BB cream is a combination of moisturizing products and liquid foundation, which is lighter than foundation. It easily removes makeup, deeply nourishes your skin and simplifies the makeup routine. Containing acid, broad spectrum spf, anti-oxidant and skin-lightening ingredients, BB cream creates a refreshing, natural luster while providing sun protection. Sung-Jae Jung, the founder of Dr.Jart+ which is known as the Korean BB cream pioneer, said that BB cream while evening out your skin while evening out your skin tone.
We rounded up a host of brands with a cult following, like LANCÔME, BOBBI BROWN, SEKKISEI and so on. Each brand boasts a wide range of super-quality products, most of which are the winners of multiple beauty awards. Now, if you’re ready to get the perfect BB cream, scroll down to check the following list of brands we’ve compiled for you.View More
Lancome is a French brand founded by Armand Petitjean in 1935. As a world-renowned high-end cosmetics brand, Lancome is involved in various product areas, such as skin care, cosmetics, perfume. Lancome targets mature women aged 25 to 40 with higher education levels and higher income levels.
Lancome UV Expert Youth Shield BB Complete 1 SPF 50 Pa+++ integrates BB cream and sunscreen into one, with high SPF value and complexion correcting effect. It can simplify your makeup routine, and then it has become very popular in BB cream industry. The texture of Lancome UV Expert Youth Shield BB Complete 1 SPF 50 Pa+++ is similar to liquid foundation, and the shade is close to the undertone. It is oil-free, leaving your skin refreshing. The BB cream also can cover the pores, even the complexion, and brighten the skin tone, creating a lightweight and natural makeup look. It is more suitable for people with few blemishes on the skin due to its average coverage.
Lancome UV Expert Youth Shield BB Complete 1 SPF 50 Pa+++ with a whopping SPF 50, PA++++ can resist high-intensity ultraviolet rays in summer. It helps modify the skin tone, and you may never feel heavy even layer it under your foundation.
BOBBI BROWN is a professional makeup brand founded by makeup artist Bobbi Brown in New York in 1991. BOBBI BROWN pursues a natural, simple, and translucent makeup finish, which is known as the "Queen of creating a no-makeup look in Hollywood".
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 PA+++ comes in three shades, including 01 Extra Light, 02 Light, and 03 Fair. All of them help create a natural, translucent, and skin-like finish.This BB cream is a must-have item for people who pursue quick and easy makeup. This BB cream has an extraordinary covering power on minimizing dark spots and evening complexion, and covering pores, post-acne marks, and dark circles. The fluid and thick BB cream is easy to spread. With a good bendability, it helps create a natural, healthy and glossy look. It can achieve a skin-like finish after spreading evenly, leaving your skin refreshing. So it is suitable for oily skin and normal skin. Moreover, people with dry skin can apply it in spring and summer due to its excellent moisturizing effect.
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 PA+++ is strong enough to resist UV in daily life, and it also can be used as a primer before makeup. However, this non-waterproof BB cream is and it is easy to melt down after sweating. Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 PA+++ has a weak staying power, so it is recommended to use loose powder or setting spray after applying.
Sekkisei is a Japanese brand founded in 1985. It has been popular in Asia for 25 years since its establishment, and has created many sales records. The BB cream is the hero product of Sekkisei. It offers good moisturizing and coverage, which is designed for a creating natural, translucent makeup finish.
Sekkisei BB cream has launched two types: whiten and moist. The refreshing whiten series is suitable for oily skin; while the emulsion-like moist series is suitable for dry skin with its excellent moisturizing effect. Compared with competitor products on the market, Sekkisei BB cream provides a refreshing skin feeling, and people with oily skin can apply it in summer. Sekkisei BB cream offers an average covering power, which not only can modify cheek redness, pores, uneven complexion, but also can improve dullness and brighten skin tone. This BB cream is easy to spread even for people without sophisticated skills, and it leaves a natural makeup finish without creasing.
The Sekkisei BB cream with SPF40, PA+++ adopts high-concentration titanium dioxide with 4 sun-screening agents, which keeps skin protected from the sun in daily life. But it is not recommended to be used as a primer. If you want to create a no-makeup look, just need to apply loose powder after the BB cream.
