By Huda Heidi Kattan

I’ve literally inundated with questions about BB Creams it’s been hard to even get to all of them! Everyone wants to know, what is a BB Cream and should every girl have one? Well, to answer that, I think it’s important first to understand what a BB Cream is!

What is a BB Cream?
I’ve known BB Creams to stand for Beauty Balm, which they do, but they also stand for Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, the meaning coming from it’s purpose! BB Creams are basically your all in one! They are your skincare, primer, foundation, illuminator and SPF in one! You can use them alone for sheer coverage or with foundation for more picture perfect skin.

Where did it come from?
They’ve been such a HUGE hit in Asia and now the rest of the world is pretty much obsessed with the term, it’s almost just trendy, but most people don’t know what it is. I have tried the Dior BB Cream, and although it’s the first one, and I am still in my experimental phase, I’ve noticed my skin reacts quite well. It’s like this super intense tinted moisturizer that I can build onto if I need! The one thing I do prefer with BB Creams is many of them do have a healing effect, so if you just had a breakout or your skin is sensitive and you want to avoid makeup, this is a great alternative!

Do you need one?
Honestly, as of right now, I think it’s more trendy, is it a must? That’s a tough question. So far, I am liking the results and the advantage of an all-in-one product, but it might still be too early to say it’s a must! If you are a girl on the go, then it’s a really awesome product to keep in your bag, but each BB Cream differs as far as advantages it offers. Some brighten the skin, some have anti aging effects, some heal skin, it really depends on the BB Cream you try. I will be doing a HUGE comparison on the popular BB Creams, but for now I’m loving the Dior BB Cream since it has really beautiful hydration!