The 5 best BB Creams

If you're not using BB cream, you are seriously missing out on some gorgeous, lightweight coverage.  Since I introduced BB cream into my life, my liquid foundation has been sitting in my make-up bag crying for some attention.  I love how my skin feels lighter and fresher and just looks better.

BB cream is an all-in-one miracle worker (read: tinted moisturizer) for your face.  With one product you get the moisturizing, priming, concealing and sunblocking powers of 4 different products in one bottle.

Just apply some concealer to areas that need extra coverage, stipple on some BB cream and you'll be ready to head out the door.  BB cream gives you an even skin tone and great coverage without the cakey feeling and dryness we often associate with liquid foundation.

My Top 5 Picks

For oily skin

Estée Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme, $45.  If you have oily skin this one is great, it gives your skin a nice dewy glow while absorbing the excess oil.

For dry skin

Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup

Too Faced’s Tinted BB Cream, $34.  Oil free, Too Faced's cream has a creamy texture that moisturizes and conceals.

Great for summer

Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with SPF 30

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 Illuminating Beauty Balm, $38.  I love the sun kissed glow you get from this BB.  With great coverage, this one is great for getting that bronzed, beachy make-up look.

On a budget

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector, $12.  This BB cream does a pretty solid job, but I find that I need some more concealer to get the amount of coverage I'm happiest with.

My favourite


Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, $39.   This BB offers everything I look for in a tinted moisturizer: shine-reducing coverage that blends seamlessly into my skin and last all day long.



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