Q&A What are BB Creams?


BB = Beauty Balm, Blemish Balm, Blemish Base, Beblish BalmWHAT IT IS & BENEFITS Highly popular among women in Asia, BB cream has finally hit the US market. This all in one product is ideal for women who want it all but don't want a lot of work to get it. It's a serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunscreen all in one. They even out skin tone and are great for skin because they have anti-oxidants in them. Because it's an all in one it's not only saving you time but money as well, and reduces your carbon footprint.

HOW TO USE It's best applied on clean and toned skin with a foundation brush. It can either be left as is or set with either a foundation powder or setting powder using a powder brush. It can also be applied with fingertips when used sparingly, it's just a little messy and as an Artist I'm partial to brushes. you tend to waste product when using sponges or fingers and the brush will always give you a smoother, more even finish.

Some I've found to be a little thick so I end up adding a little more lotion to thin it out on the back if my hand and mix it before applying. This just thins it out a bit and is a smoother application especially for those who have extremely dry skin.


Product Recommendations;

Drugstore Budget: CVS Renewing Beauty Balm

PROS & CONS: Inexpensive, Huge Size will last for a long time,  Easy application, easily transportable. Color range could be improved, the light/medium is a little dark.Formula is a little thick and my skin is dry so I added a little moisturizer to it so it spread better.

Department Store Budget: Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm

PROS & CONS: Expensive, not a lot of product, wont last long. Easy application, easily transportable, good color range.

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