Your beautiful skin
I am obsessed with the best drugstore makeup. I like the pricier brands too, but there’s something oddly soothing about taking a swing by my favorite pharmacy for skin care.
Every new product offers the potential for innovation and perfection. Every tube or tub or bottle contains a little miracle, and there’s something intoxicating about the first few uses of a new beauty product, before the inevitable disappointment when it doesn’t deliver the results you were promised.
There’s only one beauty product that has captured the attention of beauty aficionados everywhere. How has BB Cream (otherwise known as Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm) managed to do so? It actually delivers results.
The best drugstore BB cream promises to deliver the results and benefits of a serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunscreen, all at once. Pretty steep promises for any beauty product, let alone something purchased for $10 at the drugstore.
But that’s when I found Garnier BB Cream.
It didn’t disappoint: the creamy consistency went on smoothly and evened out my skin tone with a nice Matte finish. It covered up the red mark from a zit.
It felt lighter than a tinted moisturizer and when I went to the restaurant’s ladies room after dinner, hours later to freshen up, my face was still fresh as a daisy.
Tinted moisturizer would often leave me oily within a few hours, but the BB cream had no such effects.
I have tried a wide variety of other drugstore BB creams but nothing has proven quite as effective as the original.
The CoverGirl Smoothers BB Cream gave me super light coverage, and while that might be good for girls with good skin texture who just need a tiny bit of help, for me the coverage wasn’t sufficient to use daily.
L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream changes color to match your skin once applied which I like however I’ve found that after a few hours it dries up and flakes, which is my number one no-no for any type of makeup.