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Back to school: your makeup questions answered part 1

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It's that time of year again! New pencils and notebooks, shoes and jackets, teachers and textbooks; whether you're going to school, you have kids going back, or it's just that feeling you get inside, it's Back To School! We're getting in touch with that school spirit, by giving a semester-long class in makeup. We'll answer all of your most pressing makeup questions over the coming weeks; most of which have come from our Facebook page, but if you have questions, please leave them as a comment below and we'€™ll be sure to answer!

What is the difference between your new BB Cream and Liquid Minerals?

1. Coverage

2. SPF

3. Application

  • We recommend that you apply Liquid Minerals by dispensing two pumps onto the back of your hand. Next, mix it together using your foundation brush until it has a smooth consistency, next apply it to your face using downward strokes. Now, here'€™s my personal recommendation, because I'€™m too lazy to take those steps, I pump it twice directly on my face, then blend it with the Blending Brush until it's smooth.
  • For Glow Time BB Cream dispense a small amount, smaller than a pea, onto your index finger. Then dab your index finger, middle finger and ring finger from both hands into the "€˜smaller than a pea"€™ sized drop then gently tap them all over your face until it is well blended. For best results, use a moisturizer or our new Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener underneath.

4. Conceal

glow time full coverage mineral bb cream
  • Because of the full coverage you get with Glow Time BB Cream, it also acts as a concealer.
  • You can apply a little extra to the areas you want to conceal, or even using a shade lighter under your eyes to brighten them and cover under eye circles.

5. Finish

  • Liquid Minerals has a luminescent finish, which is sheer but brightening.
  • Glow Time BB Cream has a velvety finish, smooth and "glowing".

6. Shades

  • Liquid Minerals comes in 18 of our 24 shades, if you know what shade you are in PurePressed Base or Amazing Base you should be able to match it up with Liquid Minerals or at least get close to it. Because it has such sheer coverage even if you don'€™t find your exact shade, it should adapt to look great on your skin.
  • Glow Time BB Cream comes in 6 shades, here is a chart that should help you narrow down what shade may be best for you:

BB1: Light, ex. Ivory and Bisque

BB3: Medium Light, ex. Radiant and Warm Silk

BB5: Medium, ex. Warm Sienna, Amber, Golden Glow

BB7: Medium Dark, ex. Suntan, Riviera

BB9: Dark, ex. Carmel, Fawn, Coffee

BB11: Very Dark, ex. Mink, Maple, Chestnut

What is similar about Glow Time BB Cream and Liquid Minerals?

  • Both work to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and also to minimize pores.
  • Neither contain any FD&C dyes.
  • Both are non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested and dermatologist tested.
  • Both are hydrating to skin.

Here are two videos that show each products application. I hope this was helpful and look forward to reading your comments and questions below!

Liquid Minerals Application:

Glow Time BB Cream Application:

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.