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When everyone is talking about “no makeup” makeup, I bet you are no stranger to the secret of the flawless base, BB cream (aka blemish balm cream), and CC cream (aka color-correcting cream or complexion corrector cream). You may want to be lazy on weekends, but you want to be presentable at the same time. Then, you will need a BB cream or CC cream in your makeup bag now and know easy hacks when you use them.

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What is BB cream?

BB cream is also known as “beauty balm” or “blemish balm”. In the beginning, BB cream became popular in Korea and then gaining buzz worldwide. BB cream is makeup formulated with skincare benefits like UV protection, skin hydration, and oil control. In general, BB creams out there are suitable for all different skin types. BB creams offer sheerer coverage and a tiny hint of coverage.

What is CC cream?

CC cream stands for “color correcting cream” or “complexion corrector cream”, which provides more coverage than BB cream to disguise blemishes like redness or dark spots. CC creams tend to thicker and heavier textures. Generally, CC cream is formulated for aging skin that needs more coverage to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

How should you use BB cream & CC cream?

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There is a wide range of BB creams and CC creams from different textures and formulas. Whether the texture of your BB cream and CC cream is thick or thin, you should apply it when your face is cleansed, toned, and moisturized. You will find BB cream is perfect to offer you a sheerer coverage with a tiny hint of coverage. And CC cream is perfect for you to cover the pores and reduce redness, it will even your uneven skin tone.

1. Less is more


When it comes to using BB cream or CC cream, all you have to remember is the entire purpose of using BB cream and CC cream is to make flawless coverage of your skin imperfection. So, you should just start by putting a pearl size of BB cream or CC cream on the spot where you want to blemish, such as redness or pores. If you have oily skin, you can also apply a small amount to your T-zone area.

2. Apply it with a brush or finger

If you are in a hurry, it is okay to spread BB cream or CC cream on your skin by your finger. You just have to your hands are bacteria and germs free before you do so. Since the texture of CC cream is thinner than BB cream, using a brush to spread around the cream would cover the pores better.

3. Focus on what you need

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There are many options when you are choosing CC cream, there is various formula for different color tints. For example, if you want to reduce redness from your skin, then you better choose a formula with a green color tint. On the flip side, if you have a darker skin tone, then a formula with a yellow color tint would be a wise option.


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