Sunday, July 22, 2012


The fastest growing trend in beauty is something relatively new to the Western hemisphere – BB creams, also known as beauty balms or blemish base, are all the rage amongst both Hollywood starlets and Sephora shoppers alike. What are these new wonders? We explain, and include a few of our favorites!

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35, $39
The newest craze has been a longtime beauty regular and top trade secret amongst woman all over Asia. The formula is an all-in-one fusion of moisturizer, treatment and makeup coverage, which soothes and nourishes like a lotion but also provides coverage for problem areas like dark spots and acne.
CG Smoothers SPF 15 Tinted Moisture, $7.29
Some tout its ability to regenerate skin, but the effectiveness of that marketing line is still being questioned by dermatologists. Regardless, women all over the world are recognizing this beauty secret's ability to provide lightweight coverage and nourishment, all while protecting the skin from the sun -- a win-win-win!
Dr.Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm, $42
The additional perk to this new beauty shelf regular is that you only need a pea-size amount – so not only do you improve the look of your complexion, but you also save a little extra cash (hello more makeup!!)
Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20, $32
Have you tried any BB creams? Will you be tossing out foundation forever? What are your thoughts?

Stila Stay All Day 10-In-1 HD Beauty Balm, $38

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