit, thanks to British bloggers raving about it, so when I saw it in Priceline a while ago I snapped it up and got to trying it out quick smart. I was definitely keen on having something that evened out my face and added a bit of tint that I could throw on for no-makeup days and I was fascinated by it’s claims of ‘transforming skin care’ but I’ve actually found myself enjoying it more as a primer step in my daily routine.
The way I normally use this is to prime first (often with the Smashbox Primer Water) then squeeze a bit out and blend it into my skin with my fingers making sure it’s properly worked in. The cream comes out of the tube white and blends in to match your skin colour, for me it’s a little darker than my natural skin tone but that’s just because I’m super pale. The first time I tried it I was freaking out that it would make me orange but surprisingly it worked perfectly, giving me a little bit of colour and evening out redness in my skin. You can sort of see how it looks in the swatches below but I have used a lot more than normal there.
I find that when I add this step to my routine I’m nowhere near as liberal with the foundation and that my skin still looks more glowy and fresh. It’s a bit of a skincare/make-up hybrid in the sense that it adds a bit of well needed moisture to my skin, too. The texture of my skin looks better all round, just proving what a little bit of prep can do for your make-up.
Although it’s not a necessary thing to do each morning, my make-up always thanks me for it when I do bother to add it in. It’s no coincidence that good make-up days often coincide with this being used. It’s also great for those days when you can’t be bothered doing a full face and just need something to even out your skin tone, it’s my go-to on those days as well. If you want something special to give a little extra oomph to your face, this might just be it.
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