What in the world are BB and CC Creams anyway??



I love makeup but I am more of an old soul with my tried-and-true. I don’t just naturally whip out my brushes and come up with some amazing contour or highlight without a bit of help! I don’t always know how to use the newest products, like illuminators or creams, and I know I’m not alone! Together we are going to learn about new products, what they are, how to use them, why to use them and we will do it using cost conscious, high quality products from Avon (obviously!).

Today’s topic is BB & CC Creams. What the heck are they and what do they do? BB cream is an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage. The difference between BB and CC creams is subtle–CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light-diffusing particles), whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits thrown in.


I love using Avon’s Ideal Flawless BB Cream. Depending on how much you apply, you can have a light to medium amount of coverage. It really is an all-in-one product but I tend to use it over my normal face moisturizer anyway.  Add a swipe of mark. shimmer cubes and finish of this natural, everyday look with a bit of shimmer in the right lighting! Shop in my online store here to pick up a bottle of Ideal Flawless BB or CC Cream for only $10 (sale price). #avonrep #bbcream #cccream #makeup #beautyblogger #idealflawless


Make your skin glow with Avon!

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Marie Claire wrote an article in June 2016 on how to get the “Glowiest Skin of Your Life”! and it featured a BUNCH of Avon skincare and Avon makeup products that you simply MUST have in your makeup bag!  Use these top 7 products for shimmery, beachified skin without stepping out in the rays for even a second!

1. The Peel Pads (pictured above)  – Avon Anew Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel Pads. This one-step peel pad gives you all the strength of an in-office dermatology visit without the price tag or leaving your bathroom! No doubt, this is a strong peel pad. But it works! And for only $25 it will not break the bank but will break up those dead, dry skin cells!

2. The Brightening Serum (pictured above) – Avon Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum ($30). This stuff is like coffee for my face! It wakes me up, brightens my skin, evens out skin tone and helps protect against harmful UV rays. Winning!

3. The AHA Cream (pictured above) – So, basically, exfoliating with alpha hydroxy acids is a must to keep your skin luminous and youthful. But, if you are anything like me, you have zero time in your schedule for yet ANOTHER step in the skincare routine. Please meet my BFF, Avon Anew Refining Cream ($30). This is spiked with Alpha Hydroxy Acids AND it’s gentle enough to use daily. You really cannot beat this amah-zing product!

4. The Self Tanner – Go beyond glow with a gradual-glow sunless tanning lotion that has 7 unique beauty benefits! Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow 7-in-1 Sensational Glow Body Lotion (on sale for only $4.99! Regularly $11!) is available in Medium or Light skin tones and is enhanced with the fresh scent of orange, green tea and vanilla.

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5. The Bronzer (pictured above) – Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls ($9) are beautious little orbs of color for your face! They warm up skin tone in a more natural way than your typical matte formula with varying shades and a little bit o’ shimmer. Just dip in a fluffy Avon Kubuki brush and swirl along your cheekbones, sister!

6. The Multitasking Stick – Add Avon Be Blushed Cheek Color in Golden Rose ($5) for a streak free, dewy finish!

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7. The Highlighting Powder – Use mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette ($16) for a glimmering finish!  Boom.  You are now rocking the glowiest skin of your life!

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Like what you’ve seen? Of course you do!!  Buy it all at my online store!  Follow me on Facebook for instant Avon product updates, Avon sales and Avon online coupon codes! Follow my blog here at itsallaboutthemakeupbag.wordpress.com !

**Some items pictured above from the Marie Claire article are not Avon products and have not been highlighted in my blog post**







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Filling up your makeup bag?


When I am shopping for cosmetics I’ll be the first to admit that it is very easy to be swayed by big, flashy displays and celebrity advertising.  Finance website Mint.com gathered some eye-catching facts about beauty shopping, including that the average woman will cough up $15,000 total during her lifetime on cosmetic products.  Who knew?! Which products were the highest?  Approximately $3,770 of that total is going toward mascara alone! Eye shadows and lipsticks were also popular picks and most women fully replenish their makeup bags 5-6 times per year.

Despite the variety of options lining drugstore aisles and available through Direct Sales (Avon!), many women are still hesitant to break up with their pricey designer cosmetics. Why?  MANY of the designer brands you know and love are, in fact, made by the same manufacturers in the same factories as their cost-conscious counterparts.

Avon leads the industry in giving consumers breakthrough, award winning products; from powerful anti-aging skincare products (Anew) to lip color with weightless hydrating gels instead of wax (Beyond Color) and a mascara that revolutionized the way women apply it (Mega Effects). Avon is constantly innovating fragrance, makeup, skincare, personal care and hair products to be top of the industry. Just check out my website to view the huge array of brands and products at http://www.youravon.com/souzak

Avon also has a long history of empowering women around the globe! In 1886, 34 years before women in the U.S. earned the right to vote, Avon’s founder gave women the chance to earn an independent income. Avon has been empowering women and creating exceptional products for 130 years!  This is no fly-by-night company. Avon is here to stay!

So, when I spend my $15,000 this lifetime I want it to go towards a company known for empowering women.  To a company that donates significant sums of money to causes that really matter to women around the globe. To a company that creates products that are fun, fresh and cost conscious! I want my makeup bag to be fatter!

Visit my website and online store today at http://www.youravon.com/souzak to fill up your makeup bag! #avon #avonrep #beautyonabudget #makeup