July 18, 2018

Hot! They Do Exist: BB Creams for Darker Skin Tone


As many of you might know at the moment BB Creams are all the rage because of all the excellent benefits. It seems every major company is a track to create a miracle product for their consumer. For Women of color the selection of BB creams is only now slowly to starting to improve. Luckily, the despite the limited selection, there are some excellent products that really live up to the hype.  We’ve rounded up a few of a favorites below.


Ilamasqua Skin Base Foundation ($42)

How Many Shades: 17 along with a "translucent" shade.

What it Does: Creates a flawless and buildable complexion that is undetectable in a professional HD environment. It acts as a primer. It also soothes, softens as well as moisturize the skin.

How it Feels:  Because of the nature of the formulation you can start with very little product and increase as needed. What you'll notice is that it hides imperfections pretty well while hydrating the skin. You all won't need to use concealer if you have blemishes as this does a good job at hiding dark-spot. Overall, you'll fawn over this product. We certainly have. It should be noted that this product doesn't have SPF so you'll need to include SPF in your routine prior to application.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream ($7.49)

How many shades: Five Shades

What it Does: Motherload with eight properties. It blurs imperfections, brightens, evens skin tone, smoothes and hydrates, and has SPF (30) protection.

How it Feels: It feels like a you're putting a lightweight moisturizer. Gives the skin a healthy glow and even skin tone. It doesn't feel greasy but you'll look fresh and not overdone.

Iman Cosmetics BB Créme ($20)

How many shades: Six-- very fair to dark shade.

What it Does: It evens out discoloration and hydrates the skin. It protects the skin from harmful the sun rays (SPF 15). So over time you'll notice blemished free skin that looks and feels youthful. It also free of parabens.

How it feels: Lightweight and effortless. It feels great and looks so natural on the skin. You also will notice a lovely glow on the skin. While it won't compete with more traditional foundations does a pretty decent job at hiding imperfections. So its perfect someone who is looking for lighter coverage than that of traditional foundations but more coverage than a tinted moisturizer. Overall you'll get a lot of bank for your buck with this BB Créme

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 ($39)

How many shades: Five Shades-- from Fair to Dark Complexions.

What it Does:  This BB creams packs a lot in a tiny amount. It has SPF (SPF 35) which is essential for blemished free skin. It also moisturizes, primes, controls oil production, and it helps offers the skin a lovely low.

How it Feels:  Great. While we found all the BB creams excellent, this one is favorite. It offers excellent coverage but it also feels so lightweight as if you're wearing any makeup. The skin looks great with a smooth finish and clear complexion. And, despite the SPF number, the skin didn't have an ashy look. It is excellent.

Laura Geller BB Cream All-In-One Skin-Perfecting Beauty Balm ($34)

How many shades: Four shades-- from fair to deep.

What it Does: The water-resistant foundation moisturizer has broad spectrum SPF. It also has an anti-aging complex, has antioxidant protection, brightens complexion and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and blemishes.

How it Feels:   It feels like you are not wearing anything. It effortlessly blends onto the skin and offers excellent coverage. It also helps control oil production and gives the skin a healthy glow. Also, you'll love how you skin feels once you take it off

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