What’s the difference between BB cream and foundation? BB cream is a primer, moisturizer, foundation and sunscreen all in one. The coverage is a little bit lighter than a full application, but it will save you time applying all those different products. That being said- so many BB creams are so pricey! They are a newer ‘trendier’ beauty product and as any other fad, the price reflects it’s growing popularity! But unlike other fads, this one isn’t going anywhere anytime soon- it’s an amazing product. So, to save you guys some money I looked into a DIY BB cream recipe, and here is what I found!
What you’ll need:
– Your favorite foundation
– Your favorite moisturizer
– Your favorite facial sunscreen
– Your favorite primer
– A bottle
The trick is to use the same proportions you would for a single application, but there’s really no way to mess this up as you can always add more of the other products to even things out. Start with small amounts of your products until you feel confident in your ‘recipe’ and then just multiple it. I added equal parts of the moisturizer and primer, and equal amounts of sunscreen and foundation to my bottle, shook it up and it was perfect. When I feel I need more coverage I just dab a bit more of my foundation on. But this DIY BB cream is perfect for most days when I just need a little something extra to make me feel better about my skin. Plus I just need to apply one product as opposed to four different ones. This recipe is such a time saver!
My products I used were: Cetaphil’s moisturizer, Monistat’s chafing gel (ladies this is an amazing primer- if you haven’t tried it out do yourself a favor and look into it! Save your money for something that counts like your foundation!), Neutragena’s facial sunscreen and my MAC studio fix liquid foundation. The end result is divine!