Many women ask the question, which comes first, concealer or BB cream? This can be an important decision to make, especially if you want to hide under-eye circles that only come out at night, or other imperfections that need concealing before you put on your BB cream. There are several schools of thought on the matter, so read on to find out which school of thought you should subscribe to if you want to have smooth and flawless-looking skin!
Concealer or BB Cream, What Comes First?
Both BB creams and concealers can provide an extra layer of coverage on your skin to hide imperfections like blemishes and dark circles under your eyes. But which product should you apply first? That depends on what kind of coverage you’re going for.
If you want a light all-over tint with added moisturizer and protection from sun damage, use a BB cream first. However, if you’re looking for maximum coverage to mask more serious skin issues such as acne scars and redness around your cheeks and nose, go with concealer first before applying makeup over it.
Both products come in a range of coverage and color options to suit your needs. You can also use all-in-one products for maximum coverage and convenience. For best results, apply makeup to bare skin with a brush after you’ve moisturized. Avoid overworking your concealer; it may become cakey and start to look fake if you’re not careful. With proper application, concealer and BB cream can help your skin look its best!
Trends For 2021
What goes first BB cream of concealer? Corrective primer is really in right now. It goes on under makeup to neutralize uneven skin tone before concealer. Primer also helps to smooth out lines and prepare skin for makeup application.
Because corrective primers are designed to camouflage redness and discoloration that usually occur around blemishes and dark spots, they can be applied before cover-up or after. If you have acne scars, it’s best to apply sunscreen first so you won’t have an adverse reaction to it in your cream formulas. Then use a concealer over the top if desired for more coverage.
Is There a Correct Order for Applying Products?
The short answer is that no, there isn’t a correct order for applying your products. You can apply concealer and foundation in any order you like as long as it makes sense to you and you understand what each product does.
Most of us start with concealer and foundation though. So let’s take a closer look at these two makeup staples.
Should I Apply BB Cream First?
It depends on what you’re using it for. Foundation is usually heavier and thicker than a BB cream, which gives you lighter coverage. As such, if you want to apply concealer to an area of your face where you need more coverage—say under your eyes—it’s best to use foundation first and then concealer after.
How to Apply BB Cream
After you’ve removed your makeup and cleansed your face thoroughly, use a primer to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Then go in with some BB cream (if you’re using it as a foundation). Make sure it has an SPF rating of at least 15; 30 is even better. After that dries on, apply some concealer under your eyes (use more on dark circles than on fine lines), on any spots you may have, and on any other areas that need highlighting.
Then use a foundation brush to go over that and even it out. Finally, apply your mascara and lip balm and you’re good to go!
How To Get Perfect Results From Applying Concealer
The first step in any great makeup routine is to apply concealer. Your foundation may cover up what you don’t want people to see, but it won’t fix imperfections until you apply concealer. Concealers come in many different colors and textures to match your skin tone and lighten dark circles under your eyes. No matter which type of concealer you choose (creamy liquid, stick formula, etc.), make sure it blends well with your foundation color before you leave home.
Next, you’ll want to set your concealer. Setting powder will help it last longer and keep you from getting oily throughout the day. Sweep a bit on with a large powder brush to make sure it blends well. Some people choose to use eyeshadow to set their concealer, but I personally find that too much product gets onto my delicate eye area. Lastly, apply your mascara! Don’t forget to let each layer dry before you add another one on top of it.
Does It Matter Which One I Use First?
Truth be told, you can probably get away with putting either on first and it will work just fine. The real deciding factor should be whether your skin tone needs a little extra coverage in certain areas. If so, use your concealer before your BB cream to hide dark circles and blemishes. Otherwise, it’s really up to you. Play around with both ways to see what looks best for you.
As for what goes first on your face – that really doesn’t matter. You can use your BB cream first if you like since it is lighter than concealer and will be easier to blend with your foundation. Just make sure you blend well so you don’t end up with darker patches on your face. If you want to use concealer before your foundation, make sure you use a light-handed touch so as not to crease or cake on too much product on one area of skin.
Our Final Thoughts
When it comes to makeup tips, there is so much to choose from. Not only do you have access to hundreds of different makeup products in stores these days, but many brands are releasing multiple items in each category too. It can be overwhelming trying to learn everything you need when you’re just starting out with your makeup collection.
If you’re wondering whether concealer or bb cream should come first before foundation in your daily routine, then consider these two things:
1) which one is more necessary for covering up blemishes and redness on your face and
2) how long does each product stay on your skin for throughout the day?
Both products serve very similar purposes when used properly.
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