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What You Need to Know About BB Creams

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Photo: Sephora‘s BB Cream selection

As any CF girl knows, staying on top of the latest beauty trends is a job in itself. Among the many hot new trends, one product type in particular has been lighting up my radar like crazy lately: BB creams are taking over the US!

Never heard of these before? Below, I will break down this hot product trend, explaining what BB creams are, their beauty benefits, and my picks for the best ones out there on the market!

What Are BB Creams?

BB stands for “blemish balm” or “beauty balm,” depending on who you talk to. These creams, originally used by German dermatologists to promote skin healing after laser treatments, were catapulted into popularity when Korean actresses raved about how great they made their skin look. The phenomenon then spread all across Asia. Now, U.S. beauty companies are jumping on the BB train, too!

BB creams are the ultimate multi-taskers; they conceal, protect, soothe, hydrate and brighten, all at once. The American BB creams are more sheer than their Asian counterparts, and provide a more healthy “glow from within” look, rather than the polished, porcelain doll look that the Asian brands tend to go for.

Depending on the brand, most BB creams can be worn alone, as a primer, or just as a concealer – it’s all up to you and depends on how much coverage you want.

BB Creams vs. Tinted Moisturizers

BB creams are similar to the tinted moisturizers we all love, with three main differences:

  • BB creams generally have higher SPFs than tinted moisturizers.
  • BBs are usually more pigmented than their moisturizer counterparts, and therefore provide more coverage.
  • It’s been said that BB creams are more like skin treatments than straight moisturizers – they often include extra ingredients to smooth skin or deliver antioxidants, and some can even fight acne and lighten acne scars.

The Benefits of BB Creams

For a girl on the run, these are absolutely perfect! You can skip moisturizing, priming, and concealing because one BB cream will do it all for you. As well, many BB creams include SPF as well as antioxidants and Vitamin C, which will help keep your skin looking gorgeous.

I think BB creams are great for girls that want to have a nice complexion but don’t feel like piling on the foundation or who want just a nice, healthy glow. If you live in a hot or humid climate, they might the perfect thing to wear in the summertime.

Which Brands Are the Best?

Many American beauty companies like Garnier, Smashbox, L’Oreal, Clinque and Boscia have been rolling out the BB creams by the truckload! Here are some of the top sellers out on of shelves right now, in no particular order.

  1. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream
  2. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
  3. Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 / PA+++
  4. MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35

This is just to give you a taste of the BB creams that are currently available on the market! Remember, every BB cream has different benefits, so look at reviews and test before buying to find the one that will work for you.

What do you think?

Have you tried a BB cream? Do you have a favorite brand? Are you excited to try them? Let me know in the comments!

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75 Responses to “What You Need to Know About BB Creams”

  1. 1
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Wow, how do you guys manage to keep up on the trends so well? Keep up the great work!

  2. 2
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I keep hearing about these! Has anyone tried it before? I demand a CF review of some of these :)

  3. 3
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Im glad that the US finally jumped on the bandwagon!! I use the Korean brand Liole. It is probably thicker then the US brand. I will definitely try one of the US brands soon.

  4. 4
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I am so happy to see a review of BB cream on College Fashion! I recently ordered Skin79’s Super BB Cream (Hot Pink) off of Amazon. I’ve struggled with severe acne for several years and although I see a dermatologist, I decided to try it because its oil free.

    I am extremely happy to report that with the 2 weeks i’ve been using it, i’ve had a drastic change (for the better!) in my skin! It’s brighter, softer and many of my acne scars have healed. I also haven’t had any new blemishes popping up. The SPF is also a nice feature.

    I’d also recommend reading reviews, different brands definitely have different effects on different people!

  5. 5
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Stephanie – That’s great! I am so happy it’s working out for you, I will have to check that one out.

  6. 6
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Karen – Me too! I am familiar with Liole and also with Missha BB Creams, they seem to be the two most popular ones in Asia right now.

  7. 7
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I want to try BB Cream, but they never make them in my skin colour (I’m Indian).
    All I ever see on the shelves are “medium” or “light.” I would buy it if they had a better colour range.

  8. 8
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Wendan – I am in the process of selecting my first BB cream, so don’t worry, a review will be here soon! I just have to read every review known to man and then go to Sephora and test every BB cream in the store before I am satisfied.

