Best BB Creams: Top Recommendations and Reviews 2016-2017

BB creams, also known as beauty balm creams, like CC creams, are all-in-one beauty products designed to offer coverage and priming. Ideal for anyone who wants a beautiful, even complexion but doesn’t want to worry about putting on layer after layer of makeup, BB creams are a quick and functional solution that fit perfectly into busy lifestyles.


Unfortunately, it can be hard to sift through the dozens of products out there to find the one that works for you!


Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 BB creams for 2016-2017.


The 10 Best BB Creams for 2016-2017


If you’re looking for a BB cream, one of these unique products may be the perfect match for you.

  1. Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creame SPF 35


The perfect fit for oily skin, this BB cream is made to downplay shine while also providing non-greasy moisture. Ideal for anyone with acne-prone skin, the BB cream doesn’t mat up on skin and, instead, spreads and blends evenly to provide a youthful, radiant glow.


What’s more, it contains skin-protecting antioxidants to keep your skin healthy without sacrificing coverage or functionality. The only downside is that it may be too heavy for some people, and those with normal skin may prefer an option with a lighter texture.

  1. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15


Designed to cater to the needs of dry skin, this BB cream contains Vitamin C to smooth, enhance, and coat the skin, along with powerful moisturizing components to leave even the most dehydrated skin feeling happy and quenched.


Packed with hyaluronic acid and glycerin, this formula will be far too heavy for oily skin tones, who would be better off with a BB cream formulated specifically for acne-prone faces. For everyone else, though, this BB cream does a nice job of hiding imperfections and providing an even tone.

  1. Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB Beauty Balm with SPF 25


With powerful SPF 25, this BB cream is the all-in-one formula for anyone who needs a BB cream that caters to the needs of sensitive skin without sacrificing functionality or coverage. A light, silky formula, this goes on smooth and blends in quickly, which makes it ideal for anyone who uses multiple products and can’t afford for one of them to be cakey. Fragrance-free and mineral-based, this is a healthful and natural BB cream designed for everyone. The people who won’t like it, however, are the ones who need heavy coverage, since this formula is quite delicate.


  1. Dr. Brandt Signature Flexitone BB Cream


Designed to bring out the glow in even the dullest skin, Dr. Brandt Signature Flexitone BB Cream features a unique ingredient: pearl powder designed to reflect light and make skin look more radiant right away.


Ideal for most skin tones, this formula blends easily and provides nice, even coverage that helps skin look healthy and youthful. Its one big downfall is that it’s only available in a single color, which likely won’t match dark skin tones.


  1. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30


Ideal for anyone who wants heavier coverage and less of a tinted moisturizer, this BB cream works like a foundation to cover and enhance skin tone and hide imperfections. Ideal for people who want to diminish the appearance of fine lines, plump up the skin, and help makeup stay in place more effectively, this BB cream is the perfect start to your beauty routine. Unfortunately, it’s still not strong enough to replace your concealer, and you’ll need to touch up imperfections on top.


  1. Too Face Tinted BB Cream


Designed to make young, healthy skin look as vibrant as possible; this formula features skin-smoothing agents to enhance your complexion and light-coverage to hide dark spots and scars. What’s more, the formula includes Vitamin A, which helps to even out skin tone and get rid of wrinkles and red spots. The unfortunate part about this BB cream is that it has a very specific audience, and it won’t work well for anyone who needs heavier coverage or has older skin.


  1. Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm


Specially formulated for mature skin, this unique BB cream helps to reduce the depth and appearance of wrinkles, and smooth out fine lines, without making a face look cakey. Designed to smooth, protect, and enhance the skin, this unique BB cream is a functional, all-in-one compound designed for anyone who simply doesn’t have the time to waste on various products. Unfortunately, it can be a bit dense when used too heavily, and some people find the texture unappealing.


  1. Dr. Jart Premium Blemish Base With SPF 45


Packed with compounds like Vitamin C, licorice, and Soy, this BB cream helps to reduce discoloration and make the skin look smoother and healthier. What’s more, its unique compound also improves cell turnover rate and can help the skin get and stay healthier over time.


  1. Laneige BB Cushion


A bit different from other BB creams in that it comes in a cushion, this one is designed to offer powerful coverage and a flawless finish. Thanks to the cushion applicator, this BB cream is easy to build and will work well for anyone who wants to hide imperfections and enhance skin tone. While it’s ideal for people who want heavy coverage, it may be too dense for those who prefer a simple tinted moisturizer.


  1. Physicians Formula Super BB All-in1-Beauty Balm Cream


Inexpensive, ideal for various skin tones, and easy to apply, this is the darling of BB creams. Complete with a natural finish and a pleasing luminous finish, this BB cream is ideal for anyone who wants a camera-ready finish without all of the heaviness and caking of other creams. While it won’t work for anyone with heavy scarring on the face or deep imperfections, it’s ideal for people with healthy-looking skin who just want some simple coverage.


Concealer, lotion, SPF, and primer all in one, BB creams are ultra-functional beauty products designed to cater to your busy life, and any of these top ten picks promises to provide outstanding results.


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