Blemish balm. Beauty balm. BB cream. Whatever you call it, you know you’ve tried it, and most likely have a tube or two on your vanity. Like most beauty lovers, the GLAMHAPPY girls have tested out several of the best-selling BB creams on the market, and like most, we use them as part of our daily beauty regimen. Here’s a list of the ones we’re currently loving most, and why.
Smashbox delivers flawless coverage with this lightweight BB cream that moisturizes and hydrates skin while neutralizing oil to help combat shine. It also primes and protects against the sun’s harmful rays with an impressive SPF 35 while leaving skin looking naturally blemish-free.
Our Editor-in-chief swears by this BB cream — and so does her bestie. This skin perfecting formula helps eliminate blemishes, reduces the appearance of fine lines and helps to even out skin’s tone. It’s lightweight, long-lasting and boasts an SPF of 50! A perfect combination for this California girl!
Though it seems this next beauty balm isn’t available in the U.S. yet, we love No7’s skin care line and this Beautiful Skin BB cream does not disappoint. It’s oil-free for glam girls looking for something lightweight and non-greasy, and helps to achieve a natural, long-lasting glow.
Garnier’s Miracle Skin Protector is a hybrid formula that brightens and evens skin tone, offers long-lasting hydration and moisture while leaving skin looking radiantly smooth. With an affordable price point and an all-purpose practicality, this BB cream earns high marks from our editorial team.
With a naturally smooth texture that’s nearly sheer, MAC’s Prep + Prime Beauty Balm is a makeup lover must, all-in-one, that provides flawless coverage while acting as a foundation, primer and moisturizer. Its SPF 35 sun protection shields skin from harmful rays to keep you looking young.
Rounding out our collection of favorite beauty balms is Maybelline’s Dream Fresh. It’s affordable price tag makes this serious contender for best BB even more undeniably perfect. It’s gel-based and is super lightweight. This dream cream achieves an amazingly radiant glow while hydrating, smoothing and brightening skin.