12 Best Drugstore BB Creams | BB Cream Guide
Walking around Sephora can be pretty dangerous for our wallets. Soon enough your basket is full and you can’t quite believe your ears when you hear the total. You don’t need to be a spendthrift to buy makeup. If you’re looking for good and affordable BB cream, just watch and learn as we show you our must-have best drugstore BB Creams…
1What Is BB Cream?
Did you know that BB is short for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm? The BB Cream was created to by a German dermatologist who wanted to cover up the face, all whilst giving a natural look, after laser surgery. Soon enough, this miracle product became big in Asia, and was used by everyone, not just those who had had surgery. The US and then Europe followed suit in 2011 before our favorite makeup brands released their own to compete in the makeup industry. Picture your 5 favorite products all thrown into one tube – it’s hard to believe, isn’t it? It will shorten the time you spend in front of your bathroom mirror, so your family will probably love it too! Prices can very from $6 to $100 but just looking at a $60 BB Cream can make you shiver. Why should you spend all that money? You needn’t worry though, our favorite drugstore brands have created their own BB Creams so you don’t have to splash the cash!
2How Do I Use It?
It all depends on whether you want to wear the BB Cream on its own, or as a base. Using it as a base is a great idea for easier foundation application, as it corrects perfections and smoothens and preps your skin for the next layer. You won’t need much foundation either as you will have some coverage from your base. Think of it as a tinted moisturizer – it works well on its own or teamed up with your favorite essentials.
Here is how to apply a BB Cream:
1) Squeeze a bit onto the back of your hand. Not too much – with these products, a little tends to go a long way!
2) Using your fingers, apply 5 dots of it to various parts of your face – your forehead, nose, two cheeks and chin before gently patting the cream into your skin or blending it from the nose outward. Don’t miss your eyes!
3Burt’s Bees BB Cream With Noni Extract
Makeup addicts can’t get enough of this product! It has natural ingredients so it is soft on the skin and won’t give you any breakouts – even with a layer of foundation over the top. A little goes a long way with this cream, so a small tube will last you a loooong time – worth those $15! It moisturizes your skin and has SPF 15 protection for those girls who like to go bare and wear it on its own – is there much more we can ask for?
4Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream
Clinique is on the pricier end of drugstore products, but this may well be worth the investment. At SPF 40, you can’t argue that this is a miracle product. As well as providing you with flawless skin, it protects your skin from the sun’s rays, making it the ideal summer product. For girls who suffer from acne problems, this will also helps cover up and smooth over those pesky breakouts. Get ready for radiant skin in a flash!
5CoverGirl Smoothers Lightweight BB Cream
Did you think it was possible for a product to do TEN things at once? Well that’s what CoverGirl say their BB Cream can do! Their product just slides on for a barely-there look, yet has brilliant pigmentation, with true-to-life colors. This is a go-to product for many cosmetics fans out there – it even evens out your skin tone for a flawless look. Your skin won’t thank you enough for this treat!
6e.l.f BB Cream
Our jaws dropped when we saw the price. Who would have thought this would only ost $4? In a wide range of tones made for all skin types, e.l.f really have it all worked out with their BB Cream. It perfects your skin, moisturizes it, and protects it with SPF 20. Plus e.l.f products are cruelty-free, so you can feel good in more ways than one!
7Garnier SkinActive Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
Garnier have really given us the most amazing product! It covers up redness without being heavy coverage, and looks super natural. It blends perfectly and gives you an all-round even look. It contains Vitamin C to nourish your skin, it is truly amazing! It is lightweight yet lasts all day long too, so you don’t have to carry it with you for top ups! Even without primer, it stays on! The pigmentation is amazing yet true to life, you are bound to find your skin match.
8L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
What doesn’t this product do? We are being totally serious! It perfects your skin and moisturizes it, hides all those dreaded imperfections and gives you only the best coverage without that cringey foundation line (don’t you hate it when that happens?! It is hard-wearing and lasts all day long, but isn’t too heavy on your skin. Go light-handed on this product because a little can go a long way. Once you use this product you never go back!
9La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream
La Roche-Posay products are made by dermatologists, making sure your skin is made up and still well cared for. It is ideal for sensitive skin as it is lightweight and soft. It is also the perfect tinted moisturizer for girls on the go. Expect a natural, healthy glow from this product thanks to the BB pigments that just melt into your skin. You will be looking radiant with just a quick application!
10Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream
This product literally IS the DREAM! Wave goodbye to your blemishes and say hello to radiant skin! As well as clearing up acne, it is soft on the skin and lightweight, you won’t even feel that you have any on. It is easy to apply and blends so well, so again, a little will go a long way here. Plus, at $9 a tube, this is an absolute bargain! Whether you want to use it on your travels, or just as part of your everyday makeup routine, you will never let this baby go!
11Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector
This BB Cream works to give you younger, flawless looking skin. It also protects it with an SPF of 20 – amazing, right? This is great for those #nomakeup moments! This lasts all day, even the hottest of weather, so we would highly recommend this for summer. There are a wide range of pigmented colors too to make sure you get your perfect match!
12NYX Cosmetics BB Cream
No one loves NYX more than us! NYX have given us some amazing designer dupes, and some unbelievable quality, and their BB Cream is no exception. It is hardly surprising when you realize they are part of L’Oréal. Their BB Cream will give you a natural look, and it will moisturize and nourish the skin. This will be your savior for those stressful times where those breakouts just take advantage, just apply and watch it blur them all away! It is so natural that even some men have bought it to clear up their complexion!
13Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream
The Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream is lightweight yet effective. The name pretty much says it all – this BB Cream will be photo proof. No more spots making a break for out under your makeup! It is perfect for every day use if you’re looking for a medium to light coverage – if natural is what you are all about, then you will just have to get this! With SPF 30, it’s undeniably great value for money!
14Rimmel London BB Cream
Rimmel London BB Cream brings moisture, perfection, concealer and foundation all into one for this wonder cream. It is so easy to apply, you can even use your fingers! If you are all about that girl-next-door look, then Rimmel London’s BB Cream is the ideal base for your everyday makeup and skincare routine, as it does both jobs incredibly well! It works well on all skin types too – if you suffer from oily skin, this won’t make the situation worse, quite the opposite!