Primp Powder Pout - a Make-Up Artist's Life: Blemish Balms aka BB Creams!


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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Blemish Balms aka BB Creams!

So everyone is going on and on about BB creams. It seems to be a new craze, but actually BB creams have been around for quite a long time. BB creams were typically used in Asian countries but now some of our favourite brands have taken on this cream for their own. 

So what does BB cream stand for? Blemish Balm.  The idea behind said Blemish Balm, is that it acts as an all in one. The BB cream provides moisture, acts as a primer, sunblock as well as a foundation. 

From what I know, most BB creams come in only a few shades...they are a sort of 'One size fits all'. So you will typically find BB creams in light, medium and dark shades. 

You can get them in most any brand now from L'Oreal, Garnier, Olay to your higher end brands such as Clinique, Estee Lauder, Origins...and the list goes on. 

I have in possession the Estee Lauder BB cream which I had written about before...that my stepmother raved about and now I can fully say that I love it as well (once my lighter shade came back in stock). 

I also have the Clinique BB cream which I can now talk to you about which has an SPF30

This BB cream says it is medium/full coverage. I feel it's a little bit more of a tinted moisturiser, where as the Estee Lauder is a bit fuller coverage. BUT I think this is nice and something that can easily be worn on it's own during the summer when you don't want to feel cakey!

Just as the BB cream was intended...this cream is soothing on the skin and helps your complexion. This is exactly what has made it such a big hit in Asia and why it has been coveted for so long. 

It can be worn under foundation (though I just use it on it's own....but maybe during the winter I would double up) or it can be worn on it's own. 

I have several tutorials coming up with me using this cream. So you will be able to see what it looks like on with a normal day makeup! Or even an evening makeup. 

The average price for this is RRP £25.00

Don't be put off by the price....a little goes a long way. :)

If you are interested in this...check out my next blog post :)

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