BB creams (or blemish balm) are more of a skincare product than makeup. It can cut your morning beauty routine down by half, benefit your skin and won’t leave you looking like you’re wearing a mask. If you haven’t given BB creams a try or are planning on switching to another brand of makeup, take a look at these 15 awesome BB creams to help guide you in your journey towards the perfect look!
Excellent BB Creams to Keep In Your Makeup Kit
1. Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 GD Beauty Balm with SPF 30
Stila’s BB Cream reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. While BB creams do not provide the same coverage as foundations (they’re lighter), this one from Stila promises to reduce the signs of aging and fine lines. How? The 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm is made up of tiny microspheres which reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 84%. It even has SPF protection!
2. Dr. Jart+ Premier Blemish Base with SPF 45
Use Dr. Jart+ Premier BB Cream to achieve a more even skin tone.
Do you have uneven skin tone? Let Dr. Jart’s Premium Blemish Base with SPF 45 fix the discoloration in your skin. This BB cream contains arbutin, soy, Vitamin C, and licorice – ingredients to help smooth out the texture of your skin as well as boost the renewal process of your skin’s cells. With regular use, Dr. Jart’s promises to even out your skin tone and polish your skin.
3. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Clinique’s Age Defense BB Cream is a good makeup primer.
If you’re looking for a BB cream which doubles as an amazing primer and gives you medium-to-full coverage, the lightweight formula of Clinique’s Age Defense BB cream may be the one for you. It contains Vitamin E, caffeine, and seaweed extract – ingredients working together to cover signs of aging. It’s also great for ladies with oily skin. Using a concealer with this BB cream will give you even smoother skin and long-lasting coverage.
4. Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector
Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB Cream is affordable yet offers the same skin benefits.
5. Diorskin Nude BB Cream with SPF 10
Diorskin Nude BB Cream is designed for women with rosy skin tone.
6. Rimmel 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup with SPF 25
Rimmel’s BB Cream offers a matte finish
Another affordable BB cream you can find in drugstores is Rimmel’s 9-in-1 BB Cream. This product offers a matte finish, is easily blendable and comes in three shades to match your skin tone. The bonus point is its affordability!
7. Shu Uemura Pore Eraser
Shu Uemura’s Pore Eraser has a mousse formulation.
For women looking for a formula which is as light as a feather, this Pore Eraser from Shu Uemura (we love you!) is the one for you! Its mousse formulation is incredibly light on the skin and will give your skin the model-like glow we all envy from lovely ladies such as Cara Delevingne and Chanel Iman. Despite its lightweight feel, the Pore Eraser does not sacrifice its coverage and beautiful matte finish. According to user reviews, this is one of the lightest BB creams which provides the best coverage for blemishes and discoloration.
8. Estée Lauder Day Wear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35
Estee Lauder BB Cream helps keep shine away.
The Estee Lauder Day Wear BB Cream keeps shine and oil at bay while moisturizing your skin with super anti-aging ingredients, hyaluronic acid. Best of all, this beauty balm doesn’t have a matte finish which can enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Instead, it offers a dewy and glowy finish. Another major plus, this BB cream is formulated with antioxidants like Vitamins C & E.
9. No.7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream
No.7 BB Cream has something for each skin type.
No.7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream offers something unique in the sense that the formulas it comes in aren’t categorized by skin tone but by the skin type. The 3 skin types this beauty balm comes in are normal skin, dry skin, and oily skin. No.7 Beauty Balm has a nutrient-enriched formula which can cover blemishes and protect the skin.
10. Dr. Brandt BB Cream with Flexitone
Dr. Brandt BB Cream is designed to hydrate, brighten and even skin tone.
This may be one of the more expensive BB creams on this list but it’s because this skincare product was made with revolutionary tone-blending technology. Dr. Brandt’s BB cream with Signature Flexitone is designed to provide flawless coverage for different skin tones and helps cover fines lines and wrinkles. The benefits of this balm are brighter, more even, and healthier-looking skin.
11. Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm with SPF 25
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream is designed for women with sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin, you’re probably wondering what’s the right BB cream for you. While most women with sensitive skin can use most any type of BB cream due to its hypoallergenic content, the safest option might be this Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream with SPF 25. This product has zero fragrance and a high water content to keep your skin cool and protected from any irritation or redness. This is the best product for sensitive skin or during the summer!
12. La Roche-Posay BB Creme
La Roche Posay BB Cream is hypoallergenic.
The La Roche-Posay BB Creme is another good product for women with sensitive skin. This product is made with thermal spring water which is good for conditioning and soothing the skin. While it doesn’t offer serious coverage, you’ll enjoy its oil-free and creamy texture.
13. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfect Daily All-In-One BB Cream
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector is great for daily use.
For women who love Garnier’s skin care products, this Garnier BB cream will not disappoint. The Miracle Skin Perfector is made with mineral pigments which leave your skin flawless and smooth. If you use makeup on a daily basis, this is a great product to replace your foundation with.
14. Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm
Too Faced Beauty Balm is known for its subtle glow and dewy finish.
Not only are we obsessed with Too Faced’s packaging, we love its dewy and natural-looking finish! The Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm will help you achieve a subtle glow with light coverage. This product contains Vitamin A, a vitamin essential to reducing the signs of aging on your skin.
15. Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream
Clinique’s Acne Solutions BB Cream is probably heavens sent to ladies with oily and acne-prone skin. Its buildable coverage is not heavy on the face. In fact, it even eliminates excess oil on your skin, while giving you a matte finish. Now you can wear makeup as often as you want without worrying about oily skin.
Watch this video for the top 5 best BB and CC Creams according to EMAN and how to use both:
Ever since the boom of Korean BB Creams, they became an instant hit with makeup junkies (us!) and beauty experts alike. Since then, BB creams have grown into a category which encompasses CC (color corrector) and DD (dynamic do-all) creams, but BB creams continue to be the most popular product.
Are you ready to ditch your foundation yet and make the switch to BB Creams? You can always keep both around. If you want something suitable for everyday use, there’s no question BB creams are the way to go. Not only will they replace your moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, and makeup, they’ll leave your skin looking healthier than ever before!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 19, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.