29 December 2012

Garnier Miracle skin perfector BB Cream India Review and swatches

Hello all,
I will be reviewing Garnier Miracle skin protector BB cream (India) which was recently launched by Garnier India. Its the latest BB cream launched in India.  Okay so before starting the review here is a little brief on BB creams.
What is BB cream: Every since the BB creams have hit the markets, they became very popular, considering the fact that they can act as a moisturizer, foundation or tinted moisturizer, concealer and a primer. BB or blemish Balm originated in Australia for the patients who had undergone surgeries or peels. After which they became quite a craze in Korea. Korean actresses swear by their BB creams and how they act like a miracle all in one product for their skin.
Garnier BB cream india
Garnier BB cream
Keeping in mind their growing popularity almost all the major skin care and cosmetics brands have launched their own versions of BB creams Which are now also known as Beauty Balm.
Maybelline launched their BB creams in India around 9 months ago in three different shades to choose from. I have already done a review of Maybelline BB cream so now I know what exactly they are and what should be expected from the Garnier BB cream.

Price: 99 INR (199 INR for 40 g)
Quantity: 18g 
bb cream review and swatches
Garnier BB cream

Ingredients: Garnier BB cream ingredients are listed in image below.
Garnier BB cream shades
Garnier BB cream
Claims and how the Garnier BB cream works: See the images
Garnier BB cream review
Garnier BB cream
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Garnier BB cream
My Experience: If you have used or seen the Maybelline BB cream then this one has the same shape but with a white cap and wheat colored tube. This Garnier Miracle skin protector BB cream is half the price as that of the Maybelline one and only one shade to choose from. It says that it helps in making the skin fairer, glowing, smooth, even toned and moisturized.
It looks just like a foundation and easy to blend which I really liked since when you are in a hurry you want a base product that can be easily manipulated/blended and does not require much time to apply and blend. It smells really good and that faint pleasant smell lingers on for a 1-2 hours. It also has SPF 24 that gives UVA/UVB protection along with Vitamin C that works as antioxidants.
Garnier BB cream
Garnier BB cream
I can say that for sure it does moisturize the skin and I could feel that it also makes it a little more even tones that can be due to the mineral pigments in it that act as a concealer or tint to give sheer coverage to minor imperfections however, do not expect more than the sheer coverage from this BB cream alone. If want some more coverage then some foundation on top can be used or if want a matt look then compact over it can do the job perfectly.
I have also noticed that it also cover fine lines and make the face smoother than before.
It keeps the skin moisturized for 3-4 hours or it may vary depending on the skin type and weather conditions. Dry skinned people can use some moisturizer underneath and moreover in winters this alone may not be sufficient. 
Below, you can see the creams texture and how it blends.  
Garnier BB cream

As it is quiet pocket friendly and travel friendly it will soon become very popular I suppose.
I was wondering that this BB cream comes in only one shade that can suit the fair to medium skin toned but I am not sure how it will suit the dusky skin tone. It does gives a very sheer coverage so I think it should work well for the dusky tones too without leaving a whitish caste unlike the Maybelline one.
Now let’s summarize the pros and cons and anything which I have left above.
Pros of Garnier BB cream
  • Availability
  • Travel friendly, can be easily carried in the purse.
  • Pocket friendly
  • Smoothen and evens out the skin up to some extent
  • Gives sheer coverage
  • Moisturizes but that may vary as per the type of the skin
  • SPF 24 helps protect UV
  • Ingredients listed on the pack
Cons of Garnier BB cream
  • May not be able to give sufficient moisturization to the dry skin and especially in winters
  • Gives only sheer coverage
  • In summers it can be a bit greasy for the oily to combination skin
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
You can get this here
 
My take: I absolutely love this Garnier BB cream and I will recommend it since it is very affordable and works well for that price. If you are not satisfied with the coverage then use it like a base, it actually does a good job though not sure how this same shade will work for the duskier skin tones.

105 comments:

  1. i have bought this just this week, n so far im happy with it :) good review :)
    -Poorva

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    1. Thanks Poorva, i am also happy with it.:)
      I see you have moved to wordpress.

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  2. Wowww looks good will try soon nice review Niesha :)

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  3. Nice review Niesha, I was waiting for a review before buying it, now I will :-)

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    1. Thank you Neha..
      try it i am sure you will love it.:)

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  4. hi how are you?nice review.want to try this!!!

