(Closed) SPINOFF: BB creams

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: BB creams - please check all that apply.

    I use BB Cream

    I use BB Cream and it has improved my skin.

    I use BB Cream and it has NOT improved my skin but it does offer nice light coverage.

    I use BB Cream and it has improved my blemishes and or cleared up my acne.

    BB cream has made my skin worse.

    I'm intrigued and plan on trying out BB cream.

    I have never heard of BB cream.

    Asian BB creams are superior (speaking from experience).

    American and Asian BB creams perform the same (speaking from experience).

  • Post # 3
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Happy Hopeful Bee:  I use a bb cream.. Especially now because where I live ( arizona)is super Hott.. I first bought the garnier bb cream but the first formula.. I didn’t like it at first because it had a strong perfume sent.. Also it was meant for dry skin.. I have oily skin and didn’t work well for me.. They came out with a new formula for combination to oily skin and I love it!! I’m Hispanic. Light/ med skin tone..I have been using this since April.. I just use it for those lazy days I don’t want to put makeup on but need that lil coverage and sunscreen.

    Post # 5
    10009 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I use the Two Faced BB cream with a bit of powder over it. It’s basically a tinted moisturizer, but I don’t need a full coverage foundation (nor do I like wearing it) so it works great for me. I have fair skin.

    Post # 6
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @Happy Hopeful Bee:  yes it dries Matte at least on me.. I do put powder over just because that’s just me.. I want to stay matte.. Through out the day I do get a little oily but that’s just my skin.. I just use 1 blotting paper and I’m good.. The only foundation/ makeup that kept my oil controlled where I don’t need any blotting papers is my airbrush makeup..i don’t want and have time to do that everyday.. Everything else, I will get oily.. Some foundations More than others but I do like this bb cream.

    Post # 7
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I use Lancome BB Cream and I really like it. It evens out my skin tone and it’s really quick and easy to throw on in the morning, especially since I don’t know what I’m doing with make-up.

    Post # 9
    3172 posts
    Sugar bee

    I am Asian with combination skin and use L’oreal Magic Skin Beautifier. I’ve noticed a significant improvement. My skin simply looks great now. I didn’t have acne that often before using it. I only usually need light coverage so it works for me. I set it with my Make Up Forever HD Powder. 

    Some pros – simply makes my complexion look better, great light coverage, natural looking, great for oily skin.

    The cons – it doesn’t last all day and for some reason, Target is always out of it in the shade medium, still need concealer doesn’t have SPF

    I am on my second tube and love it but don’t expect miracles and you’ll be fine.

    ETA There isn’t enough coverage for me to trust it on my wedding day.

    Post # 10
    11161 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I just started using Garnier BB cream (Matte finish for Oily skin) as a fluke and I really liked it for more of a day to day coverage option. It is really cheap too which was a nice change from my special events foundation. The coverage is pretty good and I add a bit of bare minerals on top for a matte finish. The lasting power is so-so, even better if I spritz on some Urban Decay All Nighter.

    I haven’t noticed any difference in my skin. I have normal skin overall with oily spots in the T-zone. I don’t have many breakouts but ocassionally will have the hormonal pimple. I have been using it for about two months daily.

    Pros: cheap, easy to apply, matte like coverage, supposedly contains SPF and other nutrients for skin.

    Cons: doesn’t last as long as my normal makeup (Immaculate by Hourglass) BUT it is a nice change for laid back work only days.

    Post # 11
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Race/Ethnicity: White

    Your Skin Type: Fairish

    What brand of BB cream do you use: Too faced

    How long have you been using it: Around 6 months?

    Pros: No need to go crazy matching exact skin color like foundation as it is light and airy and blends to your skin tone 

    Most companies carry a variety of colors to meet a number of skin tones

    My particular brand gives a natural glow and definitely evens out my super blotchy complexion


    Not a ton-it can rub off if it doesn’t set quickly

    The one I purchased wasn’t the cheapest out there

    Have you noticed skin improvement, particularly softness and blemish lightning/acne clearing up: Not necessarily-I don’t use it daily


    Post # 12
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’ll weigh in with my answers:

    Race/Ethnicity? Caucasian

    Your Skin Type? Somewhat acne-prone and oily but not that bad

    What brand of BB cream do you use? Smashbox photo ready 

    How long have you been using it? About 2 months

    Pros? I love using only one product instead of moisturizer + foundation, I like the look better, it feels lighter than foundation

    Cons? expensive, and I notice a slight sulfur smell when I wash my face at night (but I don’t really mind)

    Have you noticed skin improvement, particularly softness and blemish lightning/acne clearing up? I think so, but it’s too soon for me to say 100%

    Overall I’m a fan, and plan to continue using it.


    Post # 13
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Race/Ethnicity? Super pale caucasian

    Your Skin Type? oily t-zone but normal for the most part. Can be sensative though.

    What brand of BB cream do you use? I use Korean BB creams- Tony Moly, Etude House and Skin Food are my favorite brands. I have about 12 brands total in my makeup bag. (I know, I have a problem, I can admit it haha)

    How long have you been using it? 6 years give or take?

    Pros? Covers my imperfections just enough without ever looking caked on. Gives my skin a nice youthful dewy glow. It never looks like I am wearing a ton of makeup which I like. 

    Cons? It is expensive to buy the brands I like and have them shipped over to the US 🙁

    Have you noticed skin improvement, particularly softness and blemish lightning/acne clearing up? I notice my skin is much more hydrated- the one brand I use is specificaly designed to moisturize and even my skin tone which it does awesomly. I have a bit more blemishes these days but I blame that soley on the stress of wedding planning. 

    Post # 14
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Anyone use any Korean brands? I’m interested in trying one because I hear the coverage is better.

    Post # 15
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

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    @Alumisiren:  oh! Which brand do you feel has the best coverage?

    Post # 16
    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Other – I’ve never used it and I have little interest to.  I’m happy with my current skincare regimen (Clinique 3-step) and don’t plan on changing things any time soon.

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