Question: Is BB cream totally worth it?
Answer: I have a full bottle of Lancôme foundation sitting around, untouched for over a year and wondering why it’s been rejected. And for so long.
Two letters and one word: BB Cream. Soon after asking a coworker, “What do you use on your skin because it looks so good?” and her responding with, “BB Cream”, I’ve been applying the “tinted moisturizer” to my face in lieu of a foundation. My coworker even told me her face’s appearance had improved since she started using the product.
Seeing the effects firsthand, I tried the product on my face later that day at the makeup counter down the street. (Working blocks away from a beauty counter? Not complaining.)
My search inside was brief. My friend was using Dr. Jart and it just so happened the brand had a display near the front of the store. After a Q&A with a sales assistant, (“But do I also need a foundation and if so, when do I apply?”, “What about concealer?”), I ventured with a $40 test of the latest beauty trend on the rise.
12 plus months later and needless to say via the above introduction explaining #foundationproblems, BB Cream has proven to be totally worth it. Sorry, foundation. You’re welcome, face.
1) Wearing BB Cream feels lighter than wearing foundation. The six days of hot weather in San Francisco do not result in facemelt. BB Cream breathes.
2) BB Cream provides a more natural looking blend than foundation. I’m one who often goes for a softer look in terms of what’s covering most of my face. But during the foundation era, I would receive comments from my peers about me “wearing makeup”. Basically “oh you’re wearing makeup today” which yes, yes, I am, and it’s only foundation and these comments tell me my coverup is not really looking natural. But now, with BB Cream, (cue infomercial now), my peers tell me they think I wear little to no makeup. Thanks, guys.
3. It’s quick and easy to apply. Do you know how to apply moisturizer? Then you know how to apply BB Cream. I put mine on within five minutes of moisturizer. Then concealer. Then done. (Or I may put on other items such as mascara or lipstick, but I’m out the door after less than a minute of applying BB Cream and a few dabs of concealer. Then I apply espresso to my mouth.)
4. BB Cream is Jayne Min approved.
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