Make Your Own BB Cream At Home Using A Liquid Foundation
Now that summer is finally here, it is time to ditch the heavy coverage foundations and go for something that is not only light on the skin but also provides optimum sun protection. Say hello to BB creams! A BB cream (beauty balm or blemish balm) offers a sheer, lightweight finish with added skin benefits. A BB cream not only offers a natural skin-like coverage but also hydrates the skin and shields it from the sun. BB creams first gained popularity in South Korea, and gradually made its way to people & makeup routines all around the world. However, finding the right BB cream shade or consistency can be tricky and complicated. What if we told you that can make your own BB cream using makeup products already present in your vanity?
Here is a simple step-by-step guide for you to make your own BB cream that can match your exact skin shade. So, grab your liquid foundation, sunscreen, and moisturiser, and get ready to make your own BB cream. Also, avoid using a CC cream instead of foundation for this process. CC creams have lighter coverage and cannot be solely used to make BB creams.
Step 1: Select The Foundation
Start with your favourite light or medium coverage liquid foundation. We recommend trying the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation since it is a non-comedogenic, and dermatologically and allergy-tested formula. Available in 18 shades that are made to fit diverse Indian skin tones, the Fit Me foundation offers a shade match for everybody. Take a couple of drops of the liquid foundation in a clean container, or you can also mix it on the back of your palm if you plan on using the BB cream right away. If you’re unsure about what’s the perfect foundation shade for your skin tone, check out the foundation shade finder that helps you choose the right shade virtually.
Pro-tip: If you want your BB cream to have more coverage, you can also choose a high coverage foundation like the Superstay Full Coverage Foundation by Maybelline.
Step 2: Add Sunscreen
Sunscreen should be an indispensable part of your skincare routine, especially during summers. Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Look for an oil-free formula that will prevent your DIY BB cream from looking greasy on the skin. Mix this sunscreen with your liquid foundation to make your own BB cream.
Step 3: Add Moisturiser
Next, you need to add a hydrating and nourishing moisturiser that is suited to your skin type. If your moisturiser has an SPF in it, you can skip the sunscreen from the previous step. Also, add the moisturiser in small quantities to avoid making your BB cream oilier than you need.
Step 4: Mix the ingredients
Combine all the ingredients together i.e., liquid foundation, sunscreen, and/or moisturiser. Ensure you have mixed them well have the right consistency to make your own BB cream.
Bonus tip: You can also add a drop of liquid highlighter to this BB cream to add a natural glow to your skin.
Step 5: Do a patch test
Once your BB cream is ready, run a patch on your skin to match the shade. In case it doesn’t match, adjust the quantity of the ingredients until you achieve your desired consistency and level of coverage.
Now that you know how to make your own BB cream at home, pair it with other products to complete your makeup look. Browse through the wide range of eye, face and lip makeup to pair it with this BB cream and use the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool to shortlist products that suit you the best.
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