Stay in place, face.
It’s summer again here in Belgium, full on, with temperatures skyrocketing up to 30° C. That may not sound very warm to a lot of you, but it’s scorching for us rain people! I don’t mind it though, when just lounging around in the garden.
However going out in the city in this heat is another, my face just melts off. All that remains is a little puddle of me. On the floor.
Now there’s been a BB-cream hype going on for a while right? But, why not make it yourself?
It’s perfect for this weather!
A BB cream, or Blemish Balm cream, is not the same as a tinted moisturizer, it’s a few steps above it.
Looking at the ingredients, the main difference is that a tinted moisturiser does exactly what it says, it’s a moisturiser with pigment in it. A BB cream however, is a moisturiser, sunblock, primer, and whateverelseyoulike, with pigment in it, in one.
BB creams are meant to be worn by themselves basically. They were once developed for German women, to wear after they had a laser treatment / skin surgery. By wearing these, you would cover up the redness, as well as heal your skin and protect it from rubbish in the air.
These are some nice over-the-counter, cruelty free BB-creams:
3 LAB: Perfect BB SPF 40
Skin 79: Super plus triple functions bb cream
Nude by Nature: BB 5-in-1 Miracle Cream
Jane Iredale: Glow Time full coverage BB cream
Marcelle: BB cream
The benefits of making these yourself is: you probably already have the ingedients, and it’s accustomed to your own skintone!
You can see why making your own would come in handy in the summer then right!
Here’s how we’ll do it, we’ll need:
- a little jar
- your fav foundation
- a face primer that you enjoy (Gosh, Catrice, Tarte, 100% pure, Korres, PIXI)
- your moisturizer
- for added brightness, mix in a dab of liquid highlighter (Becca, BWC, MUFE, PIXI)
As always, adjust ingredients to your own taste!
- For a lighter consistency, put in some more moisturiser.
- For it to stay put better on your face, or cover up your pores better, add some more primer.
- In case it’s too greasy for your taste, don’t add as much sunblock/moisturizer.
You can add other things as well! If you’re using a certain supplement on your skin, like a serum, don’t hesitate to add a bit to your custom BB. I’d recommend not adding oils though.
Start by putting your foundation in the jar, use about half of the amount you would like to end up with.
Add your primer, moisturizer and sunblock in equal amounts, to fill up the other half.
This will look very natural, it’s so much more lightweight, and it’s way better friends with the sun than your foundation will ever be!
What’s your fav BB-recipe? :D
Posted on July 24, 2012, in Box o' appearance, Cosmetics, General, Skincare and tagged alternative, animal testing, animals, at home, BB, BB cream, Blemish balm, cosmetics, cruelty, cruelty free, diy, do it yourself, easy, serum, skin, summer, sunblock, sunscreen, uv, vegan, vegetarian, veggie, vitamins. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.