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BB Cream or Foundation?

Hi, I'm looking for something with enough coverage to conceal acne scars (just discoloration).  I try to keep the number of products I use to a minimum in order to prevent breakouts, although I still experience them from time to time.  Since I am trying to keep my routine simple, I was wondering if you would recommend that I choose a BB cream or a liquid foundation to conceal the scars?  I want to pick something that looks natural and feels light, so I am concerned a BB cream will be too dark and that a concealer will feel too heavy.  I am fair skinned with pink undertones and find that some some shades look too dark/orange for my skin, so any suggestions you can offer are appreciated!! Smiley Happy

kat von d foundatin comes in a vast array of colors and i...

kat von d foundatin comes in a vast array of colors and is testd for 24 hour wear, good luck!

Hi Shojoj,    To be honest, a foundation or a concealer w...

Hi Shojoj, 

 

To be honest, a foundation or a concealer will give you better coverage than a BB Cream or a tinted moisturizer, and you would need to have a medium coverage foundation or a heavier concealer to conceal any scarring. They can be so pigmented that a heavier makeup will look best to conceal them. Try some of my recommendations below:

 

MUFE Hd Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER - HD Invisible Cover Foundation

 

Clinique Even Better Foundation (also helps to treat and fade away discolorations)

Clinique - Even Better Makeup SPF 15

 

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot

Undercover Pot

 

MUFE Full Cover Concealer

Full Cover Concealer

 

Stick to anything with a pink or beige undertone that will blend in smoothly and brighten the skin without being too yellow/orange or dark.

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

Foundation is going to give you much more coverage than a...

Foundation is going to give you much more coverage than a tinted moisturizer or BB cream will.  I really like Make Up For Ever's HD Invisible Cover Foundation as well as MUFE's concealer.  Both do an excellent job at concealing my ance/scarring, and stays put all day!  Also, it isn't too heavy on my skin and doesn't aggravate my acne-prone skin.

 

Hope this helps and best of luck!

I have a few minor acne scars and use a BB Cream.  It doe...

I have a few minor acne scars and use a BB Cream.  It doesn't exactly cover them, but it helps them blend in.  I prefer BB Creams to foundation because BB Creams usually have ingredients that help improve skin and are far lighter and easier to apply than foundation.   However, if I had a lot of acne scars or they were darker, I would use a foundation.

 

I have fair skin that is usually very pale in the winter, but warms up in the summer from sun exposure.  Dr. Jart's Premium BB cream is the perfect color for me (Dr. Jart also makes an oil free version).  However, some of the other brands come in a variety of shades, such as Smashbox.  I've also heard great things about Garnier's new BB cream (comes in 2 shades), but that is sold in drug stores, not Sephora. 

 

About the acne scars, I've had great success with Ole Henrickson's Three Little Wonders.  My scars have faded, minor acne usually is controlled by the Invigorating Night Treatment, and my skin looks overall smoother and brighter.  It's pricey though - about $75 for the starter kit. 

 

In short, BB Creams are great if you already have fairly good skin.  Otherwise, you will need a heavier cover up.  Happy shopping!

 

UPDATE/Edit: Just wanted to add that I also have pink undertones and that Dr. Jart also has pink tones.  Dr. Jart is too dark for my pale winter skin, but perfect for my slightly less pale summer face and is SPF 45 to keep my skin healthy.  :-) 

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