Yes, the rumors are true. Guys want to look their best just as much as everyone else and sometimes that means putting on makeup. But since this taboo topic was barely talked about until now, there really wasn’t too much information for guys to read or look at until very recently.
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As far as products go, this men’s makeup guide can help you figure out the best products to use for different situations. On the other hand, guys specifically looking to learn about the differences between BB cream and CC cream are in the right place.
To start things off, we’ll tell you about the differences between BB cream and CC cream so you can better understand them. And once we’ve established what each type of cream is best for, we’ll then make our best determination to tell you which one you should use based on your own personal situation and experiences.
Sound good? Then let’s get to it without further delay.
What Is BB Cream?
Simply put, the BB in BB cream stands for beauty balm in the United States. But the name was actually changed from blemish balm, which is exactly what they call it in East Asia and in particular Korea.
So, if you happen to be the guy that balks at using a product because the word beauty is in the name, first you need to become more secure in your manhood, and second you need to call it a blemish balm and forget the beauty part altogether if it makes you feel more comfortable.
Guess what? This product originally took off about a decade ago in East Asia before it reached the height of popularity in the US. It was and still is specifically used to treat just about any type of skin imperfection. Most people think it’s used to conceal breakouts, and they would certainly be correct, but it’s helpful for so much more than that.
There are other differences between Asian BB creams and those sold in America. For starters, the BB creams in Asia are much thicker and contain greater levels of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This provides additional coverage that is foundation-like and it also provides greater protection from the sun.
On the other hand, BB creams sold in Western countries like the United States are definitely thinner and also double as a moisturizer. They have a lightweight, sheer, and tinted appearance. They also contain anti aging ingredients and protect you from the harmful rays of the sun, and best of all they cover up your blemishes.
What Is CC Cream?
CC cream is a direct descendent of BB cream. Some people even call it a spinoff like when a TV show spins off from a different series.
The CC in CC cream stands for color correct. This cream is very similar to BB cream because it also provides protection from the sun as well as additional coverage. But there is a bit of a difference because it’s also good for skin that has a dull, uneven tone and it even creates skin brightening effects.
So these are the major differences between BB cream and CC cream. We’ll now take a look at the appropriate times when men should use them.
When Should Men Use BB Cream?
Now, if you really like the way this cream makes your skin look then you should have no problem using it all the time. But if this is something you’d like to save for certain occasions, then the following situations seem like as good a time as any.
For starters, you might want to use BB cream when your skin is experiencing a lot of redness. Why? Because when your skin is really red, it is in need of a big-time color correction. It will neutralize your reddish skin tone. So if you’re going on a date or you’re attending an important social event and your face is as bright red as a tomato, it’s probably best to bust out the BB cream and fix that mess!
It’s also a good idea to use this cream when you’re going to the beach. Not only will it provide some protection from the sun, but it will also make you look good even if you aren’t using any other type of makeup.
When Should Men Use CC Cream?
CC cream is an excellent option for men who want to look their best in every situation. Again, if you prefer to save this for special occasions then consider these situations below.
Just like you’d imagine, you should use this cream when you need to cover up blemishes. Remember, it corrects the color of your skin tone and covers up imperfections as well.
You’ll also benefit from using CC cream during the most critical moments in your life. Do you have a meeting about a job promotion coming up? Use CC cream to look your best. Are you about to get married? A little bit of CC cream will make your wedding pictures look awesome.
Or did the amazing person you’ve been chatting up finally agreed to go on a date with you? You absolutely have to look your best if you plan to impress them.
It’s hard to argue with results. And whether you know it or not, using BB cream and CC cream will make your skin tone and complexion look a heck of a lot better. So climb down off of your high horse and start using these creams today.
You’ll look like a million bucks and you’ll be turning heads every time you walk into a room. Now is the time to change your attitude about makeup so don’t delay any longer.
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Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.