BB or CC Cream?



When you visit your favourite drugstore or cosmetics section, you’ll see a lot of makeup creams all neatly lined up for you. You’ve got your tinted moisturizers, your standard foundations and your Korean made creams. We’re talking about the BB cream and CC cream. 


Which is which? 
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The BB cream stands for Beauty/Blemish Balm is used to hide imperfections such as blemishes and discoloration. It also doubles as a sun block. They are lighter than the usual foundation but heavier than the popular tinted moisturizer.
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Wikipedia saysBB cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base (apparently because of a trademark in Korea on the word "blemish"), and in Western markets, beauty balm. It is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia, although larger beauty brands are increasingly introducing BB creams to Western markets. BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sun block. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage.”

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While the other cream is all about Color Control or Color Correction hence, the CC cream
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Nico Guilis tells fashionista.com that,” a 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–kind of the new and improved BB.”


After reading the difference between BB cream and CC cream, which do you prefer? Have you tried both products or at least, tested any of the two? Tell us your views about the two creams by commenting below. We would so love to hear from you.

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