BB Creams: Hit or Miss?

Friday, 25 July 2014

Hey Everyone,

Summer has well and truly arrived, which means many of us will be trading in the full coverage foundations for lighter, natural looking dewy skin. 

Having a tanned complexion can make it quite difficult to find a BB cream to suit my skin tone, as I find with most BB creams there just isn't enough yellow undertones or the shade is way too light.

I have been through trial and error trying different BB creams throughout the years. I still haven't found one that matches my skin tone exactly, but there are 1 or 2 BB creams out there that I have been loving.

Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination skin SPF 20

This BB cream is amazing for those with oily skin like myself! It controls oil so well and has pretty decent coverage. The only thing about this is it doesn't come in many shades, I even find the medium/deep shade to be a little too light for my NC42 skin, but I make it work with extra bronzer.

Missha BB Cream SPF 42

This cream is my favourite BB cream so far, it gives a decent coverage and lasts ages. I got the shade #27 honey beige which again, is a little light for me - but I found this shade had more golden/olive undertones than #31 Golden beige, which is a little strange considering the shade name! With this, I find it goes a little darker to blend into your skin tone, so it isn't too bad after an hour or so.

Maybelline BB Cream SPF 30

I have this BB cream in dark, and this is a little too dark for me. It has a lot of warm undertones but I feel like it looks too orange on me. The coverage is okay and it has a natural matte finish, but it doesn't last that long at all on my complexion.

Those are all the BB creams I have tried so far. If any of you have recommendations please leave them in the comments below! Thank you for reading.


  1. I love the Clinique BB cream, feels so light on my skin.


  2. I love the Garnier one, I use it all the time! xx


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