I've tried just about every BB and some CC creams on the market. From drug store brands to luxury brands (thanks to department store and Sephora samples), I've made the rounds. As a rosacea suffer, I quickly became a fan of BB and CC creams for their light, overall coverage which was a lot less cakey than foundation. By using an effective coverage cream, I no longer have the need for foundation.
I'm not one to sing the praises of luxury brand cosmetics, but there is a BIG difference between a drug store brand BB or CC cream and the high end choices. I would definitely recommend going more towards the $20+ price range for a great BB or CC cream.
After trying out countless brands over the years, I've finally settled on 3 favorites.
1. I discovered Dr. Jart BB Cream this month in my Birchbox. I had never heard of the brand and was iffy about trying it as I already had 2 favorites. But one morning I was in a hurry and the small sample tube of Dr. Jart was lying on the bathroom vanity. So, I grabbed it and quickly applied it. I was literally amazed by how well this concealed my redness and looked natural. Plus, it's a pore minimizer too!!
2. I've been using Boscia BB Cream for about 18 months. I discovered it after being given a few samples at Sephora. In addition to offering phenomenal coverage, this BB cream moisturizes like no other. When I use this BB cream, I often skip my usual moisturizer. A dime size dab is enough coverage for my face, which makes this tube last a long time.
3. Again, I have Birchbox to thank for introducing me to another great brand. I received a sample of Supergoop! CC Cream a few months ago and was anxious to try it as I hadn't really stepped into the CC cream arena just yet. CC creams focus a bit more on color correcting rather than moisturizing and lightening. Supergoop! covered my ruddiness without making me look like a stage actress. I still have to use moisturizer prior to applying this cream, but the the fact that my redness and sometimes blotchy skin were completed covered is worth it.
Be sure to stop by #BeautyBuzz to check out more great beauty finds and product reviews. This week Janise from Mama In Heels is hosting. Don't miss her review of KeraFiber hair products!
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