Do you use BB Cream?

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Do you use BB Cream?

surreptitious surreptitious
I've been hearing a lot about BB Creams lately, but I don't know anyone who uses them. If you use them, are they as effective as the reviews claim? I really don't like wearing heavy makeups, but since I plan on spending time outside this summer, I need a sunblock for my face anyways. Since sunblocks are generally oily, I feel like if I pick up an oil-free BB Cream with an SPF, I'll get the best of all worlds. That is, provided they live up to the hype. Any recommendations of brands that make extra0fair shades would be greatly appreciated. =)
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I use a BB Cream and it's great
SydneyScreams
1  (3%)
I have used a BB Cream and it's not all it's cracked up to be
The Vixen , Kallina , SourAppleMartini , sunkissedJess , RigWife , GingerSpice
6  (19%)
I have never used a BB Cream, but a friend/relative recommends it
Lildrummrgurl7 , U3H , joolie , Chelynn67
4  (13%)
I have never used a BB Cream and don't have any advice for you
married with children , Bignuf , K101 , Nullipara , eri86 , Beautiful-Disaster , ViVix , Allstars316 , gorgeous , padmeamidala , KinkyKatieJames , Living Doll , skeeterlynn , satinlady550 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Intrepid Niddering , The Curious Couple , Feisty , luv 2 sex , KinkyNicki92
20  (65%)
Total votes: 31
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05/26/2013
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I haven't used BB cream myself but I have a few friends who love it. I did snag a freebie tube of BB cream today though so I'll be giving it a try soon when it arrives.
05/26/2013
married with children married with children
my wife does not use BB cream
05/26/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I've tried a number of brands; I've used L'oreal Magic Skin, both versions of Garnier BB (regular and the one for oily skin), Maybelline Dream Fresh, and the one from Tarte. I have sensitive, oily skin, that will break out really easy. Unfortunately BB creams haven't worked out very well for me. They usually make me look really shiny after just an hour or two, even with me setting them with powder. They also have all broken me out

If you have dry skin I'm sure they would work a lot better for you. I'm not sure about the shades, but the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB has better coverage than most of the other drug store brands I've tried. The one by Tarte is also nice, but it's pricey.
05/26/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
my wife does not use BB cream
Me neither.
05/26/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by The Vixen
I've tried a number of brands; I've used L'oreal Magic Skin, both versions of Garnier BB (regular and the one for oily skin), Maybelline Dream Fresh, and the one from Tarte. I have sensitive, oily skin, that will break out really easy. ...
Unfortunately, my nose gets super oily, especially when I wear makeup. I think that my favorite thing in my purse is probably my oil blotting strips. I definitely don't want to wind up with something that causes me to break out... Hmm...

What a shame that even something oil-free is still shine-inducing.
05/27/2013
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
I've been hearing a lot about BB Creams lately, but I don't know anyone who uses them. If you use them, are they as effective as the reviews claim? I really don't like wearing heavy makeups, but since I plan on spending time outside this ...
No, I've never used them. I use other creams though -- for anti-aging. Isn't that what the BB creams are for? I like to use Seabuckthorn lotions on my face because they have so many amazing benefits & will prevent signs of aging. Also, olive oil! I've read that olive oil on your skin is supposed to be like this serious "fountain of youth" type deal. I've tried it, but already have oily skin, so I stick to the seabuck lotions.
05/27/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I still don't really get what they are. Like an all in one deal? I just use Neurtogena oil free sports sunscreen specifically for the face. It doesn't clog pores and I don't feel greasy after putting it on the my make-up over it.
05/27/2013
eri86 eri86
I haven't tried them yet. I prefer powder makeup over liquid, even the oil free kind.
05/27/2013
joolie joolie
Tinted moisturizers are confusing so I don't mess with them. A friend of mine who is in her early twenties and has very sensitive,extra fair skin, and heavy acne "borrowed" her little sister's maybelliene BB whatever and she was raving about how great it is. Her skin DID look better than usual, and that little boost made her feel confident.
Clinique just came out with CC cream and I am intrigued...
05/27/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I've never used BB cream and I've never heard of it.. No advice for you on it.
05/27/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
I've been hearing a lot about BB Creams lately, but I don't know anyone who uses them. If you use them, are they as effective as the reviews claim? I really don't like wearing heavy makeups, but since I plan on spending time outside this ...
Hmmm. I've actually never heard of BB Cream, but I am not much of a cosmetics or skin care kind of a person.
05/27/2013
Kallina Kallina
I've just started trying some BB creams. I did not like the Cover Girl version, but like the L'oreal one a little better. I typically use moisturizer, no foundation and a touch of loose powder, but am always on the hunt for something to lighten my dark circles. The L'oreal does an OK job as a concealer, and isn't too heavy feeling on my face.

