So, what's with all the BB cream hype?
If you have a keen interest in beauty and are always on the look-out for the latest, greatest beauty solution that will help make life even a little bit easier, then BB creams must definitely be on your radar.
But what exactly is a BB cream? Why has it suddenly taken the spotlight away from foundations and regular tinted moisturisers? We’ve compiled a guide to deliver the hard facts on BB creams, and reveal why you’ll want to get your hands on one, stat.
What is a BB cream?
A BB cream is a skin care and make-up product in one.
What does BB stand for?
Technically, the BB stands for ‘blemish balm’, but that doesn’t make it just a spot treatment – it’s much, much more!
What do they do?
A BB cream will provide you with a radiant, dewy complexion, even out your skin tone, cover minor imperfections, disguise redness and brighten and hydrate your skin all at the same time. It also contains SPF protection to ensure your skin stays shielded from the sun.
How do I use it?
You can wear your BB cream alone as a skin brightener and evener. It will also provide an all-over natural, healthy glow to your skin. It’s great as a quick solution to perk up your skin between events and for the days when you don’t need full coverage. Note: BB creams won’t cover imperfections like a foundation does, so if you suffer from problem skin, be sure to use a concealer with your BB cream.
How are they different from foundations?
While traditional foundations work to cover imperfections, BB creams actually work to target and treat imperfections as you wear them. They also act as much more than just a cover-up, by infusing your skin with all sorts of beneficial ingredients.
Looking for a BB cream to try? We love L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique, as the formula contains micro-encapsulated pigments that open on the skin and instantly transform and adapt to each skin type and tone. It’s the most tailored BB cream available! Better still, this blemish balm evens out your complexion, reduces sunspots and imperfections and creates a healthy natural glow, while protecting your skin with SPF 12 UV protection and 24hours of intense hydration!
What do you think about BB creams?
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