  9. 9
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I LOVE BB cream. I originally started with Smashbox and loved it but couldn’t find a shade that would blend nicely with my skin. Afterwards I decided to try a store brand and bought Garnier BB Cream. I’ve been using it for a two weeks now and love it. Only con is that it leaves my skin looking dewy, but I know some people like that look. However, I easily fix this by applying a light layer of powder. I def recommend people to try BB cream and find one that works for you. Since I’ve been using it I do see a difference in my skin tone being more even ( I sometimes feel like I don’t even need any makeup now to have my skin looked even toned) and my acne has gone down ( great for me because I have very oily skin).

  10. 10
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Phidias – NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 has a lot more range than other BB creams or tinted moisturizers I’ve seen! NARS doesn’t describe it as a BB cream, but I think this might be up your alley. I hope this helped!

  11. 11
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I LOVE BB CREAM. Cleared up my skin while covering up my blemishes. and it gives you a glow and highlight as well. And its so thin that you can sleep in it without fear of breaking out and clogging your pores. I use Skin79 Diamond Pink. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. but warning, it will NOT give you the same coverage as a foundation. But it will give you such great skin you will not need that foundation anymore.

  12. 12
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I recently bought Garnier’s new BB cream. It doesn’t have SPF, and the colour range sucks (it’s definitely too dark for me, so I have to blend carefully and use sparingly) but it covers my facial redness better than tinted moisturizer, and has left my skin in really good condition since I started using it. I just wish it had some antiacne properties, anything that could help with my blackheads would be awesome.

  13. 13
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I just got the Estee Lauder BB Cream and have been using it for a couple weeks. I LOVE it! I live in south louisiana so its starting to get really hot and humid, when I wear foundation I feel like my makeup is melting off. The BB cream is light enough that my skin stays fresh all day but its got just enough coverage for me.

  14. 14
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I got some cheap Asian BB cream samplers and tried it for the first time today! I wish I would have waited to see this article before I bought that stuff, though! The kinds I got are way too dark for my skin so I am wary of applying too much of it. I look forward to trying more, though, as my dry skin needs this stuff!

  15. 15
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I use the Missha BB cream in no. 13 which is absolutely perfect for my very pale skin! And it has spf 42!! Bought it on ebay for a really cheap price! Only a couple of pounds sterling :)

  16. 16
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I have been dying to try a BB cream! The last time I looked, Sephora didn’t carry a big selection of them and there weren’t any matching my extremely pale skintone, but I may go back for another look soon!

  17. 17
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you for this :) I’ve been wondering if I should get Garnier’s BB cream. It seems like a great option for summer – it’s too hot for foundation but I still need some coverage (every summer I inevitably break out :/)

  18. 18
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I absolutely love smashbox! I am currently using their tinted moisturizer, and love it; But now that I know about BB creams i cannot wait to use them!! They sound amazing ;D Thankss!

  19. 19
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    BB Cream is great! It’s been so big in Korea for several years now and I use Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (one of, if not the most popular BB cream in Korea) with concealer. It gives the perfect amount of coverage for my Asian skin, especially since I find tinted moisturizers aren’t enough to cover my blemishes. I don’t know how good it is in treating skin though, and you definitely need to remove it properly afterward.

  20. 20
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    $30 – $40 for a 1 oz bottle? No thank you…

  21. 21
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Here’s a site that sells korean bbcreams and even has some dr jart products. most only come in one shade, usually very fair since Koreans like/have fair skin

    http://www.prettyandcute.com/Makeup/Face/BB-Creams-c130/

  22. 22
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I use Too Faced’s Beauty Balm every day — I love it so much! I don’t like foundation because it cakes on my dry spots and slides off my T-zone, but beauty balm is perfect for me!

  23. 23
    April 3rd, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Phidias, according to one of the reviews on the Estee Lauder website the medium tone of their BB cream is good for Indian skin.

  24. 24
    April 3rd, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I use Skin79’s Gold version. It’s amazing, gives me perfect Coverage and even better, is not as heavy as foundation. A battle between foundation and BB cream? BB cream wins every time.

  25. 25
    April 3rd, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    BB cream is great – I’ve been using it for a couple years!