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  5. oh thanks neisha..for the review i was abt to buy this .. & ya i can read ur post now

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    1. Glad you can read the posts now. try it and share your views too.:)

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  6. great post..lets see if its available in dis city..
    will get it soon..
    i rely on ur reviews up to great extent :D

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    1. Aww thank you so much Richss.:)
      I just share what i feel about the product so that readers can get a fair enough idea of the product.
      try it or check its available online as well.

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  7. Nice review....I am using the mayebelline one....will give it a try next tym...:)

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    1. Thank you puja.:)
      Do try it and tell us your views too.

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  8. this looks like a great alternative to my ponds TM!! surely gonna get it :)

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    1. Absolutely, If you like Ponds TM, then for sure you will love this dear .:)

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  9. that was fast ;) I didn't like d maybelline one much.blending was a pain.I think i will try after a month or so :) Thanks 4 d revu :)

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    1. My pleasure Raaga.:)
      I agree Maybelline one was quiet thick and ashy so blending was always tricky. :)

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  10. Btw I forgot to tell u I have ordered 2 inglot lippies :) 37 and 73 :D

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    1. Ohh is it.. I have both of them.. lovely shades.:)

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    2. Plz suggest me foundation 4 my dry skin nd I am having brownish complexion

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    3. Hey Deep, you can try lakme invisible foundation because it has darker shades available as well which we hardly find in other brands.
      It worked good for my dry skinned friends and moreover, try to moisturize your face as soon as you come out of the shower and then proceed with the foundation or base.
      Try to check the shade at the counter though or else it will be waste of money if you bought the wrong shade.

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    4. Ok dear hw 2 choose perfect foundation shade I hav used lakme perfecting foundation nd revlon touch nd glow bt ia m nt satisfied coz it luks like I hav aaplied a whitish layer on my face so plz do suggest me ASAP nd I hav seen garnier BB cream so I am thinking 2 use dis 1 also.

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    5. Lakme perfecting and touch and glow do not has suitable shades for the duskier skin tones, that why they look like a white layer so i would suggest try the Lakme invisible finish range they have 8 shades available and u can go for the darker shades. They are affordable and good for dry skin.
      you can try mixing the foundation and bb both if you want more moisture.

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  11. nice review...will try this for sure

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    1. Thank you Shambhavi.:)
      Hope you like it!

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  12. I got it today too. Lets see how it works out for me :-) nice review

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    1. o thats great Gogs, try it and share it soon .:)

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  13. I use the Australian version Garnier launched here n I quite like it :)

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    1. They are really good and i think better than the maybelline ones. :)

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  14. great revu n seems like a fab product :)

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    1. It is indeed Nids for the price.:)

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  15. Thank gooodness for your review ! :D I have only read pr reports of this product good thing you reviewed it <3

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    1. Pleasure dear..:)
      I would say that considering the price, it does a good job or rather better than Maybelline if blending is concerned and of course half the price.

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  16. Hello Niesha :)
    it sounds good might pick it up once Maybelline BB Cream is over :)
    but v bad that only 1 shade is avail :(

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    1. Hey dear:) there is only one shade but dont worry that will suit you anyways. It was just for the dusky beauties i am not sure how if will match. but i think it should.:)

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  17. I have used the Maybelline makeup base, the one that leaves a whitish cast. Not any of the BB creams yet. But getting good info from your reviews. The so raved abt Ponds tinted moisturizer turned out a poor product for me. May b I will try this BB cream in summers as I have dry skin.

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    1. Thats true Maybelline one leaves a whitish cast even if u try hard to blend it.well, most of the product actually depend and the results can person from person to person. I am using this one as a base and then a compact over it. if i want more coverage i use a little foundation over it.
      :)

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    2. heya Sunshine, we sell korean bb creams in India, and i have personally tried them on, they are the Actual BB creams, unlike th Garnier and Maybelline ones. Reach us at www.facebook.com/belletheboutique

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  18. Nice review Niesha. Maybeliine BB cream didn't work for me. :( I hope this does. Thank you:)

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    1. Thank you Hina, even i hope it should since it does not leave a white cast. :)

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  19. Aha! I was watching out for a review and now I need one. :P

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    1. Then you should try it soon since i would also love to know what you think about it. For me it has worked good as i do not need much coverage. :)

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  20. hey niesh :) h r u darlzzz <3

    btw nice review dear :) but have to complete my maybelline ones and then i'll go 4 it :) thanks 4 the review dear <3

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    1. I am fine my darling.:)
      All of us have used the Maybelline BB creams, so now we can judge whether this one or that one is good. hai na!!
      Try it and lemme know how you like it..:)
      <3

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    2. yah .. exactly :)

      i wanted to try this one :) will tell u how this one worked on me :)

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  21. yeah, I have used and love this product and all other Garniers..

