I never even knew what BB meant. I actually got to a point where I asked people around what it meant and sadly, even the sales ladies in a department store did not know what BB stood for. Thankfully, I know now that it stands for blemish balm. Okay, I had to google that one just now to remember it.
According to google and wikipedia:
"BB cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base, beblesh balm, and in Western markets, beauty balm. It is a cosmetic item sold mainly in Asian markets, although the majority of larger beauty brands have introduced BB creams to Western markets.
BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage. "
So, I've never really used BB cream in my life but I have decided to start doing so and along with this decision is my wanting to share it with you guys. I'm pretty sure there are others out there who are just as lost as I am so lets start on this journey together shall we?
The first BB cream I will be trying is the SanSan BB Cream in Beige. I got beige because obviously, I am not light skinned. I am more fair veering towards being a bit dark.
This tube will last you about a month if you use it daily. Since I don't use it every day, it will most likely last me about 2 months or so. It's small and you can actually bring it with you anywhere though I wouldn't recommend retouching or reapplying especially if you don't clean up your face before doing so.
It's only Php159 which makes it really affordable especially for single Moms like myself. Price matters as much as the effectiveness of the product.
So here is the swatch of the bb cream. Initially, when I saw this, I was worried that I got the wrong shade.
However, after rubbing it, it was actually the perfect match.
Here is my photo sans anything on my face. As you can see, I have a blemish on my nose from a pimple that just wouldn't go away. It's a sore sight but unfortunately, its there.
This is me after I put on a little of the BB cream. Notice that my face looks brighter and the mark on the side of my nose from the pimple is gone? I love it!
I'm so glad that I am learning to use these things now. It definitely enhances your natural beauty while covering up the small flaws in your face. Definitely, this BB cream is a must!