When to Choose a BB Cream Over Foundation

Jul 23, 2022

Although BB creams have been on the market for over a decade now, many of us still have questions about whether it’s right for us and when are the best times to wear it compared to foundation. So while BB creams aren’t the newest kids on the block, we thought we’d take the time to break down exactly what they are, how they can help you get the most from your look and when a BB cream can do more for you than traditional foundation.

So let’s get started with everything BB cream…

What is BB cream?

BB cream is the general term for a beauty balm. It’s a hybrid product that combines skincare with a cosmetic in order to improve your skin as you wear it. BB creams are generally known for their ability to deeply hydrate the skin, while providing sheer, radiant coverage that evens tone and diminishes the look of blemishes or dark spots. BB creams work as tinted moisturizers and may offer additional ingredients to further support skin health and beauty.

When Does a BB Cream Work Better than Foundation?

Now that we’ve covered what a BB cream is, let’s take a look at why you would choose it rather than a foundation as part of your cosmetic routine.

#1 – For summer fun

Whether you’re hitting the beach, heading out for a hike or just going shopping, summer means heat and humidity. It also means the perfect time to skip that full face of makeup and instead reach for your BB cream. The lighter coverage that a BB cream provides will do the work to keep you looking flawless, without weighing you down during the hottest parts of the day.

#2 – Getting ready for vacation

Because a BB cream can acts as a skin hydrator, sunscreen, foundation and cover-up in one, it’s the perfect companion when you’re traveling, allowing you to go minimalist and save room in your suitcase.

#3 – During breakouts

If you’re experiencing problems with breakouts, a BB cream could be the way to go. Because a beauty balm is lighter than foundation, it’s a great way to let your skin breathe and recover from those breakout bouts.

#4 – When you want to make things easy

BB creams are all about minimalism, allowing the beauty of your skin to shine through, while still offering beautifying coverage. So why not embrace the no-makeup look and choose the BB cream that’s right for you today?

#5 – When there’s not enough time in the day

Finally, if you find yourself rushing to get ready in the morning, a BB cream is definitely right for you. That’s because BB creams don’t require extensive blending in order to look your best. Simply use the tips of your finger to rub the balm into your skin and grab all the benefits of a moisturizer and a foundation in one.

Which BB cream should I choose?

The BB cream that’s right for you will depend on two things.

First, you’ll need to decide what you want from your beauty balm.

For example, our Miracles & More Collagen Enriched Beauty Balm+ Sunscreen delivers more than just hydration plus light to medium everyday coverage. It’s also formulated with collagen to keep skin firm and lifted, as well as three sunscreen agents that provide superior sun protection which prevents premature skin aging and dark spots.

 The second thing you need to think about when choosing your BB cream is your skin tone.

Our Beauty Balm comes in seven different shades so that you can choose the one that best matches your skin tone and brings out your miraculous beauty.

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