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Guide To:
BB Cream & CC Cream

BB creams and CC creams have been around for a while now, but there’s still confusion surrounding what each one does. And it’s understandable: unless you know what the ‘BB’ and ‘CC’ stand for, their names don't give much away.

We're here to clear things up and give you a few pointers on how to work these must-have products into your beauty kits.


What is a BB cream?

BB cream stands for Beauty Balm, and it combines the benefits of skin care with makeup for an effortless, flawless complexion.

What is a CC cream?
A CC cream, on the other hand, stands for Colour Correcting, and as the name suggests, can be used to counteract unwanted tones in the skin.
Still confused? Noni Smith, L'Oréal Paris Makeup Director, breaks it down even further. “The simple difference is a BB cream is something that treats your skin,” says Noni, adding that “It doesn’t colour correct; that’s what a CC cream is for”.

BB cream benefits
At a minimum, BB creams moisturise, protect and even out skin tone. But many go above and beyond. Take the L'Oréal Paris C'est Magic BB Cream, for example. “It’s a four-in-one product: it gives you flawless coverage, it can hydrate your skin, it gives you a dewy glow, and it evens your skin tone,” says Noni. It’s the best BB cream for combination skin, dry skin and oily skin, all in one easy-to-use formula.

BB cream vs foundation
Given its tinted formula, it’s easy to see why so many are confused about whether or not a BB cream and foundation are the same thing. While they're not (BB creams provide more skin care benefits than foundations, although they tend to deliver a lighter, more natural-looking coverage than foundation), they can be used interchangeably. You don't need to use a BB cream and a foundation together - just pick one or the other. A BB cream is also similar to a tinted moisturiser, but it provides greater coverage and does more for the skin than simply moisturising it.

How to use CC cream?
The L'Oréal Paris C'est Magic Anti-Redness CC Cream, has a green tint to neutralise the appearance of irritated skin that's flushed and red. The way to use a CC cream is to blend it only into the areas that need it. In this instance, the Anti-Redness CC Cream will come in handy around the nose area or along the jawline and cheek area. As an added beneift, its enriched with Glycerin and Fig extracts for long lasting hydration. If you're using both a CC cream and a BB cream, the CC cream should be applied first.

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Luxe Beauty Rituals For The Long Weekend

Light a scented candle, pop on a relaxing face mask (or two) and get ready to unwind. Long weekends are a golden opportunity to give yourself a much-needed dose of TLC with a blissed-out spa experience at home.

Tune out and treat yourself with a bit of ‘me’ time. Or invite your besties around and make it a group spa date! Slough off dead skin cells with one of our Sugar Scrubs or opt for more gentle detox with a nourishing Clay Mask. Easy, affordable and totally rejuvenating, you’ll be feeling positively pampered by the end of it.

#1 Pure Clay Soothing Mask
If your skin is on the sensitive side, we've got the perfect mask for a little TLC. New Pure Clay Soothing Mask is an all-round skin detox, reducing tightness and redness. The creamy clay formula consists of kaolin clay to remove impurities, montmorillonite clay to purify skin and ghassoul clay to absorb excess oil.

#2 Pure Clay Charcoal Mask
Nothing sorts out clogged pores quite like charcoal. It's like a magnet specifically devised to attract and draw out any impurities. Apply the Pure Clay Mask Detoxifying + Brightening Charcoal Mask to give those pores a deep cleanse, focusing on the areas that need it most - like the nose.

#3 Anti-Fatigue Coffee Sugar Scrub
As temperatures continue to dip, your skin may be feeling (and looking) less than radiant. The new Anti-Fatigue Coffee Sugar Scrub is boosted with Kona coffee grounds sourced from the Hawaiian coast to instantly invigorate and renew skin to boost tired complexions.

#4 Purifying Sugar Scrub with Kiwi Seed
For a purified look and feel, turn to the humble kiwi seed. In addition to the blend of pure sugars, the Purifying Sugar Scrub with Kiwi Seed helps to remove dirt and oil while polishing dull skin. You'll be left with visibly brightened, baby-soft skin and a far more even complexion.

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From Fashion Week


The sartorial marathons in London and New York have officially wrapped, which means it’s time for a Fashion Week runway recap. We’ve pulled together the top emerging trends from Fashion Week Fall 2019 - from smouldering shadows and elegant chignons to a glorious nod to the discos era - so you can spin high fashion styles into everyday chic.

70s homage
The loud glitz and glamour of the 70s disco scene was a major theme on the Fashion Week catwalk. Slicked back hair took a backseat to frizzy, voluminous updos – Big Hair Energy, if you will. While designers like Michael Kors went all out, Erdem took a more ladylike approach with a sculptural, elegant chignon at the crown. To replicate the look, simply gather your hair into a high ponytail, gently tease for volume and twist it into a knot. Tuck in stray ends and secure with large hairpins... and a generous spritz of Elnett!

Colour clouds

Pastel hair these days are less a trend and more a fact of life… and fashion. Cotton candy pink and baby blue shades came out to play in a major way at London Fashion Week. Colour clouds made their runway debut. Simply put, it’s a sporadic pattern of pastel streaks arranged artfully (and carelessly) through your tresses, peeking out for a surprise burst of colour. Sounds like fun? With Colorista 1-day Spray, you can get the pastel look without the commitment. In fact, you can rock it without even running a comb through your hair. Just spray!

Ombre lips
Two-tone lipstick is back in vogue, with designers and makeup artists at Fashion Week falling head over heels for the Warhol pop art pout. It’s a look that’s easily recreated at home, all you need is several shades of red lipstick and plum lip liner. First, trace the perimeter of the mouth with Color Riche Lip Liner and diffuse toward the center. Then layer Color Riche Matte Lipstick on top and finish with a dot of red at the very center. You’re left with a blooming floral effect - very la vie en rose.

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