Today im going to give my verdict on BB creams, as well as a little background info.
There are many names people think ‘BB’ stands for, some say ‘blemish balm’ others think ‘beauty base’…. and the list goes on.The first BB cream was made in the 1950’s in germany. It was actually made for protecting the skin after surgery or laser treatments , so the patient could protect their skin and get coverage at the same time.
But they have became more popular in Asia, and since endored by korean celebrites have dramatically increased the amount of BB creams bought. Did you know BB creams make up 13% of the cosmetic market? BB creams have now became more and more popular in Western Markets. To name a few brands stocking them: Maybelline, Clinique, MAC, Garnier, Dior, 17, No7 and many others. And who knows? – maybe BB creams with be an essential to every brands line of makeup soon!
Each BB cream may claim to have different skin benefits, but on the whole they are marketed to be an ‘all in one makeup base’ meaning they are your: sunscreen, primer, moisturiser, concealer AND foundation. They are also compared to tinted moisturisers a lot as they have a similar ‘light coverage’, some people think they are re-packaged tinted moisturisers. I half-agree with that statement. I have been using the Maybelline BB cream to try it out and it seems good, but I havent noticed any major effects other than getting used to using it over foundation. You apply a BB cream as you would a foundation, they blend really well and leave a ‘fresh-faced’ glow.
I hope you now go away with a lil extra info about BB creams!
Hope you guys are having a FABULOUS start to your weeks! 🙂