As one of the more commonly known categories, BB creams have been around for some time. Although their standing as a must-have has dramatically evolved and reached cult status.
BB cream simply stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm and acts as not only a foundation but as a moisturiser and primer. This combination of qualities means that while providing coverage, the cream also helps with skin hydration and achieving an even tone appearance.
The best part of wearing a BB cream is that you also don’t get to the end of the day and feel like your skin is desperate for some fresh air. Making it the perfect day-to-day product for your make-up cabinet.
To get you started, we have to agree with the beauty enthusiasts of the media and digital world and suggest the La Roche-Posay Uvidea Tinted UV Protection BB Cream. Not only does this product help with smoothing complexion and covering blemishes, but it also has SPF (a day-to-day must).
Clinique has also done it again with its Dramatically Different Moisturising BB-gel. So go on, be dramatic and break-up with your foundation and say hello to an all-new fresh glow.
We now know what a BB cream is, but what is a CC cream? Is it the same but just with a different name? Or, is it completely different? Don’t worry, you are not alone when it comes to not knowing the difference.
CC cream simply stands for Colour Correcting and is used for covering redness, hiding and treating acne, concealing dark spots, and helping to add radiance to dull skin.
It is also more lightweight than its counterpart, which makes it perfect for those really hot summer days and for people with oily skin. We also totally love it for its clever formulations which boast of vitamins and antioxidants.
When finding the must-have CC cream for you, we couldn’t look past the award-winning cult classic IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF50. Bursting with hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients, the product has you well and truly covered through all the years.
For those of us who associate the colour green with being a true colour corrector shade, then the trending Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment has your name written all over it. Don’t worry though, it has been tried, tested, and loved, and steers clear of leaving you with an all-over green tinge.
Tinted Moisturisers and Sunscreens
We have all been told time and time again of the importance of moisturising and applying sunscreen day in, day out. No matter the season. If you forgot the memo, please note this down as a must (seriously!).
Sometimes though it feels like we are constantly stuck looking at ourselves in the mirror, applying so many layers of so many different products. Frankly, it can be time-consuming and border on exhausting.
But, fear not because those days are over and it is all thanks to the likes of these trusty tinted moisturisers and sunscreens which help you skip a couple of steps.
While they don’t always have the benefits that come with BB and CC creams, tinted moisturisers and sunscreens definitely have a place in your beauty bag. They are also amazing if you are starting out and want a barely-there look.
Two trending products, from brands that are overtaking the TikTok world, are Fenty Beauty’s Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint Foundation and Huda Beauty’s GloWish Multi Dew Skin Tint. Hint: they do exactly what their names say they will.
A good note to also remember is that while a BB cream may border on more of a makeup look due to more coverage, tinted moisturisers and sunscreens are typically for if you want that no makeup look. If you know, you know.