What is BB cream? Originally a K-Beauty Creation, BB cream actually stands for “Blemish Balm” cream and was created as a hybrid tinted moisturiser and base makeup product. They have all the benefits of your favourite skincare products with the coverage of a sheer foundation, perfecting your skin in more ways than one!
Benefits of BB Cream
If you’re a fan of natural makeup looks, BB cream might be the perfect base makeup product for you. They tend to have sheer to medium coverage for an almost undetectable finish - because they’re sheerer, having an exact match (or not) can be more forgiving.
Another benefit of BB cream is that they’re versatile and can work as an all-in-one beauty product for rushed mornings. Since they’re formulated with active ingredients and a sheer, perfecting tint (plus even formulated with SPF in some cases) a BB cream is the perfect beauty product to reach for if you need to save time in the morning but still look polished and put together.
Our Top BB Creams
Trying to pick your first BB Cream? Beauty Affairs has one for everyone - from naturally formulated to clinically effective; take your pick.
The Declaré BB Cream SPF 30 has a soft matte finish, ensuring that your skin never looks too dewy or shiny - making it perfect for normal to oily skin types. Declaré’s rigorously tested formulas also mean this BB cream is gentle enough to be used by sensitive skin for a touch of coverage and skincare in one.
It’s formulated with sunscreen filters to a sun protection factor of 30, which is the minimum we recommend to shield your skin from the sun. It has a hybrid formula that ensures your skin feels as impressive as it looks thanks to nurturing, hydrating skincare ingredients.
Inika Organic Certified BB Cream has a creamy texture that melts into the skin for a flawless, radiant finish. Fortified with naturally moisturising ingredients like Prickly Pear Oil and Pomegranate Oil, it lends all the benefits of these naturally sourced ingredients to the skin in a lightweight, sheer-coverage finish. A mostly natural and organic ingredients lists make this one of the top BB creams you’ll find anywhere!
Top BB Cream Tips & Tricks
What’s the best way to apply - makeup sponge, brush, or hands? The best BB creams have forgiving formulas - so all of the above would work, depending on your favourite! However, there are some essential things to know about how your application method can affect coverage.
If you want to maximise your coverage (while still getting all the benefits of a BB Cream), a makeup brush is the best way to go. A beauty sponge is ideal for beginners who don’t want to make any streaks - however, they can sheer out coverage. Applying BB Cream with clean hands creates the most skin-like finish, as the warmth from your hands really presses the formula into your skin for a long-lasting, natural finish.
Shop BB Cream
Beauty Affairs has luxury BB creams from well-known brands like Dr Jart+, La Mer, Giorgio Armani, Declare and Inika. Shop BB cream at Beauty Affairs and choose three free samples with your order. For orders over $179, free shipping is available Australia-wide.