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BB cream

BB cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base, beblesh balm, and in Western markets, beauty balm.

Compared to a tinted cream, which would be just a cream with a very light tint, BB Cream is a foundation, moisturizer, and sunblock skincare product.

The CC cream came later on and describes a Color Correction cream. A CC cream has all the benefits of a BB cream but with the specific feature of homogenizing the coloration of the skin, by correcting the complexion concerns such as redness or dullness. [2]

What became BB cream was originally formulated in the 1960s in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to protect her patients’ skin after facial peels and surgery. [1] [3]

BB creams come in a variety of different formulations. [1] Because Korean companies focused initially on the Korean and East Asian markets, they are offered in a limited number of hues. Instead of offering multiple shades for different skin colors, most formulae are designed to oxidize to match the user’s skin tone. [4] The skin-whitening properties of the cream as sold in the Asian market are an important element in its popularity. [5]

The cream is promoted as a multi-tasker and all-in-one treatment, but Korean women mostly use it as an alternative to foundation, particularly those with Western formulations that tend to be too heavy for their tastes. The coverage is often mineral-based, and is intended to both cover and treat blemishes such as acne, sun spots, and age spots. It also has anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, and soothing effects. Several contain hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C.

BB creams make up 13 percent of the cosmetics market in South Korea. Some Korean brands also offer BB creams for men. [6] Notable Korean brands include Etude House, Missha, Nature Republic, Skin Food, Sulhwasoo, and The Face Shop.

Western cosmetics companies began to launch BB creams in the Western market in 2012, though some of these creams have been criticized for lacking the skin-caring functions that BB creams normally have, and for being no more than tinted moisturizer. [ citation needed ] Early arrivals included Boscia, Clinique, Dior, Estee Lauder, Garnier, Marcelle, Maybelline, Revlon and Smashbox. [7] Lab Series makes a BB cream for men. [8] Certain BB creams have been tailored for Western markets: Estee Lauder, for example, has not included the whitening properties in their formulation for North America. [9]

BB creams advertised as cruelty-free include Smashbox (owned by Estee Lauder) and The Body Shop (owned by L’Oreal). [10] The definition of «cruelty-free» varies. The Body Shop BB cream is certified by the Leaping Bunny Program, which means, according to the certification process, that no new animal testing has been used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or the suppliers of its ingredients. [11] As of May 2013, Amore Pacific, which has as its subsidiaries Etude House and Laneige, has ended animal testing on all ingredients and cosmetics. [12]

Products certified as cruelty-free may still contain animal products and may not be suitable for vegans. Vegan BB creams include the Superdrug own brand BB cream, [13] BB cream souffles from Haut Cosmetics, 100% Pure Cosmetics, Multi-Mineral BB Cream from Pacifica, [14] and the Evenly Radiant BB Creme from Dermae. [15]

BB cream
BB cream stands for blemish balm , blemish base , beblesh balm , and in Western markets, beauty balm . Compared to a tinted cream, which would be just a cream with a very light tint,

My Favorite BB Cream, EVER!

By Huda Heidi Kattan

I know this isn’t out yet, but I am IN LOVE! I have been literally trying BB Cream after BB Cream, and I am going to do a full review comparing a bunch BB Creams once I get the MAC and Bobbi Brown BB Creams, which I had to order since they don’t have them in Dubai (or at least my color). Right now, I am soooo in love with the DiorSkin Nude BB Creme since it applies gorgeous light coverage, and dries like a powder!

Most BB Creams are really greasy and just kind of sit on top of your skin and look oily! The DiorSkin Nude BB Creme is soooo perfect, it just blends gorgeously and makes my skin look healthy and radiant! If you tried the first BB Cream from Dior, this one is definitely better since it’s more like a tinted moisturizer that comes in three different shades. Since Dior has incredible skincare and amazing foundation, it’s no surprise that their BB Cream kicks ass!

I’m wearing shade number 003. DiorSkin Nude BB Creme will be available worldwide January 2013

hello huda.. i am really obsessed to get rid my pimples & pimple scars on my face… would you please help me to solve my problems? i have clogged pores and i want my face to be looking clear, smooth & clean.. im feed up with this big pimples… pls help me for this, it losing my confident.. thank you huda

Hi there just asking does this cream work like a serum base the one u use before foundation so it does not go inside ur wrinckles? I have this problem with foundation

I got a tester of this BB cream from Vogue, it’s great! Not sticky, blends in like a dream, even on my blotchy skin – I am a redhead with very fair skin, part large pores part dry patches (especially in the harsh Northern weather we have now), but a little of this magic cream made me look young and refreshed! The tester was no.2 shade, but still invisible on my freckly face. I will check out shade #1 as well, might be even better. I will definitely buy it, ?30 isn’t even that bad, I think. And I love your comment that some BBs can be greasy but this isn’t, I never used BBs before, but this is a ddfinite buy!

