Top 10 BB/CC Creams in India, Prices, Buy Online
Summer always calls for less makeup products on the face and we always prefer skipping the foundation. However, we still need something to look fresh, bright and that would even out the skin tone. So, the best option is BB/CC cream. BB means beauty balm which enhances the skin and brightens it while CC stands for complexion care and hides the minor blemishes and gives an even look to the skin. It is great for day time and office wear as well with its light weight and super absorbing formula. So, let us see the top 10 BB/CC creams in India.
1. Maybelline Clearglow Shine Free BB Stick: Price- Rs.250 for 10g (Review HERE)
Maybelline Clearglow BB Stick is a great choice for oily/combination skin, especially this summer. It has a mineral clay formula which guarantees 12hr shine control and contains the goodness of Salicylic acid to manage combination & oily skin. It never clogs the pores or suffocate the skin and has a beautiful sweat-resistant and sebum – resistant formula leaves the skin fresh all day long. It also contains SPF 21/PA+++ that protects skin from sun damage. It blends well and has sheer to buildable coverage. Downside is, it is only available in 2 shades.
It comes in a tube packaging with a creamy texture. However, the consistency is neither too runny in texture nor too thick. With its light weight texture, it is a comfortable emollient but non-greasy texture. It blends seamless without any streakiness or patchiness and gives a very sheer coverage. It adds a very soft glow to the skin and astonishingly wears quite long and well suited for oily to combination skin. You can also use it as a tinted moisturizer and the price point is extremely good. Further, it is enriched with UVA/UVB protection with SPF 24. The only downside is, it comes in a single shade.
Lakme CC Cream comes in a beige colored tube with a silver screw on cap. It has a slightly tight texture but surprisingly, it bends quite flawlessly on the skin and gives an extremely natural and airbrushed finish. It almost feel nothing and gives a soft matte finish which does not look dry or cakey, accentuating on fine lines. It gives light to medium coverage and evens out the skin tone and you can also layer it without the fear of looking unnatural. It also provides a brightening effect but a subtle one. It is long wearing and works great for every skin type.
4. Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm: Price- Rs. 550 for 29g (Review HERE)
This is undoubtedly the best BB cream in India. It is available in 3shades with broad spectrum sun protection (UVA and UVB – SPF 20). The tube packaging is great with the texture of a creamy-mousse and blends on the skin like a dream. It gives a matte finish with a light coverage which looks really natural and you can happily skip the foundation. The yellow undertones compliments and brightens the skin pretty well and has a long wearing formula of around 4- 5hours without any touch ups. The product is also paraben-free.
5. Deborah Milano 5 in 1 BB Cream: Price- Rs 625 for 30ml
Deborah Milano Claims: 5-in- 1 BB CREAM has a soft, fluid consistency that allows for as little or as much coverage as required, without ever looking cakey. It is available in 6 shades which is great for a BB Cream in India. It has a matte finish which is ideal for oily and combination skin. It conceals and minimizes imperfections like dark spots and pigmentation and evens out skin tone while also protects it against UV radiation and pollution. It has a long wearing formula and wears even long when touchups with powder or blotting sheets are done.
6. Ponds White Beauty BB+ Fairness Cream: Price- Rs 140 for 18g (Buy HERE)
Ponds White Beauty BB+ Fairness Cream is quite a budget friendly one. It comes in white tube with screw cap. The cream is enriched with a powerful mix of Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Allantoin and advanced superior sunscreen protection of SPF 30 PA++. The BB Cream blends well on the skin to give a natural semi-matte finish and effectively hides minor blemishes and also brightens up the skin. The consistency is great and can be mixed with a foundation for better coverage as well. It works best for normal to dry skin and oily skin in winters only. However, the cream is available in only 1 shade which won’t suit everybody.
7. L’Oréal Paris True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream: Price- Rs 550 for 30ml (Review HERE)
This is an ideal BB Cream for dry skin and comes with a high SPF of SPF 35+++ that also shields skin against environmental assault. Sometimes it may cast a whitish cast but after 10-15mins it happily adapts to the skin tone. It blends well and seamless on the skin and also brightens up the skin, adds a soft glow while being almost matte when set with a powder. Further, the skin is enriched with anti-ageing active ingredients to smoothen out skin’s texture. It also has a wearing formula of around 4-5hours with little touchups.
8. MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm: Price- Rs.2100 for 40ml
This Prep + Prime BB Cream SPF 35 by M.A.C. is one of the best high end option. It has a light weight liquid, but not runny, consistency and blends best with a duo fibre brush or Beauty Blender sponge, hiding pigmentation and dark spots very well and keeps the skin shiny and moisturized during the whole day. It has a nice flowery fruity scent to it as well. You require a very less amount of product and it is also long wearing on the skin as well even in summers.
9. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream with SPF30 – Price-Rs. 1900
Clinique products are always counted among the best ones and this Age Defense BB Cream is no exception. It has SPF of 30 that protects the skin well. it has three shades which suits pretty well without any ghastly whitish cast. The consistency is a bit thick and product is 100% allergy tested and fragrance free. It provides medium coverage and also brightens up the skin tone for a daytime look. This BB Cream is well suited for oily to acne prone skin and have antioxidants. You can also use this as a day cream as well.
10. Bobbi Brown BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF35 – Price- Rs.3000
This multitasking formula perfects skin in various ways, like, it covers imperfections and evens skin tone, draws moisture to skin (well suited for normal to dry skin) brightens dullness instantly and over time, helps reduce the look of wrinkles (antioxidants and skin repair ingredients) and shields skin against damaging UVA/UVB rays with SPF 35. It is available in a wide shade range for all skin tones (available in 9 shades with distinct yellow tones) from fair to dark and won’t disappoint you at all.
Editor’s Note: I absolutely love the Ponds BB Cream, it matches me perfectly and the coverage is super! One of my friend swear by the Chanel CC Cream, so would like to include that too as a recommendation.
Which is your favourite BB/CC Cream?