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Updated: June 15, 2020

Are you wondering what BB and CC creams are all about? You’re not alone. They can both be confusing, especially if you’re used to only wearing foundation and concealer on your redhead skin.




BB Cream

‘BB’ stands for ‘beauty balm’ or ‘blemish balm’. It is basically a hyped-up tinted moisturizer. BB creams provide sheerer coverage, brighten the skin, covers dark under-eye circles and of course, any blemishes. Originating from Korea, this cream won’t provide a lot of coverage as a foundation would, but it will hydrate and add a hint of coverage.

‘Redhead Friendly’ Products: 

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream Light/Medium

An anti-aging face moisturizer to help reduce the look of wrinkles. Firms and hydrates the skin.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, Light/Medium

Provides sheer coverage to brighten, smooth, hydrate, & protect the skin with broad-spectrum SPF 30. Gives skin a dewy finish.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Light/Medium

Formulated with emollients, optical pearl pigments and anti-aging peptides to hydrate and protect the skin. Suitable for all skin types.




CC Cream 

‘CC’ stands for ‘color and correct’. A CC cream usually provides sun protection and more coverage than a BB cream. They are intended to hide imperfections and they tend to be thicker than a BB cream.

‘Redhead Friendly’ Products: 

Physicians Formula Super CC Color-Correction + Care CC Cream, Light/Medium 

This CC Cream has the benefits of an anti-aging treatment, moisturizer, foundation & SPF in one product.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40, Light

Acts as a poreless-finish primer, moisturizer, dark spot concealer and skin protector.




Clinique Moisture Surge All Skin Types CC SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector Cream, Light

Lightweight formula instantly color corrects a range of complexion concerns—redness, dullness, sallowness.

Application 

BB and CC creams can be applied after your skincare routine with your fingers or a beauty blender. We prefer a beauty blender since you’ll want to make sure you’re really blending the product onto your skin. Both creams will make you look put together, without caking on your foundation.

Rock it like a Redhead!