BB, CC, DD??? The Cost Of Masking Our Perceived Imperfections

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I’m going to dedicate this post to a question I’m asked rather frequently – what the hell is the difference between BB creams and CC creams?  Are they ratings?  And if so, why would anyone else buy CC cream???

I have to admit I’ve asked the same question myself and to cover all my bases, I use both. =)

According to Allure, BB creams are like tinted moisturizers in steroids.  They hydrate, even out skin tone, douse the skin in antioxidants and offer broad-spectrum SPF.  CC creams, on the other hand, are color-correcting.  That basically means the product will address issues like redness or sallowness.

Great Kristen, so which should I choose???

Quite honestly, there are minimal differences between these products.  It really depends on the type of coverage you want.  CC creams have a lighter look and feel but they cover more sins.  I just bought the Bobbi Brown version (you can find it online at Nordstrom!) for the bargain price of $44 and truthfully, it evens me out without making me look cakey.  Worth the money.  Yippee, because how often can we say that and mean it?

The CC creams are also known to have more anti-aging benefits and they are targeted warriors so if you have problem areas, a CC cream is definitely going to give you a bigger bang for your buck.  

So there you have it.  Mystery solved.  =)

 

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