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Instant Coverage & Glow BB+ Cream, 30g

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How to Choose the Right BB Cream for Your Skin Type?

By Shrudi Shyam

BB creams have become a go-to cosmetic product for every girl in the town. It's their versatility that makes them an essential addition to makeup routines. However, finding the right BB cream shade can be a bit of a quest, but it's totally worth it!

BB creams are like the superheroes of makeup because they do a bunch of things at once. They are not like the traditional heavy makeup that just sits on your skin, making your skin feel heavy. BB creams are, in fact, lighter, more like a moisturiser but with a touch of foundation or concealer. They are great for getting that healthy, fresh look without feeling like you have caked on a bunch of makeup products. The question is, how do you find your perfect BB cream shade?

The first step is knowing your skin tone. There are usually a few shades to choose from, so try to match the Pond's BB+ Cream with your skin tone as closely as possible. If you are not sure, you can always test it on your jawline or cheek to see if it blends nicely. Remember, it's all about getting that natural, effortless vibe! Confused? Read our blog to know what exactly a BB cream is and the steps to choose the right BB cream for your skin type

What is a BB Cream?

BB cream, known as a blemish balm cream, is a versatile fusion of various skincare products essentials. It combines moisturiser, primer, some SPF,and a tinge of foundation, and concealer in one product. This tinted face cream is actually a hybrid product designed to prioritise the needs of the skin; in short, it leaves the skin looking naturally glowing and nourished, hydrated, and protected. Incorporating this comprehensive cream can significantly simplify your skincare and makeup routine, reducing the number of makeup products you may need. If you haven't given it a shot yet, it's definitely worth trying. Not sure where to begin? Check out the steps below.

Steps to Choose the Right BB Cream for Your Skin Type

Mentioned below are some quick steps that will help you learn how to choose a BB cream shade:

1. Find out your skin tone: Begin by determining whether your skin tone is fair, medium, or deep. This initial assessment helps narrow down the spectrum of different BB cream shades.

2. Decode your undertones: Undertones are the secret tip to finding your BB cream match. BB cream for pink undertones is apt if you sport pink or rose undertones. These shades blend seamlessly, offering a natural look. Alternatively, if you have warmer or golden undertones, opt for BB creams with yellow or golden hues to complement your skin's undertones beautifully.

3. Swatching and comparing: Take your time to swatch different shades on your jawline or the side of your face. Look for a space with ample natural lighting for this task as it provides the most accurate representation. Artificial lighting can sometimes mislead, making shades appear different. Therefore, test in natural light to ensure the chosen shade merges flawlessly with your natural skin tone.

4. Check the SPF properties: Prior to buying a BB cream, ensure you have reviewed the SPF features. If you anticipate prolonged sun exposure, opt for BB creams with robust sun protection to shield yourself against harmful UV rays and premature ageing. For fair skin, consider higher SPF BB creams, ranging from SPF 15 to SPF 30.

5. Consider your age: Take your age into account and choose accordingly. Those in their 40s may prefer BB creams with anti-ageing benefits and increased coverage. Look for options that diminish wrinkles and promote a more youthful appearance. For younger folks, choose BB creams that offer a radiant glow and a dewy finish.

Tips on How to Test Shades and Avoid Common Mistakes

When determining the right shade for your BB cream, consider these tips to ensure accuracy:

1. Face, not hands: Steer clear of the typical mistake of using your hands to examine colours. Rather, apply swatches straight onto your face Accurate selection requires a match as close as possible to your facial skin tone, which our procedure provides.

2. Natural light check: Like we have mentioned above, always examine shades in natural light. Step outside or stand by a window to assess the shades. Natural light provides the most authentic reflection, helping you spot the closest match effortlessly.

3. Comparison with foundation shade: If you know your best foundation shade, use it as a reference. Compare the BB cream shades to your foundation shade for a more accurate match. However, keep in mind that BB creams may have slight variations, so thorough testing remains crucial.

Following these steps is the best way to find your foundation shade within BB creams, ensuring you pick the most suitable shade that harmonises perfectly with your skin tone.


Finding your perfect BB cream shade is like discovering a secret that brings out your skin's natural glow. It all comes down to knowing what characteristics of your skin, such as its tone, undertones, and shine make it special. Enjoy the process, take your time, and experiment with various tints. Whether you are aiming for a radiant finish or seeking coverage, there's a BB cream out there for you. So go ahead, enjoy yourself, and let your skin show off its own gorgeous tint!

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