|Clinique's BB Cream, $37|
In case you're not in the know, BB creams (the BB stands for Blemish Balm) have been used in Asia for a while now. BBs provide a light amount of coverage and include good-for-you ingredients that supposedly protect and repair your skin. BB creams are now flooding the US market, and can be used as either a primer or a foundation. They typically have a higher level of SPF protection than normal foundations, and they also have a shimmery quality to them.
|BB Cream by Bosica, $38|
I played with the BB cream at the Clinique counter, and it seemed light but heavy at the same time. I know...that makes no sense. Let me rephrase it: I think a little goes a long way in providing a light amount of coverage. The translucent quality of the product is intriguing. I am not a fan of sparkly makeup, so I wonder if the shimmer of BB creams would be too much for me. I was told that Clinique's BB cream, though shimmery, doesn't promote shine, but I'd need to give it a test ride before I agreed with that statement.
BB creams are interesting...and there are tons on the market to pick from. I just booked another trip to Hawaii in April, and I might grab a tube of BB cream to take with me. I don't like to wear a lot of makeup when I'm on vacation, and I think BB cream may give me a lot of what I want when traveling: SPF protection, a little coverage, and only one tube to pack. If I go this route, I'll let you know what I think.
|Smashbox BB Cream, $39|
Have you tried BB cream yet? Let me know what you used and what you thought!