I was recently sent Garnier's newest product to try (and give away to you guys, stay tuned!) and despite the description of it being "miracle!", "skin perfector!" and "all-in-one solution!", I was struck more by the sincere effort to which Garnier has gone in order to bring about products that use renewable, raw materials and that aren't tested on animals. They recycle 91% of their waste and have a ton of tips on how you can recycle yours.
They even wanted me to recycle the "with compliments" slip on the front of the box. I like this - it was prettier to leave it off, but they made it big and bold.
Given that it says "one product to correct, protect and unify skin complexion with instant and lasting results", I just didn't think it would work, as "natural coverage" and "lightweight and breatheable formula"s usually lead people to ask if I'm sick, or telling me I look tired.
It is more than just a tinted moisturiser, with its mineral pigments creating more coverage. I'm told it can also be a base for regular foundation, etc, but as a new mama I'm kind of looking more for something that I can throw on and it will do about five things at once.
Miracle skin perfector is supposed to :
1 - Hydrate for 24 hours - I definitely felt soft and non-dry. Bonus.
2 - Even skin tone - I found that rubbing it on like a moisturiser and then going over my trouble spots with it like a concealer actually made a difference. I used the darker one over my cheeks like blush for a little glow and it added extra coverage. I actually would have left the house looking like that and all I had on was moisturiser! I honestly was surprised.
3 - Correct blemishes - luckily I don't have any.
4 - Boost healthy glow - I did feel hydrated and a little tanned, and I like the dewy effect it has on my skin. Normally this wigs me out, as I look shiny, but this didn't have that effect.
5 - SPF 15 protection - I think this should be in all makeup.
So here is my big mug with the cream applied how I described above. Nothing else. I actually don't mind it... I hate wearing a ton of makeup that makes me look awful close-up, but I can't stand leaving the house au naturel.
You do have to wash your hands after using, unlike regular tinted moisturisers, as the pigment is more foundation-like, but I found that to be something I was willing to live with seeing as I had way more time on my hands (ahem) using only the one product.
Now for the fun part... Thanks to the kind folks at Garnier, I've got 10 (yes, 10) packs of both the dark and the light creams to give away.
Just leave a comment and tell me - what would you do with the extra time you have on your hands with your morning face routine shortened?
Entries close September 30 at 10am. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email.
Open to Australian postal addresses only, sorry :(
If you miss out on my giveaway, you can buy the cream for $13.99 at Priceline and supermarkets.
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