The Makeup Lady – AA + BB + CC

By Wednesday, June 26, 2013 0 Permalink

The Makeup Lady

These days it’s as if beauty commercials have turned into an Algebra lesson.  AA + BB = CC. What is all this madness and what could it all mean? I wasn’t one for Algebra and all the letters, symbols, and equations were always confusing. Your makeup doesn’t have to be. I’ve made an easy go-to guide to figure out the alphabet of beauty.

Beauty Products

AA Creams = Anti-Aging

These creams are pretty straight forward.  Everyone can benefit from an AA cream and everyone should be using them. These products generally contain Vitamin A and provide absolutely no coverage in terms of your complexion. They are meant just to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and other skin conditions you may have. Some even have the added benefit of a sunscreen, which we all know is important.

Philosophy Miraculous Miracle Worker
Lancôme Renergie Lift Multi-Action Cream
Olay Total Effects Day Cream

BB Creams = Beauty Balm

BB creams were the biggest thing to hit the market since tinted moisturizer. These products not only hydrate but helped to correct your coverage, slightly. They are like a tinted moisturizer but with added benefits. These products generally replace serums, moisturizers, primer, foundation and sunscreen.  It’s an all in one, quick fix of a product. If you like light coverage or want one product to do it all, BB creams are your best friend.

Bobbi Brown Bb Cream
Urban Decay Naked Skin BB Cream
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

CC Creams = Color Control

This is the newest letter of the alphabet to gain popularity in the beauty industry.  This is your updated version to the BB cream. Like the name suggests it helps to correct or control the color on your skin. CC Creams address issues with redness, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. Not as heavy as a foundation but heavier than a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream.  CC Creams are the latest and sibling to the BB Creams.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream
Olay Total Effects CC Cream
Ole Henriksen Perfect Truth CC Cream

As I write this post I am reading how there are talks of DD Creams (Dynamic Do All). When will it end?! Stick to the basics and keep it simple. Make your own algebra equation from the products above. Are you AA + BB or AA + CC?

-Jamie of The Lady and The Beard


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