Much like my obsession with foundation I am constantly on the search for the perfect BB or CC cream and buy every new that one that sounds promising. Over the years I have managed to find a few good ones that live up to the task of a light feel yet last the distance – not an easy task to live up to. So today I’m sharing with you my favourite finds.
Lets start with the one and only Chanel CC Cream in 20 Beige – This was a bit of an indulgent purchase but I was on holiday in Hong Kong and just couldn’t help myself. This is beautifully light and blends seamlessly into the skin which is surprising seeing how thick it is. I usually work this in with my Sigma flat top kabuki to really make sure its worked in, I do have to powder this but with my oily skin I have to powder everything. This is also perfect as it has 30 plus SPF so it also acts as a sunscreen which is perfect to wear in summer when I’m out and about. Next up is the one that started it all, the L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream – Before this one I had never really heard of BB creams before but I thought I would give this one a go and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This particular one is a very thin consistency and is a white lotion but when you work it into the skin it magically transforms to match your skin tone. What I really love about this is that it dries to a powder finish which helps it last all day long. A new one to my collection is the Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturiser in Light Medium – I had never really tried any Tarte products as it’s so hard to get in Australia however, when I was in Singapore i though it was a great chance to give their base products a go. This is a thick cream that adds a light coverage and a dewy finish to the skin, now I do have to build this up a little as the coverage isn’t amazing but that doesn’t bother me. As it is a little creamier the lasting power isn’t there but this is just a great light BB cream to wear when I’m heading down to the shops or just popping out to lunch. Finally I have probably my favourite BB cream, it’s the Benefit Bigger than BB Big Easy Liquid to Powder BB Cream in Light Medium – This is the longest damn name for a product I have ever heard but I just don’t care as it is the best BB cream going around in my opinion. I bought this specifically to take to Nepal, India and Singapore, I thought seeing as it is a liquid to powder formula it would last throughout the day and being a BB cream it would be quick and easy to apply. It definitely lived up to both. One particular day we were trekking through the humid jungle of Nepal for around 4 hours, I came back to my hotel room thinking I would have absolutely no makeup left however, my base looked pretty much perfect – I was truly stunned. So I continued to wear this throughout the trip including in humid Singapore and it really stood up to the test. Hands down best coverage and the best wear out of any BB cream I have tried.
Who else loves a good BB and CC cream? Have you tried any of these?
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Chanel CC Cream here
L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream here
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturiser here
Benefit Bigger than BB Big Easy Liquid to Powder BB Cream here