Best drugstore BB creams
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.
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.
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.
DeVita Moisture Tints BB creamLike 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)
Pixi Illuminating Tint & ConcealThis 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)
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)