It’s time for another Makeup Wars. This time, we’re talkin’ about BB Creams. I have no doubt that you’ll already be able to guess my favorite BB cream!

Favorite BB Creams

For those of you new to BB creams, they are supposed to have the following properties:

  • Moisturizer
  • SPF
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Anti-Wrinkle
  • Brightening or whitening
  • Nourishing
  • *some also claim to act as a primer
As you can probably guess, they’re supposed to be full coverage. They were originally created to be worn on skin recovering from surgery by a doctor in Germany.
They’re a time-saving multi-functional product. When I had to get up at 5am for work, I relied heavily on my BB Creams It made my skin look flawless. To me, if I only have time to focus on one feature, I want to focus on my skin, so the BB Creams was essential.
Holika holika bb cream
My favorite BB Cream is the Holika Holika Essential Petit BB Cream SPF 30 PA++. I’ve reviewed it here and ranted about bb creams here. I don’t like the glorified tinted moisturizers that most American companies have made.
Wearing just Holika Holika bb cream
Me wearing Holika Holika BB Cream.
unblended bb cream
An unblended dollop of product.
blended bb cream
blended out
wearing bb cream recently
Me wearing the Holika Holika BB Cream recently.
One reason I haven’t worn my Holika Holika much recently is that I can’t find e definitive answer on whether or not it’s cruelty-free (so that leads me to believe that it is not CF). While I do love the product and it’s certainly a steal at $10 + free shipping, I don’t feel comfortable purchasing it again (though I have in the past).
For a good, cruelty-free bb cream, I recommend the Jane Iredale (though I still need to do a full review on it.)
Jane Iredale BB Cream in Shade BB1 This is what the Jane Iredale BB Cream looks like. I’ve got shade BB1.
Not blended, just streaked down my cheek This is what BB1 looks like swatched down my jawline, not blended.
BB1 Blended out Here it is blended out.
What’s your favorite BB Cream? See the favorites from the rest of the Makeup Wars crew!


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Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.