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BB Cream & CC Cream Review Catalog

BB CREAM IMAGE A BB (Blemish/Beauty/Beblesh Balm) Cream or CC (Color Correction) products are essentially all-in-one moisturizer, treatment, foundation, concealer, sunscreen, primer products. The only difference between BB and CC is CC creams offer color correction – but in my opinion, they are essentially the same thing. While there can be no expectations when it comes to performance – very few US distributed products are comparable to their Asian counterparts.

BB-What? Read about the young history of BB Creams – where they originated and how it finally hit US shores → HERE.

So are BB Creams for you? Are you overwhelmed by the number of choices? Are there certain features you’re looking for? I’ve tried dozens of BB/CC Creams and have created a resource for you to find the best one for your specific needs. Browse the Cosmetic Monster catalog of BB Cream and CC Cream reviews or [DOWNLOAD .XLS FILE HERE]You can also email me at jenn@cosmeticmonster.com with your personal concerns and I will send you a list of suggestions.

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OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION PERFECTOR BB MEDIUM - PRODUCT IMAGE 2OILY SKIN: 5. Cover FX CC Cream | 8. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector Combination/Oily Skin | 20. Tarte BB Tinted Treatment

ACNE: Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control (not shown)

DRY SKIN: 6. Dior Hydra Life BB Cream |  12. L’Oreal Youth Code BB Cream

RANGE OF SHADES: 5. Cover FX CC Cream | 15. Bobbi Brown BB Cream | 16. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream | 19. MAC Prep+Prime BB Beauty Balm

BEST COVERAGE: 5. Cover FX CC Cream | 30. The Face Shop Magic Cover BB Cream (fair/light skin only) | 32. The Face Shop Aura Color Control Cream

HIGH SPF: 2. Pur Minerals CC Cream SPF 40 | 23. 3 Lab Perfect BB SPF 40

MONSTER FAVORITES: 3. Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream | 5. Cover FX CC Cream | 24. Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow | 25. Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB

TIPS AND TRICKS BB/CC Creams are best applied with finger tips – then smoothed out with a sponge if desired, followed by pressing your palms onto the flat areas of the face to create a natural look. Thicker, more pigmented BB Creams can be applied with a brush – but you still want to press it into the skin with your hands for the best finish.

If you’re using a BB Cream with heavier coverage, try not to apply it all over the face. It can look unnatural. Focus on your trouble spots and use a lighter product to even things out. Finish with powder if you prefer a matte finish.

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BB CREAM AND CC CREAM REVIEWS

(L-R): 1. Dr. med. Christine Schrammek Blemish Balm in Honey, 2. Purminerals CC Cream in Medium, 3. Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream in Medium to Tan, 4. Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream, 5. Cover | FX CC Cream in G Med-Deep, 6. Dior Hydra Life BB Cream, 7. Dior Diorskin Nude Tan BB Cream 001

1-7 BB CREAM SWATCHES - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT

1-7 SPECIALTY BB CREAM SWATCHES - NATURAL LIGHT

Top: Natural Light | Bottom: Artificial Light

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DR SCHRAMMEK BELMISH BALM REVIEW1. DR. MED. CHRISTINE SCHRAMMEK BLEMISH BALM IN HONEY

$55 for 1oz. $$$$ | theskinspecialist.com
★★★★★★ (6/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Light – medium coverage, semi-matte finish. Creamy texture. No SPF. Made in Germany.

QUICK REVIEW: The mother (literally) of all BB Creams, this is the original, designed for healing post-procedure skin and blemishes. Made for those with sensitivity, break outs or rosacea – the formula reads a little dated (parabens, fragrance) and didn’t strike me as particularly soothing.  It doesn’t cover discoloration – but slightly evens out the skin tone and redness. It is one of the few BB Creams without sunscreen.

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PUR MINERALS CC CREAM REVIEW2. PÜRMINERALS CC CREAM | MEDIUM

$38 for 1.5 oz. $$$ | birchbox.com
★★★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 4 Shades. Light coverage, natural finish. Lightweight creamy texture. Broad spectrum SPF 40 (chemical and natural). Silicone Free. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: I don’t see any noted complexion correcting or brightening ingredients (it has a little retinol), but the high SPF (props!) makes it a good option to wear over other treatments. The medium shade also has a nice neutral beige tone that will wear well on cool and warm skin tones alike.

