Beauty Trend – BB Cream

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Hi SF ladies,

So we have all heard of foundation (duh!) and moisturizer (double duh!), but some of us haven’t heard of BB Cream…so here I am to tell you all about it!

So what is BB Cream? Very simple actually.  BB Cream stands for Blemish Base Cream and essentially its an all-in-one facial product, and my must have, go to, favorite thing, now item! By all-in-one I mean it  replaces your serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock! Phew! Can you believe it?!  Seriously, that’s the magic of it.  BB Creams are almost like a tinted moisturizer, but imagine your tinted moisturizer took steroids, was dating a VS model and bought a Ferrari…then it could join the BB Cream clique.

Of course if you want a super intense look you might still want to pick up your primer and foundation, but for everyday use BB Cream is just incredible.

For an everyday look I tend to still moisturize my face (just because I am a moisturizer freak) before applying the BB Cream, and for more intense looks I tend to also apply serum and primer.  I don’t apply foundation just because I don’t tend to use it, but if you do then I would apply a little extra as the BB Cream is not a full coverage product.

I’ve tried tons of different brands until I’ve found my current favorite.  I am completely obsessed with the Dior BB Cream as the foundation is a bit more pigmented making it a medium coverage cream. Plus, once applied it doesn’t look as shiny as some of the other ones I’ve tried, it has more of a matte look which I prefer.

Here are my favorites…and remember…for some of these you can ALWAYS take a little trip to Sephora and ask for samples before you make a purchase – especially since some of these creams can be a bit pricey. So try them out first before you take the big purchasing step.

Perricone MD, No Foundation Foundation, $55

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Dior, Hydra Life BB Crème SPF 30 – PA +++$59

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Dr. Jart+, Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++, $39

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Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream, $10

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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Sheer Tint 8-In-1 Skin Perfector, $7.44

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Now get off your fabulous butt and go get some BB Cream…then come back and tell me how much you loved it – because you will!



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