    The price is pretty hefty, at least in the States. If you know anyone who goes to Asia regularly (Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan – and I’m sure other countries have it), then get them to buy BB cream for you. BB creams that I buy in China are pretty much half the price of the ones that CF has listed.

  26. 26
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I second Cristina; how do you guys keep so up to date? I’m in my second month of my fashion design course and trying to keep up is so very hard and is spread across so many sources (including CF!) that it feels I spend more time trying to keep up with everything rather then design.

    Personally, I don’t consider a lot of western BB creams to be a true representation of BB creams as a whole; most don’t have the same properties and are as sheer as a tinted moisteriser.

    The joy of a lot of Korean brands is that BB creams can go reasonably light, so it’s easier to find a match for me. But to some having issues with shade being too light or dark, do note that it’s exceedingly common for BB creams to oxodise within an hour or so to a darker shade so if testing them (if you have the option) put them on your hand and leave them for an hour to check the colour.

  27. 27
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    These are great videos/guides for anyone new to the Asian BB Creams!
    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEuQOLbmiDw
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU30zZhaV0k

  28. 28
    April 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I LOVE BB Cream! I became really curious about it when it started hitting the U.S. big and it became easier for me to purchase it. I’m always on the go, and travel a lot for work, so I love quick and easy multipurpose makeup that helps me look put together but still be on time. :) BB cream is perfect for this and is making my skin look nicer. I use the Garnier BB Cream which comes in two shades, a lighter shade or a darker shade, but it’s very light coverage and blends really well. If anyone is looking for a great brand that won’t empty your pockets and that you can get at the drugstore, I highly recommend it!

  29. 29
    April 4th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    This is so great! I’ve been using Garnier’s for a few months and I LOVE it!

  30. 30
    April 4th, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Wow, I almost flipped when I saw the title of this article. BB Cream… featured in College Fashion?

    Korea is more advanced than us in many things, including cell phones (even their cheap flip phones had video enabled before Apple made a big deal about FaceTime!) and beauty products.

    I never knew that BB cream was invented by a German dermatologist because it’s a mainstay in Korean cosmetics! I found another article here – http://www.squidoo.com/b-b-cream.

    To me, it’s so strange to hear that brands like Garnier are producing BB creams, which almost sounds like a Korean word to me, due to its association. But I guess I’ll try it out now (it was only a matter of time, right?), and I’m happy to see that I can buy them from regular stores here – with labels in English that I can read! :)

  31. 31
    April 4th, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for the post on BB Creams, it was definitely helpful!
    My question is, if BB Creams “moisture,” would it be a bad choice for oily-skinned people to use? I would like to try out BB Creams due to it’s popularity, but I don’t want to shell out my money if it may cause breakouts for oily-skinned people.

    Thank you!

  32. 32
    April 4th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I was about to write to say “this sounds like a scam” but after hearing everyone else’s stories….I’m a little intrigued! I might get the Clinique one (if it’s available in the UK!)

  33. 33
    April 4th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    “rather than the polished, porcelain doll look that the Asian brands tend to go for.”

    Oh how I wish I could get this with US BB creams. Maybe I can achieve it with multiple coats.

  34. 34
    April 4th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    BB Creams are really the way to go for summer make up! Why?
    1) So many Skin goodies (Like SPF and Vitamin C)
    2) They are light like a tinted moisturizer, but they provide more coverage
    3) Using BB Cream actually improves your skin!
    The third trait may seem hard to believe, but I’ve been using Too Faced’s BB Cream for two weeks, and I’ve noticed that my skin tone is more even, stubborn dark spots have faded, and my skin is overall brighter!
    Honest to blog, love this stuff!!

  35. 35
    April 4th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    You could always order one of the Asian brands! It’s a little risky, but it might be worth it.

  36. 36
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I use Garnier Nutrisse BB Cream every day as my daytime moisturizer and foundation. I touch up with some Bare Minerals for extra blemish and dark circle coverage and then set it all with Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. I’ve been doing this for over a month now and I’m definitely a happy camper.
    I chose to try Garnier’s first because its under $15, not something that can be said of other brand’s balms. I like it so much, I’d buy it again when it runs out instead of my original plan, which was to upgrade to one of the more specialty brands.

  37. 37
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Nicole K – Just read your comment. I might add that I have fairly oily skin too, which is why I was a sworn believer of powder products like Bare Minerals. I don’t have much trouble with the Garnier BB. I don’t break out from it and as long as I set it with Mineral Veil, I don’t get too oily over the course of the day.

