6 Drugstore BB Creams With The Best Customer Reviews And Ratings

May 16, 2016 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

BB creams are everything we've ever wanted in a skincare product but never thought possible: a moisturizing cream that offers color coverage to even out skin tone, hydrates, and, in many cases, contains sunscreen and ingredients that actually protect against breakouts and aging. These all-in-one formulas originated in South Korea (where else?) and have spread like wildfire throughout the rest of the world. BB creams are just about everywhere these days and as luck would have it, some of the best are actually right in your local drugstore. Here are 6 that customers can't stop raving about.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

Call this fantastic BB cream a "beauty balm" that packs a powerful eight-benefit punch that includes the ability to brighten your complexion, blur flaws, moisturize without pore-clogging oils and--best of all--protect your skin with SPF 30. With five shades that range from light to deep, you should have no problem finding a shade that works for you.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream ($7.24)

NYX Cosmetics BB Cream

NYX always comes through and their BB cream is no exception. This one is so lightweight you won't feel like you have anything on your skin, blends well (more so if you use a sponge to apply it) and will provide light coverage that looks natural, even in broad daylight. Be super careful though: this cream doesn't contain sunscreen so you'll want to be sure you apply SPF before using it.

NYX Cosmetics BB Cream ($13)

Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector

We love the effective and nourishing ingredients you'll find in Garnier's BB Cream, including vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, which helps retain water in the skin and makes your complexion appear more plumped. This oil-free formula controls shine, minimizes the appearance of pores, and is safe for sensitive skin — but apply your regular sunscreen beforehand because it doesn't contain SPF.

Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector ($12.99)

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady BB Cream SPF 30

Right off the bat, this cream scores points for containing a significant amount of sunscreen and for promising to deliver flawless selfies. Its "InstaFilter Technology" is a proprietary blend of ingredients that help create a more matte finish that draws light upon all the areas of your face where you want it. Fans of this cream say it has the power to cover freckles, lasts all day, and is lightweight. The biggest complaints center on a lack of shade variety or hues that don't look the same on your skin as they do in the bottle.

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady BB Cream SPF 30 ($14.99)

Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Aging BB Cream SPF 20

Reminding us that the best BB creams are really just skincare products hiding out as makeup, Lumene gives us a formula enriched with goodies like vitamin C and Arctic Cloudberry, which is known to brighten skin. Customers who have dry or sensitive skin say it works wonders to add a boost of hydration, while also providing the medium coverage they need. It only comes in two shade, light and medium, and some reviewers say they mix the two colors together to create a customized hue.

Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Aging BB Cream SPF 20 ($14.99)

L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

If you have a red or pink complexion that you want to even out a bit, a little of this BB cream really goes a long way. This product neutralizes the red in your complexion, but you should be willing to spend a few extra minutes blending it properly, preferably with a foundation sponge, to ensure it looks natural. Otherwise, it's lightweight and you'll forget you're wearing anything at all. Apply a separate sunscreen before using this one.

L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream ($9.49)



Beauty, makeup


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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