Today I’m talking about Blemish Balm or BB Cream as we all know it by. I hold my hands up & admit I have one hundred percent missed the boat on this one. Like that time I bought David Grays ‘White Ladder’ album 4 years or more after it came out & raved about how much I liked it to dumbfounded friends thinking I’d been asleep for 5 years. Yup, finger on the pulse people. That’s me!
So on Friday while I was in my home away from home, or superdrug as it’s known to the public. I seen this stand with “Better Than Half Price” written on it, on closer inspection I noticed it was BB Cream, CC Cream & DD Cream, fully admit to never having heard of the latter 2 & my OCD reeeeally wanted to put them in alphabetical order.
AnyhOo I picked the light shade of Anti-Ageing BB Cream (£3.48 for 50ml) because I am not getting any younger folks.
– Reduces appearance of lines & wrinkles
– Improves Skin’s smoothness & firmness
– Conceals imperfections & age spots.
– Boosts skin’s radiance
– Evens out skin tone
– 24hr hydration
– SPF 30
What is BB Cream ?
An all in one cream, combining a moisturiser, a primer, a concealer & a foundation.
It also states that it can be worn alone, with or without moisturiser or as a primer under foundation.
I know it says it can be worn without a moisturiser but I cannot not wear moisturiser, here I am with just Neutrogena moisturiser rubbed in.
And with only the BB Cream. Initially it looks a bit greasey /oily so I left it for 5 minutes to see it would dry out a bit.
But there was still a wet like quality to it so I applied some powder to set it & did the rest of my makeup.
It gives good coverage, albeit a little oily before adding a powder to set. It felt strange not having to add a concealer like I usually would with a foundation, but if you want to you definately can. I think this would be ideal for when you want a light quick coverage without having to wear a full face of foundation. I’ll keep this for the days I don’t have time to do a full face of makeup but still want to look like I’ve bothered.
However I would say not to apply it too close to your eyes, I dabbed a bit on my eyelids & massively regretted it. Wattery eyes all over the place.
Whats your view on BB Cream? Any favourite brand?
Thanks so much for reading.
~ LoVe & huGs ~