Us girls at StyleBell are crazy about hair and skin care. We love trying all of the latest and greatest products in the beauty business and this, for sure, is one of them! This beauty balm, BB Plus Illumination, by Gerard Cosmetics is incredible! With all of the same benefits as your average BB cream, Gerard Cosmetics has jam packed this beauty balm with light-reflecting, gold, shimmering particles that blur and blend even the most uneven skin tones. I am absolutely obsessed with this product for glowing summer skin! Here’s a little more information about the product and why I love it so much!
Description: According to Gerard Cosmetics, “BB Plus + Illumination is a versatile and luminous product that can be used alone, as a cream highlighter or mixed with your favorite liquid foundation. The product’s golden undertone adds dimension and a youthful glow to any complexion and is completely customizable to your lifestyle. BB creams are famous for their anti-aging, hydrating and brightening properties and with the boost of illuminating particles that reflect your imperfections, you will embrace a more vibrant you.” I would say they have an insanely accurate description of this miracle cream. I love that the product tells you exactly what it is, and is true to the description.
Feel: It’s hard to even describe how this product feels because once it’s on, because that’s how incredibly lightweight it is! What I love most about this product is how you can add it to your moisturizer without leaving your face feeling too heavy or leaving you looking greasy. Instead, it leaves you with a nice, subtle healthy glow and super hydrated skin.
Usage: I used this balm several different ways. When I first used it, I mixed it in my usual foundation and applied as usual. I loved it! But I realized with the newly glistening skin this little miracle product gave me, I could omit my foundation, (crazy right?) so the next day I just mixed a little in with my moisturizer. Amazing! This is the perfect lightweight summer coverage for hot days where you don’t feel like wearing heavy make-up but want to blur your little imperfections. I also played with using it as a contouring cream — you would not believe how much of a difference you notice by adding a few of these little glistening particles to your face!
Results: Well, if you haven’t picked up on it yet, I absolutely LOVE this product. This is definitely a must have item. Whether you are looking to enhance your summer glow or blend and blur your pores or imperfections this is going to become your new favorite product — and a little goes a long way! I see this product becoming every make up artists go-to for photo shoots! I’m so happy to have found this product!