BB creams have been around for quite some time now and people are still trying to figure out what's the big whoop de doo. I'm fortunate enough to work in an industry where I can try first and buy later if I love it. BB creams, also known as Beauty Balms, are a definite must have in your makeup kit. It serves as an all-in-one providing moisture, sunblock, light coverage and helps to diminish the appearance of blemishes.
BB Creams have been huge in the Asian market since 1985 and was introduced to the Western market in 2012 by brands such as Boscia, Smashbox, Clinique and Estee Lauder. Since its big debut it has become the beauty must have, especially for those women who are trying to achieve a flawless natural look. At this point you're probably thinking "where do I begin?" and it's OK. Here are two brands that are a must try and have given me every reason to rave about it.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
This BB cream is an all-in-one product. It protects, primes, hydrates and controls oil while giving you a flawless finish. This BB cream is great for the beauty lover on the run. It can be applied with your fingers and blends easily. It comes in eight different shades ranging from dark to light and every shade in between. In addition, it provides great skincare benefits by reducing fine lines and wrinkles in four weeks.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
This BB is an absolute miracle worker. While some beauty balms come in different shades, this one is a universal. Naked Skin Beauty Balm delivers anti-aging benefits while blurring out any imperfections. It reduces the appearance of pores, redness, fine lines and wrinkles while improving the overall firmness of your skin in eight weeks. The application is easy, and like most beauty balms can be applied with your fingers. This beauty balm will have you addicted after the first application.