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The BB And CC Creams To Ace The "No Makeup Makeup Look"

Some days we just don’t feel like having a full face of makeup on or slabbing on our usual primer and foundation.  Which is when BB and CC creams come in handy. The difference between the two? Simple. The former contains skincare benefits to provide coverage as well as protect skin, while the latter basically colour corrects, so these products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness. Here are the ones to add to your beauty arsenal.


#1: Clinique Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF 50PA++++, $59
This lightweight cushion compact delivers a lasting natural-matte finish and has buildable coverage. #2: Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control, $59
This hydrating cushion controls oil and excess sebum while providing medium coverage. It also brightens and smooths skin, blurs out visible pores and evens out skin’s texture. #3: Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream SPF 35, $48, Sephora
Formulated with mineral ingredients and antioxidants, this is sure to protect your complexion while evening out skin tone. #4: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+, $62, Sephora
This full coverage CC cream helps to even out and brighten skin. It also does not set into fine lines and gives your skin a healthy-looking glow. #5: Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction, $82
If you have dry skin, this CC cream is perfect for you. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, which is proven to fight fine lines and provide hydration, this non-oily cream blends easily onto skin and gives a flawless finish. #6: Jill Stuart Airy Tint Watery CC Cream UV Veil, $45, Sephora
Balloon spherical powders are infused to reflect light to create a soft-focus effect that blurs pores and treats discolouration for a radiant finish. #7: Kiehl's Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream , $52
The star ingredient of this hardworker? Vitamin C. It corrects uneven skin tone, reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines and helps lighten existing dark spots while SPF helps to prevent the formation of new ones. #8: Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact, $75
This lightweight, moisture-infused BB compact sits comfortably onto your skin and provides buildable coverage. With an oil-free, water-resistant formula, this minimises the appearance of fine lines and pores while delivering hydration and sun protection. #9: The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream, $32.90
This multi-tasker illuminates, minimises the appearance of pores, reduces shine and hydrates skin to give a fresh, dewy finish. It also corrects uneven skin tone and brightens overall complexion. #10: Shu Uemura Stage Performer BB Perfector, $59
This combines the latest technologies used for hydrating masks, essences, primers, concealers and illuminators for a spotless and overall healthier-looking complexion. #11: Burberry Fresh Glow B.B. Cream, $68
This is formulated with nourishing ingredients, protecting properties and is spiked with skin-matched colour pigments to ensure a natural-looking finish. #12: Bobbi Brown BB Cream, $68
Best suited for those with oily and combination skin, this controls shine, hydrates and fights signs of ageing. #13: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum, $70, Sephora
This improves skin’s moisture levels and protects it against any environmental aggressors. It also contains emollients and optical pearl pigments to give a radiant and overall healthier-looking finish. Main image: