Popularized by Korean stars, Hollywood’s makeup artists have turned to BB cream to get that fresh-faced look.
The latest beauty buzzword for the Hollywood hotlist is BB cream, Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm . Almost every celebrity makeup artist carries some type of BB cream to layer on the skin of some of your favorite celebrites: Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Mila Kunis, the Spice Girls and Sandra Bullock to name a few!
They brighten skin in the same way a primer does, evens out complexion like a lightweight foundation, covers blemishes like a concealer, has the hydrating properties of a moisturiser, soothes skin like an anti-inflammatory and contains UV protection.
This new hybrid product, which sits between skincare and make up, gives skin a natural luminous look.
BB creams originated in Germany where a dermatologist gave it to her clients who had undergone laser treatments, which left the skin sensitised and vulnerable to the sun.
BB creams then quickly become popular in Korea and across Asia in the mid-Noughties and most recently amongst A-listers and make-up artists for their amazing skin nourishing benefits, which also leave skin primed and with a healthy glow.
BB Creams should provide broad-spectrum SPF protection from UVA and UVB rays to protect against sun damage but can also help conceal hyper-pigmentation, acne, scars and blemishes, hydrate, whitening as well as having anti-aging benefits.
So go out and try them…BB creams are great for every day.