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If you aren’t familiar with it, BB cream,which also known as blemish balm, is pretty neat stuff. BB creams are truly multifunctional , acting as a primer, a light concealer, and often also treating various skin conditions. Most toss in sun protection and nourish the skin, and a few act as a replacement for foundation. BB creams originated in South Korea, and most brands are still from there. The main downside to BB creams, however, is that they tend to be formulated with lighter skin in mind. Finding one for darker skin is next to impossible at times (if anyone knows of one let me know!).
There are multiple brands of BB creams, but most are in Asia. That doesn’t mean people outside of Asia are out of luck though. Many BB creams can be purchased at my favorite shopping source for all things in Asia beauty and fashion: YesStyle. YesStyle has reliable shipping to the United States, Canada, Europe, and other areas.
Finding the best BB cream can depend on what you are looking for. Some address melasma and hyperpigmentation, others address acne. Still more seek to provide anti-again treatments—all while also acting as a sunscreen and primer. There are numerous BB cream brands available.
So far, I have used Etude House BB Cream and Skin79. One neat way to try different creams, albeit all from the same brand, is to buy the Skin 79 sample pack.
If you want to learn more about BB Cream, see products and BB cream reviews of multiple blemish balm brands, and read an extensive BB cream FAQ, visit BB Cream Beauty, a new and growing site about finding the best BB cream.
I was featured today in an audio interview on the Problogger Blog. If you are visiting here after reading or listening, hello and welcome! At the end of this post are some of the most popular posts over the past couple of months here and on our sister site, Girl Gloss. Or, if makeup isn’t your thing but you like silly cute puppies, check out my corgi’s personal blog: Puppy on a Roomba. He is almost as cute as that waving frog.
If you are a regular reader and wondering what the heck is going on, head on over to Problogger to listen to the interview or read a transcript. In it, I discuss with Lara Kulpa from Problogger various small victories in blogging and also a bit about the Problogger.com Community, which is a premium forum for bloggers. Personally, I have found a wealth of information there and have met some great people along the way. At $5.95/month for membership, it is quite affordable. So if you are a blogger, you may want to check it out. I enjoy it and think it is a great value.
OK, so here are some top posts from the past few months from Beauty and Fashion Tech and Girl Gloss:
- The Nars Summer Collection and Swatches
- Sulfate Free Hair Care
- The Best Drugstore Eye Shadow (Part of the Affordable Makeup Series)
- Comparison of the Zeno and Claro Acne Treatment Devices
- Avon Glazewear Review and Swatches
- MAC Art Supplies Prowear Lipstain Marker
Thanks for stopping by!