Expert Advice For Using Concealers, Primers, And BB Creams – Stonegirl
Expert Advice For Using Concealers, Primers, And BB Creams

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Expert Advice For Using Concealers, Primers, And BB Creams

  How To Use Primers, Concealers, BB & CC Creams


 Do you know the difference between a primer, concealer or BB & CC cream? Ask most woman and their answers will probably be very vague. 

If you are anything like I use to be, I would pick something that matched as close to my skin color and that was it. With all of the new BB creams, concealers and primers on the market now, there are way too many choices! Chances are that you may buy something that you may never end up using, so we will share with you all our tips for buying the best products for your skin and hopefully save you money.

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   Before you pick out your next primer, concealer, or BB cream, you should probably know exactly what each of these products do including the benefits so you get the best beauty products for your skin type and desired coverage. 

   Some of the most common questions are:

  • What is a beauty balm?
  • What does BB stand for
  • How do you use concealer?
  • What is a primer?
  • Do I need a primer?

    It can be very confusing because many of these products contain some of the same benefits and features.

 So lets start with primers....


A primers main job it to create a smooth base for your foundation. After you start using this, you will never go back because you will notice that your skin looks much smoother and flawless. Using a primer will ensure that your makeup will last longer. Basically, primers were designed to prepare your skin.

   Many primers are formulated with dimethicone, a siliconebased polymer, because of their proven smoothing effects.


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Here's the 411 for choosing the best primer for your skin type from Birchbox.


BB & CC & DD Creams

   Many of these creams can be very confusing because they share similar ingredients and benefits. But each of these do have distinct advantages and benefits. Even if it's minimal.

  BB cream stands for "Beauty Balm" and it's main benefit is to hydrate, smooth, and brighten your skin. Many BB creams also offer effective sun protection, with broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher.

 BB creams also help even out skin tone and can help smooth the skin, acting much like a foundation primer does.

  CC cream stand for "Color Correcting" and the difference between BB and CC cream is minimal. They were created to address issues like redness or sallowness, whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few extra skin care benefits. CC creams generally provide more coverage than BB creams but not always. A little confusing right?

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  DD creams stand for "Daily Defense" or "Dermatologically Defining" and they are suppose to supply more anti-aging benefits than CC creams and more coverage than BB creams. According to Popsugar, they take multitasking to a whole new level. You can check out a few of them here from PopSugar Beauty.



     Concealer is an essential that is designed to cover up brown sunspots, under eye circles, and brighten up your face.It works great for covering up under eye circles and dark spots. It's important to remember that this is not something that should be used all over your face, that is what foundation is for.

 One tip to remember, if you are trying to cover up a dark spots, try using a shade that is only one or two shades lighter than your skin tone. Anything lighter will bring attention to that area.

    If you have oily skin, avoid using a stick or creamy concealer.They will clog and call attention to your pores. If you have dry skin, avoid using a matte liquid because it will emphasize this. 

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  And my one last piece of advice is to try out many samples and see what works best for you. I love Sephora.  Not only do they let you try samples in the store, they also let you take a little bit home too! 


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