Garnier Moisture Match Review

I recently ran out of my favourite Clarins moisturiser, and decided that my skin could do with a bit of a change. I have combination/oily skin, so sometimes have a hard time finding a moisturiser that has the right balance for my skin. Despite saying they’re for combination skin, I find that most of these moisturisers are not mattifying enough for my oily areas, but too rich for the dryer areas.

I usually use Clarins Hydra Matte Lotion, but at £25 for 50ml it is quite steep. I wanted something that was more afforable and a bit different.

This is where Garnier’s Moisture Match steps in. Having heard about the new Moisture Match range, I popped over to Garnier’s website to request a sample. Along with the Shine Be Gone, they also sent a sample of Wake Me Up which is specifically for dull skin. I found this too heavy for me, but Shine Be Gone was just what I was looking for.

I bought mine in Superdrug at £5.99 for 50ml, which is quite a contrast to the Clarins lotion!

Garnier Moisture Match Shine Be Gone box and tube

It has a strange texture, which is the micro-spheres that are there to ensure your skin stay matte looking all day. A small amount goes a long way, and I learnt pretty quickly that I was using too much as it was making my skin feel heavy and shiny, the opposite of what it’s meant to do!

Garnier Moisture Match Shine Be Gone swatch

I find this is plenty for underneath makeup but also gives my skin enough nourishment for when I’m not wearing any makeup. I also think it holds my makeup better than the Clarins lotion.

I’m not sure if I prefer it to the Hydra Matte Lotion, but I do like it a lot. I think I’ll be buying this one again.

What moisturiser do you use? Have you tried any of the Garnier Moisture Match range?

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