    Happy New Year!

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  22. You get gr8 stuff for less price in India

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  23. i need to buy it soon...nice review :)

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    1. Thank you prayati..:) try it, hope you like it .

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  24. I still cannot decide which BB cream to try... Was thinking about this one, but I've read not so optimistic reviews.

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    1. Is it.. okay, but i find it quiet nice.
      try some other brands available there, hope you find the one soon that can work really good for u.:)

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  25. Maybelline didn't work for me ad till date lies more than half unused in my drawer..but this one sounds good enough so I'll try this out. I was waiting for a review for this product and thank God u came out with it :)

    xoxo

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    1. Maybelline could be a bit ashy and blending is difficult but this one gives sheer coverage but works better than that. :)
      Try it Harshi.:)

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  26. Good review....but somehow companies are not launching good BB creams in India..

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    1. Thank u, yeah even i agree 9 months ago maybelline launched and now garnier.

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  27. iTS awesome ;)
    Finally in india ... After a long wait ,Bb cream original korean concept of makeup
    Definitely fabulous product !

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  28. Hi!
    Looks good! Thanks Neisha....Just wanted to know if it would suit super sensitive skin like mine.
    Cheers!

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    1. Of course Gita. It will since i have acne prone and sensitive skin but still i have not faced any problems.
      Just apply it near your ear first like a patch test. I do this with every skin care product.

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  29. Would you recommend this over Maybelline's BB cream? I use that in shade 01 (nude). Which shade of garnier would you recommend? :) xx

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    1. Hey Adi, this is better and cheaper than the Maybelline one since it is not that difficult to blend and does not give ashyness or white cast.
      However, it is available in only one shade, if you have used Maybelline BB cream in Nude then you can try it, the shade will not be a problem.

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    2. Hey sorry for the late reply.. okay then I'll definitely try the Garnier one! Thanks a lot :) xx

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  30. hi niesha
    thanx for the review.i love the garnier bb cream.its go good .love it

    neha

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    1. Its great for girls who wants a more natural look and does not need much concealing. Though it can be used as a base for the foundation too.
      :)

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  31. is it suitble for dark skin tone.i need suggestion coz i m interested to buy this product

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    1. It may give a little whitecast if you have very dusky complexion but if you have medium skin tone then it can do the job since it does not have much pigment unlike the maybelline bb. Try the trial pack if you are still confused.

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  32. Hi niesha thnks for review:))
    M officially getting engaged next month ad I don wanna look too with too much make up...ll this bb cream cn help me out...I ve a fair complex ad vet tried bb cream yet dear...plz help me out...

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    1. Congrats for that..:))

      I think you commented on this post instead of the garnier BB or Maybelline cream one. If you are fair then you can go for Maybelline BB cream and some compact over it. Maybelline gives an an ashyness for the medium skin tones but since you are fair you can easily try Maybelline BB, it can conceal better than the garnier one...

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  33. hey hii....well i wanted to know wether dis will work for me or not...since m having oily skin n my skin is too much prone to pimples...so is this cream recommended for the ppl with oily skin ???

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    1. Hi, well my skin is oily too and prone to pimples so hopefully it should work for you.
      You can also dab some compact if you feel oily after a couple of hours if required.
      I has not break me out yet. I hope the same for you.
      Cheers.

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  34. Hey.....I am 21 years old. Can I use Garnier BB cream ?

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    1. of course Sumi you can. Its like a sheer foundation and moisturizer with SPF. I hope it does it does a good job for you.

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  35. Oh thanks a lot Niesha : Your blog is awesome, really awesome <3.
    Hey, my sister recently bought Elishacoy BB cream from Homeshop 18. It's quite expensive.What do u think, is it a good choice?? We are now confused about it. Moreover homeshop 18 help desk told me that it's recommended for 30+ age group. Is it true?

