1 May 2013

The DIY: Faux BB Cream

BB cream is an all-in-one facial cosmetic product it's usually marketed as a serum, moisturiser  primer, foundation, and sunblock in one. most brands have their own version of the BB cream which stands for Blemish Balm usually they come in the usual white - tan shades (though brands like Bobbie Brown have more shades to choose from) A lot of the drug store brands don't have the best ingredients or shade options so I figured I would try my hand at making my own version of the BB cream. 
I  used up my Hello Beautiful Mineral Make Up and I mixed with a moisturiser, I used a make up lid to mix a few sprinkles of  Hello Beautiful Foundation  in Gatteau au chocolate, with Madara Deep Moisture Fluid for normal  to combination skin because it is light weight and has great ingredients for supple, firm skin.

 I added some Balance Me Radiance Oil for added moisture. 
A lot of the moisturisers on the market have a lot of combinations for your skin needs, such as anti ageing serum and SPF which are similar to what BB creams offer. The Anita Grant Mineral Foundation mixes well with creams and is a great idea if you are not to handy with a brush as the faux BB can be applied with a make up sponge. you still get the reflective element from the Mineral Foundation which helps to bounce light off any uneven skin. and just add more if you want more coverage. Mines more of a tinted moisturiser than a BB cream but you can add whatever products work for you, for instance add Monistat chafing gel if you want the primer element that BB creams give which helps the cream to go on smoothly with a matte finish and use a moisturiser with sun screen.


Great for all skin types.
Made from sustainably sourced natural mineral ingredients, no fillers. 
Talc free, bismuth oxychloride free, carmine free and paraben free. 
Contains active, uncoated, ingredients used in sunblock. Zinc oxide - a healing and anti-bacterial ingredient, and titanium dioxide offers protection from UVB and short UVA radiation. No micronized ingredients and no nano-particles. Long lasting. Waterproof.  Cruelty free and does not contain animal ingredients.Will never leave your skin feeling heavy.Non-comedogenic, won’t clog pores, allowing your skin to breathe.

Up to 24h intensive hydration with invigorating Northern Raspberry and Red Clover extracts. Boosts moisture instantly and throughout the day. Balances oily and dry areas of the skin. Skin looks suppler and firmer.VEGAN,Nut Free, Gluten Free, Natural & Organic ECOCERT, Cruelty Free

100% natural powerfully active face oil feeds skin lacking in lustre with a rich, replenishing blend of skin- boosting and smoothing ingredients. Don’t be afraid to use if your skin is prone to congestion as oil on oil is extremely balancing, hydrating and comfortable to wear. Oil is a great way to combat congested skin, our radiance oil is packed with conditioning and softening Amazonian buruti, moringa and camellia oils that work together with soothing Roman chamomile, yarrow and benzoin to enhance the radiance of skin of all ages and types.

 to make Faux BB Cream


MUA Lip Liner in Brooding Plum & NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Absolute Red

from Primark


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