Makeup Wars: Bb Cream Vs. Cc Cream

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Makeup wars: BB cream vs. CC cream

You find foundations a bit too heavy but what exactly do BB and CC creams do? Double letters in makeup have always been so confusing. Are these tinted moisturisers? Do they suit all skin types? What results should I expect? We know you have a lot of questions and no answers. Today, we will decode all the mystery surrounding BB and CC creams and put all your worries to rest.


What is BB cream?

FAQs about BB and CC cream

Blemish balm or beauty balm has been around for centuries but they only became popular few years ago with the widespread popularity of South Korea’s K-Beauty explosion. As the name suggests one of the basic feature of a BB cream is to not just cover the appearance of blemishes and age spots but also heal them. BB creams also contain SPF and other skin-benefiting ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. It gives a natural coverage, is light on skin and evens out skin tone for a flawless look. This cream is closer to a tinted moisturizer but goes beyond that by offering skincare benefits. If you have sensitive skin or expect your daily cream to offer more than just coverage, the Ponds White Beauty BB+ Cream is for you. It hides imperfections, brightens skin and gives even looking skin tone with a natural finish.


How to use BB cream?

FAQs about BB and CC cream

Now that you have got your BB cream, we’re sure you’re itching to use it. Here’s a step-by-step process of using it:

  • Prep your skin as you’d usually do and follow the skincare steps you do before applying makeup.
  • Take some BB cream, work the product on your face using your fingers, and massage it into your skin.
  • Apply foundation for more coverage if needed, and use concealer for problem areas.


What is CC cream?

FAQs about BB and CC cream

Colour correcting or colour control creams also even out skin tone by addressing skin issues such as redness and sallowness. CC creams contain similar properties as BB creams but offer better coverage. This cream is your one-stop-shop for colour correcting concealer and foundation with added benefits of solving skin problems and offering sun protection. If you have acne-prone skin or redness opting for the Lakme Complexion Care Face CC Cream would address your concerns. Formulated for Indian skin tones, wear this CC cream as your daily moisturiser and get coverage, natural-looking skin and sun protection all in one!


How to use CC cream?

FAQs about BB and CC cream

With the CC cream in your possession, it’s time to start using it. Here’s how to use CC cream:

  • Start with cleansing your skin with a good moisturising cleanser.
  • Squeeze a small amount of the CC cream on your face and use your fingers to dot it all over your face and neck.
  • Use a slightly damp beauty blender to blend the CC cream into your skin.
  • Finish off with foundation.


BB vs CC cream

FAQs about BB and CC cream


FAQs about BB and CC cream

FAQs about BB and CC cream

Q. Can I use BB and CC Cream together?

A. Yes, you can definitely use the two creams together. Using both BB cream and CC cream together can help treat discolouration, even out your skin tone, prime it, hydrate it and give a natural finish to the skin. Isn’t that amazing?

Q. What should I apply after BB cream?

A. You can apply foundation or concealer if required, after BB cream. If you feel your face feels very shiny after applying BB cream, use powder after its application.

3. Is it OK to use CC cream every day?

A. Yes, CC cream is absolutely safe for everyday use.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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