In 1991, the brothers Dean Factor and Davis Factor opened the first photography studio-Smashbox Photo Studios in Los Angeles. Their grandfather Max Factor is a a famed Hollywood makeup artist. In 1996, they released Smashbox makeup named after the photostudio. Smashbox, M.A.C, and Bobbi Brown are the same-level professional beauty brands, and Smashbox's products are "born for the lens."
The thick and cream-like CAMERA READY BB cream has good bendability and an excellent moisturizing effect. It brightens your undertone once upon your face, leaving a semi-matte finish. The CAMERA READY BB helps cover pores, post-acne marks and dark spots, leaving a lightweight and natural makeup look. CAMERA READY BB with SPF35 is mainly chemical sunscreen, but it is not waterproof and sweat-proof. You’d better reapply every two hours to achieve a better effect. It is recommended to apply professional sunscreen products with a higher SPF value. CAMERA READY BB cream is available in 8 shades, from Fair to Dark, so you’re sure to find a good match.
The French brand La Roche-Posay is a member of L'Oréal Group. The La Roche-Posay pharmaceutical company is located in La Roche-Posay town, which adopts spa spring water as its core ingredient to develop products with rich minerals. All products are produced following GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice for Drugs) standards, and offer products with gentle ingredients and excellent efficacy.
La Roche-Posay's BB cream is also friendly to sensitive skin with high SPF and complexion correcting effects. With mild ingredients and non-irritating ingredients, this preservative-free and fragrance-free La Roche-Posay Uvidea XL BB Melt-in Cream is suitable for pregnant women. The emulsion-like BB cream is easy to spread, leaving a refreshing skin feeling. La Roche-Posay BB cream has has a bit of a greyish undertone. La Roche-Posay claims it is the new "Cell-Ox Shield® technology". The unique gray can blend naturally with the skin tone and effectively cover skin dark spots and blemishes. It offers a moderate coverage, which can even skin tone, modify pigmentation, and cover light post-acne marks. However, you still need concealers to hide acne scars and dark circles. La Roche-Posay Uvidea XL BB Melt-in Cream with SPF50+, PA+++ adopts physical and chemical sun protection, which can resist high-intensity ultraviolet rays in summer.
La Roche-Posay's BB cream is not waterproof and sweat-proof. If you are outside for a long time, it is recommended to reapply it every 2-3 hours; and you’d better wait 5-10 minutes before makeup when used as a primer.
Freshel is a drug-store brand under the Japanese Kanebo. Freshel is committed to launch products with excellent moisturizing and nourishing effects for dry skin and combination skin. BB cream is the hero product of Freshel. You can apply it after daily skin care for quick makeup. It is extremely suitable for dry skin due to its extraordinary moisturizing effect.
There are three types from Freshel BB cream, namely: SKINCARE BB CREAM (EX) NB/MB, SKINCARE BB CREAM (MOIST) NB/MB and SKINCARE BB CREAM (UV) NB/MB. SKINCARE BB CREAM (EX) NB/MB andSKINCARE BB CREAM (MOIST) NB/MB are the most recommended products.
SKINCARE BB CREAM (EX) NB/MB specializes in brightening, restoring elasticity, working against anti-aging, and nourishing. The BB cream is the most hydrated one among the three types, which can moisturize and fit your skin effectively with excellent bendability. It offers an extraordinary coverage due to its dense texture, which can cover acne marks, dark spots and fine wrinkles. Meanwhile, SKINCARE BB CREAM (EX) NB/MB with SPF32, PA++ is strong enough for daily use.
SKINCARE BB CREAM (MOIST) NB/MB is designed for achieving a natural and full makeup look. With the similar texture, SKINCARE BB CREAM (MOIST) NB/MB can be absorbed more easily by your skin compared with SKINCARE BB CREAM (EX) NB/MB, leaving your skin refreshing without creasing. And people with oily skin is worth considering. However, it is not recommended for people with obvious blemishes due to its weak concealing power. This BB cream with SPF28, PA++ helps create a more natural look compared to SKINCARE BB CREAM (EX) NB/MB. Moreover, if you are outside for a long time, you’d better apply high-SPF sunscreens before BB cream.
