BB creams are a great addition to the cosmetic line. Not because they are easy to apply, but they have taken place of foundation and base for regular use. BB creams are usually known as Blemish Balm and are designed to add a glow to your face and give the skin an even tone. They were launched in the year 2011 to serve a well-blended purpose of skin care and makeup benefits.
Purpose of a BB cream
The main purposes of a BB cream are:
- To keep the skin hydrated
- To provide SPF protection, otherwise known as protection from harmful sun rays
- Complete coverage
- To heal the skin
- To keep the skin soothing and cool
- Prevent the need for applying lots of makeup.
BB creams are mostly used by women who have to go out on daily basis and do not want to ruin their skin with daily use of foundation, base or face powder. BB cream is the ultimate solution for daily coverage and a well-maintained skin. Here we are going to list down the best BB creams that have been the preference of women of Pakistan. I personally have used a few and will share my review.
Top BB Creams from Reputed Brands
L’oreal Paris Dermo Expertise Revitalift Repair 10 BB Cream [For normal to combination skin}
Loreal shampoos are the highest selling product, and same is with their foundations. They also joined the race for the best BB Cream recently with the benefits of protection from wrinkles and skin lifting.
As the name suggests, and so does the description on their packaging. they have designed Loreal Paris Dermo Expertise Revitalift Repair 10 BB Cream to provide 10 basic benefits to the user; they are:
- Firm skin
- Enhanced skin tone
- Reduced wrinkles
- Covering the imperfections
- Smooth skin
- Better skin texture
- Illuminated complexion
- Coverage of aging spots
- UV protection
With these many benefits, they have attracted thousands of women and most of them are happy with the results. I personally do not think that you cannot use anti-aging products till you are 40.
I think if you start using something like Loreal Paris Dermo Expertise Revitalift Repair 10 BB Cream then you can retain your skin health for a long time.
I have felt my skin to be more tight and smooth after a regular use of 3 weeks and I am planning to use it further as well.
It is a bit expensive, but given the number of benefits and results, it is totally worth it.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Light [For normal to dry skin]
Maybelline is a well-known brand in the cosmetic line. I love their lip balms and foundations.
However, they have not done so well with their BB cream, or maybe it didn’t work for me.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Light is not friendly for oily skin, as it makes the skin more greasy and oily. But, people with dry skin might get some benefit from it and it also has a sufficient amount of SPF which is helpful in avoiding damage from the harsh sun rays.
Given the weather of Pakistan, there is only a small percentage of women who have dry skin; so this BB cream is not a preferable choice for them.
But yes, if you use it as a primer it and apply foundation over it later, then it definitely gives a fine neat look.
Maybelline products are not that much expensive, neither is this one. It is worth giving a shot if you have to sit and work in a centrally air-conditioned office.
Eveline White Prestige 4D Whitening Multifunction BB Cream for normal skin [For dry skin]
Eveline has been doing well to our skin and hair for a long time. Their BB cream is an addition to their quality product line.
The company claims that their BB cream can be used as a primer, moisturizer, and nourishes the skin along with concealing the imperfections.
You just have to apply a thin layer over your face and neck, but you can apply a thick layer over the places where you think you require more coverage.
It works for the dark circles, redness and eventually gives an even skin tone with regular use of 3 weeks. Given the UV protection qualities, you can wear it during the day and surely Eveline knows how to do that. If you’re looking for permanent fairness then try out our fairness creams or whitening night creams to have a fair skin in 30 days.
It is good for normal to oily skin. Eveline White Prestige 4D Whitening Multifunction BB Cream gets absorbed into the skin within a few seconds leaving no greasiness. It is easy to blend and sets quickly.
You can also use it with a face powder if you want to give a more refined look. Eveline products are always in range for their customers, so is this one.
Also, there are different shades to match your skin tone.
Color Studio Professional Skin Perfecting BB Cream [For Oily Skin]
Color Studio has made it to our makeup tables a lot of time, and we are glad about the quality of their products. But this time, they have surprised us with their skin perfecting BB cream.
According to the description on their packaging, this BB cream boosts glow, even the skin tone, keeps the skin hydrated, and works on the fine line along with UV protection.
In other words, they have everything that a BB cream must have.
The company has been receiving a lot of positive response from the users and I think they deserve it. I have not seen a BB cream that provides such great coverage with no oiliness.
The thick texture of the skin makes it easy to apply; even 2-3 drops of cream are enough to cover the whole face and go on and about for the whole day.
With regular use, it boosts the natural skin glow and evens out the skin tone. The fine lines on the face are taken care of as well.
Also, it is a pocket-friendly product and easily available in the market and online shopping websites.
Clinique Latest Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 [For normal skin]
Women do not only have to look after their skin health but also have to keep a close eye on aging signs.
Clinique Latest Age Defense BB Cream with SPF 30 is a gift for the women who are keen about preventing the aging signs in their early 30s.
Clinique products are always allergy tested which means their BB cream has also gone through the same process. Clinique Latest Age Defense BB Cream offers SPF protections, coverage for imperfections and antioxidants to prevent uneven skin tone.
I have found this to be a great primer as well. It comes in 3 shades; given 1 to be for the fair complexion and 3 for dark.
You may feel the skin appearing stark white, but give it a few minutes; it will absorb and get started on fulfilling the functions of a BB cream.
As it is designed for summers, so you cannot use it in winters because it won’t moisturize the skin but make it dry even for the oily skin.
It has a number of ingredients; more than I have ever come across in a BB cream.
However, it does not fulfill the requirements of all skin tones as there are only 3 shades available. So, kindly check the sample before spending on the purchase.
Ponds White Beauty BB & Fairness Cream [For Oily Skin]
Almost all the creams and foundations from Ponds come in tube form, so does this one.
Ponds White Beauty BB & Fairness Cream may look thick but it blends smoothly with the skin and takes no time in absorbing.
You just have to take a small amount of the cream and spread it evenly all over the face and neck.
With SPF 30 it protects the skin from UV rays, so it can be worn comfortably throughout the day. A good thing about Ponds White Beauty BB & Fairness Cream is that it does not feel heavy on the face and you won’t even realize that you are wearing something on your face.
However, it only comes in natural cover but I guess it is suitable for our Pakistani skin tones. You won’t find something like this in a pretty packing with nominal price.
Wearing makeup has become a necessity today, so why not get the makeup look with a well-balanced and result oriented BB cream.
You can find all these BB creams easily in the stores and many online shopping websites.
However, get the shades as per your skin tone or you might leave a white cast on your face.