It takes a lot of effort to look effortless.

Today I will be talking about the difference between BB and CC creams, and which one is right for you. Both of these lightweight formulas are perfect for girls-on-the-go who want a flawless complexion, without the heaviness of traditional foundation.

What are the differences between the two? For starters, a BB cream provides light coverage with added skin care benefits like antioxidants and SPF. CC cream, or “color correcting” cream, primarily addresses issues like redness or sallowness usually with light-diffusing particles.  Here is my list of the top performers for BB and CC creams and who they are made for:

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50

Your Focus – Sun Protection

This CC Cream is one of the highest rated products on my list. It is creamy and lightweight and the application is super quick and easy because it comes with a pump. A little bit goes a long way, and it does a fabulous job of giving you a subtle glow while allowing your natural skin to show through.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

Your Focus – Dryness

This 3 time “Allure Best of Beauty” winner has a cult following and for good reason! This creamy gel formula is antioxidant rich and evens out your skin tone while hydrating with an SPF 30. It has a beautiful, natural looking finish and wears well throughout the day with no touch-ups necessary.


Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting BB Cream

Your Focus – Blotchiness/Dullness

If the previous formulas feel too sheer, look no further than this fuller coverage BB Cream. Kiehl’s has always been on the forefront of skin technology and with this BB cream it really shows.This formula offers skin brightening benefits, (with a healthy dose of vitamin C), and an SPF 50. It also has a buildable finish which makes it really versatile depending on the look you are going for.

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