Your highschool hero BB cream just got a 2021 makeover

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this no-makeup makeup base

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 06 2021

The product

We think we can all agree that when it comes to applying makeup ATM, we have a bit of a CBF attitude. We’re spending more time than ever indoors and with no end near in sight we just can’t be bothered committing ourselves to a full face of makeup every day. 

But, on the flipside, we also want to look banging at our next Zoom meeting (finance department, just know this beat is for you) and on the occasion we do step out the door to load up on essentials, we want to be serving our best model off-duty glow.

Well no worries peeps, because Garnier BB Cream All-In-One Perfector Classic SPF 15 (AKA your go-to base product in highschool) is back and better than ever thanks to a reformulation that includes hydrating and nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera (and of course still with SPF 15). This complexion-unifier corrects and evens tone and imperfections, while improving radiance and protecting skin from harmful UV rays. Look forward to natural no-makeup makeup that would rival that of Hailey Bieber.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this natural-looking daily base.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Garnier BB Cream All-In-One Perfector Classic SPF 15 to a panel of women aged 18 to 39 who wanted a base product that looked natural.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Garnier BB Cream All-In-One Perfector Classic SPF 15.

The way it perfected their complexion: Our Review Crew® members really loved how easily the BB cream blended into their skin for an overall unifying, radiance-enhancing and complexion-perfecting finish. Many found that it helped to  minimise and correct the appearance of blemishes, redness, fine lines and wrinkles.

The hydrating formula: Our members liked the fact that the BB cream was ultra-hydrating thanks to skin care-inspired ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, which made it feel like they were applying a moisturiser rather than a base makeup product like a foundation. 

The natural ‘no-makeup makeup’ finish: The combination of skin care-inspired ingredients and ultra thin mineral pigments also left our reviewers with a lovely, natural, no-makeup makeup finish. They found they could comfortably wear it during work to look presentable at their next Zoom meeting or as a stress-free base when they were running a few errands.

The verdict

“This is a really great product, especially for the price. I found this BB cream to be hydrating, and easy to apply. It has a wonderful smoothing effect, with a natural looking, "no make up" make up look. The tint is just enough to cover over any imperfections, but makes your skin look fantastic. Your skin feels a lot softer and smoother after use, and it doesn't settle into fine lines. I would highly recommend giving the product a try if you're after a gentle BB cream that is great for everyday wear.”
Tammy S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Was a very frequent user of this product back in highschool, was perfect as it provided that little bit of sunscreen protection as well as hiding very softly any blemishes and acne. I have bounced from a bunch of different BB creams but somehow the shades that Garnier have are the perfect matches. I use this product as a daily moisturiser after my daytime skincare, though I would love it if it had more SPF in it but I wouldn't want to change the consistency at all. It leaves a beautiful glow on your skin without retaining any white cast or greasiness that comes with using sunscreen.”
Tyne F
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Light weight and hydrating coverage all in a sustainable packaging. This little wonder could not have come at a better time. Being in lockdown I have promised myself to keep up routines and regimes, whilst a full face of makeup is not essential for a zoom call a day, I figured this was the product I would apply almost daily to ensure I kept up appearances... I get some redness and have some pigmentation along the bottom of my face and found this was great to give my coverage and help to even out my skin tone.”
Helen D
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this SPF-optimised complexion perfector? Read more Garnier BB Cream All-In-One Perfector Classic SPF 15 reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Garnier to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Garnier BB Cream All-In-One Perfector Classic SPF 15 is based on a combined total of 100 reviews submitted and is correct as of 06/09/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).