The BB Cream. Worldly, a little mysterious and now winning hearts Australia wide – find out why we love this multi-tasking makeup miracle. It’s the makeup you use for the ‘fresh-face’ look – the perfect tool to just BB yourself!
by Anna McDougall
The BB Breakdown:
Better know as blemish or beauty balm, if you thought the BB cream was something of modern day magic, think again. Originating some 50 years ago in Germany to heal skin blemishes the BB cream made its way to Korea where porcelain skin is prized (not like us fake tan fiends!) and became an instant phenomenon for its skin exacting formulas and the fact that beloved Korean actresses swear it their secret to a flawless complexion.
Well, the secret’s out. BB cream is your beauty bag’s best friend and once you start using it you’ll be hard pressed to let it out of your sight. 5-in1, 8-in-1 or 9-in-1 BB cream is an all-in-one combination of serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunscreen and can be used in a myriad of ways – under powder, over blemishes, or replacing foundation – and has a little bit more bite than a tinted moisturiser.
Why You’ll Love It:
The BB cream doesn’t stop at its makeup benefits, this little power player performs to cover and treat blemishes and contains whitening properties to battle pigmentation. Plus it has anti-wrinkle, firming and soothing effects.
Daily Skin Protection: Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35
Increasingly popular, the Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 combines the forces of moisturiser, treatment, SPF and foundation for an all-in-one super cream. Get instant satisfaction from the glow-getting results and reap the benefits over time as it diminishes fine lines, redness and the size of pores. ($60)
Pigmentation: Palmer’s Eventone BB Cream
Palmer’s has our skin in good hands. This cream targets discolouration with an enriched tone-enhancing complex and natural pigment to prime, perfect and protect the skin. ($9.99)
Hydrating: Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB
For super dewy skin without the shine factor, Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB is an 8-in-1 BB cream with a light formula that contains aloe and chamomile extract to keep you hydrated all day. ($15.95)
Great Coverage: Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB Cream
Rescu. Loves – Do not be wary of the 9 in 1 claim, the Rimmel London BB Cream does not fail to deliver. It effectively conceals blemishes and brightens areas like nasty dark circles while mattifying and moisturising – trust us, we’ve tried!
Perfecting Primer: Lancome Effet Miracle
Based on the BB formulas, the Lancome Effet Miracle is Lancôme’s first hybrid primer to illuminate complexions, hide pores, and smooth wrinkles and fine lines for improved texture $(55)