August 5, 2013

BB Cream vs. CC Cream

beauty balm chart

Prediction: Soon there will be more kinds of beauty balms than bra cup sizes. And that’s okay. It means better formulas and more options for every skin type, tone and challenge. But it’s also confusing as hell. Just when we started to understand BB creams (lighter weight than a tinted moisturizer, often mattifying), along came CC creams. These are money for someone like me who prefers a dewier finish and a bit more coverage. As for DD creams, there’s only one on the market and it’s promising even more coverage and smoothing. I can’t keep up. Best of CC Creams | Beauty Bets

I’ve just begun to experiment with these—have you tried any them? So far, so good! I’ll keep you posted . . . (l to r) Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream ($35), Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream ($42), Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35 ($32), Yes to Grapefruit CC Cream ($16)

  • Departments

  • Daily Reads

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
    read more
  • Mositure
  • Best of Minneapolis

    Palms down the best professional spray tan in the Cities: perfectly golden, long-lasting and reasonably priced. You'll never reach for the self-tanner again.
    The Glow Lounge
    Painless laser hair removal. Enough said. Also: where my sun spots go to die.
    The Metropolitan

    read more

  • Instagram