Since BB creams started to take over the beauty scene a few years ago, we’ve been on the hunt for the best products available. Originating in Asia, BB stands for beauty balm and is considered a “miracle” product. Essentially, one tube of BB cream will replace three other beauty products that you use daily: foundation, sunscreen and moisturizer. But what most of us really love about BB creams are that they eliminate the need for makeup sponges or brushes as they perfectly blend into the skin without leaving streaks and lines with just your fingertips.
Here are the best BB creams that are rated tops with reviewers and will leave you with healthy-looking, glowing skin.
1. Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35
With over 170 reviews on Nordstrom.com, this BB cream gives you the perfect light coverage leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Reviewers also loved that it comes in many skin color options so you can find a shade that perfectly blends in with your skin tone.
2. Tarte BB Tinted Treatment SPF 30
Tops with reviewers on Ulta.com, this BB cream provides the perfect all day coverage and gives you a natural, no-makeup look. The cream is easily blended and promises to provide flawless coverage for 12 hours.
3. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30
Chock-full of antioxidants, this cream offers the best foundation-like coverage while also protecting from future damage. Reviewers mention that it’s great for oily skin as well as normal skin.
4. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
One of the first BB creams to hit the mainstream market, Smashbox has long been a favorite with reviewers. Users love that it gives flawless foundation-like coverage without feeling heavy on the face. Cons say that people with dry skin may want to moisturize skin before applying — not such a bad trade for perfect-looking skin, right?
5. L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
If you’re a drugstore cosmetic shopper, this BB cream is tops at Target with reviewers. Costing less than $10, it will give you light coverage and magically blends into the skin. The product starts off as tiny beads that when pressure is applied, become a cream that can be smoothed into the skin.
6. Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
If you’re a Sephora shopper, this beauty balm is tops for its ability to blend in well with darker skin tones. Coming in only three shades — light, medium and dark — the cream perfectly blends evenly and provides flawless, light coverage while hydrating skin.