There seems to be a lot of confusion in the makeup community must what exactly is the difference between and Foundations vs BB Creams. This post is designed to answer some of my reader’s questions regarding these 2 commonly used makeup products and hopefully by the end of this post, you can decide for yourself which makeup product you would want to use.
First, let’s talk about each of these products and why they exist:
Foundation – The main purpose of using a foundation is to prep your skin for other makeup. Foundation is great for covering up blemishes and impurities on the skin. If you’ve chosen the right shade of foundation that matches your skin tone, the foundation can give your face a smooth and even complexion. Some foundations have hydrating properties that can prevent your skin from drying up. Furthermore, foundations help other makeup (like blushes and highlights) stick better to your skin.
Your foundation can also act as a barrier between your skin and impurities in the air and environment. These impurities might include dust, pollen, chemicals and toxins. Over the years, manufacturers have gotten better at developing foundation formulas for different skin types. Depending on your skin type, I have written articles in this blog that can help you choose the right foundation for your skin. Choose the article below according to your skin type to find out more:
Foundations For Oily Skin: Everything You Need To Know
The Best Foundations for Acne: Clear Your Skin Now!
5 Best Foundations For Aging Mature Skin: Good Coverage, All Skin Types
How to Choose Foundations For Combination Skin
The Best Foundations For Dry Skin (That Really Work)
Selecting The Best Foundation For Pale Skin
Choosing The Best Foundation For Sensitive Skin
BB Creams -Think of your favorite facial moisturizer and then think of your skin shade andcolor. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a facial cream that matches your skin tone, hydrates your skin, and covers your blemishes? That is exactly what a BB Cream is.
BB Creams are designed to give you a simple solution for covering up blemishes without the need to apply other products. It comes in handy for those days when you need to go out in a hurry or simply do not have time for a full makeup routine. As you can already see, BB Creams has become popular in recent years because they are easy to use and satisfies the needs of most people on regular days. If you wish to learn more about BB Creams, here are a few articles to get you started:
I hope that this post was able to give you a quick overview of the difference between Foundations vs BB Creams. If you want to learn how to apply these products, I have written a post on that here.