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BB cream is pretty widely known term—but do you actually know about all of the ways it can fit into your skin care and makeup routine? If you’ve ever found yourself in a rush wishing you only had to use one product on your face, then BB cream could be something worth trying. If you love to travel but always struggle to choose which products to include in your suitcase (there’s only so much space in there, after all), BB cream could again be one to consider bringing along with you. Below, learn more about what BB cream is, get product recommendations from L’Oréal Paris, and find out what the best times are to put your BB cream to good use.
The “BB” in BB cream generally stands for beauty balm. Essentially, BB cream is makeup that has skin care benefits. Depending on the BB cream you reach for (we’ve got picks for you below—more on that in a minute!), these benefits can range from color correction to providing moisture. Wearing BB cream is a great option on those days when you don’t have the time to work through a multiple-step makeup routine yet still want to look put-together. Basically, it’s a perfect choice for girls on the go.
Ready to try a BB cream yourself? Stock your makeup bag with the following options from L’Oréal Paris, all of which offer four benefits in one.
L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream: Formulated with encapsulated pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion, this BB cream primes, corrects, hydrates, and perfects. It’s available in four shades (fair, light, medium, and deep).
L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Anti-Redness: This green BB cream transforms to a universal shade to reduce the look of redness. It also corrects, hydrates, and perfects.
L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Anti-Fatigue: Help revive the appearance of a tired complexion with this BB cream, which transforms to a universal shade. It also corrects, hydrates, and perfects.
Now that you know what BB cream does and what options are available, you can incorporate it into your beauty routine. Here, we share some of the occasions that call for using one.
1. Use a BB cream…when you travel. One of the most annoying parts of traveling is trying to figure out which beauty products to stash in your suitcase. Since BB creams have multiple benefits, you can streamline your routine and save a little bit of space in your travel bag.
2. Use a BB cream…when you’re in a rush. No time to prime, correct, and apply foundation and concealer? No problem! Just pick up a BB cream that’s formulated to address your specific needs instead of applying multiple products.
3. Use a BB cream…when you want to rock a no makeup, makeup look. With the right BB cream, you can easily achieve this low-maintenance makeup look. While dramatic makeup has its time and place, you may not be interested in rocking such a bold look day in and day out. (Read our guide to no makeup, makeup here.)
4. Use a BB cream…when you’re planning to snap lots of selfies. When you’re taking pics of yourself, it’s probably safe to say that you want your complexion to look as beautiful as possible. Since BB cream can help correct and perfect the look of your skin, reach for one before you open up your phone’s camera.
Really, BB cream can have a place in your regular makeup routine any day of the week, so go ahead and try one out yourself!
Now that you know all about BB cream and its many uses, it’s time to turn your attention to the next letter in the alphabet. Check out our article, What Is CC Cream? How to Find the Best One for Your Skin Type.