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PETER THOMAS ROTH CC CREAM REVIEW3. PETER THOMAS ROTH CC CREAM | MEDIUM TO TAN

$48 for 1.7 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. All skin types. Medium coverage, semi-matte finish. Rich, cream texture. Broad spectrum, non-chemical SPF 30. Made in Korea.

QUICK REVIEW: The PTR CC Cream performs the most like a real CC Cream – it has arbutin (brightening) and Camu Camu Berry for Vitamin C (antioxidant) in a base that effectively evens skin tone. The shade range is limited – so you will either hit or miss. The broad spectrum, non-chemical sunscreen is a big plus for me – and I also appreciate the absence of fragrance. Due to the semi-matte finish, drier skins should be sure to moisturize before application.

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DR BRANDT FLEXITONE BB CREAM REVIEW4. Dr. BRANDT FLEXITONE BB CREAM

$39 for 1oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★ (4/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Light coverage, natural finish (slightly oily). Slightly oily, separated texture that blends to a cream texture . Broad spectrum SPF 30 (PA+++). Made in USA.

DR BRANDT FLEXITONE BEFORE AND AFTER←Before & After Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream
QUICK REVIEW:
Separates and shade not for fair to light skin tones. I was told by Dr. Brandt reps: “The “separation” is due to the SPF in the product that tends to separate from the pigment to create a watery, creamy almost separated base. In any case, when applied, the product always performs as per standards agreed.” Hmm. Since this also happens with their CC Glow and most of the other SPF BB Creams from other brands don’t separate – reformulate. Otherwise it would be a very nice product.

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COVER FX CC CREAM REVIEW5.COVER FX CC CREAM | G MED-DEEP

$45 for 1oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

DETAILS: 9 Shades. Medium coverage, matte finish. Rich, cream texture. Broad spectrum, non-chemical SPF 30. Made in Canada.

COVER FX CC CREAM - BEFORE AND AFTER←Before and After Cover FX CC Cream
QUICK REVIEW:
One of my favorites. Cover FX CC Cream has a true medium coverage with a matte finish and performs like a foundation and concealer + doesn’t need additional powder. The SPF doesn’t irritate my skin and the formulation lasts all day, even in humid weather. If you have dry skin, you may need to apply additional moisturizer first as the formula is on the dry side and can get cakey on dehydrated or flaky skin.

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DIOR HYDRA LIFE BB CREME REVIEW6. DIOR HYDRA LIFE BB CREME | 02 Golden Peach

$56 for 1.7oz. $$$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★★ (6/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Sheer, lightweight coverage, natural finish. Fluid lotion texture. SPF 30. Made in France.

QUICK REVIEW: Very lightweight texture, hydrating and nice for oily skin. Fragrance is a bit strong and may be an issue for those with sensitivity. IMO, more like a tinted moisturizer than a BB Cream.

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DIOR DIORSKIN NUDE TAN BB CREAM 001 REVIEW7. DIOR DIORSKIN NUDE TAN BB CREME 001

$44 for 1 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 5 Shades (4 Nude BB, 1 NudeTan BB). Light-medium coverage, semi-matte finish. Creamy texture. SPF 15. Made in France.

QUICK REVIEW: I use this on non-makeup days to warm up my skin and add a little dimension. When I’m tan I can be a bit more generous with the application – but for lighter skin tones, its important to NOT use this like a regular BB cream (all over) – but more like a liquid bronzer. The creamy texture blends well over bare skin and evens out tone while adding a sunkissed glow. I also use this over other BB creams or foundation that are a touch too light.

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DRUGSTORE BB CREAM REVIEWS

(L-R) 8. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector for Combination/Oily Skin in Med/Deep, 9. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Medium/Deep, 10. Maybelline Pure BB Mineral BB Base in Light, 11. L’Oreal Magic Skin Peautifier BB in Medium, 12. L’Oreal Youth Code BB Cream in Medium, 13. Hard Candy CC Correction Creme in Light & Medium, 14. Beyond Belief Beauty Balm in Medium.

DRUGSTORE BB CREAM SWATCHES - NATURAL LIGHT

DRUGSTORE BB CREAM SWATCHES - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT

Top: Natural Light | Bottom: Artificial Light

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GARNIER BB CREAM COMBINATION SKIN REVIEW8. GARNIER MIRACLE SKIN PERFECTOR COMBINATION & OILY SKIN | MED/DEEP

$12.99 for 2 oz. $ | drugstore.com
★★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Light – Medium coverage, semi-matte finish. Fluid texture with oil controlling properties. Broad spectrum SPF 20. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: Good affordable choice for oilier skin types. Has moderate oil control properties and a semi-matte finish – but oily skins may still want to put powder on top. Good for younger skins.

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GARNIER BB CREAM SMALL9. GARNIER SKIN RENEW MIRACLE SKIN PERFECTOR BB CREAM | MED/DEEP

$12.99 for 2.5 oz. $ | drugstore.com
★★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Light coverage, natural finish. Creamy texture. UVA/UVB SPF 15. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: One of the first drugstore BB Creams. Has more of a tinted moisturizer feel and effect vs. a traditional BB Cream. Gives natural looking coverage and good choice for younger skins.

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MAYBELLINE PURE BB MINERAL - ASIA ONLY10. MAYBELLINE PURE BB MINERAL | LIGHT

$13 for 1 oz. $ | Asia and travel retail locations (ABC Store)
★★★★★★ (6/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Light coverage, semi-matte finish. Creamy texture with dry finish. SPF 26/PA+++. Made in China.

QUICK REVIEW: Asian market product. Can be purchased at ABC stores in Hawaii. This is more of a base/traditional BB cream with a thicker texture and white base. It gives skin a more fair, even tone. Best on fair/light skin only.

BB Creams made in Asia are normally lighter in color, heavier in coverage and will have a higher level of SPF.

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LOREAL MAGIC SKIN BEAUTIFIER BB REVIEW11. L’OREAL MAGIC SKIN BEAUTIFIER BB | MEDIUM

$10.95 for 1 oz. $ | drugstore.com
★★★★★ (5/10)

DETAILS: 4 Shades. Sheer to light coverage, semi-matte finish. Slightly grainy fluid lotion texture. No SPF. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: This is like a more fluid version of the “self adjusting” Almay Smart Shade makeup. It has encapsulated pigments in a runny fluid moisturizer – which is a nice concept but novel at best. Not like a BB cream at all with unpredictable coverage and color.

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LOREAL YOUTH CODE BB CREAM REVIEW12. L’OREAL YOUTH CODE BB CREAM | MEDIUM

$16.49 for 2.5 oz. $$ | drugstore.com
★★★★★ (6/10)

DETAILS: 2 Shades. Light coverage, natural finish. Rich creamy texture. Broad spectrum SPF 15. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: Good starter BB cream for most skin types since it has a more natural finish and decent SPF.  The creamier texture will satisfy dry skin types – just don’t expect too much coverage since this performs more like a tinted moisturizer.

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HARD CANDY CC CORRECTION CREME REVIEW13. HARD CANDY CC CORRECTION CREME | LIGHT & MEDIUM

$8 for 1.5 oz. $ | walmart.com
★★★ (3/10)

DETAILS: 4 Shades. Light coverage with dewy, slightly iridescent finish. Separated, clumpy texture. Broad spectrum SPF 15. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: I can’t believe I bought 2 of these. The colors are way too dark and orange, the texture is separated and clumpy (it blends together well once its out of the tube) and the iridescent “light optical pearls” have got to go. Its cheap for a reason. Its not making the giveaway pile – its going in the trash.

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BEYOND BELIEF BB REVIEW14. BEYOND BELIEF BB CREAM | MEDIUM

$9.99 for 1 oz. $ | sallybeauty.com
★★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Light coverage with natural finish. Rich, creamy texture. No SPF. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: A good low cost BB cream with no SPF for those who can’t tolerate sunscreens or prefer to use a separate SPF. There aren’t any particularly beneficial ingredients – which makes calling this a BB cream a stretch. IMO, a BB Cream should provide some skin care benefits – otherwise its just a tinted moisturizer or foundation at best. Calling it a BB – doesn’t always make it a BB. Still, a nice product in general.

