Quick fix skin

I’ve finally got on board with BB creams (yes, I know it’s now all about the CC cream, but give me a chance to catch up). As a lover of all things multi-tasking, you’d think I’d have been there a while ago, but I’m there now (notice I included one in my Top 10 Mummy Look travel essentials).

BB creams, or Blemish Balm creams, are basically make-up with benefits. They usually act as a primer, base and protector in one, so your complexion gets evened out, tinted and illuminated while there’s an added dash of SPF in there for good sun-protecting measure, cutting your skin-prepping routine in half.

My two favourites are Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream (bought by my husband as an anniversary gift after I tried a free sachet in a magazine and demanded  raved about it), and Garnier Ambre Solaire BB Cream.


Spend: Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream

Clarins BB

  • Creamy, lightweight satin finish
  • Evens skin tone
  • Revitalises complexion
  • SPF 25
  • Three shades
  • From £22, Boots, Debenhams, etc

Why I like it: It’s Clarins. I love Clarins. The smell, the packaging… And the velvety finish acts like the best primer on the market, making my skin look smooth and done while keeping that barely-there appearance.



Save: Garnier Ambre Solaire BB Cream

Garnier BB

  • Light to medium coverage
  • Illuminates skin
  • SPF 30
  • Tinted formula
  • From £15.99, most chemists

Why I like it: The tint both blends in with my skin tone and gives me a healthy colour at the same time. It contains illuminating particles that add a subtle glow and a nice high sun protection factor. It’s cheaper than Clarins.





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