  38. 38
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:42 am

    My favorite bb cream brand is Kanebo. I’ve tried Kanebo, Innisfree, Sana, Kiss Me, and Skinfood. They’re all good. Japanese BB creams seem to suit my warmer asian skintone better than Koreans ones though, which seem to mesh better with cooler asian skintones (of course, this all varies depending on the brand). BB cream is not just a trend in Asia – it’s normal makeup staple that’s been around for quite a while.

    The author wrote a very holistic and well-rounded article, but I have to disagree with the people that claim BBs like skin treatments. BB cream is makeup, when it comes down to it. It’s not as hydating as regular moisturizers and it’s not as potent as skincare products. BB creams are makeup, but good makeup, with all the healthy antioxidants that US companies could have, and should have, been putting in your foundation years ago.

  39. 39
    April 5th, 2012 at 4:26 am

    im from asia so bb creams have already been out for a while
    i dont agree that asian creams are super thick
    you can get sheer asian bb creams

  40. 40
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I’ve read tons of reviews that say B creams always make dark skintones look “ashy” or pale.

  41. 41
    April 6th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    i got a free original size sample of garnier BB miracle skin perfector at a store here in europe. when i first used it, my boyfriend actually noticed something was different and he wants me to use it all the time now! i will definitely re-buy once this one is empty

  42. 42
    April 6th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I just got my first ever BB cream from Korea – where it is (insanely) very popular: Missha, Signature Formula. I’m very excited to try it!

  43. 43
    April 6th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I just wanted to ask, but since when are brands like Garnier and L’Oreal AMERICAN ? They are both french brands. So please, just talk about occidental brands, because not everything is American in this world.

  44. 44
    April 7th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve tried most of the BB creams (Too Faced, Smashbox, Clinique, Garnier, etc.) By far, my fave is Garnier. It’s a lot thicker than the others, and it feels amazing going on. I have freckles, and the coverage of the Garnier is superior. I gave my Too Faced BB cream away.

    I primed my pores using The Porefessional and then applied the BB. I dotted on concealer under my eyes on top of the BB. My skin looked dewy, and all my blemishes were covered. I didn’t get this result with the other brands.

    Another review said it doesn’t have SPF, but that’s incorrect. It is SPF 15. Hope this helps!

  45. 45
    April 7th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I’ve been hearing a lot about these, but haven’t given them a try. I’m not willing to give up my usual moisturizer though, so I doubt I’ll be splurging.

  46. 46
    April 8th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    i love bb creams! it’s been my makeup staple for years! here’s a tip: i found that japanese bb creams tend to have yellow undertone whereas korean ones have pink/ neutral tone to it. plus, japanese ones tend to be lighter in texture.

  47. 47
    April 9th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I use a Korean BBCream from The Face Shop. I love it so much! It gives me coverage super quickly, has 25 SPF and makes my skin super soft.
    I was worried that since the trend in Asia is super clear face, that it would fade my freckles, but I’ve had to problem with that!
    Definitely recommended.

  48. 48
    April 9th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’m so happy to see this article! I bought Too Faced Beauty Balm on a whim a few months ago, and I adore it. I use it as a primer under my foundation, and my skin has noticeably improved. I’ve been acne-free for a few years but still have some scars and dark spots left over as well as large pores and general uneven coloring. The BB has helped with all of those things. I had honestly given up on ever having good skin without foundation, but the balm has changed my perspective.

    It’s definitely not cheap, but a little goes a long way and based on the results I’ve gotten, I think it’s safe to say that I’ll continue to buy it forever. For the first time in my post-puberty life, I actually feel comfortable walking around without foundation. Still not my preference, but when it comes to your skin, any improvement is a big, big deal.

  49. 49
    April 9th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I absolutely love BB Creams! I had originally seen the Garnier commercials and was curious so I went online to do some research. A lot of the feedback was good (only a few people saying it made their skin look oily) so I decided to try it. I love it!

