How to apply Glow Time BB Cream

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.


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For a Medium Coverage Finish…

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  • 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.


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For a Sheer-Medium Coverage Finish…

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  • 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.


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Smooth affair facial primer & brightenerSmooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener

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!

  1. I tried a very small sample of the BB cream and loved it. Would like to try it in a larger amount.

  2. I wear the smooth affair and BB7 and am in love with them both! They go on very smooth and make my skin look and feel great! I like to finish with the balance spray, because I tend to have oily skin. Love these products!

  3. Hi, Do you have these in sample sizes? I do makeup artistry in my spare time so I like to have smaller sizes of things so I don’t lose alot if things go off. If you don’t, could you organise it for me? I am registered as a MA with your Brisbane branch. Kind Regards, Erin. P.S I also think all the mascaras should be in squeezable tubes for out on the job. The black pencil needs to be more pigmented also.

    1. Hi Erin,

      We do not have Glow Time or Smooth Affair in smaller sizes and this is not something we are able to do at this time. However, we appreciate these suggestions and I will definitely pass them on!

      Best wishes!

  4. Hi I have tried Glo Time and it feels great on my skin but I have difficulty getting a smooth finish….what am i doing wrong, I use a brush to apply but around nose and chin area it seems to be cloggy. Any suggestions welcome Thanks

  5. I have one sample and it is fabulous for my dark circles under my eyes. I would like to experiment with all of them to see what shades are best for other areas. But the one I have is a real winner!!

  6. Hi,

    Jane Iredale is one of the brands I like when it comes to beauty skin care. With regards to my blemishes, I am using one of their products because it seems effective and suitable to my skin tone. I am also using this BB cream every day, felt like I have a fresh face. Anyways, thank you for sharing one of their products.

  7. Hi,

    I like using Glow Time BB Cream of Jane Iredale because it’s waterproof and has SPF 25, though the minimum requirement is SPF30 I’m still loving it. I am running out of this BB cream and I just had purchased a new one from Amazon.

    1. Hi Alex,

      Our foundations, including Glow Time BB Cream, can be used to conceal some blemishes and dark spots, but for additional coverage, we recommend using one of our concealers.

  8. Hello there, I have been using your bb cream for quite a while and I love it a lot. However, I recently found out that I am pregnant and I become worried. Can you please confirm if it is safe to use during pregnancy? Thanks!

    1. Hi Jane,

      Congratulations! Your safety is important to us, which is why our products undergo extensive mandatory and voluntary testing to ensure our ingredients are as clean and effective as possible. Read more about our testing here: If you have any additional concerns, we recommend consulting with your doctor and sharing our ingredient list with him/her for review.

      -Your friends at jane iredale

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