To BB Cream… Or Not To BB Cream???
We have all heard makeup brands everywhere claim to have the best BB cream on the market. To be honest I have seen drugstore bb creams and high end BB creams and I am just not buying the hype.
Here is a little history of BB Creams aka Beauty Balm cream which was created in the 1960’s by a dermatologist named Dr. Christina Schrammek. She needed a balm to cover and protect the patients’ skin after laser treatment.
So the intended purposes of Beauty Balm Creams were to protect from the sun (SPF protection), moisturize the skin, conceal redness and blemishes. The initial reason BB creams were created was an excellent idea for patients after laser treatments. But my thought is for myself, is it worth the money of me trialing different brands to find the perfect BB cream for me!?!?
Things I have noticed is many BB creams don’t have the color range deep enough for women of color. Some of the deepest shades have a red undertone that doesn’t compliment my skin. The coverage is sheer or very light. Me personally, I am a full coverage kind a girl! Lastly they don’t stand the test of time! Mid day it looks almost unnoticable.
Here is how you can save your money and possibly have the best BB cream for your skin tone!!!
2) Moisturizer with SPF protection
3) Face Powder (loose or pressed)
Use less than half of the amount that you would normally use.
Use same amount of moisturizer as foundation
Mix the foundation and the moisturizer, and apply to the face with a “fluffy” brush
And then, set it with Powder!!!
I hope you enjoyed and saved a few coins!!! Let me know what you think!!!!