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.
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…
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5 of the Best BB Creams
Burberry Fresh Glow B.B. Cream, £30
Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB Medium, £85
REN Satin Perfection BB Cream SPF 15, £31
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35, £29.50
MAC Prep + Prime BB SPF 35, £25
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