BB Cream recommendations

fonkifonki Registered Users Posts: 353 Curl Neophyte
Hi there

I'm interested in using BB cream - just for convenience factor. I haven't researched it all.

We've just had winter here - so a bit cold and dry. But summer is soon approaching and it gets real hot and humid.

I tried benefit the other day and it looked good but I broke out slightly and my skin was pretty dry afterwards. Has anyone had the same experience?

Does anyone have any recommendations? What worked well, what didn't and why?

Thanks

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Registered Users Posts: 15,490 Curl Neophyte
    I don't know a whole lot about BB's, CC's or EE's. I'm typically happy when I come across a standard tinted moisturizer, which I find to be better in many ways. I have tried the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB (8 in 1 Beauty Balm) and I like it in the winter. It's very moisturizing. I have to powder it but it goes on smoothly and has pretty good coverage. I also own Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB. Not as moisturizing. I have to exfoliate, moisturize like crazy, prime and thin it out. Application is a beast but the coverage is full.

    I tried a sample of Estée Lauders EE Cream. Nice. Again, it has a lot of moisture but hardly any coverage. I find no need to put on additional moisturizers with it or the first I mentioned.

    Again, a standard tinted moisturizer is still my favorite. Cover FX has came out with pure foundation/pigment drops. You can add them to your favorite moisturizer and tint as you like. No fragrance. It changes nothing. Just pure color. I'd go that route.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • fonkifonki Registered Users Posts: 353 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks fi. I have no clue when it comes to makeup as I rarely wear any. I didn't even know about BB cream until I went into sephoras looking for a gift for a friend. I'm still not entirely sure how it works. And absolutely No clue about CC & EEs either

    I have some mac tinted moisturiser that my sister bought me. But it kinda feels suffocating if that make sense. Maybe it's too heavy.

    I'll research ur suggestions and give em a try
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Registered Users Posts: 15,490 Curl Neophyte
    fonki wrote: »
    Thanks fi. I have no clue when it comes to makeup as I rarely wear any. I didn't even know about BB cream until I went into sephoras looking for a gift for a friend. I'm still not entirely sure how it works. And absolutely No clue about CC & EEs either

    I have some mac tinted moisturiser that my sister bought me. But it kinda feels suffocating if that make sense. Maybe it's too heavy.

    I'll research ur suggestions and give em a try

    You are welcome! The MAC may very well be too heavy. Many (and I do mean many) women have problems with MAC foundations and tinted moisturizers. Face & Body seems to be one of the exceptions but I'be never tried it. Most in their line end up causing reactions or problems and are not recommended for anyone with remotely sensitive or problem skin. Their concealers and powders are fine. Weird.

    BB is supposed to have several different properties that are beneficial for your skin. It goes above and beyond a simple tinted moisturizer. CC is supposed to have color correcting properties. I don't know what the rest are supposed to do.

    Years ago Clinique made the best tinted moisturizer I have ever used (the first I used and the last I really, really 100% completely loved). I wore it all thru the late 80s and into the 90s (high school years and a bit beyond). It was my go to, rather than foundation. Not too heavy, not too light, only one thing to put on after I washed with my Noxema and toned with Sea Breeze (haha), and no reactions with my skin. They pulled it from the shelves for a long time and put out a BB or CC in its place a few years ago that was horrific. I think they brought it back, though. I'm pretty sure I saw it a few weeks ago when I was picking out a blush. No idea if it's the old formulation or not. **Nope. It's not. I used the original SPF 15 City Block tinted moisturizer. Great coverage for a TM and had a natural finish. They came out with the City Block Sheer as well, that offered higher SPF's (original was still better) and then discontinued. What they have now is Moisture Surge. Idk how people like it (though I did see a couple reviewers saying "the original City Block was the best").
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Registered Users Posts: 15,490 Curl Neophyte
    Physicians Formula makes a pretty good tinted moisturizer in their natural line. I liked the coverage, I liked the moisture but it smells so strongly of men's shaving cream, it's not even funny.

    My closest love to Cliniques is done by a skincare line I love. Eminence Organics but that stuff is $50 a bottle. And it's a glass bottle (with a pump) so it.'a harder to travel with. I splurged one time while getting an extra discount on it that brought it down to $30. I got the Light/Medium and it's a little too dark for my skin now.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • fonkifonki Registered Users Posts: 353 Curl Neophyte
    Can you mix it with moisturising cream to make it lighter - if it's too dark?
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Registered Users Posts: 15,490 Curl Neophyte
    fonki wrote: »
    Can you mix it with moisturising cream to make it lighter - if it's too dark?

    Most of the creams I have would not do much to change the shade. I could mix it with another foundation to lighten it a bit of put another on top of it to give myself more of a bronze look. That is really where the Cover FX stuff would come in handy, with it just being pure pigment and no difference in SPF's, properties, etc. One drop would do. I'd love to see it in person but I have no Sephora.

    I do have a bronzing body cream that I can put on and it matches well. It's not a self tanner. It's the same principal of Sally's airbrush legs, etc, but in a pump bottle. You rub it on, it automatically dries and just deepens you up a touch. You wash it off in the shower. I have not used it this year. I burnt once and have remained pale since.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • Vee.RainVee.Rain Registered Users Posts: 24
    IT Cosmetics CC+ cream is EVERYTHING! My first BB/CC cream experience was horrible but then I got this in a glam bag and I'm addicted.

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  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    I recently got the Smashbox BB water. It is quite nice. Much lighter than a cream and still has good coverage that is buildable.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • pinksugarpinksugar Registered Users Posts: 2,346 Curl Connoisseur
    IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. I absolutely love it and recommend it.
  • Keltey1031Keltey1031 Registered Users Posts: 115
    Not sure if you're still checking your post, but I really like bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (holy cow that's a mouthful!)

    My skin gets irritated very easily and so far this one is the only one I've tried that doesn't break me out or give me a rash on my cheeks. It's fragrance-free and has no lavender oil, eucalyptus, fruit or nut oils or butters that typically make my face freak out. If you're looking for coverage, it's very light, more sheer than a CC cream/liquid foundation.

    I'm currently on my second bottle and will continue to repurchase this one! :love5:
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