Your guide to all things BB Cream


What is BB Cream? How is it different than a foundation? Do I need to use it?

Here is some advice from some of Jane Iredale’s Global Educators: Edgar Dominguez, Hannah Hatcher, and Shawn Towne.

What is BB Cream?

BB Creams are essentially high coverage tinted moisturizers with added skincare benefits. The letters BB originally stood for Blemish Balm but, since the word Blemish is commonly associated with acne in the US, the term Beauty Balm was adapted. They have a velvety finish and an elevated SPF.  They’re ideal for someone who is craving that full coverage, perfect finish, in addition to anyone experiencing hyper- or hypo-pigmentation.

What makes Glow Time BB Cream different and why should we use it?

BB Creams have sort of become diluted over the years as the trend gained popularity all over the world.  So many BB Creams are almost like a tinted moisturizer.  Glow Time BB Cream is true to the original concept, of being full coverage with skin protection and skin soothers built in.

Which skin types do you normally recommend using Glow Time BB Cream?

Everyone, except for true oily skins. I find that the Glow Time is almost too rich for someone who has very oily skin. When your skin starts to overproduce oil and it mixes with the Glow Time it almost looks like it’s going to slide off the skin.

How do you make sure Glow Time BB Cream lasts all day?

Primer always! I also like to set it with powder, just to add a hint more coverage and keep it in place. You can also use Pure Matte or Amazing Matte to set it if you want to tone down the velvety finish.

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