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Monday
Oct292012

Makeup Wars: My Favorite BB Cream.

BB Cream is probably the biggest type of launch that hit the US market over the last year or so. All of us girls in the Makeup Wars have tried our share of BB Creams and we are here to each share our favorites this week.


 

I've tried plenty of BB Creams this last year. Take a look at a few I've tried:

Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm

L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

3LAB Perfect BB SPF 40 Cream

L’Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

So, which is my favorite? That is a tough one. While I like the BB Cream in theory, I have had a really hard time of getting one that meets what I want as far as coverage, plus skin care benefits. If I were judging this by consistency, feel and skin care benefits that I saw, I would rate the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm as my favorite. It was everything I expected from a BB cream, except it is too light for my skin about 90% of the year. I can't wear it. That's why I am choosing the BB Cream that I wear most as my favorite. I choose this for color, coverage, skin protection and benefits. My favorite? Bobbi Brown Cream SPF 35.

Bobbi’s new BB Cream is a skin care/makeup hybrid that combines moisturizer, treatment, SPF and foundation all-in-one. Plus, this unique skin tone correct formula leaves skin looking flawless and perfectly natural. Over time it provides long-term benefits too. Skin is brighter, more even; fine lines are diminished; redness is reduced and pores are minimized. The SPF boosts the formula with daily protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays and environmental hazards, which is extremely important for daily wear. It has a mid-range price point of $42.00, and that's for 1.35 oz..

The formula feels a bit thick at first, so I like to spread it on the back of my hand to warm it up. As soon as I apply it though, it feels very light and blends really easily with my fingers. If I want more coverage in a certain area, I just dot on a bit more and blend away; it does so seamlessly. The look is smooth and very natural. It's not a full on foundation look. It is more of a natural weekend makeup look. I can just apply this, some bronzer, mascara, gloss and be good to go. I am using the shade Medium and it is a great match for my NC30 skin tone.

Check out the BB Creams faves from my Makeup Wars friends.

 

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Reader Comments (21)

Bobbi Brown is my favorite in the US market. I still love a couple of the Japanese and Korean brands more though (Miisha and Skin79)!
I have not tried any of the Asian brands, Carleen. I really need to branch out and give some a try. I am very interested in the Skin79 creams you wrote about.
Bobbi Brown is one of my faves too! I reach for it the most often
I saw that Brooke. It's a good one!
BB creams are life savers when it comes to simple make-ups or when you're in a rush. Not only that they are life savers, they tend to be used more on a daily basis where results are exceptional as a make-up or foundation. Most importantly, BB creams are targeting different trouble areas such as acne, anti-aging/wrinkle, whitening, etc. so its always good to have this around. Aside from Miisha and Skin79, Etude House and Skin Food are excellent choices for BB creams too!
I've heard really good things about the Dr. Jart. I think a lot of the American ones you've tried are just rebranded tinted moisturizers. The Bobbi Brown one looks good.
I love that BB Cream from Bobbi too. Checking out the other suggestions now too. I used the Bobbi Brown one all summer.
Phyrra - The Dr. Jart+ one is nice and more like a BB cream than any of the others.
Katie - Glad to hear you are a fan. I hope you find a few more to try.
Hmmm, Bobbi Brown seems to getting some love from a lot of people--must try it!
I still haven't tried the Bobbi Brown BB Cream! Will have to check it out the next time I'm at a counter. I like that there's a little less sunscreen than the Dr. Jart--prob. wears a little better.
I haven't found many US BB Creams that are that great, but this one looks wonderful! Definitely will check it out next time I am at the Bobbi Brown counter!
By the time BB came out with hers I had a big collection. Next summer though I'll probably be ready to try new ones. I want to see about the BB now that I know it's a favorite in Makeup Wars. I also want to see what Dior does with theirs.
Nice round up of BB Creams. I still can't decide which one I should finally try first!
This one sounds nice! I will have to check it out!
Yes, Cindy - you must try this BB from BB.
Nancy - were have you been? Ha, ha! Being the fan of Bobbi that you are, you have to pick it up and give it a try.
Jessika, give it a try. I agree it is not at all like what an Asian BB cream is supposed to be, but this one is more than a glorified tinted moisturizer.
You need to at least swatch this at the counter, Marcia to feel the difference I have two Dior BB Creams (I think there are only two of them right now), and I don't like either of them, honestly.
It is very hard to decide, isn't it Cheryl. I hope we helped a bit... Good luck!
It's very nice, Pammy. Let me know if you check it out and how you like it.

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