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Could you swap foundation for BB Cream?


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I am a self confessed beauty product addict, it doesn’t take long for every new beauty product on the market to make it into my make-up bag, which is looking more like a sack these days. So, it didn’t take me long to swap my favourite foundation for my current beauty fav – BB Cream.

What does BB Cream really do?

There’s some confusion as to what these BB Creams actually do, they are much more than a tinted moisturiser and do a fab job of perking up tired, dull skin without clogging it with the heaviness that foundation has. BB Cream (Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm, depending who you ask) combines moisturiser, sun cream, foundation and primer in one tube, making it your perfect skin saviour this summer. You can literally smooth it on and you’re good to go, so it will also save you time in the mornings.


I don’t know about you, but sleepless nights at the hands of my 1 year old and the early morning school run do my skin no favours. I have pores the size of chocolate buttons and my skin is less than glowing every morning. All of this changes once I’ve applied my new best friend, Garnier’s Miracle Skin Perfector. It evens out my skin tone, disguises those pesky pores and gives me a natural glow, as well as the benefits to my skin such as the UV protection and moisturiser. The Koreans have been using BB Creams for years, it’s taken us Brits a long time to catch on!

BB creams tend to be lighter than foundation so your coverage is more natural and light, allowing skin to breathe and giving a far more natural appearance. Some of them have colour correctors so if you’re a little on the red side or have uneven skin, don’t despair, there’s a BB Cream out there for you, it’s just a case of finding it.

We’ve put together a few of our favourites, hopefully you will find one you love and will become a convert too.

  • Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector
  • Nip + Fab CC Cream Light
  • Max Factor CC Cream
  • No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream
  • Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

You can buy all of the above at Boots:



About Dani Lee

About Dani Lee

Dani enjoys turning her hand to writing when she gets a chance. Dani works full time and has 2 children, Sophie, 7 and Harry, 15 months and if anyone knows what it is to be a working parent, she does!

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