I just got shade number 1 I stopped using all my different foundations and am soo in love with it. Thanks to dior

hey huda do you know when the diorskin nude bb creme is suppose to come out.

I tried the sample pack today in the morning and instantly fell in love. I have quite oily skin but this bb cream really do wonders! Love it love it love it. Even better than the korean brand that I have been using for quite a while now. cant wait to get it from the store. Try looking online but to no avail.

Thanks!! Does it keep shine away? x

I only saw fair, light and medium. Can’t wait to try it. What’s the best setting powder u recommend for combination skin? x

I really like Chanel’s Natural Finish, Smashbox Halo or Ben Nye’s Luxury Powder, for combination I would use Smashbox!

Hi just wonderig is the shade 003 medium? As I have a similar skin tone to yours and have ordered medium.

Yes darling! They actually have quite a few shades, I even got a sample for 004, which is quite dark, so far I know they have 4 shades ??

I only saw fair, light and medium. Can’t wait to try it. What’s the best setting powder u recommend for combination skin? x

Hi Huda , Question : we can use the BB cream with or without foundation .

You can use it either way! It’s great to wear as the layer before foundation or just as a little coverage to prep your skin since it has great skin-perfecting qualities!

Hello, I wondered whether you have the ingredient list or could take a picture of it? Would be so helpful! Thanks! ??

Hey Huda
Where can I get the DiorSkin BB cream? I’ve tried Paris Gallery and Sephora and they don’t have it here in Dubai.

The DiorSkin Nude BB Cream will be available Jan 2013 darling! ??

I’ve tried the first BB cream from Dior and I love it! Can’t wait to try this one! Xx

Thanks for the reply Huda. I’ve been using the Olay White Radiance for quite sometime now (started using it after reading your review) and I noticed a very slight difference..should give it more time maybe…
Thanks again, appreciate it

Are BB creams just for the summer? I don’t know why I had the idea but I do know that you’re supposed to change your foundation depending on the weather..

Hi Huda – always wanted to ask if you ever tried the oil free tinted moisturizer from Laura Marcier in Sand, I’ve been using it lately and LOVE it, I think you will too!

I want to ask very important question. which foundation and face powder do you recommend for medium to full coverage Mac or Dior or Chanel ?? my brother’s wedding is coming up so m confused which one to buy…I want to buy the best one which can give glow to my skin. waiting for your reply…. thanks and best regards

Hi Huda, this is such a good post because I’ve been wanting to ask you if BB creams are suitable for people in their 20s. I’m 20 years old. Is it appropriate for me?? Also, can I use it instead of foundation?? I don’t really know how BB creams work on the skin

This is Roua, I am not sure if you remember me but I am Dr. Lubna’s daughter. We used to live ( or I ) in AUS Campus. Anyway, just wanted to add my two cents on Dior BB creams ( been following your blog lately) I have been in love with Dior Snow BB cream. I am on my 2nd tube. This also looks so promising. Do you know when is it launching in the US?

Regards to family

Oh this is perfect timing for me … I currently use SHISEIDO the skincare Tinted Moisture Protection and I love it but it’s running out and I was thinking of trying other ones just to compare. Have you tried any B cream by Lancome? Thx

Not yet darling, I only tried it at the store, it was quite light. I personally like the option of different colors and usually go for BB Creams that have a few colors! ??

Thanks Huda…I’m OBSESSED with red lips at the minute! Xxx

Huda Sweetie… that is once again a wonderful review ?? When is it getting launched in Dubai or Abudhabi…?? I reside near abudhabi… so, it should be easy for me to get it if it is available in abudhabi ??

In UAE purchase from http://www.powdermary.com – excellent range of pure BB creams

Hi Huda,
I have an acne prone skin and I’ve got few acne scars on my cheeks, so I usually use afull coverage foundation, I’m not confident about going out without a foundation, even during the day. In my case can I use this BB cream to get a flawless looking skin? Or this cream doesn’t give the full coverage my skin needs?
Awaiting your advice ??

