I love that this blog is forcing me to really educate myself on the more important things in life, like for example the difference between BB and CC creme.
BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. Typically lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizer.
According to SELF magazine the best BB Cream is Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm $43
CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like redness, whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits thrown in. “CC cream is a color corrector and will be typically lighter on the skin. “They have more of a whipped, light, fluffy feel and finish–kind of the new and improved BB.”
SELF magazine also has picked the best CC Cream, Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting CC Cream $22
While BB and CC creams are marketed for separate issues, and are supposedly different. I’ve tried many BBs and a few CC creams–and honestly, they’re almost the same. I think that the difference really comes in the brands – they are all for different specific targeted issues. Over all I have to say I dont think the CC cream is enough coverage for me. What do you use?
This may seem like a stupid post to some of you but – I never took the time to understand why there are 3 colors of concealer + what they are for. I feel as a smarter beauty rep and part of Bona Clara I should know this kind of thing. So allow me to enlighten those of you who, like me, have not ever taken the time to understand the rainbow of flaw cover ups most make up brands have to offer.
Apparently there is a method to the madness. Each of these colors are opposite each other on the color wheel and there for “cover up” or tone down the blemish.
Yellow, also known as Apricot in color, used to conceal bluish bruises, under-eye circles and mild red tones on the face.
Green is used to normalize yellow-colored skin imperfections such as sallow complexions and yellow bruises. It can also help conceal very dark under-eye circles and dark spots on bronze skin tones.
Purple is used to neutralize red tones on the skin. Use this for covering blemishes, zits, red blotches, rosacea, port-wine stains. Who would have thunk it… not me. Do you use colored concealers?
I am so excited to be a part of Bona Clara as they really define their leaders and the woman who will have a hand in shaping the future of the company. The feeling as I mentioned the other day is so hard to describe. The woman “founding leaders” attract are the most ambitious, smart business woman I have ever met. I feel like I am a HUGE part of something thats going to EXPLODE!! We are planning SO much travel for this month I dont even know how I am going to keep up with it all! I am beyond excited (incase I havent said it 10x already). Ill keep you posted on the cities ill be visiting! How on earth did I get so LUCKY!?!?
Bona Clara launched its newest product today – an age specific eye make up remover. I have had the privilege of testing it for a month now – its AMAZING to say the least – never mind so pretty to look at!!
This isn’t any ordinary ‘ole eye make up remover by the way – it also:
• Strengthens the lashes
• De-puffs and soothes the eyes
• Gentle & nourishing for the skin
• Oil-free & non-greasy
Check out my BFFL Val in the video!! SHE is such a NATURAL in front of the camera!!!!
anyone still wondering why I LOVE my job so much!?!?!