Friday, 23 November 2012

All you need to know about BB creams.

Hi Beauties!

As said in the previous post where I inserted "update" at the end of the post where I said I'll make this blog more into a beauty blog which means it consist of skin care, hair care and beauty care (makeup, product review blablabla). So I thought it'd be fun for a change! *Yayy-Applause
Also, if you guys are a daily reader on my blog I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you guys so much for reading :*

Okay, let's get on with this post! So basically I am obsessed with BB cream's because that's what i always use and I personally don't have perfect skin so BB cream is like a very thin cover over my skin (yes, you can still see blemishes)

What are BB creams? 

- Well, BB cream stands for Blemish Balm and what it does is that it is a moisturizer, sunscreen and a thin foundation (not technically a foundation but it's still considered). It makes your skin look dewy and polished, Some bb cream makes your skin look shiny so I'd set it with powder. 

How does it look like? 

- It comes in a bottle and it is mixed with the sunscreen and moisturizer, so basically it's just a little bottle that looks like a foundation but rather than being labelled as a foundation, it's labelled as a BB cream. So it comes with a little pump on the top where you pump the product out. 

Okay, I know it's a bit confusing to see with the wallpaper and all but I'm working on it!! It looked fine on camera :( boo. 
Look!! I have a new background for my pictures. Yayy! Please give me credit guys... hahaha moving on
How do I use it? 

- I take about 1 pump of the BB cream (sometimes less, because my skin has cleared up now) then I dot it on my face (cheek, forehead and chin) then I blend it out with a stippling brush. The reason why you need to use a stippling brush for a bb cream is because this creates airbrush look, however I must warn you guys that it might give you streaky brush marks so use a sponge and blend it away. 

Why I like it? 

- Well, on days when I'm running late and as a girl I have to slap on a ton of moisturizer (Yes, even if you have oily skin) and all my skin care products, so I get lazy from time to time (not everyday). BB cream is also a moisturizer and a sunscreen (sunscreen is important! If you haven't already check it out, click Here
BB cream gives me a very even coverage, it is super light so you don't have to worry about it being heavy on your skin and all sort, well my bb cream doesn't do that. 

How expensive is it?

- It varies from brand to brand. I use Face-Shop's BB cream which is a korean based brand and to be honest it's pretty pricey, but I've been using it for a year and it's still going strong! I prefer to invest and splurge my money on skin care products and BB cream, the others I go cheapskate on. *insert laugh* 

How good of a coverage is it?

-Well in the picture below I have applied a little on my knee area (yes, my knee area. The pictures came up better when I applied it on my knee area) just to show you how good the coverage is so in number 1, is how it looks like when it comes out of the bottle and number 2 stated shows where I've blend it out. 
Number 1

Number 2
Look at how even the blending is and also how sheer of a bb cream it is! 

So I hope you guys enjoyed this post and also if you have questions about BB creams please feel free to comment in the comment section below and I'd be happy to reply you! So do leave comments below, I love checking back in and finding comments that needs to be replied! 

P.S: Also, I'm going to be a bit busy this weekend and some days next week, so I might publish my next post a little later than 3PM. So please don't send me hate messages saying I'm not following the exact time and what not (hahaha) I'm kidding! But if you follow me you'll know when I am publishing my next post! 

Disclaimer; All pictures are mine and I am not affiliated with the brand mentioned above. All opinions are solely based on my own. 

What are you going to do on this amazing friday?

xx Nic (@NicholleZoe) 


  1. I really love Maybelline BB Cream, and I want to try some other BB creams... I may end up buying the Smashbox BB cream so I can review it. Have you ever tried that one?

  2. Hi Lainey L.

    No, I haven't! I would love to try the Smashbox BB cream, I'd love to read your review once it's up :)

    xx Zoe



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