Here is a post regarding BB creams and CC creams for those women who just want to get their makeup on their faces quickly! xD
'The lowdown on the latest makeup-skincare trend around. The perfect, fuss-free companion for women on the go.'Tip #01 - PRIME THE SKIN FIRST.
To help your BB or CC cream last longer, you should still use a primer or makeup base beforehand - we prefer radiance-enhancing bases for that glow. Plus, a primer or base helps smoothen out the complexion for an even, flawless finish. Skip the powder because the whole idea of a BB or CC cream is to have a natural finish and subtle radiance.
Tip #02 - PICK ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS.
If your skin is almost blemish-free, a BB cream will work perfectly. But if you're after a more even skin tone and want more skin-loving ingredients in your product, a CC cream is your best bet! Also, if you're tan and/or have a darker skin tone, try a BB cream first - because brands have heard your cry and have started introducing more shade options for BB creams. CC creams are still relatively new, and so brands tend to have just one or two shades per product.
Tip #03 - MOISTURIZING IS STILL A MUST.
While many BB and CC creams have hydrating properties, it's still important to complete your usual skincare regiment - cleanse, tone and moisturize before application. From all that we've tried, these creams just aren't moisturizing enough for our climate, especially since most of us work in air-conditioned offices.
The suggested BB creams are
Clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40/PA++, $74
Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50/PA+++, $68
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream, $26.90
Yves Saint Laurent Top Secret All in One BB Cream SPF 25/PA++, $69
The suggested CC creams are
Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction SPF 30/PA+++, $82
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour, $53
The Face Shop Face It Smart Capsule Color Control Cream SPF 40/PA++, $45.90
Lancôme Renergie CC Multi-Lift, $100
Not sure why a CC cream trumps a BB cream? Just remember this easy equation: AA + BB = CC.
In short, you get anti-ageing properties plus the coverage of a beauty balm in the skin-loving CC cream.
Hope you learnt something! Though I am not a huge fan of BB creams and all, I am sorely tempted to try all of the creams out after this article! xD
All ideas and tips come from ELLE Beauty Book 2013 and I claim no credit for them though I may have rephrased some sentences! :)