Asia’s hottest beauty and skin care craze has slowly but surely been making its way to our neck of the woods, and just in the past few months or so, the product has seemed to have completely blown up in popularity! It’s hard to open a magazine, scan any sort of fashion blog, or pass by any store that sells makeup without being reminded that BB Creams are taking the makeup world by storm. And as someone who has overcome serious acne and no longer needs to hide behind her makeup, I love the idea of a lightweight, moisturizing product that can camouflage blemishes and imperfections, enhancing skin while still allowing it to breathe and be seen! But in the midst of all the BB cream hype, how do I choose the right one? I’m sure plenty of trial and error will be involved, but here’s the top 3 contenders on my shopping list that I think are worth trying out first, and why!
Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream – I’m a huge fan of the brand’s Pores No More primer, and considering the BB cream is even cheaper (though still a slightly painful $39), I’m hoping it boasts the same amazing pore refining powers in BB cream form! I’m a little skeptical of its ‘Flexitone’ one-shade-adjusts-to-all technology, but if it works, I’ll be glad to spare myself the headache of trying to find my perfect shade!
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 – With summer right around the corner, the idea of having one product that takes care of most of my primer, foundation, moisturizing, and sunscreen needs is pretty darn tempting! While Clinique’s is one of the top-rated BB creams on Sephora, I’m a bit worried that its extremely limited shade offerings might not work with my medium skin tone! Either way, this multi-tasking product is definitely worth a look!
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector – The main draw of Garnier’s take on the skin care trend is the unbeatable price (~$13). At less than a third of the cost of most leading brand’s BB creams, this one requires the least amount of commitment if you’re curious about testing the product out without burning a hole in your wallet!
– Alexandra Gambardella