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DEPARTMENT STORE BB/CC CREAM

(L-R): 15. Bobbi Brown BB Cream in Medium, 16. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream in Natural, 17. Estee Lauder DayWear BB Cream in Light, 18. Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm, 19. MAC Prep+Prime BB Beauty Balm in Light, 20. Tarte BB Tinted Treatment in Medium, 21. Boscia BB Cream, 22. Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm in Linen Glow

DEPARTMENT STORE BB/CC CREAM SWATCHES - NATURAL LIGHT

DEPARTMENT STORE BB/CC CREAM SWATCHES - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT

Top: Natural Light | Bottom: Artificial Light

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BOBBI BROWN BB CREAM SPF 35 REVIEW15. BOBBI BROWN BB CREAM | MEDIUM

$44 for 1.35 oz. $$$ | bobbibrowncosmetics.com
★★★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 9 Shades. Medium coverage with natural finish. Rich, creamy texture. Broad spectrum SPF 35. Made in Canada.

QUICK REVIEW: With a high SPF 35 (PA+++) and true skin tone shades, Bobbi Brown BB Cream lasted well through a typical day with just a touch of oily breakthrough and minimal irritation (I’m allergic to chemical sunscreen).

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CLINIQUE MOISTURE SURGE CC CREAM REVIEW16. CLINIQUE MOISTURE SURGE CC CREAM | NATURAL

$35 for 1.4 oz. $$$ | clinique.com
★★★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 9 Shades (including 3 Asia shades). Medium coverage with natural finish. Rich, creamy texture. Broad spectrum SPF 30. Made in Belgium.

QUICK REVIEW: One of the better dept. store BB/CC Creams. Comforting, hydrating, creamy texture with reliable and brightening coverage. The moderate price point makes is a good all around choice – and I like it as a 1st skin product for younger skin since it doesn’t feel heavy or clog pores.

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ESTEE LAUDER DAYWEAR BB CREAM REVIEW17. ESTEE LAUDER DAYWEAR BB CREAM | LIGHT

$39 for 1 oz. $$$ | esteelauder.com
★★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 2 Shades. Light-medium coverage with semi-matte finish. Rich, creamy texture. Broad spectrum SPF 35. Made in Belgium.

QUICK REVIEW: Great choice for normal to combination skin. Limited, but universal shade range for light to medium skin tones. Performs more like a makeup base vs. BB Cream. Moderate oil control and oil-free moisture makes it comfortable for warm weather.

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STILLA STAY ALL DAY BEAUTY BALM REVIEW18. STILA STAY ALL DAY 10-IN-1 HD BEAUTY BALM

$38 for 1.5 oz. $$$ | stilacosmetics.com
★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Sheer translucent coverage with matte finish. Light creamy texture. No SPF. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: This isn’t a BB Cream at all, but it is an amazing primer that makes your skin look flawless and makeup lasts all day. It does go beyond a traditional primer since it has some skin care properties – so I’ll allow it into the BB Cream category. Skin also looks perfected when its worn alone.

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MAC BB CREAM REVIEW19. MAC PREP+PRIME BB BEAUTY BALM | LIGHT

$30 for 1 oz. $$ | maccosmetics.com
★★★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 9 Shades. Sheer to light coverage with a semi-matte finish. Rich, creamy texture. UVA/UVB SPF 35. Made in Canada.

QUICK REVIEW: One of the first BB Creams I tried. It was available in travel retail locations months before the US release. Smooth texture and light coverage perfects skin and provides SPF 35. Pin point applicator makes it easy to control how much product dispenses.

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TARTE BB TINTED TREATMENT REVIEW20. TARTE BB TINTED TREATMENT | MEDIUM

$34 for 1 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

DETAILS: 4 Shades. Light coverage with semi-matte finish. Light creamy texture. Broad spectrum non-chemical SPF 30. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: Performs like a tinted primer with very light coverage – but refines pores and lasts up to 12 hours. Non-chemical sunscreen good choice for those with sensitive skin. Good for all skin types including oily. This works really well under the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation for a perfected but still glowing complexion that wears well throughout the day.

