With multi-tasking being a common occurrence in our lives, it only makes sense that our makeup routine should include concealers that multitask, too. While some brands may change the words for the acronym “BB” or “CC”, the general rule of thumb is that BB cream is a Blemish Balm and CC is a Color Corrector. BB creams have primer, serum, moisturizer, foundation and some SPF for sun protection to use for light coverage on the face. CC creams contain the same properties as BB but are heavier, used to correct dark spots and wrinkles that BB cream cannot cover. CC creams also offer more SPF to protect skin from aging.
Since both BB creams and CC creams are multitasks, it is important to prioritize what you need most to get the best possible product and reap the other benefits that the product offers. Here we offer our 5 favorite products, organized by their best feature.
Conquering Dryness: Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant BB Crème SPF 35
Anti-Aging: Olay Total Effects 7 CC Cream
Sun Protection: Dior Diorsnow UV Shield BB Crème SPF 50
Evening Out Skin Tone: Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream
Illuminating Skin: Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream