Every now and then your skin needs a little TLC, enter, the very best BB creams. Yup, BB cream goes the extra mile that a foundation just won't, yes they give you coverage, but they also protect against the sun, defend against pollution, and deliver long-lasting moisture to the skin. It's important to find the best BB cream for your skin type, whether you have oily, combination or dry patches, that's why we've reviewed some of the top-rated formulas to bring you a beginner's guide to acing your base..
MAC Prep & Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35
Best BB cream for tired skin:
The pearlised pigments in MAC's BB cream will inject some much needed glow into sleepy-looking skin. Not only that, but the balm texture helps blur imperfections, while the matte finish makes it perfect for anyone who needs an extra hand with oil control.
Available at MAC Cosmetics for Dhs173
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector
Best drugstore (affordable) BB cream:
An oldie-but-a-goodie, Garnier's original BB Cream was one of the first to hit the market and to this day, it's still one of the very best. The lightweight cream formula sinks into the skin with the ease of a moisturiser, leaving a subtle tint behind. The coverage is barely-there, but it gives a warm, soft-focus finish that will hide a tired skin day, instantly.
Available at Carrefour UAE for Dhs31
Estée Lauder DayWear BB Creme
Best BB cream for oily skin:
There's no arguing with the facts, Estée Lauder know how to give you a good skin day. Their BB creme has been designed to work wonders on oily-to-combination skin, it controls shine to keep the complexion looking oil-free all day. The light formula is loaded with anti-oxidants and vitamins to keep skin healthy and happy.
Available at Souq.com for Dhs153
L.A. Girl Pro BB Cream
Best BB cream for perfect coverage:
LA Girl have eight shades of BB Cream to choose from and each one offers skin-blurring coverage, and long-lasting oil control. You'll only need a teeny-tiny bit as the formula is super-blendable and brightening - one tube will last for months and months.
Available at Glamazle.com for Dhs35
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream
Best BB cream for dry skin:
Not only does Smashbox's Camera Ready BB Cream promise to improve skin moisture in four weeks, it also evens out skin tone, controls oil without leaving a chalky finish and protects against UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of 35.
Available at Sephora for Dhs200
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions BB Cream
Best BB cream for sensitive skin:
Clinique's Anti-Blemish BB Solutions Cream is a lightweight, oil-free formula that will last for up to 12-hours on combination to oily skin types. It's buildable coverage, mattifying finish and UVA/UVB protection makes it perfect for skin that needs a little extra help.
Available at Cosmetics Now for Dhs138
L'Occitane Precious BB Cream
Best BB Cream for mature skin:
If you've ever tried one of L'Occitane's skincare products, then you'll know just how glowy and beautiful they leave the face. This BB cream is no exception. Combining all the power of their infamous precious creme moisturiser, with brightening pigments and a hint of coverage, it instantly evens skin tone whilst delivering long-lasting hydration. With protection against UVA and UVB, plus a the melt-into-the-skin texture, you'll be reaching for this one every day - guaranteed.
Available at L'Occitane for Dhs239
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF35
Best BB cream for combination skin:
There are 10 different shades to choose from, including those with pink, yellow and gold undertones and ranging from extra-light to deep. The formula has a light-to-medium coverage and SPF 35 for daily protection against sun damage. Bobbi Brown's BB cream gives a satin-like finish that perfects oily skin whilst hydrating any dry patches.
Available at Ounass for Dhs226
Vichy Ideal Soleil Face BB Tinted Velvety Cream SPF50
Best BB cream for sun protection:
If you're heading off somewhere hot this Summer, make sure Vichy's BB cream comes with along with ya. Packed with super-high UVA/UVB protection, this tinted cream evens out skin and gives a subtle hit of coverage, perfect if you don't fancy going to the beach 100% bare-faced.
Available at Noon.com for Dhs112
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