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BOSCIA BB CREAM21. BOSCIA BB CREAM

$38 for 1.75 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade.  Light coverage with semi-matte finish. Creamy texture. Broad spectrum non-chemical SPF 27. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: Has slightly luminous finish and will work on fair to medium skin tones. Provides very light coverage but still evens skin tone. May require more moisturizer or foundation for specific skin concerns.

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TOO FACED TINTED BEAUTY BALM REVIEW22. TOO FACED TINTED BEAUTY BALM | LINEN GLOW

$34 for 1.5 oz. $$$ | toofaced.com
★★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 5 Shades. Light coverage with natural finish. Light, creamy texture. Broad spectrum non-chemical SPF 20. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: Nice creamy texture like a moisturizing lotion. Good warm toned shades with light coverage. Can be used alone without additional moisturizer for combination skins. Did not get dry during the day.

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SPECIALTY BB 2

(L-R): 23. 3 Lab Perfect BB SPF 40 #03, 24. Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow, 25. Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 in Light and Medium, 26. Rodial BB Venom SPF 15 in St. Barts, 27. Wei to Go Ideal Skin in Tan.

SPECIALTY BB 2 - NATURAL LIGHT

SPECIALTY BB 2 - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT

Top: Natural Light | Bottom: Artificial Light

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3LAB PERFECT BB REVIEW23. 3 lAB PERFECT BB | 03 DARK

$95 for 1.5 oz. $$$$ | dermstore.com
★★★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Medium coverage with natural finish. Creamy texture. Broad spectrum SPF 40. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: With stem cells and growth hormones in a anti-aging moisturizing  base, this BB has the most skin care benefits – with a matching price tag. The creamy texture applies evenly (with or without the roller) and smooths fine lines and uneven skin tone. A good choice for mature skin types or those who appreciate luxury.

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MARCELLE BB CREAM GOLDEN GLOW REVIEW24. MARCELLE BB CREAM | GOLDEN GLOW

CM AWARD WINNER 2013

$27 for 1.6 oz. $$| birchbox.com
★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Medium coverage with slightly glowing natural finish. Creamy texture. No SPF. Made in Canada.

QUICK REVIEW: This BB cream performs virtual magic – skin looks more even, softer, more vibrant and perfected. Plus it lasts all day, doesn’t look heavy and doesn’t have sunscreen to irritate my sensitive skin (I use a separate sunscreen).

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OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION PERFECTOR BB MEDIUM - PRODUCT IMAGE25. OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION PERFECTOR BB | LIGHT & MEDIUM

CM AWARD WINNER 2013

$135 for 1.7 oz. $$$$$ | omorovicza.com
★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)

DETAILS: 2 Shades. Light coverage, natural luminous finish. Light creamy texture. Broad Spectrum non-chemical SPF 20. No silicone. Made in Hungary.

QUICK REVIEW: The only silicone-free AND chemical free sunscreen BB cream that I’ve found – that looks lovely on. Leaves skin with a slightly luminous finish that looks remarkably natural. This is one of my go-to for great skin products (now that it’s available in Medium, which suits my skin tone perfectly).

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RODIAL BB VENOM SKIN TINT REVIEW26. RODIAL BB VENOM SKIN TINT | ST. BARTS (DARK)

$44 for 1.35 oz. $$$ | nordstrom.com
★★★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Medium coverage with natural finish. Creamy texture. SPF 15. Made in UK

QUICK REVIEW: SYN-AKE (dipeptide) plumps skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Focused skin care with medium coverage. Sensitive skin should proceed with caution.

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WEI TO GO IDEAL SKIN REVIEW27. WEI TO GO BEAUTY IDEAL SKIN PERFECT FINISH | TAN

$30 for 1 oz. $$ | birchbox.com
★★★★★★ (6/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Medium coverage, semi-matte finish. Creamy texture. No SPF. Made in China.

QUICK REVIEW: The tan shade is a bit ashy but might work on more olive skin tones. The texture is a bit heavier – more of a traditional BB/CC Cream.

