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Makeup Wars: Favorite BB Cream

This edition of “Makeup Wars” has us discussing our favorite BB creams. As we all know, I love me some foreign beauty products, so it should come as no surprise that my favorite BB cream is a legit Asian BB cream. I say “legit” because the Asian BB creams contain a whitening formulation that the US brands don’t include, which I actually need this time of year because of my ruddy cheeks. It’s also a thicker formula, which is more moisturizing for me as the temperatures cool down.

And, just to be weird, this contains nail protein extract, which I have no clue how it’s beneficial, but they say it gives the skin “nascent energy”, and really, who doesn’t want *that* (*whatever that is). And since it’s from Asia, it’s going to be a pain to get here in the US, but if you want to hunt it down, it was around $25USD, as a point of reference.

But if you are curious what I use from the US, my go to lately has been the Maybvelline Dream Fresh BB. Like I said, this doesn’t contain a whitening agent, so it really acts like a tinted moisturizer to me, which is my preferred formula anyway. And, since it’s here in the US, it’s available just about everywhere you shop – big box, drugstore and online for less than $10USD.

Have you guys jumped on the BB cream wagon? What is your favorite one – and do you switch it up due to the weather/season? Or keep on going?

Now, go check out what the other gals have picked as their favorite BB cream:

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*Disclaimer: The Carslan was gifted to me and the Maybelline was provided by PR.

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  1. CarleenPruessCoulter says:

    I’m not familiar with this one! I’ll have to check it out!

  2. The Maybelline seems to be popping up frequently as a fave Drugstore BB Cream. Normally I like more coverage but I think I might need to check it out anyway!

  3. Phyrra says:

    I definitely prefer the Asian bb creams to American ones. I’m excited to hear that you like them 🙂

  4. Teri says:

    A real Asain BB Cream – yay! Sounds great, Paula.

  5. I really need to the Asian ones I need a whitener to even out my brown spots.

  6. MarciaF (beautyinfozone) says:

    I like that you ended up with a true Asian BB cream. The American ones don’t feel authentic though some are pretty darn good.

  7. jbrobeck says:

    That bottle is too cute!

  8. retrodiva says:

    Is the “whitening effect” worth the extra $$? Does it just even out your skin tone? I need to try this, because my cheeks can get ruddy in the winter, too.

  9. Beauty411 says:

    Love the ‘real’ Asian BB Cream! IMHO more of the US ones should be more like that!

  10. Natasha Papousek says:

    I love the Asian ones I’ve tried. Haven’t tried the snail cream, yet… but may try to see if our local Asian beauty store carries one… I think Missha makes a bb cream with snail mucus and some Missha products are found locally. Not sure I’m curious enough to order snail mucus cream from the internet… but I did order the Skinfood sampler and one of them is made with black mushrooms and another has fermented rice extracts which sound delightful!,

  11. Pammy Blogs Beauty says:

    I like Maybelline’s BB too! 🙂

  12. Hailey says:

    Maybellines bb cream is awesome! It feels like your putting lotion on, but still covers up nicely. Just makes my face a little oily, but I’m like, prone to that! Totally worth a few bucks! I wish ot would cover more, but you can apply more than one coat on your face.. I also use a powder to finish up my face 🙂

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