I love that this blog is forcing me to really educate myself on the more important things in life, like for example the difference between BB and CC creme.

BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. Typically lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizer.

According to SELF magazine the best BB Cream is Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm $43


CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like redness, whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits thrown in. “CC cream is a color corrector and will be typically lighter on the skin. “They have more of a whipped, light, fluffy feel and finish–kind of the new and improved BB.”

SELF magazine also has picked the best CC Cream, Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting CC Cream $22

While BB and CC creams are marketed for separate issues, and are supposedly different. I’ve tried many BBs and a few CC creams–and honestly, they’re almost the same. I think that the difference really comes in the brands – they are all for different specific targeted issues. Over all I have to say I dont think the CC cream is enough coverage for me. What do you use?