By Stuti Khurana
9 Must Know BB Cream Makeup Hacks
The BB cream boom has been on for quite some time now. These creams have become a beauty-bag staple & a go-to product for women on the go. These provide coverage with added skin care benefits like SPF and anti-oxidants & there are a variety of BB creams in the market today to choose from.
Let us take a look at the different ways in which you can use a BB cream in your daily makeup routine.
Adequate moisturization is vital for your skin, especially in the winter season to keep it smooth and supple. Most BB creams come with plenty of hydrating properties to ensure that your skin stays moisturized all the time. It also smoothes away patches of flaky skin have & dry spots on your face. Take your daily moisturizer and blend with the BB Cream. Mix well and apply all over your face.
A BB cream can also be used as a makeup base or a face primer which helps in keeping your makeup in place throughout the day. Apply some BB cream all over your face as a primer and then dab on some foundation over it.
Sheer Your Foundation:
Foundation can provide you with the perfect base to apply makeup but it can look & feel a bit heavy some times, especially in summers. If you need coverage but don’t like the heaviness of foundation, then a BB cream is the perfect choice for you. It will hide the blemishes and make your skin look even by adding a subtle glow. Mix your usual foundation with BB cream & blend well before applying.
A good eye primer provides a base for eye makeup & makes it last longer. A light layer of BB cream acts as a good primer to keep your eyeshadow in place. It also prevents the creasing of eye shadow. Take a tiny dot on your finger and apply on the eyelids. Blend nicely to get even toned eyelids & proceed with your eye makeup.
Under eye concealers make your eyes look brighter & hide the darkness under the eyes. You can use your BB cream as an under-eye concealer too. But if you have severe dark circles or under eye- puffiness, then go for a corrector first.
Highlighters are used to give your face a more contoured look. You can use BB cream as a highlighter by adding loose iridescent powder to your usual BB cream. Smooth it over your cheekbones, down the center of your nose & in your cupid’s bow. This will illuminate your skin and give you a lovely glow. You can also add a bit of shimmer powder or a dash of gold eye-shadow to your BB cream and mix.
Gently scoop out a bit of a lipstick or a matte lip gloss and mix it well with your BB cream to make your own cream blush. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks as a blush. The moist texture will give you a dewy & luminous glow.
Quick Makeup Fix:
A BB cream in your purse will always come to your rescue to fix makeup accidents. If you accidentally smudge your lipstick or eyeliner, it leaves a faint mark on your skin. To fix this, simply smooth it over with some BB cream. Blend it into your skin evenly to get back perfect, blemish-free complexion.
A BB cream with a good amount of SPF can be used for sun protection without the greasiness of a regular sunscreen but for shorter time periods. It is advisable not to use them in intense sunlight or for longer duration. Some of them may help protect skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation during low-exposure activities but they will not shield your skin from harmful rays if you are outside for a longer time span or in intense sunlight. So although these can be used for sun protection, they cannot replace sunscreen!
Did you know about these BB cream hacks to do with your favorite one?
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