BB creams have been all the rage in Asia in the past, but have now come to the U.S. to offer us flawless skin coverage. BB creams can stand for "beauty balm" or "blemish balm", but what they really are is lightweight skin perfectors with a slight tint. They are a little harder working than your typical tinted moisturizer in that they have SPF and mask imperfections, while still being lightweight. These creams minimize (or even eliminate) the need for heavy concealers and foundations.
The following Sephora exclusives are some of the best BB Creams that I've tried recently (I've left out a brand or 2 that I did NOT enjoy so much), and they will run you just under $40.
Dr Jart Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 ($39)-
Dr Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 ($32)-
Boscia BB Cream SPF 27 ($38)-
As someone who doesn't really wear heavy foundations, these creams are a dream come true. They are all I need to wear in the morning to moisturize, smooth out any imperfections, and protect me against the elements.
Even better? This week at Sephora, Beauty Insiders can get a deluxe sample of one of these creams with any $25 purchase. So essentially you could buy one and then get a free mini to carry in your purse with you! Just enter BBCREAM at checkout.
Thanks to Boscia and Dr. Jart for sending me samples of these products to test.