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Old 04-07-2017, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I've used BB cream (Revlon) for several years instead of regular foundation. I like how it evens out the color of my skin without masking it. It is oily. The finish is not matte, but I would not call it dewy. I have liked it on my my older dry skin though.

I like Revlon makeup because I get a better match for my light peachy skin than I have found with any other brand, including the new L'Oréal line. I recommend selecting for color and skin compatility before any other characteristic.
I just tried some BB creams after seeing them in the stores and (still) having no idea what "BB" stands for and where they came from. Anyway, I bought a L'Oréal and a Revlon, both in medium shades. I thought they were just moisturizers. However, they both add color like a foundation...so I don't know what the point is. But I can say, the Revlon looks very dewy and is good for days when I'm going without foundation. In fact, I have even been using it OVER my foundation/powder to give a dewy finish without being too shimmery.
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:26 AM
 
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I just tried some BB creams after seeing them in the stores and (still) having no idea what "BB" stands for and where they came from. Anyway, I bought a L'Oréal and a Revlon, both in medium shades. I thought they were just moisturizers. However, they both add color like a foundation...so I don't know what the point is. But I can say, the Revlon looks very dewy and is good for days when I'm going without foundation. In fact, I have even been using it OVER my foundation/powder to give a dewy finish without being too shimmery.
This might help explain it (a little anyway LOL)
The Difference Between BB, CC and DD Creams - Fashionista

BB doesn't actually stand for anything. There are BB, CC and soon to be DD and possibly EE and FF down the road. There are common factors or objectives with all of the different brands of BBs, CCs, etc, however the bottom line is you still need to watch all of the ingredients in each different brand and hence, you may need to try out various brands of each before you find what you are looking for or before you give up on one brand.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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BB doesn't actually stand for anything.
BB stands for beauty balm.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I thought they were just moisturizers. However, they both add color like a foundation...so I don't know what the point is.
The main point is that they're supposed to be a multi-purpose beauty balm--moisturizer plus tint plus sunscreen plus vitamins/antioxidants. CC is "color corrector" which adds ingredients that tone down redness or sallowness.
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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BB stands for beauty balm.
Okay, so perhaps I worded that wrong or used the wrong term. 'Beauty balm' is such a broad term and very nondescript and could mean almost anything. And all BB creams are not created equal. Sure, they all have a couple of common factors but different brands could (and most likely do especially if they are patented) have different ingredients and amounts of each ingredient. So keep trying if one BB brand may not be working for you because it all depends on each individual's skin type, objectives, etc.
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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And all BB creams are not created equal. Sure, they all have a couple of common factors but different brands could (and most likely do especially if they are patented) have different ingredients and amounts of each ingredient. So keep trying if one BB brand may not be working for you because it all depends on each individual's skin type, objectives, etc.
Couldn't that be said for any makeup item? You could just as easily say all that about mascara.

All mascaras are not created equal. Sure they all have a couple of common factors, but different brands could have different ingredients and amounts of each ingredient. So keep trying if one mascara brand may not be working for you because it all depends on each individual's skin type, objectives, etc.

Does that mean mascara doesn't mean anything?
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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Not sure what "dewy" even means, as far as the face.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:47 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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I have used Pond's Dry Skin Creme for years. Also use Cover Girl foundation, after going big-time with some expensive foundations and found Cover Girl looked just as good, for a not-so-thick look.

I enjoyed this thread because I've just realized (a bit stupid, I guess) that I could mix my Ponds and my Cover Girl together (duh) to do the job in one go instead of two gos, especially since I'm lazy and don't always get to the foundation. Does this seem like it would work? My aging skin is getting some color variations here and there and doesn't look as nice as it used to.
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I just tried some BB creams after seeing them in the stores and (still) having no idea what "BB" stands for and where they came from. Anyway, I bought a L'Oréal and a Revlon, both in medium shades. I thought they were just moisturizers. However, they both add color like a foundation...so I don't know what the point is. But I can say, the Revlon looks very dewy and is good for days when I'm going without foundation. In fact, I have even been using it OVER my foundation/powder to give a dewy finish without being too shimmery.
Im looking for a new light coverage foundation but without parabens sulphats, phthaltes etc and water based , does this come near it... Ive never heard of the product but have very senstive skin and a chemical illness so I have to be very careful would you check for me what the ingredients are.. thanks.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:52 AM
 
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Im looking for a new light coverage foundation but without parabens sulphats, phthaltes etc and water based , does this come near it... Ive never heard of the product but have very senstive skin and a chemical illness so I have to be very careful would you check for me what the ingredients are.. thanks.
Here is an article with a lot of paraben, sulphate and phthalate-free makeup brands:
https://www.ecoamigable.com/paraben-free-makeup-brands/

And Target carries a number of them as well:
Target : Expect More. Pay Less.
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