BB and CC Creams are the ultimate multi-tasking beauty products! I just love the ease of combining multiple steps into one product and depending on which formulation you chose, this one step (aka BB or CC cream) can be your moisturizer, daily sunscreen, anti-aging and brightening serum that helps correct uneven skin tone and offers sheer to almost full coverage, often taking the place of your foundation. Basically, BB and CC creams are the perfect alternative for those of us who don’t like using foundation for everyday makeup and need a one-step complexion perfecting product with skincare benefits to boot!
Today I am showcasing a few of my favorite BB and CC creams. These are the ones I reach for quite frequently and have recommended most often to my friends and readers! Let’s take a look…
Amarté Natural Finish BB Cream SPF 36 – This BB cream has a buildable, medium to full coverage formula that easily covers up most of the imperfections like dark spots and light acne scars. It offers a satiny-smooth matte finish that adds a subtle healthy-skin glow without the unwanted shine and lasts all day, which makes it suitable for almost all skin types. Here is my full review for the Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream
Dr. Jart+ BB Bounce Beauty Balm – This BB cream comes housed in a chic, airtight compact that is practically spill proof and easy to tuck in your purse for on-the-go touchups. I love the fluid-cream texture which provides buildable coverage that easily goes from medium to almost full and holds up really well throughout the day. Although the formula is said to be ultra-moisturizing, it has a long-lasting matte finish and feel that’s suitable for normal to combination or even oily skin types. And the SPF comes from gentle, mineral actives (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide). Check out my detailed review for the Dr.Jart+ BB Bounce Beauty Balm
Mirabella CC cream – This is one of the most pigmented CC creams I’ve ever tried! It provides excellent, medium to full yet natural-looking and lightweight coverage for complexion perfection in a flash! I never even have to use a concealer with this product. It also includes a few oil controlling ingredients to help keep shine at bay all day (great for oily and combo skin!). The formula offers SPF 20 but because you need so less of it, you will want to use another form of sunscreen (before applying this) during the day for adequate SPF protection. Here’s my detailed review for Mirabella CC Creme
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50 – None of my favorite lists can be complete without an IT cosmetics product! This CC cream gives skin a gorgeous finish and stellar coverage, taking care of any redness, acne scars or dark spots almost completely without looking like I’m wearing a ton of makeup. You can check out my review here
Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream – This a fabulous drugstore find! The creamy formula glides onto skin and blends easily for medium coverage of redness and dark spots. It provides a semi-matte finish that looks natural and does a good job of perking up dull, tired skin! It contains a few skin-loving ingredients like Vitamin E and Niacinamide in addition to offering broad-spectrum SPF 15. I consider this SPF as a bonus and make sure to use a sunscreen underneath to get complete sun protection.
Have you tried any of my favorite BB/CC creams? What are some of your favorites….would love to hear all about your picks in the comments!