    I’ve always struggled with makeup being too heavy or too light or melting off in the sun and getting that ghost effect in pictures. I tried the cream and it felt really nice. It has a bit of a fruity scent but not overpowering. What I suggest is if you use it you should apply it medium to lightly and let it set for at least 10 minutes before applying anything else. I have mild dark circles under my eyes and dark spots from acne problems in my high school years and the cream completely evened all of this out. I look bright and fresh and my skin feels great. Even after I take it off my skin feels soft and smooth because of the moisturizers.

    Because I’m an African American it is only slightly lighter than my skin tone so I wouldn’t recommend it for those who have even darker skin than mine (I’m an NC-35) but it’s great as an all over primer for my foundation. And for the first time ever my face did not melt! My makeup stayed in place all night even though the whole place was crowded and hot and humid. I think the people who say it makes their skin oily are those whose skin doesn’t require a heavy moisturizer because their skin already produces enough. I have combination skin and my sister has dry skin and it works great for us.

  50. 50
    April 13th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Where can I buy Garnier BB cream? I haven’t seen it in Wal Mart, Target, or any grocery stores near me in Western PA.

  51. 51
    April 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Hey Kaitlin u can actually find it in walmart and target and such but u have to look in the sections whaere the keep the garnier beauty treatments like the under eye circle roller.. its very easy to miss i had the same problem trying to locate it this week.

  52. 52
    April 22nd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I purchased the garnier light/medium skin tone “bb” cream, and I like! I have a olive, light toned skin, leaning towards medium since I live in FL. The color blends great and feels good. I usually did use a moisturizer before purchasing this every morning and every night. I use the bb cream in the morning now, and it does work like a tinted moisturizer. I have only been using it for about a week, but it has not really helped with my acne scarring yet… Overall, it has decent coverage. You might still need to use a concealer with it. I found that it only looks oily when I used with another moisturizer. A light sweep of mineral powder takes care of that easily enough. Since summer’s coming up, give it a try! If you get it at target or walmart, take it back if you don’t like it.

  53. 53
    April 30th, 2012 at 1:03 am

    then what are the pros and cons of BB creams and/or tinted moisturizers?

  54. 54
    May 3rd, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I’m so glad the US is catching on to BB creams!!! They’ve been the best thing I’ve ever found for my skin, but so far the Korean brands work much better for me (and they’re usually much more affordable). I’m a fairly pale Caucasian, but the lightest color usually blends just fine with my skin tone. (^_^)

  55. 55
    May 4th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve looked at many of the American brand BB creams and their ingredients do not match those of the European and Asian brands. Misha and Skin79 are great ones to try. Clinique’s BB cream is a joke. Dr. Jart’s seems to be the only promising one I’ve seen in America.

  56. 56
    May 4th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Also, Garnier’s doesn’t have any of the ingredients a BB cream should. It’s just a tinted moisturizer in essence

  57. 57
    June 14th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Regarding Garnier etc. being American or French product, keep in mind that some brands, like Garnier BB cream, come in European and US version. It goes without saying that the European version of a product is usually the better one ;) The European Garnier BB cream has a different formula that includes European Blueberry, Squalane and Magnesium Sulfate.

  58. 58
    June 19th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Well I’m a Philosophy Girl , so my skin is in great shape, I desided to add this Garnier BB cream light/ medium cause I hate foundation and the tinted foundations are just to oily for me. I used a bare minerals brush to apply this BB cream, WOW is all I can say, like said my skin is in really good contrition and this just made ur a flawless canvas , I do not use a lot of make up, and go without on days that I do not need to put it on, but I find myself applying this everyday cause I live that light flawless look, , hope it’s not going to be one of those products that they stop making after a couple years cause thR fad of BB creams went away , cause this is a keeper, a time saver , and a hey your skin looks amazing what are you using product.

  59. 59
    August 18th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I have been using Garnier BB Cream, my first attempt at BB cream usuage, for just over a week now. My face feels healthy and well moisturized even after washing the BB cream off. It gives my skin a nice dewy look and has been holding up to the summer heat/ sun of living in NC, USA in August. I am hoping that it will lighten some sun spots. Has anyone had any success with it lightening sun spots? I am not 100 % certain, but I think I’ve noticed some slight lightening. I can say atleast I’ve been wearing a moisturizer with SPF protection daily now largely in part due to applying the BB cream/ my makeup being made so quick and effortless.

  60. 60
    August 25th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I know this blog entry is months old, but i just wanted to come here and share my results with BB cream.

