If you’re wanting a fresh flawless light coverage that evens out your skin tone and gives you a glowing, healthy complexion without having to have a ‘full blown, face full of makeup’ . Then a BB Cream might be just what you’re after.
BB Creams (otherwise known as blemish balms or beauty balms) have been around for years and more recently have risen to a cult-like status in the beauty industry. They are essentially tinted moisturisers that give you a healthy glow, cover blemishes and even out your skin tone (perfect for summer!!).
A DIY BB Cream is actually incredibly easy to make and saves you the cost of purchasing more makeup when you will more than likely already have the basic ingredients at home. You can make it in small amounts (so it doesn’t expire before using it all) and its ‘made to match’ your skin tone perfectly by using your own foundation.
Here is a simple step by step guide to making your own.
- Liquid Concealer
- Cream Foundation
I also add the following, but this is totally optional:
- Lustre Drops (or mineral foundation powder)
- A Setting spray
The brands I use, as outlined below, are simply what I have at home, this will still work perfectly using whatever brands you have.
In a small container (an empty tester pot, dipping bowl or ramekin is quite good), mix the following:
- 1 teaspoon of sunscreen (not necessary if your current foundation already contains sunscreen as mine does)
- 1 teaspoon of Kiehl’s moisturiser
- 1/4 teaspoon of MAC liquid concealer
- 1/4 teaspoon of MAC Lustre Drops (optional – I use this for a dewy finish)
- 1/2 teaspoon of MAC Matchmaster Cream Foundation
- 1/2 teaspoon of MAC Fix+ Setting Spray (optional)
Mix thoroughly and store in a small container or travel bottle (you can get great travel size containers from PlasticBox for $1.99) and VOILA – your very own, ‘made to match your skin tone’ BB Cream.
BB Cream is my current ‘go to’ beauty product right now and I’m loving not having to wear a full coverage foundation to achieve a glowy, fresh, flawless look. So give it a whirl, and let us know if you have some additional ‘secret makeup ingredients’ that you add to the mix.