To get that much-coveted flawless skin, we are all ready to do anything – but the substance alone doesn't matter – the technique too has to be right. How to apply products is key to obtaining the desired result. BB creams or what is also known as beauty balms or blemish balms offer sheer coverage. They can be used as a foundation, highlighter, concealer, or a moisturiser. BB creams provide cover to the minor blemishes and spots on the face and are a one-stop solution to many skin imperfections. It gives a perfect no-makeup look, an even finish, conceals under-eye circles, even controls excess oil or sebum and provides hydration to the skin. With so many benefits, it's a boon for all. Available in easy-to-use creamy formulas, BB cream blends well with most other makeup products. Most big brands have BB creams that can be used in your daily beauty regime.
How To Apply BB Cream Like A Pro
For a flawless look, BB creams need to be applied correctly. BB cream can be used by itself or as a primer or foundation. Some steps that can be followed to apply the cream correctly are:
1. Prepare Your Skin
Wash and clean your face before applying anything. Follow your daily routine of skincare –application of a thin layer of moisturiser and sunscreen if that's your daily routine before using BB cream. A good idea would be to wait between applications of each layer to let it dry and be absorbed.
2. Choose Your Product
Not all creams are made for all skin types. You need to match a BB cream suited to your skin type. Like oily skin requires an oil-free formula while dry skin needs one with moisturiser. Subsequently, go for a product based on how much coverage you want a dewy look, or velvety finish, or a natural look.
Application matters a lot –how you apply and how much. Take very small dollops of the cream in your clean hands and apply them on the areas of the face wherever you want to cover it. Using your fingers or a clean sponge, buff and blend the cream on your face using circular motions covering maximum areas of the face.
4. Use Concealer For Problem Areas
Application of too much BB cream is not a good idea, so it's better to add the rest of your routine to cover problem areas like dark circles or uneven skin tones with a concealer, blush or a highlighter. For a barefaced look, you can just leave it as it is after applying BB cream.
5. When To Apply
When traveling, when in a rush, if you are into skinimalism, to give your skin a break from heavy makeup, concealing blemishes, discoloring of the skin, the beach, etc. are some of the times when BB creams provide the perfect solution.
First developed in Germany, we have all hopped on to the bandwagon in the last few years and now we all are obsessed with BB cream, and it is today the mainstay beauty and skin product. A true powerhouse in the world of cosmetics, it truly is a balm!