    In the latest issue of Allure magazine, there was a free sample for that L’Oreal Youth Code BB cream. I have been dying to try out a BB cream, but the steep prices always kept me at bay, until i got this free sample. I am 17, i have medium/olive toned, semi-oily skin and my acne is so-so. usually just a lot of black heads on my nose and chin, a few white heads here and there, some dark spots, etc.

    I can honestly say i have never been more happy with any beauty product. This BB cream looks so natural. I’ve always had a problem with the skin around my eyes, and ever since I was young the skin there is so thin that you can see big blue veins both above and underneath my eyes. But with this cream, not anymore. I never knew my face could look so lovely.It does a really great job of evening out my skin tone too.

    But….. it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Here’s what potential users should know:
    1. It’s not a miracle cream. Please don’t expect perfection. Some of my blemishes are still visible, but less so.
    2. You definitely should not use this product all by itself. Since i have oily skin, i didn’t apply a moisturizer, and i’m so glad i decided not to. Just minutes after i applied it, it started to look a little too dewy. I recommend applying the BB cream, then dusting your face with a powdered foundation so it won’t melt off during the day.
    3. It’s a little dark. For me this was ideal, because my body is darker than my face, but just make sure you apply a few dabs to your neck and chest, so it blends.

    Overall, i’d recommend this to everyone who has a similar skin type to mine and is looking for that perfect no-makeup makeup look. It so easy to apply, and really cuts down on the time it takes me to apply makeup in the morning. This will definitely become a vital part of my beauty regimen.

  61. 61
    September 9th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Hi all….. hope a bit of information from my experience would help you all. I have been using a foundations for one years and i was satisfied with the looks it gives but at the same time i am worried about my skin because the condition of my skin was getting bad but when i came to korea i found that BB Creams a quite famous among college girls so i tried out Missha first, It was good but it doesn’t stays more than 4 hours on my face than i tried face shop Bb cream power perfection natural beige… wow it worked on my face. It has good coverage and stays longer than Missha. But I must tell you that it is very oily if you have oily face you should not buy it. Otherwise for dry and combination skin it is cool….

  62. 62
    September 30th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I went out to buy a BB cream at Wal-Mart last Sunday and I’ve worn it all week. The first day it instantly seemed to be clearing up my face a little, and so did the next few days up untill Tuesday. My acne scars went away but I started to get pimples on my forehead and around my upper lip area..I don’t know if it’s the BB cream or. Because I also wear a powder over. Also I was wondering if you wear it around the house just because, can it cause more pimples or get rid of them?

  63. 63
    February 9th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    BB creams didnt do the job for me. I’ve already tried the maybelline and garnier bb creams, but none of them gave me a good result. The maybelline bb cream had super duper little coverage and left alot of creases in my skin. The garnier, which Ive tried in many skin tones, wasn’t that great either & the same thing happened w/ that one. Although the garnier bb cream has a better consistency, I will not repurchase these products again. Bb creams are a waste of product in my opinion, so save your money ladies!

  64. 64
    February 10th, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Asian BB Creams are just so much better from my experience.

  65. 65
    February 22nd, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I am 54 years old and live in northern Michigan. I tried Garnier BB cream and use it more as a primer. It has SPF 15. I love this stuff! Great silky primer and gives your skin a boost without making you feel oily. (I have combo skin)
    Great product which I have often recommended to my friends! Makeup goes over it beautifully

  66. 66
    March 13th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I recently bought Garnier’s oil-free BB cream with perlite. I like the light texture and moisturizing benefits, as well as the broad spectrum SPF. But even the lightest shade (light/medium) was way too dark for my fair Irish skin and seemed to have a yellowish undertone that does not flatter me at all. Ive had to mix some white colored moisturizers into the BB cream just to make it light enough for me to wear, but this of course takes away some of the oil fighting benefits of the BB cream. *sigh. Hears hoping the color work out once summer’s here and it’s time to whip out the self-tanner.

  67. 67
    April 2nd, 2014 at 7:47 am

    BB cream should not be used to replace the vital skin care steps! (moisturizing and sunscreen)
    BB cream only serve as a replacement of foundation and concealer as well as giving some ADDITIONAL sunscreen protection and hydration.
    Treat BB cream as make up. At the end you still need to clean your face thoroughly.

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