Search

Search

    Makeup Blog

    How to apply Glow Time BB Cream

    • 3 min read

    BY CHELSEA SIMMONS

    Our most frequently asked question about Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream is, how do you apply it? Today we will tackle that question and learn three ways to apply Glow Time BB Cream to get different coverage results, but first here's a little more information for those of you who don't know what Glow Time BB Cream is.

    Glow Time BB Cream is jane iredale's highest coverage foundation. It also provides Broad Spectrum SPF 25 and UVA P++ protection that is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. This is the highest SPF rating of all our foundations. Glow Time BB Cream is available in 10 shades. It is full of natural extracts that help cover blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smooths and brightens skin. It is also non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested- so you can wear this with full confidence. Here is some more info on those hero ingredients and what they do:

    • Grapefruit Extract promotes luminosity and skin radiance, minimizes the appearance of pores and wrinkles, and may help to fade uneven pigmentation.
    • Apple Extract is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that exfoliates, refines and rejuvenates the skin.
    • Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in moisturizing vitamin E.
    • Aloe Leaf Juice soothes and calms the skin.

    That's great, but how do I apply BB cream?

    There are a number of ways you can apply Glow Time BB Cream, but here are my top three favorites each should produce slightly different finishes so I have organized them by that.

    For a Full Coverage Finish...

     

    • Start by priming and moisturizing your skin using BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer.
    • Squeeze a pea size amount of Glow Time BB Cream onto the tip of your pointer finger.
    • Using your three middle fingers from each hand, gently rub your fingertips together so that the BB Cream is spread evenly on all six fingers.
    • Now, begin gently tapping your fingertips all over your face.

    SHOP THIS LOOK

    glow time full coverage bb cream
    Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream
    $48.00

    BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer
    BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer
    $45.00

    For a Medium Coverage Finish...

    glow time full coverage bb cream, balance hydration spray, flocked sponge, apply bb cream for medium coverage finish
    • Start by priming and moisturizing your skin using Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener.
    • Spritz your Flocked Sponge 2-3 times with your favorite Hydration Spray (I love POMMISST).
    • Apply a pea size amount of Glow Time BB Cream on the spritzed area of the Flocked Sponge.
    • Gently apply to your face using the sponge in gentle downward motions and blend well. Don't forget your jawline and neck!
    • If you still need a little extra coverage in some areas, gently pat the sponge over them.

    SHOP THIS LOOK

    glow time full coverage bb cream
    Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream
    $48.00

    pommisst hydration spray

    Hydration Spray $30.00

    flocked sponge

    Flocked Sponge $5.50

    For a Sheer-Medium Coverage Finish...

    sheer-mediuk coverage foundation tip mix glow time bb cream with smooth affair facial primer

    • Apply 1/2 a pea size amount of Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener to your pointer fingertip.
    • Apply 1/2 a pea size amount of Glow Time BB Cream to the same finger tip.
    • Smear your fingertips together and gently rub on your face. You will still get all the benefits of both Smooth Affair and Glow Time but with a finish that is more similar to a Tinted Moisturizer.

    SHOP THIS LOOK

    glow time full coverage bb cream
    Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream $48.00

    Smooth affair facial primer & brightener

    Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener $48.00

    Glow Time BB Cream can also be used as a concealer by applying a little extra to any area that needs more coverage because of how pigmented this foundation is. The finish of Glow Time BB Cream is very luminous, so if you have oily prone skin or prefer a more matte look you may choose to apply a thin layer of PureMatte Finish Powder. The best part about makeup, is that there really aren't any "rules"! So celebrated your creative freedom and try different application techniques until you find the one that works best for you. Then please come back and share because we love to hear what you've discovered!

     

    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.