If you’re in the UK you’ll probably know how sweltering it’s been recently. Other than lying on the floor in my pants and being surgically attached to any ice-based foodstuff, there’s not been a lot I’ve felt like doing. Trowelling on layers of heavy foundation certainly isn’t on my list of priorities right now so I’ve been opting for lighter bases, and last week I bought the Miracle Skin Cream from Garnier as I’d heard good things.
Garnier Miracle Skin Cream is supposed to be an instant skin transformer, making it look more even and firmer, etc etc. It’s also meant to be full of anti-ageing properties, although that remains to be seen. It also comes with SPF20 which is just as well as I almost always forget to put sunscreen on until it’s too late.
It comes out of the tube as a thick-ish yellow toned cream with little beads that burst with a slight tint when you rub it onto the skin – you know the ones. It’s meant to be self adjusting to every skin colour which is usually a pretty tall order. I found that the colour was fine for me, although it did make my face look a tiny, tiny bit lighter but that could just be the brightening effect. It’s super easy to put on and blends in quickly. I must say, that I absolutely love the results. It doesn’t drastically change my skin but it does even things out a little bit, especially around my somewhat ruddy cheeks. It feels fresh and light, and I just feel like it makes my skin look glowing and natural. I usually wear this on its own but it works well under makeup as it makes my skin SO smooth and soft. You can see from the before and after photos what I mean, the results are subtle but pleasant.
The only issue someone might have with Garnier Miracle Skin Cream is the colour. I’m guessing anyone much darker than me won’t like this, it might make your skin look a bit odd. Similarly, anyone with very pale skin might find it’s too dark or orange.
All in all, this is a great one for summer and has replaced my Benefit Big Easy (review here) and Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser this past week. If you’ve got good skin to begin with, you will love Garnier Miracle Skin Cream as a base, it’s so effortless!
Garnier Miracle Skin Cream is available at Boots for £12.99 but is currently on sale for a much more enticing £8.99!