MAC is a brand co-founded by professional makeup artist, photographer Frank Toskan, and Frank Angelo who runs a chain of hair salons in Toronto in 1985. MAC was acquired by Estee Lauder Group in 1998. M·A·C always surprise people for its avant-garde style and bold colors.
MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 LIGHT PLUS integrates foundation and primer into one, and specialized in correcting complexion and improving staying power. And it received wide attention at one time. M.A.C released it as a complexion correcting lotion, which can be used directly after skin care products. It can be used as sunscreen before makeup with SPF35, PA+++ value. The thick and creamy Mac Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 LIGHT PLUS helps moisturize the skin effectively, and dry skin also can apply it in winter. Moreover, it not only brightens your skin visibly and controls shine, but also covers light spots, post-acne marks and redness.
The official promises that this BB cream can also be used as a primer to improve the bendability, fitness, and staying power of the foundation. It is not recommended to apply numerous foundations after BB cream. It helps improve the concealing power of the foundation to achieve a full coverage finish. Now, only LIGHT PLUS is available on the official website, and it works for most skin tones.
Dr.Jart+, a cosmeceutical brand under the Estee Lauder Group, is the pioneer of BB cream. BB cream started from Germany, and then became popular all over the world since South Korea launched it as a beauty product. Dr.Jart+ BB cream is easy to apply with excellent concealing power. It is the first BB cream sold on Sephora.
DR. Jart + Rejuvenating Beauty Balm Skin BB Cream Silver Label is the hero product from Dr.Jart+. It offers a good coverage, which can effectively minimize dark spots, uneven complexion, redness, and dark circles. The emulsion-like BB cream has a thick texture with a grayish hue, and it turns to lotion-like after spreading. DR. Jart + Rejuvenating Beauty Balm Skin BB Cream Silver Label helps achieve a semi-matte and seamless finish with excellent bendability. DR. Jart + Rejuvenating Beauty Balm Skin BB Cream Silver Label can control oil effectively, which is suitable for oily skin, leaving the skin refreshing without sticky. However, you may look pale and less natural after applying compared to liquid foundation. DR. Jart + Rejuvenating Beauty Balm Skin BB Cream Silver Label is only available in one shade, and it is more suitable for people with light skin tone to create a natural look.
The emulsion-like is lightweight and hydrated, which is suitable for dry skin. Unlike DR. Jart + Rejuvenating Beauty Balm Skin BB Cream Silver Label, it has weak concealing power, and can’t cover obvious blemishes; so it is suitable for flawless skin to brighten the skin tone. Dr. Jart+ BB Nourishing Beauty Balm can be used as a primer due to its excellent moisturizing effect.
Maybelline was founded by chemist T.L.Williams in New York in 1917, and he combined his sister’s name with Vaseline. With colorful packaging, this brand integrates urban fashion and street culture to its concept. Maybelline products have withstood the test of time and is still popular among young generations.
There are two BB creams for different skin types and various finish styles on official website: SUPER SUPER BB CREAM and SUPER BB MOIST MATTE CREAM. And all of them without SPF value.
The SUPER SUPER BB CREAM works on all skin types, and is available in two shades. The thick BB cream offers an extraordinary concealing power, which can cover 80% acne marks, pigmentation, and redness. You may look natural even after repeated applying. However, your complexion may look dull after a long-time wearing due to its average staying power.
The SUPER SUPER BB CREAM is designed for oily skin, leaving the skin refreshing without sticky. It leaves a slight gloss when applying and gradually turns to a matte finish, creating a refreshing makeup finish without shine. However, your skin may look dull after a long-time wearing due to its weak staying power.
L.A.GIRL is one of the American drug-store brands founded in 1993. With its comprehensive products and good price, it is an ideal choice for beginners. L.A.GIRL also has become a cheap alternative to big brands thanks to its high quality and cost-effective products.
HD PRO BB cream is the best alternative to MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face and Body Foundation. L.A.GIRL is available in 8 shades, from Fair to Dark. The semi-fluid HD PRO BB cream is easy to spread, which is suitable for combination skin or dry skin. It offers an extraordinary moisturizing effect, and helps create a glossy and translucent makeup finish without creasing. It can only cover pores, so it is more suitable for people with good skin conditions. People with serious blemishes can apply multiple layers of concealer, setting spray and loose powder to create a natural look.
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