Hey Everyone,

After my recent video on how to apply BB Creams, I had a few queries on what exactly these makeup products are. For anyone who ever wondered what a BB cream is without the image of a 4 year old with a BB gun popping in mind, I thought this Back to Basics post would be quite helpful. Today, you’ll be reading my ultimate guide to BB creams – where they came from, how they made it so big, and why they’re different to foundations. I’ll also be comparing the bb creams I have in my collection to see how they vary in finishes, texture and color.

Let’s get ready to cram some BB knowledge.

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Hey Everyone!

Honestly, I probably belong to the category that has never fully understood the BB cream craze. It seems like these well sought after make-up products have sprung up everywhere in Singapore and even foreign brands like Maybelline and Bobbi Brown have created BB creams to suit their Asian patrons. However, these creams that are offsprings of Papa Foundation and Mama Make-Up base are nothing to scoff at.

Honestly, I probably belong to the category that has never fully understood the BB cream craze. It seems like these well sought after make-up products have sprung up everywhere in Singapore and even foreign brands like Maybelline and Bobbi Brown have created BB creams to suit their Asian patrons. However, these creams that are offsprings of Papa Foundation and Mama Make-Up base are nothing to scoff at.

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Hey Everyone!

I’m sure you’ve all heard the word “BB Cream” floating around, but in a sea of foundations, compacts and high end powders, we lose sight of what this ‘miracle’ asian sensation really is. No, it’s not a bird, toy or a plane, it’s just healthy makeup. I see BB creams everywhere,  yet I have no incentive to try it out myself so I was happy to meet up with Lorraine, brand manager of the StarAsiaGroup which distributes a very special BB brand, Skin79, at The Marmalade Pantry last Monday.

So What are BB Creams?

A BB cream is makeup designed to be good to your skin. In the most idiot-proof way, Lorraine explained that it originated from a group of German dermatologists who wanted to provide makeup for their patients after treatments with downtime, without harmful chemicals or impurities. It was basically a therapeutic moisturiser that provided lighter coverage and healing benefits. This is why it is often associated with the word “Blemish Balm” because it heals blemishes and its more a balm with coverage than a foundation. It’s much like a tinted moisturiser, amp up the coverage a bit but boost its skincare properties to the extreme. Its glowy, radiant makeup thats healthy. Sounds good to me!

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