24 January 2012
must have: bb cream
The latest wonder product being revered by the beauty industry finds a well-deserving place in our daily routine.
First developed in the fifties as a treatment to help heal skin post surgery, BB – or ‘Blemish Balm’ is the latest beauty phenomenon to take up residence on our top shelves. Never one to miss a beauty beat, Bobbi Brown has developed its own BB cream too, and after testing out a few of these revolutionary creams, it’s the one we just can’t go past.
This summer has seen me officially wave goodbye to foundation in exchange for a tube of this magic multi-tasker. Foundation? Primer? Highlighter? Well it seems this lightweight formula actually does it all. Its immediate effect is much like a foundation, imparting a glowing complexion that virtually requires nothing else. The cream is easily buildable and a little goes a long way, melting into the skin to unify the complexion and leave a flawless finish.
And it’s not just surface deep either. the BB cream is armed with a myriad of skincare benifits underneath; designed to moisturise, even out skin tone and protect from the elements as well. The best part is, that over time, this all-in-one cream works to smooth the skin’s overall appearance, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and reducing visible redness and pore size.
While it may read a little like a foundation base for dummies, we suggest you make this your next order of business in the makeup department. One month in and our summer less-is-more beauty routine has certainly found its hero product.
Available from Bobbi Brown counters.