What started out as a way of helping recovering surgery patients deal with raw skin, BB cream, has boomed into one of the biggest beauty trends born out of Asia. Less like foundation and more like tinted moisturizer’s over-achieving sister, a BB cream evens out skin tone and keeps shine at bay, while delivering skincare benefits like whitening, anti-aging, and pore tightening. Read on to find out our top picks for the BB obsessed.
LANEIGE BB Cushion, P1950, SM Aura
Don’t let the word cushion intimidate you! All it means is that you simply have to press onto the product-soaked cushion to release a fragrant, lightweight BB cream to achieve the skin of your dreams. Plus, the sponge that it comes with guarantees an airbrushed finish every time.
Best For: Girls who are looking for a sweat-proof, feather-light base that can go from light to heavy coverage
BENEFIT Bigger Than BB Big Easy Multi-Balancing Complexion Perfector, P2000, Greenbelt 5
Its name may be a mouthful, but applying this whipped, mousse-like BB cream takes mere seconds. With a blendable texture that feels soft to the touch, this product evens out skin tone, controls shine, and gives a smooth, matte finish.
Good For: Girls who want a natural-looking, shine-free face
TONY MOLY Intense Care Snail BB Cream, P1578, SM Megamall
You know that little trail of slime that snails leave behind? This product’s got heaps of it, and for good reason! Notonly does it stimulate the production of collagen (byebye wrinkles!), it helps reverse the damage of the sun on your skin, too.
Best For: Girls who want serious beauty benefits in their BB cream.
HEROINE MAKE Protect UV Mineral BB Cream, P595, Watson’s
Promising to veil your skin in a light, luminous finish, this BB cream evens out skin tone and keeps oil at
bay for at least 6 hours.
Best For: Girls who’ve just started with makeup and want an entry level BB cream
MAYBELLINE Clear Smooth Shine Free BB Stick, P289, department stores
In a stick form, your coverage comes in a fuss-free, spill-proof package.
Best For: Neat girls who don’t like spills
DR. JART Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm, P1475.50, order from luxola.com.ph
From one of the brands that pioneered the beauty balm craze, Dr. Jart’s version helps tighten pores with
Best For: Girls looking for a non-oily BB cream that shrinks pore size
BOBBI BROWN BB Cream SPF 35, P2350, SM Megamall
Crammed with collagen-producing peptides and botanical extracts for discoloration, this grab and go
base is that one step to getting your glow on.
Best For: Dull skin in need of a pick-me-up
URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Beauty Balm, P2250, order from www.calyxta.com
Not only does this beauty balm minimize pores, wrinkles, and improve your skin’s elasticity, it’s packed
with light-diffusing spheres that give you a subtle, lit-from-within glow.
Best For: Girls who want to look Photoshopped in real life
SNOE BBfied HD BB Pigment Mix, P799, SM Hypermart
For those who prefer the texture of their favorite moisturizer, this mix-in BB pigment allows you to
custom create the opacity of your BB cream.
Best For: Chemist girls who love getting their beauty geek on.
HOLIKA HOLIKA Aqua Petit Jelly BB, P755, SM Mall of Asia
Perfect for the summer, this water-based BB cream refreshes on contact and gives off light coverage.
Best For: Girls who are looking for ways to freshen up their beauty routine