My Favourites: Best BB Creams

Since they broke onto the western beauty scene almost a decade ago, BB creams have become a must-have in almost every beauty kit. Here, I share my favourites, so you can find the right one for you, whatever your skin type…

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As you know, my favourite makeup looks always take a skin-first approach, so I tend to lean toward foundations and tints that touch-up and perfect skin rather than cover it. Since it hit the west from the Asian markets in around 2011, the BB cream has continued growing in popularity, and its skincare-meets-makeup USP has become the cornerstone of the luxury foundation market ever since. Personally, I always carry a few BB creams in my kit, for days when a lighter touch is needed, or for those who require hydration over coverage. To help you find the right product for you, I thought I’d share my round-up of the best BB Creams.

Image Credit @ Tom Newton for Into The Gloss

What is a BB Cream?

Basically, BB stands for beauty balm or blemish balm, but in general terms it’s a colour product that as well as sheer coverage provides hydration, SPF and/or other healing skincare properties to eliminate the need for multiple products. I favour BB creams for spring or summer looks where hydration is key and a dewy, glowing skin finish is required. They’re also a great everyday option if you want to work a no-makeup-makeup-look. A lot of people question the difference between tinted moisturisers and BB Creams, but a true BB product will go further than just colour and hydration…

5 of the Best BB Creams

  1. Burberry Fresh Glow B.B. Cream, £30

  2. Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB Medium, £85

  3. REN Satin Perfection BB Cream SPF 15, £31

  4. Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35, £29.50

  5. MAC Prep + Prime BB SPF 35, £25

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