8 Affordable BB Creams for Every Need! (+ Bonus $50 CVS Gift Card Giveaway)

See 8 of the greats, and enter to win a $50 CVS/pharmacy gift card!

With so many BB creams flooding the market lately, I know it can be pretty confusing. Whether you call it a “beauty balm”, a “blemish balm” or just good old “BB cream”, I’m here to help make your next trip to the drugstore a little easier with eight BB picks for every skincare need (and budget). All of these picks are available at CVS/pharmacy, and they’re all products I’ve put through the ringer in the last few months. The cool thing about shopping at CVS for your beauty loot, is that for every $50 spent on qualifying beauty products, you receive $5 ExtraBucks Rewards! And with the CVS Beauty Guarantee, you can pick up your BB cream of choice, test it out—and if you don’t like it, return it within 60 days for a full refund.

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a $50 CVS/pharmacy gift card at the end!

I hope you find a BB cream you love from these top drugstore picks:

Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream SPF 20

When it comes to drugstore BB creams, I’ve found this one from Lumene to be the closest in consistency to its Asian BB cream ancestors. A clear favorite among U.S. BB cream connoisseurs, this gives the coverage of a medium foundation, smooths the skin like a primer, and protects the skin like a skincare product with Vitamin C and an SPF 20. Available in two shades, and retails for $14.99.

NUANCE Salma Hayek Renewed Radiance Brightening BB Cream SPF 30

The NUANCE line exclusive to CVS/pharmacy continues to release winners, and the Renewed Radiance Brightening BB Cream is another one. For skin that lacks vibrancy and looks dry, this is a great choice since it leaves behind a fresh, dewy finish. It’s slightly tinted with just a little coverage for days when you don’t want to look fully made-up, and its Dermaxyl peptide complex and antioxidants work like a skincare product to help condition the skin, and protect it from free-radicals. Available in two colors, retails for $14.99.

CVS/pharmacy Renewing BB Cream SPF 15

With mineral pigments—you’ll get light coverage—and the added antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C with this affordable choice, exclusively from the CVS/pharmacy house brand. It’s non-greasy, paraben-free, and contains an SPF 15 for moderate broad spectrum protection. Great for brightening and evening out the skin on a budget! Available in two shades, retails for $9.99.

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector Combination to Oily Skin SPF 20

It’s rare to find a good mattifying BB Cream, and this is one I can count on. As a follow up to Garnier’s original Skin Renew BB Cream, this is a new version for combination to oily skin. It instantly controls shine, evens skin tone, hydrates, and protects the skin with an SPF 20. Available in three shades, retails for $12.99.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm SPF 30

Oil-free and very lightweight on the skin, Dream Fresh BB provides a very light tint on the skin for those who don’t need a lot of coverage. Both brightening and hydrating, this looks great on normal skin types that just need a little extra something to look fresh. Available in five shades, retails for about $8.99.

VICHY ProEven Mineral BB Cream SPF 20

A little on the higher end, French skincare brand VICHY brings us their ProEven Mineral BB Cream that offers 24 hour hydration benefits, while giving fantastic coverage. ProEven Mineral BB Cream evens the skin tone without clogging pores or feeling heavy on the skin. I find this minimizes the appearance of my enlarged pores when I wear it, and the coverage lasts all day. Another thing I love about this, is that like all VICHY products, it contains VICHY Thermal Spring Water—containing 15 regenerating minerals and antioxidants, that are essential to skin health. This complex spring water cannot be reproduced by science, and is recognized by the French Academy of Medicine for its soothing and fortifying properties. Available in two shades, retails for $32.50.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect BB Cream Instant Radiance SPF 20

For more mature skin, try this new one from L’Oréal Paris. Age Perfect BB Cream Instant Radiance is a very sheer tinted cream with Vitamin C and soy proteins to boost collagen and protect the skin. A special salicylic derivative gently exfoliates the skin over time with continued use, while a pro-calcium complex helps to create a moisture barrier. Age Perfect BB Cream leaves a subtle sheen on the skin that looks healthy and radiant. Available in Light/Medium, retails for $16.99.

OLAY Fresh Effects BB Cream SPF 15

If you’re a little bit younger, or just starting out with makeup, I highly recommend trying the latest from OLAY Fresh Effects. Their BB cream feels a little more like a tinted moisturizer, but still has targeted skincare benefits. It brightens, protects the skin from harmful rays, and the slight tint blends effortlessly with your skin tone. Available in two shade choices, retails for $13.99.

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  • http://twitter.com/bchou5 megan nelson

    thanks for the chance to win these products

  • Helen Kang

    I’ve been using Missha and Etude House BB creams, I don’t think I can go back to using American BB creams!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Those are both REALLY good, so I can understand why!

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  • Terry Hadden

    I use Olay BB cream and buy it at CVS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/esther.whatley Esther Whatley

    haven’t tried a BB cream but want to try one