Best BB Creams for All Budgets and Skin TypesCarmen Ordonez
During a video shoot I did last week, a makeup artist introduced to BB Creams. Have you heard of them? In case you haven’t, think of it as a tinted moisturizer on steroids. It’s a moisturizer, primer, and concealer plus has SPF. They also help even out skin tones and fight against wrinkles. As a new mom, this product has been my go-to in the mornings. BB Creams have been a cult favorite in Asia since the 80’s and have finally made their way to the U.S. (lucky for us). I’ve rounded up some of the best BB creams for all budgets and skin types.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream 1 of 9This miracle-worker has 5 skin benefits in one single step. It moisturizes, hydrates, evens out complexion and even has oil control, perfect for those with oily skin. Comes in several shades from Light to Dark. Oh it even reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Total score!
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35, macys.com, $39
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream 2 of 9This formula contains antioxidants and SPF to protect the skin while offering enough coverage to banish imperfections.
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream, $37, clinique.com
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream 3 of 9This one-step wonder brightens, enhances skin tone and hydrates for healthy, glowing skin. It's a steal for under $10 bucks.Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, target, $7.44
Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm 4 of 9Keep blemishes under control with this BB cream, its special botanical formula works to erase unwanted dark spots, while caviar extract and antioxidants protect skin from outer pollutants. Oh so fancy.
Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm, $36, sephora.com
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect BB Cream Instant Radiance 5 of 9This formula was designed specifically for mature skin and has anti-aging ingredients, such as Vitamin C and seed proteins, to help the skin look hydrated and reduce age spots.L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect BB Cream Instant Radiance, lorealparisusa.com, $16.99
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm 6 of 9This lightweight beauty balm, hydrates, primes, protects and treats the skin-all while giving it a luminous demi-matte finish. It also contains Pepha-Protect, which is derived from watermelon extract to help protect against UV rays.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm, $34, sephora.com
FLOWER Beauty Balm BB Cream 7 of 9Smooth on this rich, creamy formula to soften skin, prevent dullness, cover imperfections and eliminate shine. Plus it's fragrance and paraben freen and has the power to stay on perfectly for up to 12 hours. Oh and did you know this line was founded by Drew Barrymore.
FLOWER Beauty Balm BB Cream, $12.98, walmart.com
Bobbi Brown BB Cream 8 of 9Great for all of our Latina complexions (comes in five skin tone shades from light to dark) this BB Cream moisturizes, evens out skin tone and primes in one easy step. It's sure to become your skin's new best friend.
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35, $42, bobbibrown.com
Nuance Salma Hayek Renewed Radiance BB Cream 9 of 9Salma Hayek definitely knows a thing or two about gorgeous skin and she shares with us her beauty secrets with this BB Cream. It contains Vitamin C & E to help condition and brighten skin. Plus contains broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection.
Nuance Salma Hayek Renewed Radiance BB Cream, $11.99, cvs.com