I have oily/acne prone skin and one of my favorite products is BB Cream. Traditionally, BB Creams are not formulated for Oily Skin. They are packed with a generous amount of moisturizers, so wearing one on oily skin would not normally be a good idea. I have even seen certain companies with warnings on BB Creams like "Not for Oily Skin" or "Not for Acne Prone Skin". However the product works great on me and I have figure out a great way to wear BB Cream without looking like a bottle of Olive Oil!!
First, let me introduce you to some of my favorite BB Creams!!
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Kiss New York Aqua BB Beauty Balm, mark. Got The Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion, and Iman Skin Tone Evener BB Creme.
Kiss New York Aqua BB Beauty Balm- This product is why I love Instagram! I didn't know it existed until I saw it in someone's picture and it was right down at my local beauty supply store. The coverage is phenomenal! Its a medium coverage, higher than most BB Cremes I have used.
mark. Got The Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion- Its called a "Foundation Lotion" but its benefits listed sound like a BB Cream. Thisis another good medium coverage cream. Plus, it has a SPF 15 broad spectrum sunscreen.
Iman Skin Tone Evener BB Creme- I did a review on this one about two months ago and even though I didn't like the price point, the product has grown on me. Its perfect for light coverage days and it also has a sunscreen SPF 15.
Tips On Wearing BB Cream on Oily Skin
-Even though this product is a "moisterizer", if you are oily and you want it to last and not look super oily....you MUST wear a primer. Primer is essential to bring the shine down . Apply the primer first, then the BB Cream.
-Build the coverage that you want. Don't start off with alot of product. Apply a layer, then if you want another layer, apply another layer to build the coverage you desire. I've found in my experience with BB Creams is that too much product will make me look oilier quicker.
-Set the BB Cream with a translucent powder. I use N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder in Translucent and dust it over my oiliest prone areas like my t-zone and the upper parts of my cheeks. Along with the primer, the powder helps with keeping the oilies at bay. The oiliest I get during the day is little sheen after a couple of hours.
Hope these tips help!!! What is your favorite BB Cream?