by BR Kellie
Maybe it's the approach of summer, maybe it's a need for simplicity, maybe it's that I've become a firm fan of less is more, but in recent months I've falled back in love with BB Creams. Those little tubes of goodness have seen me change up my makeup... by paring things back. Something that is delightfully freeing, in that I now spend less time slapping on product after product, giving me more time to do the things I love... like watch beauty YouTubers talk about beauty Christmas offerings (no, you're addicted).
So what is it about BB Creams that make them so beloved? What sets them apart from the rest of the foundation family? Read on...
One Shade Suits Many
Is there anything more frustrating than trying to find the perfect shade of foundation? You can spend hours, not to mention hundreds of dollars, trying and buying foundations only to find the shade's too dark, too light, not the right undertone or, worse - after it's been on your face for five minutes it's a whole new colour (helloooooo oxidisation!). BB Creams, though? Due to their sheer coverage it's really hard to go wrong with the shade match. The only time I've had trouble was when I decided I was 'medium'. Reader, I am pasty and I looked like I'd had a run in with a bad fake tan. It's the 'light' shade all the way for this beauty lover and it's never failed me yet!
Easy To Apply
We love a product that does double duty, and BB Cream does all that and more. Not only does it, as mentioned above, give your skin a fresh, natural look, but it can also feature ingredients that work to care for your skin by hydrating and protecting. We're talking hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, Aloe Vera, ceramides and more.
You know those women who look like they've made little effort yet still appear polished? That's how I feel when I wear BB Cream. It evens out my skin tone, adds luminosity and gives me the appearance of someone who's not tried too hard, but tried just enough to show I care about my appearance. These days, along with my BB Cream, I add a little cream bronzer and blush to liven up my face, followed by a simple sweep of eyeshadow, mascara, and a lick of tinted balm or a lip oil. All up it takes about five minutes and then I'm out the door feeling pulled together and ready to take on whatever the day hiffs in my direction.
On top of all those reasons to love BB Cream, there's also the bonus of extra skin protection in the form of SPF (although we always recommend applying regular sunscreen as well to ensure full coverage protection). Not only that, the evolution of BB Cream now sees formulas to suit all skin types and requirements (and if you've not done so already, check out our Garnier BB Cream trials on the homepage!) Lastly, there's the affordability factor - many BB Creams are at the price point where you can buy them in your grocery shop and not bat an eye. All in all, what's not to love?
So, have you tried BB Cream before? Are you already a fan? And if you are, what is it you love about wearing BB Cream? Chat below!