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The Best BB Creams

The hot product that's taken the beauty world by storm

Guess what beauty products have been getting all the buzz in the makeup world recently? BB Creams!

From the pages of my favourite fashion magazines to the stores where I love shopping for cosmetics, BB creams (also known as Beauty Balms) are suddenly everywhere. I love anything that can help hydrate my skin while covering up any trouble spots while providing some great SPF protection.

What was once the go-to beauty secret for people living in Asia and Europe has now made its way to North America, and now, well, it's the beauty product that everyone is excited about. What exactly is a BB Cream, you ask? Good question! Basically, BB cream is like a great tinted moisturizer but more. It's a product that combines a moisturizer, a primer, and a foundation with SPF protection. Isn't that such a cool concept? And don't you just need to go shopping rightthissecond?

Here are some of the best BB creams on the market right now:

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB:  Maybe she's born with it, but I bet she uses Maybelline. This BB cream is $10.00 and can be purchased at Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, and pretty much any store Maybelline is sold. This BB cream provides a nice light coverage that's also oil-free.

Estee Lauder DayWear Multi-Perfecting Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35: I adore Estee Lauder makeup, and this is a fantastic all-in-one product that is very lightweight that gives skin a healthy glow. It is sold at The Bay and Murale for $45.00.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream: Who needs a trip to Sephora? Now you have the perfect excuse to go there! This Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream retails for $50.00 and provides amazing protection and coverage.

MAC's Prep and Prime BB Balm: I love MAC, and this BB cream is primarily intended to be worn as a primer. It works on retexturising skin while providing UVA/UVB SPF 35 coverage. When you layer it under foundation it evens out the skin tone and gives your makeup extra lasting power—bonus! Check out your nearest MAC make-up counter to purchase this product. It sells for only $36.50.

Bobbi Brown Beauty Balm SPF 35: Don't you just love Bobbi Brown makeup? Now you can also get a BB cream by Bobbi Brown! This is the perfect moisterizer offering great protection with an SPF of 35. You can buy this for $50.00 at Murale.
B. Kamins Morning Glow BB Cream: This is one product I have not yet tried, but it's hugely popular, and it's sold at Murale. It's an 8-in-1 multi-tasking beauty balm that provides all-day hydration (something my skin definitely needs) while it brightens your face. You will be simply glowing—in a good way! It goes on sheer and offers natural looking coverage. It sells for $49.00.
Happy BB cream shopping, friends!