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    1. Hi Sumi. Thanks a lot for liking.:)
      Honestly, I heard this brand for the first time so i found out some information abt this BB cream.
      It says that it has anti wrinkle properties with SPF 45 which is good for 30+ since at this age we should start taking care with aging perspective so i think it will be great for her and If She wish she can apply some anti aging day cream and then use this BB cream.
      Hope it helps. :)

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  36. hey thank u for the detailed review!! :) is this good for oily skin? i have an acne problem that is moderately controlled on topical medications...

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    1. Hi there. Thank you .:)
      I have oily skin and it does fine though you you feel oily after a couple of hours then you can dab on some compact. I am not sure whether to use this along with the topical medication.
      But if you use topical medication at night only then in the day time it can be used.
      Do a little patch test near your ear if you wish. :)

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  37. i have oily skin,can i use bb,nd how it apply ?

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    1. hey Ayesha, yes you can use it on oily skin too and after few hours if you feel oily then you can put some compact over to get rid of the oil on some parts like nose, forehead or wherever you tend to get more oil.
      Use it just the way you apply other creams and lotions.

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  38. Hey !!! I have never used any of the bb creams !! I am not sure weather ir will suit me !!! I get tanned very much !! I use a lotus sunscreen , i dont find it working !!! Would this work as a sunscreen ??? Or suggest me some nice sunblock !!

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    1. HI there,
      If you get tanned easily then you should try a sunscreen with a broad UV spectrum rather than high SPF. It has SPF 24 with UVB/UVA. You can try it and see if it works. It's more or less like a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen.
      You can also use a sunscreen underneath it. Lotus makes various sunscreens.
      If you wish Try Neutrogena Sun block.
      Hope it helps!!

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  39. thanx 4 such a nice review. I bought & tried d BB cream after reading ur review n I do like it. Yes, it has very sheer coverage n doesnt cover up acne marks n under eyes, but it evens out d complexion like a compact n gives a nice neat look to d face.
    Also it gives a soft glow to d face which gives a little young look :) The best part is, it blends in well & doesnt give a artificial look. Its more like a tinted moisturizer.

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    1. Thats great Anu. for the price , it indeed is a good product.:)
      I agree, it is sheer but definitely it evens out the complexion a bit without looking made or cakey.
      In fact I bought it when i had acne marks and it does a good job.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting.:)

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  40. Maybelline bb cream worked for me...however if garneir comes at half the price..I would want to try it

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    1. you are right Hadia.. Maybelline suits me but garnier comes at half the price. Try it you will like it !!

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  41. Hi. I would like to know if this BB cream is suitable for OILY skin!

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    1. Hi Deni.. I have oily skin too and it has worked good so far. Hope it works for you too!

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  42. I read ur review
    N its awesome ...m thinking to buy it..
    just want to know does it affect my skin in future because just ibhad a medical treatment for my acne...

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  43. Hi niesha...
    I've read uo reviews n itz awesome ..
    just want to know will this affect my skin in future because I just had treatment for my acne..
    Finally I got something to use as a perfect mosturizer n sunscreen ...

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  44. Thank you, Ahana, sorry for the late reply.
    So far I have not faced any issues with this. and don't think so it may affect you adversely even if you have acne treatment on.
    :) I would say that finally even i have got something that can do a perfect job!!

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  45. i bought it after reading review.. pros are it blends like a magic, has spf 24 n makes a even tone upto some extent :) but its like a moisturizer for oily skin not happy with this coz who wil buy a 18g moisturizer for 100 bucks :(

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    1. Aww dear, I can understand what you mean however, for most of the people and me too, it works good since moisturizers can't give any coverage at all but this gives a bit of that and acts like primer too for foundation.:) But thank you sharing your views.:)




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  46. nice review.. m thinking to buy this as my complexion almost suits yours.. this would give a natural look..

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    1. Thank you Bharti, :) in the pic, i ma wearing only this Bb cream but if you have oily skin then it may not work well in the summers.

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  47. hi
    my complexion is dark. can i use this BB cream? If not then what should i use?

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  48. hi
    my complexion is dark. can i use this BB cream? If not then what should i use?

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