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ASIAN BB CREAM

(L-R): 28. Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream in W24 Honey Beige, 29. Rachel K Mineral Color Control Blemish Balm in Neutral, 30. The Face Ship Magic Cover BB Cream in 23 Natural Beige, The Golden Shop Ageless CC Cream, 32. The Face Shop Aura Color Control CC Cream 02 & 03, 33. Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox Beauty Balm.

ASIAN BB CREAM SWATCHES - NATURAL LIGHT

ASIAN BB CREAM SWATCHES - ARTIFICIAL LIGHT

Top: Natural Light | Bottom: Artificial Light

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ETUDE HOUSE PRECIOUS MINERAL BB CREAM REVIEW28. ETUDE HOUSE PRECIOUS MINERAL BRIGHT FIT BB CREAM | W24 HONEY BEIGE

$25.99 for 2.11 oz. $$ | momomango.com
★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

DETAILS: 4 Shades. Medium coverage, natural finish. Creamy texture. SPF 30 PA++. Made in Korea.

QUICK REVIEW: Creamy texture, brightening ingredients (arbutin), reasonable price, pump packaging, reliable coverage and skin correct shades (for tan skin tones) made Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream an easy favorite.

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RACHEL K CC CREAM REVIEW29. RACHEL K. MINERAL COLOR CONTROL BLEMISH BALM (CC) | NEUTRAL

$39 for 1.7 oz. $$$ | rachelkcosmetics.com
★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 2 Shades. Medium coverage, natural finish. Rich, creamy texture. SPF 35 PA++. Made in Korea.

QUICK REVIEW: Waterproof, smudge proof, long lasting with skin care benefits (EGF, white tea Vit. C&E) gives fair to light skins a flawless complexion. Looks heavy and unnatural on medium and deeper skin tones.

There’s also a CC powder available – but it really is just an okay standard powder foundation. The texture was somewhat dry and chalky – but again, it might work on a very fair/combination skin.

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THE FACE SHOP MAGIC COVER BB CREAM IN NATURAL BEIGE30. THE FACE SHOP MAGIC COVER BB CREAM

$28 for 1.35 oz. $$ | The Face Shop stores
★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 2 Shades. Full coverage, semi-matte finish. Rich, creamy texture. SPF 20 / PA++. Made in Korea.

QUICK REVIEW: Near opaque coverage for fair to light skin. Water resistant, smudge proof and long lasting. Does not need powder. Makes me wish I was more fair.

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31. THE FACE SHOP (THE GOLDEN SHOP) AGELESS CC CREAM

$23 for 1.41 oz. $$ | The Face Shop Waimalu Plaza
★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Medium coverage, semi-matte finish. Liquid lotion texture. SPF 35 / PA++

QUICK REVIEW: Encapsulated pigment in a hydrating lotion base – will match up to light-medium skin tones. Good coverage with high SPF. Available exclusively in Japan and at The Face Shop (Waimalu Plaza).

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THE FACE SHOP AURA CC CREAM REVIEW32. THE FACE SHOP AURA COLOR CONTROL CREAM (CC) | 02 & 03

$41 for .7 oz / $24 Refill $$ | The Face Shop stores
★★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 3 Shades. Medium coverage, natural finish. Creamy texture. SPF 30/ PA++. Made in Korea.

QUICK REVIEW: These CC Creams have a yellow undertone (which is hard to find, even in Asian products), creamy texture, good coverage, reliable SPF and gives skin a brighter appearance. Unique refillable compact dispenser and applied with included puff (I don’t use the puff, but the compact is perfect for travel).

Aura CC is my favorite The Face Shop BB/CC product – mostly because shade 03 works on my skin when its a little tan.

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DR JART BLACK LABEL DETOX BB CREAM REVIEW33. DR. JART + BLACK LABEL DETOX BB BEAUTY BALM

$36 for 1.5 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Medium coverage, semi-matte finish. Rich, creamy texture. Non-chemical SPF 25. Made in Korea.

