By: Ashley Boden
As if finding the right makeup was not hard enough already, there is now BB and CC creams lining the shelves at all of your favorite makeup stores. Without much explanation, these creams have made a grand entrance onto the makeup scene.
But how do you know if they are right for you? After reading this article hopefully you will know if you are a BB or CC gal.
First off, what does BB actually mean? The new cream stands for “beauty balm,” which has been formulated to not only provide coverage for the skin, but to also provide many skincare benefits.
BB creams most often contain anti-aging elements, hydration and sun protection. This means they are more beneficial to your skin than a regular foundation. The creams typically provide light to medium coverage, making them perfect for anyone trying to get a more natural look with their makeup.
What is really nice about BB creams is that they are buildable, meaning they work great as a primer underneath a more full coverage foundation or powder.
Our Recommendations for BB Creams
Smashbox Camera Ready BB – $39
Boscia BB Cream – $38
Revlon Photoready BB Cream – $11.99
CC creams are a great option for a consumer with a “color correction” concern. CC creams are packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E, both of which help even out your complexion.
If you are concerned with dark spots, acne scars or redness, a CC cream would be a great option for you. Like BB creams, CC creams are skincare focused. But they also provide good coverage and sun protection. Because CC creams have been formulated with a difficult skin type in mind, they often provide more coverage than BB creams.
CC creams can also be layered underneath additional make up for more coverage; however, they are not quite as versatile as BB creams because of the amount of initial coverage you receive. Most CC creams provide medium coverage, which can be a great option for someone looking to just wear one product.
Our Recommendations for CC Creams
Ole Henriksen Perfect Truth CC Cream – $36
Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream – $48
L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Cream – $12.99
BB and CC creams are a great addition to your makeup set simply because of the unique blend between coverage and skincare. Whether you wear one every day or just need something for those days when you do not want to wear a lot of makeup; adding one or both creams will surely not disappoint!