BB Cream: what they are and how to use them to get the most out of them

 BB Creams entered the cosmetics market by storm: they promised to be the lightest, most natural, and skin-friendly makeup base, but also the easiest to apply. And this is not entirely a lie, but what is also true is that there are a few tricks not known to all with which you can get the most out of your BB Cream.

The BB Cream concept suddenly entered our vocabulary and our beauty routine. As effective as a moisturizer and as indispensable as a foundation, BB Cream has become one of our makeup essentials.

For those who do not know, BB Cream ( Blemish Blam ) is an anti-blemish cream that combines the active  ingredients of a conventional day moisturizer with the makeup base. This implies that before applying it, it is convenient to have clean skin and apply facial toner, which allows the active principles contained in the product to penetrate deeply.

How to use BB cream to make the most of its properties

Although it shares properties with a normal moisturizer, BB Cream should not be applied in the same way, but rather as a compact or creamy foundation. To make sure you don’t use too much product, pour some BB Cream into the palm of your hand and then apply it with a sponge or brush, preferably a cat’s tongue like this one.

The beauty blender or egg sponge is also a highly recommended option, as it guarantees a smooth and uniform result. If you decide to use it, you must moisten it with water and, later, with the BB Cream. Then apply it to the face with gentle touches, never drag or rub! Do it for the face and neck until the appearance is homogeneous.

However, and this is what makes BB Cream special is that you can also apply it with your fingers. Unlike other conventional makeup bases, the result will be perfect. To do this, pour a little product back into the palm of your hand and dip your middle finger. Next, make five points on your face: the forehead, the nose, the two cheeks, and the chin, all of them with the same amount of product. Spread it with your finger drawn circles combined with light touches for a fluffy look.

In the end, and when the BB Cream has dried, you can seal and complete the look with pressed powder, bronzing powder, or blush. And even if you’re in a hurry, remember to always close the bottle of BB Cream tightly to prevent the product from drying out or becoming contaminated.