A Guide To Using BB Cream

A Guide To Using BB Cream

It's safe to say that the ‘no makeup’ makeup trend is yet to be dethroned. It's been
the go-to look for celebs and supermodels for years but, for some of us, it's taken a national lockdown to embrace the natural vibe.

Being housebound for a couple of years has provided the perfect excuse to lay off the full-coverage foundations and switch to a formula that's lighter. Like, a BB cream.

Whether you need a little coverage for work Zoom calls or want to chill out but still look cute, BB cream is the makeup-skin care hybrid that delivers a flawless minimal makeup look.

Ace the no-makeup, makeup look with the
SUGAR POP SPF30 BB Cream. It boasts of a lightweight, blendable formula that delivers a natural finish whilst also protecting your skin from harmful sun rays with its in-built SPF30 protection. With a smooth finish that guarantees an entire day with a sweat-free face, you now have front-row access to beautiful even-toned skin!

We'll be the first to admit it's an area of beauty that's pretty hard to navigate, especially if you're new to it all. So to help you out, we've broken down all the info you need to find your perfect match (plus sorted you with some of the best BB creams on the market).

What is BB cream?

BB is short for ‘beauty balm’ or ‘blemish balm' and is a multitasking makeup product that is packed with skin care benefits, from SPF and shine control to hydration and anti-ageing effects. It usually offers a light coverage that is suitable for all skin types, making it a middle ground between a tinted moisturizer and foundation.

When should I use BB cream?

There's no bad time to wear BB cream. In fact, it's pretty much an all-rounder. It's especially good for the days you want to give your skin a break from heavy-duty foundations as it can be worn alone yet still provides coverage that gives off a 'put-together' vibe.

How to apply BB cream?

Applying a BB cream is just like applying your regular liquid makeup formulas. We prefer to bounce over our skin with a beauty blender in order to achieve a smooth, seamless finish, but using your fingertips or a makeup brush does the job just as well.

Do I need to apply moisturizer before using a BB cream?

This is a decision that's totally up to you. Applying moisturiser before your BB cream can further boost radiance and eliminate the appearance of dry patches, which is a win-win. If your skin is more on the oily side, a moisturiser beforehand isn't as necessary.

What's the difference between BB and CC creams?

We like to think of CC cream as BB’s sister. Standing for ‘colour correcting’ or 'complexion correcting’, it boasts equal skin care qualities but offers more coverage in order to disguise dark spots, redness and imperfections. You’ll also find that CC creams are less oily and lighter in texture than BB, making them the perfect match for ageing and combination skin.

Is BB cream better than foundation?

It depends on the occasion and your specific makeup routine. After all, no one product is better than another. But if you want something lightweight and breathable, we suggest sticking to a BB cream as it has a hint of colour and plenty of skin-boosting benefits. However, if instead you want something with full coverage to last all night long, foundation is your go-to.

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