I know I’m a beauty junkie, but I may be one of the few who really isn’t into foundation. I don’t know what it is, but I always feel like it looks cakey and makes me look older than I am (which trust me, I DON’T need). However, I do like something to just even out my skin tone and make the rest of my makeup look put together. That is why I love BB and CC creams! I find that they improve the overall appearance of my skin without feeling or looking heavy and “made-up”. So here’ s a round-up of 5 favorites in my collection right now!
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better ($38)- If you aren’t crazy about foundation but feel you need to use it because you need full coverage with your skin makeup, then this is definitely the product for you! This not only color-corrects, but really has great coverage, and is available in 7 shades. I use this on days that I may have a blemish or something extra that needs some covering. In addition to all that, it has an SPF of 50+. Another feature I love with the packaging of this product is that it has a pump! A lot of BB or CC creams usually come in tubes, but I think a pump is so much easier to use. This product was also recognized by Allure
Erborian BB Cream ($39)- This is a Korean Skin Care line and this product, similar to the IT cosmetics one, also has pretty awesome coverage! It also has sunscreen in it (SPF 20). This product is known for its use of ginseng which is a natural ingredient known for its moisturizing and smoothing properties. There are only three shades available in this product and at the time I bought it only the medium shade was available so I typically use this product in the summer months when I am self-tanning and want my complexion to look a little darker. It promises to give a non-oily, velvety finish and in my experience, it lives up to this promise.
Osmosis CC cream ($44)- This is the newest product in my collection. Osmosis is a medical grade skin care line that also has makeup products that contain “good for you” ingredients. It claims to help reduce age spots and smooth skin discoloration. It also comes with a pump in it s packaging and it promises to soften, lift and illuminate. I’m not sure about the “lift” part, but it has a very natural finish and I do believe it blurs out flaws and does give a healthy look. It comes in various shades, but when you initially pump it out, it looks white and then as you apply it changes to your skin tone. This one, unlike the others, does NOT contain any SPF, so I always use another SPF when applying this.
Burt’s Bees BB Cream ($11)- This is an awesome drug store find that I literally just stumbled upon when I was shopping for something else. I had never seen a face makeup product by this brand, which I love, so I had to check it out. This product does not disappoint! It has a light, comfortable feel on the skin and does a good job evening out skin tone. It also contains an SPF of 15. I feel good wearing this knowing that it contains more natural ingredients as well. The shade range is also limited to light/medium or medium/dark.
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($30) – This is another one of my favorite products! When my skin is dryer in the winter, I like to use this for the extra hydration it provides. It goes on nicely and is light on the skin with light coverage. It has a wider range of shades with 30 available and has SPF 30. It promises to blend the best of a BB and CC cream in one and I believe that it fulfulls this promise. I use the shade Vanilla 02. (I actually finished my tube of this which is why it is not photographed here.)
Do you like BB and CC Creams? I’d love to hear which ones are working for you right now!