Can I use both BB cream and foundation? Foundation
If you want to lighten up your foundation mix it with BB cream to achieve a thinner and more breathable look. You will still get coverage but it will not look cakey. Adding BB cream to foundation can give your skin additional hydration and perfect its appearance.
Do you apply foundation after BB cream? “BB Cream should be treated the same as foundation,” says Patinkin. “Apply it first, and then touch up where you need to with concealer.” For instance, if you’re dealing with dark under-eye circles, discoloration around the nose, or blemishes, those concerns might poke through a lightweight BB cream.
Should I use BB cream or foundation first? The answer: Typically, foundation first.
If you use a cream-based foundation or a BB or CC cream, apply your foundation first and your concealer second.
Can I wear BB cream as foundation? “A BB cream can help make your routine easier as they typically have skincare benefits, can be used in place of a foundation and primer, and have SPF,” says Davis. The coverage of BB balms is typically sheer, but it acts as a great multitasking product that evens out your skin tone and offers added skincare benefits.