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What is "BB CREAM"?
What does BB Cream stand 4?
Technically, it stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm but that doesn't mean it's a spot cream. It's more of a multi-function cream that has coverage and skincare properties. BB cream is great for anyone with any skin color or any skin type.
What does it do?
Beauty Balm or BB Cream is a multi-tasking skin product that truly can be the one product your skin needs.
Isn't this just a foundation?
Well, yes and no. It's more like a tinted moisturizer, but with more coverage and many times an amazing SPF level. Each brand is different in its ability to cover blemishes and skin imperfections.
All BB creams vary in coverage, color, matte vs. dewy, SPF level, etc… It's definitely a product you should experiment until you find the one best suited for you. If you don't like a heavy foundation but still want coverage, BB cream is for you. It can also be used as a concealer or highlighter, too!
Who is it best suited for?
Most people with medium to light skin tone. But note that the BB cream can be mixed with foundation if you have dark skin tone. Unlike foundations, there is typically just one shade (or sometimes a couple shades) of BB cream.
How do I use it?
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 healthy 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 offered – generally light, medium or dark. Watch out for pinky undertones too which will not suit darker skins. We will soon be doing a review on M.A.C Cosmetics BB Cream so La'Bella MAFIA can recommend and pinpoint just who this Beauty Balm is for!