I don't know if I would rely on it for sunscreen though.
05/27/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Never used it
05/27/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
What is BB cream?
05/27/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
For those of you wondering, BB Cream is a German innovation from the 60's that has recently been gaining popularity in the western world as an all-in-one beauty product. It's a tinted moisturizer with an SPF that is used to replace primer, moisturizers, foundation and sunblock. There's a ton of information on it if you just Google.

@joolie - a beauty (nail care, mainly, but they're branching out) subscription box called Julep just came out with a DD cream. I think that it's getting a bit ridiculous... They're going to work their way through the alphabet!
05/27/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I have no luck with BB creams, both Western and Asian. I've tried a lot and from my experience most of them are: too dark for me, pore-clogging, too cakey or too sheer, have awful staying power and yet are hard to remove. IMHO, they are just not worth the hype and high SPF is the only good thing they offer.
05/27/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Wish I could help, but I don't have experience with BB cream, nor do I know anyone who does.
05/27/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
BB creams haven't worked for me. I don't like the way it makes my face feel. It's almost a sticky, greasy, clogged, uncomfortable feeling. I don't like them.
05/27/2013
SydneyScreams SydneyScreams
I use Garnier's BB cream, and prefer the one for oily skin because the other one leaves me feeling shiny. I don't like wearing makeup daily though, so even though this feels lighter than most makeups I'm accustomed to, it still feels a bit weird on my face.

I like that it evens out my tone and hides circles around my eyes after a late night, and once I got used to the feeling, I was fine!
05/27/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I've never used any kind of BB cream. They don't really interest me.
05/27/2013
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
I've not use it.
05/27/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have some that I got for free but have not used it yet.
05/27/2013
RigWife RigWife
I used it but I don't much care for it its expensive and doesn't do all it says it does. I'd rather use lotion and foundation, same effect
05/27/2013
GingerSpice GingerSpice
all the colors they have seems to be off for my skin tone and they all seem to oily or too thick....i stick to a serum and moisturizer, then sometimes a mattifying primer..
05/27/2013
foxinlace foxinlace
I've used a variety of BB creams and I've found Asian formulas to be vastly superior. They've been popular in Asia for much longer and there are many more companies there making them, so maybe there's more pressure to make a formula that works. I like a bit of coverage but I don't like a heavy or cakey feeling, and I had trouble finding a formula that worked for my pale olive skin in the states. Like most foundations, it's a hit-or-miss game, though, and BB creams usually only come in one or two shades so that can make it difficult. Little confused with all the CC creams I see out recently. Seems so gimmicky.
05/27/2013
Feisty Feisty
I have never used it.
05/27/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by foxinlace
I've used a variety of BB creams and I've found Asian formulas to be vastly superior. They've been popular in Asia for much longer and there are many more companies there making them, so maybe there's more pressure to make a formula ...
I will have to look into the possibility of getting an Asian BB cream that is light enough for my skin tone. Though I believe that part of the reason why they became popular was because they lightened the skin smoothly, so that might actually work to my advantage. I was surprised to find how long BB creams had been popular in Korea, etc, before making their way here, because a one step solution seems like something that lazy old North America would love!

I don't particularly understand the CC (or DD) cream either. I agree with you that they seem like complete gimmicks - I don't think that any of the companies have changed the formula so much that they require entirely new letters.
05/28/2013
KinkyNicki92 KinkyNicki92
I've never used it but surprisingly ive heard great things
05/28/2013
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