What's the difference between a BB cream, tinted moisturizer, CC cream, and DD cream?
By now you're probably familiar with the term BB cream short for beauty balm but still might be unsure of why you should choose one over a tinted moisturizer. A BB cream is your all-in-one product. It has a combination of SPF, primer, and anti-aging ingredients, plus they offer light to medium coverage. Whereas tinted moisturizers biggest job is to provide hydration, minimal coverage, and sometimes sun protection. You can use both and mix it together if you like, I do. You can use either one especially on hot summer days when you don't want to wear a lot of makeup. The built-in primer gives it staying power so it doesn't fade off. BB creams can be found with all types of makeup companies such as Maybelline New York Dream fresh 8 in 1 beauty balm skin Perfector SPF 30, L'Oreal Paris youth code BB Cream illuminator, and Black Radiance BB cream which is a product that I personally use just to name a few.
CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light-diffusing particles), whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits thrown in. CC cream is a color corrector and will be lighter on the skin [than a BB cream] they have more of a whipped, light, fluffy feel and finish.
While BB and CC creams are marketed for separate issues, and are theoretically different, some people who've tried both BBs and CC creams believe they're almost the same. Where it gets most confusing here is that BB/CC benefits and coverage vary greatly among different brands. For example, Clinique's CC cream is definitely more opaque than some BB creams from other brands. You have to be diligent in reading ingredients and most importantly, trying them out to figure out what you want and need. Do some research detailing which BB/CC brands are best for which skin type you have?
Now for the DD creams which is “Daily Defense" creams aren't for your face--rather they are "heavy duty body and foot creams."
I believe all of these products except the DD cream will work best on people who have pretty decent skin and are not suffering with acne scars, hyperpigmentation and extreme cases of discoloration. I would stick to a cream based foundation that is buildable and can give you the full coverage you need. Whatever choice you make in your beauty routine I know you will look absolutely gorgeous. Please comment on this article and let me know what products you like to use when going for a light look.
My name is Shelby and I am a free lance make-up artist. I've always been infatuated with make-up. I like what it can do and how it makes a person feel. Make-up can transform a person's appearance and confidence.