Now seriously, what’s with these alphabets on my face…..I’m just barely getting over my bb cream which I have I must admit fallen in love with…..
And Wait, CC ‘s and DD’s? I can’t keep up! I hear you say, but don’t panic if you’re not up on the beauty lingo – you’re not alone.
This is crazy , so what after , ee cream maybe ff cream gg cream too…I can’t , I feel like I’m in kindergarten all over again…..
Ok, so, let’s start at what is arguably the bottom of the pile –
THE TINTED MOISTURISER!!!!!
No one went all crazy and rated these pigment-and-moisturiser combos all that much – but I must admit it was the best thing In my handbag, i didn’t even own a foundation till recently…
The name is pretty self explanatory: The product gives you a bit of color with a moisturizing benefit–the color is usually pretty sheer, generally works well on good-ish skin types….My sense is that they may be headed for extinction, or at least hibernation. While tinted moisturizers are still on the market and probably still have many fans, I haven’t seen a new launch for one in quite a while–alphabet creams are all the rage now
Then along came the BB CREAM !!!!!!!
Which is basically a new-gen tinted moisturiser – improved, betterised and, in an ideal world, with anti-aging and SPF benefits too. .originated in asia,the Asian versions are thicker and balmier and often have whitening properties; the European counterparts tend to be more fluid and lightweight…..
BB CREAMS are lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizers. While the additives in BB creams can have the same efficacy as they would in stand-alone serums, be careful about counting on BB creams for adequate sun protection. The only concern for BB cream is that women use less so may not have enough sun protection , as BB cream has a SPF but not always enough especially for indian skin which is prone to pigmentation……
Finally… what is a CC CREAM?
Well… it’a Colour Correcting cream, which means it’s provides more coverage than a BB (Beauty Balm), but it’s still light enough to wear in hot weather. The other aspect that makes the CC truly fantastic is that it also combines AA (Anti-Aging). Think AA + BB = CC, and the formula of anti-aging plus the properties of a beauty balm lead to the CC.They have more of a whipped, light, fluffy feel and finish–kind of the new and improved BB, they also adress issues like redness and sallowness, discoloration…
Okay wait I’m not done……
And now get ready for DD CREAMS(sigh).
Julep has released what is called a “Dynamic Do-All” cream , and its probably a BB/CC hybrid…lets wait for more in the near future with regards to the “DD Cream” and see what it has in store for us….
As for FOUNDATIONS…..
So if BB and CC creams provide some decent coverage and even skin care benefits, is this the end of traditional foundation as we know it? Probably not.
Honestly, I’m just waiting for ZZ Creams to come out – Zit Zapping, of course! Lol……..