Friday, July 13, 2012

BB Cream

Summer's here, and so is the hot humid weather.  It's the perfect time of year to change up your beauty routine and forget about thick, heavy foundation.  If you're still using liquid foundation, now is a great time to try a powder mineral foundation, or a BB Cream.  BB Creams seem to be the current craze in the beauty industry, and you can find a couple of different options for them at Riversong Spa.
First, what is a BB Cream?  Well, after some research, I discovered that BB Creams are all-in-one multi-tasking products.  I'm sold already!  Multi-tasking products are my favorite.  Some of the jobs of a BB cream are to moisturize, prime, protect (with SPF) and cover/even out skin tone.
In doing some research, I checked out competitors' BB Creams, and found out that they aren't always worn alone.  Sometimes people use them under their foundation.  
Eminence Organics has a great natural version of a BB Cream-their tinted moisturizers.  These offer SPF 25 and a sheer coverage foundation.  I never leave the house without this product on as my moisturizer.  If I don't need to wear a full face of makeup, I love that this still offers some color and sheer coverage, but if I decide to put my pressed foundation on top of it, I love that the tinted moisturizer adds a little bit of extra coverage.  There are now three shades to choose from...Vanilla Latte (light), Caramel Latte (light to medium), and Cocoa Latter (medium to dark).  And, check out what Eminence has to say about their BB Creams!
Now, onto gloMinerals' version of a BB cream.  Sheer tint base, with anti-aging benefits, moisturizes, hydrates, and protects while providing sheer coverage to illuminate the skin.
Here are the color choices for glo's sheer tint base...
Which BB Cream do you want to try?


Today, I used my Eminence tinted moisturizer in caramel latte (SPF 25), gloMinerals protecting powder (SPF 30) in bronze...for that easy St. Tropez-look bronzed glow,

and Eminence illuminator in Chai Berry for a very bronze, summer low-maintenance look.

In the spirit of spreading the SPF love, I'm going to do another giveaway for a gloMinerals Protecting Powder (SPF 30) in Translucent ($40 retail value).  This is a great product to keep in your purse, for on-the-go sun protection when you're caught in the sun (or in a car on a really sunny day). 

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Good luck!

The winner will be drawn next Friday.


  1. Nice! Need to come and see you SOON!

  2. Looks like another interesting product!

  3. Lindsey ClevengerJuly 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    I recently started using a foundation with SPF it. I really like it. This product sounds awesome!

  4. I like to use a foundation that has SPF in it. Like you said, mutltitasking products! I would love to try a BB cream with this powder.