Beauty Product Review: Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer

Hello Pretties!

I’ve read a lot of hype around this product and wanted to see if it was as amazeballs as a lot of beauty gurus make it out to be. It’s the Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector:

Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer Anti-Aging Corrector

Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector

Here’s some additional info that’s provided right on the box:
Garnier Ultra-Life Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector

Garnier Ultra-Life Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector

At first I wasn’t too sure HOW exactly to use this product — is it a moisturizer? And/or a corrector? Or a tinted moisturizer? Do I use it alone and/or underneath makeup? Help!

To be honest, I still really don’t know. And I haven’t been using this product every single day. However, what I can tell you is that I kinda like it.

Of the few times I’ve used this, I’ve opted it as my weekend makeup-no-makeup face base. After cleansing and prepping my skin, this is my last step before putting on some light blush and mascara — no BB cream or foundation required.

The Transformer starts out as a white lotion and blends/transforms to match any skin tone. On me, it provides just enough colour on my face to blur out the redness around my nose and forehead and sort of lightens up the darkness under my eyes. The coverage is very light — there’s really no sense in building this up as it’s main purpose is to be a moisturizer (with benefits), not a full-on coverage product. If you want more coverage you might as well use a foundation or BB cream. It absorbs very quickly and blends into the skin very smoothly. It has a floral-y fresh scent (if you’ve smelled Garnier products before, you’ll know what I mean).

In my opinion, I would place this in the category of a tinted moisturizer. I am perfectly comfortable wearing this on it’s own, without any help from concealer or foundation. This is great for when you just want to even out your skintone without having to put on a full face of makeup. But I would say if you’re looking to really cover redness, blemishes, spots, etc. this is too light of a coverage to do that.

I’m actually quite curious to know how this would work if I followed up with a BB cream or foundation for extra coverage? Would the colours in each product interfere with one another? Hmm.

The highest price I’ve seen this sold for was $25 Cdn. I got mine on sale for $14 Cdn which is actually the lowest I’ve seen it priced so far in numerous drugstores I’ve been to.

I give the Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer: a SHOULDER SHRUG

Have you tried this?  How do you like it?  How do you use it

Thanks for tuning in Pretties! And as always, comments, suggestions and questions are more than welcome! Please leave your words in the comments below!