Hi huda! I have chocolate brown skin and I can’t seem to find any lightweight good foundations for my skin. Any suggestions? Thank you ?? love you x

Hi darling, for chocolate gorgeous skin I would try Makeup Forever, they have a great range! Have you tried them? Iman products are great for women of color, I’m not sure where you’re located! For most of my clients with very dark skin (a lot darker than chocolate), I don’t always use a foundation all over, sometimes I will only use a foundation on the cheeks to create depth, kind of like a subtle contour!

Hi Huda darling,

How are you doing? Okay so how do you compare this one to the Maybelline BB Cream. I wear the Maybelline and the Dior Hydra life BB cream. I love both of them. I love the Dior one because it goes on so smooth and it feels really nice on, but I also love the maybelline one that its a little more coverage on the skin.

I looove the Maybelline BB Cream and it’s def my favorite Drugstore BB Cream, but in all honestly I haven’t touched it since I got the DiorSkin BB Cream!

Can’t wait to read ur BB cream comparison !!

Honest to god your picture above is PERFECTION! Did you use any highlighter for this look because your cheeks look GORGEOUS! If possible do a tutorial on this look ? xo

Hi darling, no! I just didn’t apply powder to my cheekbones to keep it looking dewy! I’m so glad you like it:) Sure thing babe! Will post it next week!

have to keep it on mind

i currently use the Lancome BB creme and love it, try that out too Huda. Though, I must admit I love all things Dior!

it looks really nice and natural, i like it ??

Your lashes look amazing in that picture! What mascara/ eye lashes are you wearing??

I’m wearing the Giselle lashes from my Huda Beauty collection launching Feb 21 ??

It’s great!
Do you think BB creams are better than tinted moisturisers for daily use? I use the DIOR hydratint everyday but I am thinknig if I should swap to this instead? let me know ??
and I LOVE your blog!

Oh this is perfect timing for me … I currently use the Smashbox BB cream and I love it but it’s running out and I was thinking of trying other ones just to compare … and since I LOVE Dior products and I really trust your reviews I can’t wait to try it. )

The smashbox is very good, but the Dior is much better! ?? I think you’ll like it, it has a hint of more coverage, but the texture is beautiful!

do you use this instead of makeup?

YES! Definitely, in the photo you see, I am only wearing the BB Cream, with a little bit of powder on my cheeks so I could apply a bronzer and blush, I also just swept my T-zone lightly to keep them from being shiny, but kept my cheekbones bare! It’s really great and light, perfect for daily use!

For weddings or highly photographed events, I recommend foundation!

I still like the range from Powdermary.com the best – they have the biggest range of BB creams, I like the gold one with caviar – so smooth and natural finish

What colour have you got on your lips here Huda? It’s gorgeous Xxx

Lady Danger from MAC darling ?? Glad you like it!!

Hey huda…mashAllah its been a week i came across your blog and ya im ADDICTED ?? …..and i must say you are soooo good at this….hope to learn from you and meet you inshAllah when i visit dubai… Include me in the listof your regular readers and i’ll bother you every now n then ?? …. Cant wait to get my hands on it iwantyourstyle

i love it …. i will def try this when it comes out ! love your lipstick.. what colour is this?

Huda try the dr jart one it is theeeee best ever! Iv tried them all n i mean all n dr jart wins hand dwn x

You should try BB creams from Asian brands.. Western brands don’t use the same ingredients as the authentic Asian brands

Hi darling, I have! There are three from Asian brands in the pics! I totally agree with you! ??

My Favorite BB Cream, EVER!
By Huda Heidi Kattan I know this isn’t out yet, but I am IN LOVE! I have been literally trying BB Cream after BB Cream, and I am going to do a full review comparing a bunch BB Creams once I

ВВ крем MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA No

ВВ крем MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++ [No. 21 / Light Beige] 50 ml

ВВ крем MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++ [No. 21 / Light Beige] 50 ml

Най-продаваният в света специализиран 3-в-1 BB крем с отлично покритие, слънцезащита, избелване и противобръчков ефект.

? Слънцезащита: SPF42 PA+++


No.13/Bright Beige No.21/Light Beige No. 23/Natural Beige No.27/Honey Beige No.31/Golden Beige

Мултифункционален BB крем, осигуряващ отлично покритие, слънцезащита, избелване и противобръчков ефект.

Перфектно покритие – ефективно покрива дефекти и несъвършенствата, като едновременно с това прави кожата да изглежда естествена и красива, с гладка текстура и завършек.

