Recommend me a BB cream

(25 Posts)
maybetomorrow22 Mon 18-May-15 18:40:59

I'm due to go on holiday and looking for recommendations for a BB cream, what is out there?

I have oily skin but finds the sun helps. Don't want to buy a new foundation and happy to spend about £20

4girlsonly Mon 18-May-15 20:39:39

I tried the Borgouis (?) CC cream which I found had as good a coverage as a foundation.

Lovewearingjeans Mon 18-May-15 20:41:27

Garnier is my fave.

thecrimsonpetal Mon 18-May-15 21:37:54

I have the boots botanics one and really like it

CoconutAmericano Mon 18-May-15 21:43:49

Boots Botanics

AmelieinOz Tue 19-May-15 22:19:39

The Face Shop Aura CC cream, hands down.

yazzy85 Wed 20-May-15 00:11:02

Second the Bourjois CC cream. It's lovely coverage and light feel.

TobikkoRoll Wed 20-May-15 08:11:57

I love Dior's BB cream, makes my skin look amazing (might be a bit more than £20 though, sorry).

feckawwf Wed 20-May-15 20:43:11

Sorry but what actually is BB creamblush (or cc cream even?) is this an alternative to foundation?

Coastingit Wed 20-May-15 20:46:31

Maybelline Dream one is great if you have pale skin. It's SPF30 too so good for holidays. Blends super easily and good coverage.

doublepotions Wed 20-May-15 20:47:31

I really like the body shop one.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 20-May-15 21:06:36

Maybelline Dream Fresh or Rimmel.

123rd Wed 20-May-15 23:52:22

Feck, I don't know what it is either ... I have literally no clue about make not own any. I have just started taking a new med and have had a few outbreaks of spots. Is BB/CC cream something crossed between a foundation/concealer/moisturiser ?

elQuintoConyo Thu 21-May-15 07:34:29

They're all a waste of money - but very successfully advertised!

Buy a very good factor 50 sunblock then add your usual makeup.

BB cream = buggery bollocks cream grin

I started a thread here a couple of days ago asking what BB cream was feckawwf so you aren't alone grin

saoirse31 Thu 21-May-15 08:13:04

like bobbin brown tho expensive. .

FrugalFashionista Thu 21-May-15 08:15:08

I did a homemade BB cream mixing Neutrogena spf 30 sunscreen and Revlon Colorstay. It is surprisingly good but not nearly as good as my Misshas and Dr Jarts. I find that BBs are a quick way to get decent sun protection and somehow feel better on my skin than traditional liquid foundations. In hot weather they are definitely much better.

PeppermintInfusion Thu 21-May-15 08:55:10

I got a Rimmel one last week, surprised that it is v nice and only £6, so great if you're going back to wearing foundation etc in a few weeks

MilkThistle187 Thu 21-May-15 10:04:15

Another vote for Maybelline dream fresh, it's v good and SPF 30

DubbyDubby Thu 21-May-15 10:12:23

I've got a Rimmel one. I bought it because it's the only range my local pharmacy stocks and needed something urgently.

Good points: Cheap. Stays on. Fairly natural colour.
Bad points: Feels heavy on skin. Explodes out of tube every time I take the lid off!

DubbyDubby Thu 21-May-15 10:12:27

I've got a Rimmel one. I bought it because it's the only range my local pharmacy stocks and needed something urgently.

Good points: Cheap. Stays on. Fairly natural colour.
Bad points: Feels heavy on skin. Explodes out of tube every time I take the lid off!

DubbyDubby Thu 21-May-15 10:12:49

Ooops sorry for double post

wildfig Thu 21-May-15 10:17:38

I like the Bourjois 123 CC creme - good coverage if you have any redness. I'm not sure you'd apply enough BB cream to get the same SPF protection as you'd get from a facial sunscreen, though - if you're going anywhere seriously sunny you might be better off with a tinted sunblock instead?

echt Thu 21-May-15 10:20:50

Aldi. Tip top.

maybetomorrow22 Thu 21-May-15 13:16:18

Thanks all!
Think I might try Boujouirs one. I tried Nip and fab cc cream but I found it very cakey and unless you had really smooth skin it didn't look good

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 21-May-15 13:48:47

Rimmel one is £3 in Tesco atm. I treated myselfwink

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