SPOT.ph’s BB + CC Cream Round-up
We tell you what’s available in the market and pick the ones we’re glad we tried.
(SPOT.ph) We admit: achieving that no-makeup makeup look is no easy feat. What with all the moisturizing, priming, applying foundation, and setting, it usually takes us at least 10 steps to have that flawless look that'll turn heads for all the right reasons. But when we're on the go or in a rush to get to that very important meeting (read: meeting with the boss, yikes!), we get frazzled and might end up looking like Honey Boo Boo's latest experiment.
So we thank the makeup gods for creating these feature-packed multi-taskers. The BB (Blemish Balm) and CC (Color Correcting or Complexion Correcting) Creams have been taking the world, especially Asia, by storm for a few years now. Both are supercharged with antioxidants, a high level of SPF, and other benefits that'll either even out the skin tone or temporarily erase your blemishes. Note that the CC Cream has more benefits when it comes to skincare.
No matter what your preference is, we give you a round-up of the creams that are currently available in Manila. Did we miss out on your favorite? Tell us in the comments!
Photos courtesy of Pond’s, Femalenetwork.com, Stylebible.ph, and Cosmo.ph
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream SPF 26 PA+++ ( P249)
This BB Cream gives decent radiant coverage without breaking the bank.
Maybelline is available at leading beauty stores and department stores nationwide.
Pond's Flawless White Whitening Expert BB+ Cream SPF 30 PA++ (Php 299.00) and Pond’s Age Miracle Anti-ageing Expert BB Cream SPF 30 PA++
If the fact that they’re constantly sold out is any indication, these products need no introduction. Inexpensive and dries to a powdery finish? We’re sold!
Pond's BB+ Creams are available in Watson’s and other beauty stores nationwide.
Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream SPF 37 PA++ (P748)
The only shade it offers is more suited for those with fair skin. Don’t worry if you just came back from a trip to the beach, you can mix this in with your foundation to get that dewy look.
Tony Moly is available in branches nationwide.
Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream (P1,550)
Perfect for those with oily skin, this oil-free BB Cream dries to a semi-matte finish. It’s SPF-free, so you don’t have to worry about your face looking overly white when you get your photos taken.
Fairy Drops is available in all Beauty Bar stores nationwide.
Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm (P1,750)
The gel-like consistency of this beauty balm gives flawless coverage, and its SPF-free formula is perfect for photographs as well. (No SPF = no white cast)
Stila is available in Rustan’s.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 (P1,900)
Just like the brand’s popular primer, this multi-tasker effectively hides pores and absorbs easily onto skin so it’ll feel like you’re not wearing any makeup at all.
Smashbox is available at all Beauty Bar branches nationwide.
Tonymoly Luminous Aura CC Cream (P948)
With seven benefits under its belt (sun protection, whitening, and radiance, to name some), this CC Cream is light, but powerful enough to make your skin look its healthiest.
Available in all Tony Moly branches nationwide.
The Face Shop Aura Control Cream SPF30 PA +++ (P1,595)
We’re so used to seeing these creams in tubes, so this compact had us wondering if it would deliver the same results. More or less, it did! Its creamy consistency is hydrating yet light enough to achieve that no-makeup makeup look.
Available in all The Face Shop branches nationwide.
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30 PA +++ (P1,950)
This newcomer is already showing promise with its anti-ageing benefits. We can’t attest to that yet, but it certainly goes on light, blends well, and makes skin look undeniably healthy. (Note: for oily-skinned girls, make sure you set with powder for a more polished look)
Clinique is available in Rustan’s.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream (P2,850)
The organic one in the bunch, this particular CC cream is formulated for dry skin as its hydrating formula gives off a radiant and luminous look.
Juice Beauty is available in all Beauty Bar branches nationwide.
Etude House CC Cream (Price unavailable)
The sheer coverage in this formula promises to correct the skintone and lift away dullness. It dries to a soft and silky finish, leaving a healthy glow on skin.
Available in all Etude House branches nationwide.