Перфектен върху кожата ви — съдържащ екстракти от розмарин и лайка с успокояващо кожата действие, Gatuline RC с възстановяващо еластичността на кожата действие (извлечен от букови пъпки), хидратиращите съставки хиалуронова киселина и серамид с овлажняващ ефект, поддържат кожата успокоена и овлажнена.
Отлична слънцезащита с SPF 42/PA +++. Не е нужно да прилагате слънцезащита отделно!


Внимание! Да се избягва контакт с очите. Да се пази от деца.

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Крем bb cream

I’ll preface this by saying I’m MAC NC15 with olive undertones (olive undertones just means my skin looks kind of green). This roundup will be showing swatches of all the BB Creams I have on my wrist, along with some mini reviews of each. The Missha BB Creams come from sample packets all taped together — I ordered a sample of all five shades just for the purpose of swatching because Missha shades seem to have become the «MAC» of Asian BB Creams — a lot of people reference them when comparing to other BB Cream shades.

All right, so I started out by swatching my three full size BB Creams along with the Missha Perfect Cover No.21 which I guestimated would be the best match for me.

I was pretty close! And coincidentally, I ended up ordering them from darkest (top) to lightest (bottom). I’d say the best match for me is the Missha Perfect Cover No.21 in terms of skintone, but I’m not a huge fan of the Missha BB Creams; I heard they aren’t too great for people with oily skin, and they’re medium coverage. On the other hand, they’re super popular, so if you’re new to BB Creams and don’t know where to start, the Missha might be for you! Plus, they offer the most shades out of all the Asian brands. I just didn’t get a full size because they just weren’t what I was looking for. Plus now I’m up to my ears in BB Creams.

The Lioele Triple the Solution has the least gray cast and the warmest undertones, while the other three have neutral to cool undertones and a gray cast. Some people really don’t like the gray cast of Asian BB Creams. Honestly, I don’t really prefer one way or the other in terms of grayness or undertone — neither the cool nor warm matches me super well, but to be fair I was looking for something less orange than the Lioele, so the Face Shop one did satisfy my needs.

In terms of texture, the Lioele is the creamiest and holds its shape; good to apply with a Beauty Blender. The Missha Perfect Covers and Skin79 are similar in consistency; they’re kind of liquid, kind of cream. The Face Shop one is very liquid-y and kinda ran all over my hand when I pumped it out.

I then ended up adding a swatch of the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation and the NYX HD Concealer Wand in Porcelain underneath just for some western comparisons.

The NYX Concealer is super bright, as to be expected of a concealer. The Tarte foundation is yellower than all the Asian BB Creams and has a mousse-like consistency — better for very oily skin, but I heard some reviews that it can be really drying and cakey for dry skin (okay for the record, it’s Amazonian Clay which is well known to absorb oils so if I had dry skin I probably wouldn’t buy this to begin with!). It doesn’t have that «shine» the other creams do and leaves you matte while the Asian BB Creams pretty much all have a dewy finish. I feel like western foundations with warm undertones tend to run orange, while western foundations that try to get an «olive» undertone tend to run yellow. Meh.

Yay, all the Missha Perfect Cover BB Creams swatched next to each other! No.13 is like ghostly white (with a little bit of pink), No.21 still suits me well but has the most gray cast, No.23 is a little darker and pinker than No.21. No.27 has a pretty huge jump from 23 in terms of undertone and shade — No.27 is very warm and quite a bit darker than 23. No.31 is the darkest shade and it’s super warm, red undertones. Missha is one of the only brands to make their BB Creams in varieties for darker skinned people.

So then I went crazy and swatched everything. I kept the Missha Perfect Cover swatches where they were and made my best guess to try to sort the rest of my foundations/BB Creams/concealers from lightest to darkest. The beginning was okay, then the end kind of went haywire, though in all fairness alternating Missha with the other brands wasn’t the smartest thing to do since the Misshas have big jumps between their shades, but whatever.

Some close-ups — click on the preview to see the full size (and if it gives you like a slideshow thing, right click and select «view/open image» and it should open the picture alone in a new tab to give you the REAL full size)

So that ends my BB Cream roundup for today! I think I’m getting some Holika Holika samples in the mail, too, so I’ll let you know about those when I get them. I’ll be posting later my full review for The Face Shop Magic Cover, so look out for that!

Крем bb cream
I’ll preface this by saying I’m MAC NC15 with olive undertones (olive undertones just means my skin looks kind of green). This roundup will be showing swatches of all the BB Creams I have on my