I have been blogging about and using BB creams for a couple of years now. They’ve been the secret of Asian women for years, but only this season are we seeing BB cream mania hit the US. And it’s hit hard! Doesn’t it seem to be everywhere now? Here are the best BB creams in the market, in different price ranges and consistencies:
1. Maybelline, $8.99:
This is the best frugal BB cream I’ve tried in the $9 range. It’s a bit watery, so expect the coverage to be sheer. And you need extra blending to get a smooth look, but it’s oil-free and packs SPF30. The verdict: this is great for younger beauty snobs or those with oily skin. At Drugstore.com.
2. Bobbi Brown, $42:
I first bought Bobbi’s cream two years ago at the airport in Taipei! (Yes, Bobbi was holding out on us Americans. The Asians had it first!). Creamy and easily applied (apply with fingers, then dab extra around eye area and cheek bones for an added glow), it gives you medium coverage, which is what I prefer during the day. It brings an amazing luminosity to the skin, and I love the fact that there are 5 different shades to choose from. This is the perfect blend of foundation, sunscreen, and wrinkle-fighting ingredients. At Bobbi Brown.
3. Le Métier de Beauté, $125:
Though not technically called a BB cream, it functions exactly like one. I’ve been using this for 2-3 years now. Offering light to medium coverage, I like to layer for heavier coverage. It contains retinoid for anti-aging benefits, as well as SPF18, and best of all, it feels utterly weightless on the skin. At Neiman Marcus.