BB Cream vs Foundation

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

BB Cream or Foundation? Foundation or BB cream? 

This is a question I have been asking myself a lot recently, because as a teenager with rather tempremental skin I find it hard to decipher which product looks best and works best at a certain time. Chances are, that quite a few of you out there have faced a similar struggle to me in terms of which product is the one for you, so in this post I will be discussing some of the pros and cons of suing both bb creams and foundation, so as to show you how each one fairs for me...


The BB Cream that I will be talking about is the Maybelline Pure BB which costs around £7.99 from more drugstores, whilst the foundation is question is the Bourjois Healthy Mix which costs £9.99 again from many drugstores.


First up, I'll talk about the BB Cream...

Pros;
Of course, this BB Cream is cheaper than the foundation mentioned in this post which is always a big plus when you are on a budget, but there are all manner of other creams out there for different prices if you don't mind spending a little more (Garnier apparently offer a great alternative, as well as brands like Rimmel and Soap&Glory stocking fantastic products. Also, this BB cream is very lightweight so let's your skin breathe and doesn't clog up pores, as well as being quite light and easy to blend which makes for very swift makeup application. What's more, it has an added SPF factor of 15 which makes it a good product to use on summer days, or to pop in your travel makeup bag.

Cons;
To be honest, I don't believe that there is that much of a shade range for this product and for BB creams on the whole, which could prove difficult for some people. Also, although the lightweight-ness of this product may be helpful for some of you, this often causes problems for me when I am having a breakout as it fails to cover much of my skin's redness, and can often wear off rather quickly throughout the day.


Now onto the Foundation...

Pros; 
There is a broad price range of foundations out there so you can easily pick one up on any budget- this particular one offers, what I would class as, a fair price for such a product as you get a large bottle that last for quite a longtime. Plus, with this foundation I find that I only have to pump out a little each time as such a product can go quite a long way, as opposed to BB creams that require a lot of product for a decent layer of makeup. Foundations like this one have much wider shade range, and a lot better coverage than BB creams also, which means that on bad skin days you only have to add a little concealer on top to be ready to go out.

Cons;
Yes, as I previously mentioned, foundations have better converage but that extra thick layer of makeup can sometimes just act as a catalyst for more spots and break outs. I experience this viscous circle most of the time, as I merely want to cover up my skins imperfections, but end up just causing more problems instead. This problem can't really be helped though if you want to get on with your everyday life and wear makeup, so all I really do to try and help the matter is wear makeup for as little time as possible, and make sure that I keep my skin clean and fresh between applications.

After weighing up the pros and cons of both makeup products, I have to say that despite everything I do prefer using Foundation as it makes for a much more flawless makeup base than BB cream on the most part. It can clog pores, (so if you want to clear your skin up a bit, BB cream is probably better for you), but can definitely cover said spots and blemishes a lot more, and does last a lot longer on the skin than most BB creams that I have tried! 

I would love to know your thoughts on using these products as well though, so please let me know what you prefer using in the comments below!

P.S. You can find both products mentioned in this post HERE

Olivia xo

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12 comments:

  1. I have a love hate relationship with BBQ creams. I love the lightweight feel,especially for summer, but no coverage. That's the problem for me. Wonderful post and review of each.And wow autocorrect, I'm too lazy to fix it.

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    1. Thank you!! I completely agree with you, and feel you with the autocorrect!

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  2. I have found that if you put on some concealer before applying BB cream it gives a more medium coverage and hides blemishes. Granted, I use Dr. Jart's BB cream which is a bit heavier than this.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. That's a really great tip, thank you!!

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  3. I used to use the clinique BB cream but I actually found it super thick and unnatural looking. Now I'm using a foundation and I find it to be more lightweight. I'm going to try this Maybelline BB cream because it sounds great the way you describe it! Thank you!

    Maria
    http://immariav.blogspot.com.co/

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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading- you will love the Bb cream mentioned!

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  4. I always use foundation and absolutely love it but I do want to give bb cream a try as I think it would be a good alternative for days when I want a lighter coverage. Xx

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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    1. Bb creams are definitely great for the spring and summer, when you want lighter makeup!

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  5. I'm more of a foundation person myself but I like a tinted moisturizer in the summer.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. Ohh I really need to try out some more tinted moisturisers!

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  6. I love BB creams but this Maybelline one is no good for me because the light is way too dark.

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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    1. That's a shame, the shade variety is pretty rubbish for this bb cream!

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