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Best drugstore BB creams

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When BB stands for "Best Buy"

Does your dull skin depress you? Are you tired of looking so tired? Consider checking out a drugstore BB cream at a price point that won't leave you broke and sad.
When BB stands for "Best Buy"

If you haven't yet heard of BB creams, it's time for a crash course on the latest beauty trend that's sweeping the country. The makers of BB creams, so-named as an abbreviation for "beauty balm" or "blemish balm," promise that BB products moisturize, protect and even skin tone in one easy step. Like almost any beauty treatment, BB creams are available in a variety of markets. We've picked our favorite BB creams for the drugstore market so you can get your hands on this trend without having to eat ramen noodles for a month.

When BB stands for "Best Buy"

Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Instant Perfecting BB cream

Slated for release in Wal-Mart and Walgreen's later this month, Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Instant Perfecting BB cream is an exciting addition to drugstore BB offerings because it's a high-end product without a corresponding high cost to consumers. The Dr. LeWinn line was created by a plastic surgeon, and the brand guarantees its new BB cream will provide excellent coverage while moisturizing and protecting the skin in one product. We especially like the way it flawlessly brightens the skin and conceals imperfections with one easy application. Stay tuned for purchasing information on the Dr. LeWinn website.

When BB stands for "Best Buy"

DeVita Moisture Tints BB cream

Like other products, DeVita's Moisture Tints offer sunscreen, tinted coverage and moisturizer in one cream. DeVita is a different kind of product for consumers, however, because it's a vegan cream and is certified paraben-free. It's available at health-food stores and the beauty section of Whole Foods, as well as the DeVita website. (DeVita, $32)

When BB stands for "Best Buy"

Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal

This Pixi BB cream sticks with the idea of multitasking by offering a cream that serves as both a traditional BB product and a concealer in one container. The BB cream itself works as a tinted treatment, sun protection and moisturizer. The concealer is coordinated with the tint so you can enjoy full coverage in one product. Pixi products are available in Target stores. (Target, $30)

When BB stands for "Best Buy"

L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier

Many online beauty reviewers note that L'Oreal's version of the BB cream offers great bang for your buck. The product has an oil-free finish, and unlike other inexpensive BB creams, it won't clog your pores with the foundation that's in the tint. And since L'Oreal is an extremely well-known brand, this BB cream is easy to find in any drugstore. (Wal-Mart, $8)

Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-One Beauty Cream

Physicians Formula is a beauty brand that's known for greatness in multitasking, with its products often filling multiple roles as bronzers, eye shadows and blushes. It was only a matter of time before Physicians Formula began to offer BB creams for multitasking women. The line includes the traditional BB cream, and also offers a BB concealer and BB powder. All of the products contain optical diffusers to give you a natural glow, and all are available at your local drugstore or on the Physicians Formula website. (Physicians Formula, $14)

When BB stands for "Best Buy"

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