Probably the biggest beauty trend of the past year was the introduction of BB Creams and just as we were figuring out what a BB Cream was, enter … the CC Cream and a lot of confusion. But in all honesty women that The Makeup Examiner has spoken with are still unclear as to what a BB Cream is. So here is a very simple explanation of what both products are.
BB Creams, referred to as both Blemish Balm and Beauty Balm, have been popular products on the Asian skincare market for years. BB Creams are very similar to tinted moisturizers, but are made to moisturize, prime, reduce shine, protect and cover minor imperfections. CC Creams (Color or Corrective Cream) contain all of the benefits of BB Creams, but go a step further will the promise of correcting skin issues such as acne or dark spots. Although in my research, I found a multitude of BB Creams that help with acne.
The bottom line between the two products, if you have generally normal skin then you should easily be satisfied with the results of BB Cream. But if you are looking to correct your complexion, try a CC Cream. Of course never one to be satisfied with what I’m told about a product, The Makeup Examiner gathered up BB Creams (and guinea pigs) from prestige to mass and put some top BB Creams to the test. Check out the gallery list and hopefully, you can find one that fits your budget. And check back for a CC Cream review!
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