Why I’ve Switched To BB + CC Creams!

I am somebody who wears make-up daily as I don’t have perfect clear skin. I recently found that my make-up was getting harder and harder to remove and I was spending way more money on cleansing products then the actually make-up. This is when I come to the decision that I need to switch up my daily make-up routine. I wanted something that would give a little bit of coverage, a good SPF and keep my skin moisturised. The first thing I was advised was to try out BB and CC creams, as these ‘a cosmetic product with a creamy formulation, typically lighter in texture than foundation, used to even out skin tone’. There were that many different creams to try I didn’t know what to start, so I decided to get a couple different ones and see which worked best for my skin.


The first product I decided to try was the NIVEA Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle CC Tinted Day Cream SPF15. This product was the first one which attracted me as it stated that the cream was supposed to inhale your natural skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles (though I do not have wrinkles but love anti-wrinkle creams) and as an SPF of 15 to protect skin from the sun. When I first tried this cream I was impressed at how well it took to my skin and gave a good coverage for a moisturiser, though I wasn’t impressed for long as it did not tend to last all day and I needed to touch it up half way through. This cream would be good for dry/normal skin but I didn’t find it was very good for my oily/combination skin. Shop here.

The next cream that caught my eye was the La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur. The first thing that caught my eye was the ‘instant oil-absorbing’, as someone who suffers from oily skin like myself this was a dream to find. When I tried this one I found that it really was oil-absorbing and gave your skin a matte finish, but I found that there was very little coverage. For some this probably isn’t as important but unfortunately I found that this did not cover up my dark circles and scars on my face but if my scars wasn’t so dark this would be perfect. It did even out a lot of my skin tone but just not enough, this would be perfect for the summer with its SPF 20! I would recommed this for people who suffer with oily skin and are not looking for a lot of coverage. Shop Here

I then went on to find the Olay Total Effects 7in1 CC Cream Moisturiser. I have always been a fan of the Olay moisturisers, so when I saw they did a CC cream I had to put it into my basket. This product claims to: improve skin surface dullness, nourishes and moisturises for a radiant healthy glow, gently exfoliates for even skin texture, minimizes the appearance of pores, balances skin tone and visibly reduces appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates for firmer skin appearance. Why wouldn’t you want to try this cream out? I found that I really liked this cream and it applies nicely to the skin. Shop Here.

The BB cream that stood my heart was definitely the Rimmel London BB Cream Matte. I don’t actually know what it was that attracted me to this but I was drawn to it straight away. I don’t know if it was because it was a matte bb cream, as I have always gone for matte foundations but I am glad I put this into my basket. I have found that this BB Cream lasts me all day and also give a good coverage whilst evening out the skin tone. I can see this being my favourite product during the summer as it is really easy to apply, has an SPF and controls shiny skin. Shop Here.


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  • Reply Em

    I made the switch a long time ago, for the same reasons. My faves are the MAC lightful c, and NARs tinted moisturisers. A bit pricey – but they do last!

    I’m a little disappointed about the Effaclar one! I just bought the moisturiser recently and it’s been doing wonders for my skin. I do find though, with anything that strips oil from my skin, it just makes the whole situation worse.

    Em x

    April 23, 2017 at 11:33 am
    • Reply Abbie

      I agree, it absorbs the oil a little too much and makes my skin look flakey!

      April 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Makena

    Hey, I just discovered your blog and really like it! You NEED to try the Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin!!!! It has amazing coverage for acne and redness, a liquid and light texture, a natural matte finish, and it lasts forever! My only complaint is the color range but I would recommend getting a lighter shade than normal because it does oxidize. I hope that helps and keep up the great work! xoxo

    April 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    • Reply Abbie

      I will definitely be giving that a try!

      April 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    I’ve used Rimmels before and loved it! I’d be interested to give La Roche Posay’s a go though!xx

    Lucy x |

    April 23, 2017 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Britt

    This is good to know because I have actually picked up and put back that Rimmel London BB Cream a few times deciding if I am going to give it a try or not. After reading this I think I’ll skip the putting it back part next time and give it a try!

    Britt |

    April 25, 2017 at 1:00 am
  • Reply Susie Truett

    Great post😍 Can’t wait to try the la Roche posay bb blue. Love their mineral sunscreen for the face!

    April 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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