DIY: Make Your Own BB Cream/Tinted Moisturiser

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A Simple Guide To Making Your Own BB Cream/Tinted Moisturiser

If you’re wanting a fresh flawless light coverage that evens out your skin tone and gives you a glowing, healthy complexion without having to have a ’full blown, face full of makeup’ . Then a BB Cream might be just what you’re  after.

BB Creams (otherwise known as blemish balms or beauty balms) have been around for years and more recently have risen to a cult-like status in the beauty industry. They are essentially tinted moisturisers that give you a healthy glow, cover blemishes and even out your skin tone (perfect for summer!!).

A DIY BB Cream is actually incredibly easy to make and saves you the cost of purchasing more makeup when you will more than likely already have the basic ingredients at home. You can make it in small amounts (so it doesn’t expire before using it all) and its ‘made to match’ your skin tone perfectly by using your own foundation.

Here is a simple step by step guide to making your own.


  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturiser
  • Liquid Concealer
  • Cream Foundation

I also add the following, but this is totally optional:

  • Lustre Drops (or mineral foundation powder)
  • A Setting spray

How to:
The brands I use, as outlined below, are simply what I have at home, this will still work perfectly using whatever brands you have.

In a small container (an empty tester pot, dipping bowl or ramekin is quite good), mix the following:

  • 1 teaspoon of sunscreen (not necessary if your current foundation already contains sunscreen as mine does)
  • 1 teaspoon of Kiehl’s moisturiser
  • 1/4 teaspoon of MAC liquid concealer
  • 1/4 teaspoon of MAC Lustre Drops (optional – I use this for a dewy finish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of MAC Matchmaster Cream Foundation
  • 1/2 teaspoon of MAC Fix+ Setting Spray (optional)

Mix thoroughly and store in a small container or travel bottle (you can get great travel size containers from PlasticBox for $1.99) and VOILA – your very own, ‘made to match your skin tone’ BB Cream.

BB Cream is my current ‘go to’  beauty product right now and I’m loving not having to wear a full coverage foundation to achieve a glowy, fresh, flawless look.

Ange x
Fashion/Beauty/Lifestyle Blogger


  1. samantha

    November 26, 2012 at 6:12 am

    the bb cream was awsome ,do you have a recipe for a pore reducer? thank you so much

    • Gurlinterrupted13

      November 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Unfortunately not but then in saying that, I have discovered my favourite beauty product OF THE CENTURY, it’s truly the most amazing pore reducing beauty product to date and is basically a face primer that completely evens out your skin tone & at the same time reduces pores – it’s by Benefit Cosmetics and it’s called POREfessional! Check it out:

      Ange x

      • samantha

        November 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

        porefessional AWSOME . Do you know what model in a bottle is ? where do you buy it?

  2. Cora

    February 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I’m soo excited to try this!! Just have to get the ingredients and then I’ll try it! I’ll post a comment later about what I think! xD <3

    • Gurlinterrupted13

      February 18, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Awesome! I would love to hear back from you as to what you think of it once you’ve made and tried it.

      Ange xx

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