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What is BB cream?

October 5, 2016

Hi everyone..

There are so many BB creams available in the market but do we all know what does it stand for and why it’s used and what it does to our skin.

BB stands for Blemish Balm or Blemish Base but that doesn’t mean it’s a spot cream. It’s more of a multi-function cream that has coverage and skincare properties.


What does BB Cream do?
It will give you a good base for makeup like a primer, even out complexion like a tinted moisturiser, cover minor imperfections and redness like a concealer, hydrate your skin like your day cream, brighten and perk-up a dull complexion and some will even protect with SPF. Some also promise healing, soothing and anti-ageing properties.


How to choose the right BB cream?
Treat it like skincare and find one for your skin type. Do you have dry skin? Oily skin? Problem skin? Do you have ageing concerns? Or do you just want a healthy glow? Check before buying and make sure it blends into your skin well. Try before you buy and see how it feels on your skin for the day – in the same way as you would try a foundation on your skin before buying.

How to Use BB cream?
The magic of the BB Cream means you can wear it alone without foundation and you should get a light, natural finish coverage to give you a health glow and cover uneven skin tone. Use it when you don’t fancy wearing full foundation or if you want to brighten and perk-up your skin between work and a night out.


What BB cream doesn’t do?
It won’t cover like a foundation so if you suffer from spots you might need to go over problem areas with a concealer. There are also limited shades on offer – generally light, medium or dark. Watch out for cool and warm undertones too before buying them.


Where did the BB Cream come from?
Some say it originated in Germany, others say Korea. BB Creams have been big business in Southeast and East Asia for almost a decade.


So this was all about BB Cream.. I will be writing soon which are the good BB creams available in Indian market.

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  • Reply A Travel Blog October 5, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I find BB cream heaven sent as it is easy to use and make my complexion better…I have a few favorites and most of them are Korean… LOL

  • Reply SANJAY THAMPY October 6, 2016 at 3:16 am

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  • Reply thatswhatsupblogger October 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I love this post. A lot of people use BB creams and don’t even know what they are. Very informative!

  • Reply Absolute Yana October 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    thanks dear for the info!

  • Reply Sharon Lee October 10, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for your sharing! There are so many make up products to choose in the market!

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