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Has anyone tried Blemish Balm (BB) yet?

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whackamole Sun 18-Sep-11 14:15:03

Imminent arrival of new baby makes me want to sort some sort of easy-to-wear makeup and I like the sound of this. I have a fairly ruddy complexion, large pores but not too greasy or dry. Really want to have a go!

Have only seen the Laboratoire Garnier one in shops though, although if I'm honest not sure I really want to splash out massively on it.

cantpackwontpack Sun 18-Sep-11 14:28:56

I was just about to start a thread about it. I saw it on special offer today and was very tempted. I wasn't sure whether to go for Light or Medium so didn't buy it.

I put a little on each wrist to see the colours and it has made the skin feel lovely and soft and moisturised.

I'd be interested to hear what others think. I've read excellent reviews.

moragbellingham Sun 18-Sep-11 14:39:21

Am currently wearing it (don't know why as it's a Sundayconfused - I think as it's new I'm liking it lots!)
I bought the Garnier one in light and I do tend to buy fairly pale/medium foundations.Saying that, I do still have a leftover summer tan.

I prefer it to a foundation as it's not as obvious as foundation, yet seem to do alot more IYSWIM.

At £8.99 in Boots I thought it worth a go with my points.

Gillybobs Sun 18-Sep-11 15:36:23

Im not loving it to be honest but I do normally like a fair bit of coverage. I feel as though it gives extremely minimal coverage and tbh a slight greasy look which makes my open pores look worse. I bought it as an alternative to normal foundation for stay at home days but every time I use it I spot myself in the mirror an hour later and head upstairs to pop a little foundation on my nose and chin. Not for me

warmandwooly Sun 18-Sep-11 17:31:13

I started a thread at the start of the thread about this with a link so that you can get samples. OP do a search to find it and try it!

MissBeehiving Sun 18-Sep-11 18:19:52

I really like it smile

AutumnWitch Sun 18-Sep-11 19:18:12

Tried the light on my hand today - nice effect, but I hated the smell sad

I reckon I get a similar effect mixing Benefit high beam and Clinique cityblock 40

TracyK Sun 18-Sep-11 19:46:42

I'm awaiting my sample - thanks Warmandwooly. Though - I do like a fair bit of coverage too - so might be too light for me.

MissVerinder Sun 18-Sep-11 19:57:44

I love it. Got the Garnier one in Light, even though I have quite olive skin and it suits well. Love the texture and it really does seem to "blur" the patches of melasma I have left over from pregnancy.

whackamole Sun 18-Sep-11 20:27:50

Ooh that's great thanks warmandwooly!

That's my worry Gillybobs that it will make my huge pores even worse. I bought some of that Maybelline dream mousse foundation - looks ok for about 20 minutes but then sinks in and looks horrible. Shame they discontinued the one I liked which was an all-in-one type.

Oh well, I have the day to myself tomorrow so may have a sneak around Boots!

Gillybobs Sun 18-Sep-11 20:32:44

FWIW, I find clinique pore minimiser excellent, using it under a good foundation makes a huge difference to my pores.

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