I was trying to post earlier this week but my hands have been so sore. My arthritis has not been behaving for awhile and has been affecting my hands pretty bad which is making typing kind of tough. Grrr. I have been trying to use my iPhone to use for talk to text but it ain’t working out so well LOL Does anyone know of a good talk to text app I can download? If you got any ideas let me know.Anyway...on to the post....My BB Sandwich
|Annabelle BB Cream | Smashbox BB Cream|
While I know everyone is onto CC and DD creams, I have been busting out my BB creams lately. I just like how these have more coverage than my CC/DD creams. My two favorites are the Annabelle BB Beauty Balm (Light Medium) and Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream (Light Medium). Each, on their own, I find the colour a little off. The Annabelle BB Cream is slightly too yellow for my face and the Smashbox is too pink and dark for my skin tone. BUT if I mix the two, I get a perfect shade. I use about a third of the amount of the Smashbox BB to the Annabelle BB cream. I plop the Annabelle on the back of my hand and then pinch a little of Smashbox on top of that and mix together with my finger.
I dot the mixture on my face and then I buff it in with my trusty flat top kabuki brush. I find that both of these offer a long lasting medium coverage while the Annabelle BB cream gives a soft glow. The majority of my redness is covered and I just have to use a concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes. Both have some SPF in it. Annabelle BB cream 15 and the Smashbox BB cream has 35. But mixing the two with really only afford you a max SPF of 15.
|Bare Skin | Annabelle/Smashbox mix|
The only cons about these BB creams I can think of is that you will need to let your moisturizer really sink in and dry (if you use one). I’ve noticed that if I don’t give my moisturizer time to dry, I have some pilling when I try spreading these out. Secondly, the Smashbox BB Cream clings to my dry patches really bad. Even when I mix it with the Annabelle BB cream, I still have it cling to dry patches. You can see in the pic above that I have some noticeable dry patches on my nose, under my eyes (I had a recent reaction to some makeup wipes) and on the left side of my mouth. To counteract this I spray MAC Fix+ on my face after I have given the BB cream time to set and it seems to fix the problem.I do need to set my face afterwards as I feel like these don’t dry completely down. They stay a little tacky. I usually use my MAC MSF Medium just for some added coverage. Overall I really like the coverage this combo provides. I just have to make sure I have no bad dry patches.
So that’s my BB sandwich that I am loving right now. Does anyone else mix BB, CC, or DD creams together to get a perfect combo?