Confused by the world of tinted moisturisers, BB and CC creams now available?  We’re here to help!

While foundations are great, they can sometimes seem a little heavy for everyday-wear, which is where tinted moisturisers and BB creams come in. Lighter in texture and feel, yet varying in coverage, there are so many options when it comes to these wonderful products.

From glowing BB creams such as Dior’s, to very tinted moisturisers like Chantecaille’s, we have picked the top formulas for you!


BB & CC Cream Review

Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPF 30

Level of coverage: Medium.

Bonus features: This BB cream delivers the perfect glow without being shiny.

Best for: Dull or dry skin types, or just for those mornings when your skin needs a little boost of “lit from within radiance”.

BB & CC Cream Review

Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

Level of coverage: Very light, making it perfect for a holiday.

Bonus features: It gives the skin a nice tint and glow which other tinted moisturisers sometimes don’t. In addition, it doesn’t make the skin look greasy or oily.

Best for: This is best for an oily skin type as it is both glowing and mattifying!

BB & CC Cream Review

Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction SPF 50/PA++++

Level of coverage: A blendable, medium coverage.

Bonus features: Hydrates and provides amazing 50 SPF protection.

Best for: Sensitive skin, it is formulated with hyaluronic acid to maintain hydration levels all day long and visibly works to blur redness in the skin.

CC & BB Cream Review

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30

Level of coverage: A creamy, medium coverage.

Bonus features: Hydrating ingredients aloe barbadensis, leaf water and hyaluronic acid give skin a moisture boost, while vitamin e protects against environmental factors.

Best for: Skin that needs a little extra help, in hydration, plumping and colour correcting.

BB & CC Cream Review

Bobbi Brown BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Level of coverage: Buildable, sheer to medium. This is great for giving skin that soft summer glow that we all love all year-round!

Bonus features: Reduces appearance of dark spots, boosts collagen production (anti-ageing bonus), helps prevent redness, protects skin from UVA/UVB rays and free radical damage and brightens dull, tired skin.

Best for: Dull skin in need of a bit of a glow.

BB & CC Cream Review

Christian Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme Nude Glow Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm SPF 10

Level of coverage: Medium to full.

Bonus features: It instantly and visibly hydrates, smoothes and softens skin texture.

Best for: Foundation-addicts looking for an alternative, this will become your new BB best friend!


BB & CC Cream Review

La Mer The Reparative Skin Tint SPF30

Level of coverage: A sheer, glowing, medium coverage.

Bonus features: Photonic spheres redirect and diffuse light to give skin an airbrushed, blurring, glowy look. It glides on like a dream, too.

Best for: Absolutely everyone! It’s light as air and masks imperfections without caking skin in make-up.

BB & CC Cream Review

Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream SPF 30

Level of coverage: A super-natural, skin like, undetectable medium.

Bonus features: Full SPF protection, Shiseido’s BB Cream gives a mid-level coverage leaving skin flawless and glowing.

Best for: All of us who want to bottle up that summer glow, but are looking for something slightly more matte than a lot of Tinted Moisturisers and BB Creams offer.


Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25

Level of coverage: A barely-there smoothing veil.

Bonus features: Radiance-boosting thanks to kiwi extract and katafray bark (from a Madagascan tree), protection from vitamin E and white tea, and light-correcting pigments to smooth skin.

Best for: Will leave all skin types smooth and glowy.


With thanks to Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics for their expert advice