QUICK REVIEW: Has heavy, thick feel that blends down to a reliable medium coverage. Creamy texture allows for a slightly matte, but not dry finish. Single shade works on fair to light skin tones and possibly medium shades that lean toward cool tones. Non-chemical SPF makes it a good choice for sensitive skin – though fragrance can be a red flag.

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DR BRANDT CC GLOW REVIEW34. DR. BRANDT CC GLOW

$39 for 1 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★★ (6/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Light coverage, natural finish. Separated lotion texture. Non-chemical SPF 30. Made in USA.

QUICK REVIEW: The formula separates and the tube opening is too large, so product gets wasted and has the tendency to get messy. Otherwise, once you mix the product on your hand and apply, skin looks noticeably brighter and more fresh. Since it has a non-chemical sunscreen, it won’t get returned – but Dr. Brandt really needs to reformulate and repackage.

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DR JART WATER FUSE SMART GEL BB REVIEW35. DR. JART+ WATER FUSE SMART GET BB | LIGHT/MED & MED/DARK

$36 for 1 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★ (5/10)

DETAILS: 2 Shades. Light coverage, natural finish. Jelly cream texture. SPF 30. No swatch available.

QUICK REVIEW: Returned. I tried both shades of this unique, jelly like BB Cream. The formula settled in my pores and didn’t blend well (regardless of how I prepped skin). It also didn’t last very long and that normally isn’t an issue for me.

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OLE HENRIKSEN PERFECT TRUTH CC CREAM REVIEW36. OLE HENRIKSEN PERFECT TRUTH CC CREME | MEDIUM

$36 for 1 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★ (6/10)

DETAILS: 2 Shades. Light coverage, natural finish. Lotion texture. SPF 30. No swatch available.

QUICK REVIEW: Returned. I really wanted to like this since I absolutely LOVE his Pure Truth Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil – but the fragrance in this line was over powering and sidelined the products benefits. Otherwise, the formula made skin look clearer and more radiant – so if the scent isn’t an issue for you, its worth a look.

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OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION CORRECTOR SPF2037. OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION CORRECTOR CC

$155 for 1.02 oz. $$$$ | omorovicza.com
★★★★★ (8/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Sheer, translucent coverage, luminous natural finish. Lotion texture. Non chemical SPF 20. Made in Hungary. See full review for swatches.

QUICK REVIEW: Rejoice! This incredible slightly glowifying, plumping, perfecting, priming, protecting lightweight lotion is free of silicone and chemical sunscreen.

→[READ FULL REVIEW]

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MIRACLE SKIN TRANSFORMER SKIN ENHANCER REVIEW38. MIRACLE SKIN TRANSFORMER | MEDIUM

$48 for 1.5 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★ (7/10)

DETAILS: 6 Shades. Light coverage, semi-matte finish. Whipped, creamy texture. Broad spectrum SPF 20.

MIRACLE SKIN TRANSFORMER SKIN ENHANCER - BEFORE AND AFTER←Before & After Miracle Skin Transformer
QUICK REVIEW:
Not really a miracle – skin’s appearance is smoothed and perfected with silicone. However, I liked how my skin looked and it didn’t react like it normally does to silicone and sunscreen. There’s an acne version that I’m curious to try – it has a more traditional tinted moisturizer texture and doesn’t have sunscreen.

MIRACLE SKIN TRANSFORMER SKIN ENHANCER MEDIUM SWATCH

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URBAN DECAY NAKED BB CREAM39. URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN BEAUTY BALM

$34 for 1.18 oz. $$$ | sephora.com
★★★★★ (6/10)

DETAILS: 1 Shade. Light coverage, natural finish. Thin lotion texture. Broad spectrum SPF 20.

QUICK REVIEW: Single light peach shade with slight luminous finish that will match most skin tones from pale to medium. A little more oily feeling than other BB creams with very little coverage – more like a luminizing primer. Works well with the Urban Decay Naked Powder for a touch more coverage.

URBAN DECAY NAKED BB CREAM SWATCH

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One thought on “BB Cream and CC Cream Review Catalog | Cosmetic Monster

  1. Zomgz, monster post. I like that you show swatches in both natural & artificial light. This must have taken forever to write, but it is extremely thorough, practically a users manual.

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