BB creams are all the rage these days, but they only recently made their debut in the Western Market after being a super hit in Asian markets. BB cream, short for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm is something that provides your skin all the essential ingredients for it to look natural and healthy while simultaneously doubling as an alternative for foundation. Its versatility is what makes it an all time favorite for us. The amount of products that most makeup artists or beauty gurus use in their ‘foundation routine’ is just plain baffling. It starts from a moisturizer, to sunscreen, to some skin protecting serum, followed by (often multiple shades of) foundation and finished off with a concealer and face powder. For people who are too busy or just plain lazy to follow all of these steps but are also conscious enough not to wreck their skin by skipping these crucial skin protecting steps, it can become quite a dilemma. Fortunately, though, BB creams come in as our savior with all of these essential ingredients packed into one formula. And thanks to their success, there are a number of different brands available to choose from and with the right pick, you can make your skin look stunning without having to go through the trouble of piling up all those products on it.
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector:
Garnier can always be relied upon to provide good quality, yet affordable products. Garnier’s BB cream has a lightweight formula and leaves the skin feeling moisturized. An addon is that it can easily be substituted for a foundation because of the tint that it leaves behind. Moreover, it contains SPF 15 and mineral pigments to make your skin look blemish free and healthy.
Maybelline Makeup Dream Fresh BB Cream:
Another one on the list of affordable creams that still do wonders is Maybelline Makeup Dream Fresh BB Cream. Since it has a water-gel formula, it glides onto the skin, providing smooth application and instant hydration. The best part, it is oil free, so your skin wont end up looking greasy after a few hours.
Girl Pro BB Cream:
Not only does this particular BB cream offer all the benefits typical to any good BB cream, it also comes in 8 different shades, so you can choose the one that best matches your skin tone! Moreover, a little goes a long way as you only need a little bit to do the magic. This cream blends really well with the skin and has long lasting oil control.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35:
This one conceals blemishes like no other. Again, you just need a little bit of it to see striking results. Because it contains SPF 35, it provides ideal protection against UVA and UVB. On top of that, it helps regulate skin oil levels, leaving the skin neither too dried up and patchy, nor too oily.
Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup:
As the name suggests, Rimmel 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup has got it all. Quite literally. If you are looking for an affordable BB cream that conceals like there never existed a blemish, does not leave your skin greasy, gives the ‘barely-there’ feel, is easy to blend and more, then look no further because Rimmel contains all the qualities you would want in a good BB cream.