Foundations have always been an inescapable part of our makeup kit adding glam to our skin but it needs to be matched perfectly to your tone. And that’s why to choose rightly is more important than you realize. Almost 40+ shades of foundation from powder to cream and serum like foundations are found on shop shelf. But what is making people so obsessed about these BB, CC & DD abbreviations from foundation family?
What is a BB Cream?
BB Cream stands for ‘Blemish Balm’ or ‘Beauty Balm’. Neither just a tinted cream nor only a foundation, its more than that. BB creams special formula puts its performance more than expected. It’s a complete bundle of primer, foundation and a moisturizer, all in one. Because of its light weight as compared to the traditional foundation, full coverage as offered by a normal foundation and also by not looking cakey it has a superior hand in daily use. By using it as a primer to even out a skin tone you may have a flawless makeup experience. To keep your skin hydrated it also contains moisturizing ingredients and SPF, so you do not need to include any external moisturizer in your everyday makeup. BB Cream
is great for dry and flaky skin as it does not highlights wrinkles, scars and skin lines instead provide them dewy coverage and brighter complexion.
Best BB Creams
- MAYBELLINE NEW YORK CLEAR GLOW
- L’OREAL PARIS MAGIC SKIN BEAUTIFIER BB CREAM
What is a CC Cream?
CC Cream stands for ‘Color Correction’ cream which just focuses on color correction part. Its prime role is to combat uneven texture and tone. Unlike BB Cream, CC does not provide an overall coverage but can conceal redness, pigmentation and spots. People with hyper pigmentation may go with a CC Cream as it gives a flawless and lightly concealed look to the skin with its matte finish. If you want a lighter version of foundation then this is a great pick, only that it won’t act as a three in one bundle. To some it serves as an improved version of BB Cream. It highlights the areas, add depth and dimensions to your cheeks.
Best CC Creams
- LAKME 9 to 5 COMPLEXION CARE CREAM
- L’OREAL PROFFESSIONEL PARIS COLOR CORRECTOR
What is a DD Cream?
While the BB and CC baby foundations are contributing to the ease of everyday instant ready look, DD Creams have risen to fill the gap of BB and CC Creams. DD Cream stands for ‘Dynamic Do-All ’ cream and just like its name DDs are literally do-it-all creams. They prime, perfect and protect your skin both instantly and overtime. DDs also have anti-ageing credentials which takes care of skin to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. You need to apply DD Creams just after moisturizer instead of foundation. It provides a complete. It provides a complete coverage that evens out the bad skin and spots. With having skincare benefits of SPF and color correcting formulas, DD Creams gives you the benefits of both BB and CC Creams. So if you want an all in one deal DD Creams are the best bet.
Best DD Creams
- NUTRIGLOW DAILY DEFENSE SKIN CRÈME
- LOTUS MAKE – UP XPRESS GLOW 10 in 1 DAILY BEAUTY CRÈME