If there has been one undeniable makeup trend from Paris Fashion Week so far - above and beyond any pop lipstick shade or metallic eye shadow - it has to be the natural 'no makeup' look! Surprising, right? But whether it was seen at John Galliano, Emanuel Ungaro or Stella McCartney, fresh-faced, flawless beauty looks were everywhere, giving the models glowing, natural complexions to die for!
When it comes to mastering that 'I woke up like this' glow, your complexion needs a lightweight formula that both covers imperfections while hydrating your skin at the same time, which is where your beauty hero BB cream comes to the rescue!
Let's take our beauty back to basics with this quick guide to your skin's new best friend...
What is BB cream?
BB (beauty balm) cream is an all-in-one formula designed to provide the hydration, sun-protection and anti-oxidants your skin needs, while also covering up those trouble areas and imperfections with a tinted formula.
Foundation vs BB cream
This really doesn't mean that you have to throw out your foundation, but it does mean you can give your skin a bit of a break now and then! Since it is lighter than foundation and has more hydrating qualities, it is the perfect daily substitute for your regular liquid formula, which you can save for special occasions and evening looks.
How do I use it?
Treat the BB cream as you would a foundation: dot the liquid onto the back of your hand and use a foundation brush or an application sponge to smooth the cream over your skin in small circles. BB cream is semi-transparent, allowing your freckles and your skin's natural glow to shine on through! If any red areas or dark spots persist once the cream has absorbed into your skin, simply team your cream with an illuminating concealer to achieve that natural flawless finish.