Good afternoon beauties! As we all know, it’s that time of year: Summer. And you know what that means…flawless tans, mojitos before 11am, and bright nail polishes. Although all of these things are looked forwards to in the dreary winter months, Summer has some serious skin downfalls. From sweat, to clogged pores and blackheads- Summer is longed for by people, yet dreaded by skin. Women are so miserable, that they ditch their makeup completely due to the heat and humidity. What is there was a way to maintain flawless skin, and not worry about sweating through layers of foundation and powder? This is exactly the question that mega beauty brands were asking themselves, and their research was met with the next big thing in skincare: BB and CC creams. So, in honor of both Summer and your skin, we have compiled a list of our top six BB and CC creams to cure your Summer skin sadness, enjoy!
Diorskin Nude BB Creme
We absolutely adore this beauty balm because it is a concoction of mineralized floral water and antioxidants which creates a light formula to correct and beautify skin, all while protecting against the harsh sun with a broad spectrum spf of 10. The finish of this cream is perfectly dewy, just the way a bride wants to look on her big day!
Bobbi Brown BB Cream
Although we completely adore Dior’s Nude BB Creme, this cream trumps it solely on the basis of sun protection. With a whopping spf of 35, this will keep skin both protected and hydrated for the warm Summer months. I found the use of caffeine to minimize redness and discoloration incredibly innovative and interesting. The creme will finish with a more subtle, matte look; perfect for a classic bride!
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Skin Protector
For those of us who cannot dish out fifty bucks for great skin, Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Skin Protector is simply the best drugstore alternative! By just one use, eight skin benefits are gained. It will blur imperfections, brighten skin, even skin tone, smooth, hydrate, enhance, and protect skin with a 0% oil formula. What’s not to love?
Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream
When it comes to being camera ready, Smashbox takes the crown! This CC cream will diminish imperfections, even skin tone, and even keep future discoloration from occurring. So, not only will it cover up blemishes, it will prevent future ones from popping. To me, this sounds like a perfect way to ensure perfect skin for your wedding day!
Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream
Kate Somerville’s IllumiKate CC Cream will not only leave skin flawless, it will protect it from the sun’s rays with a 50 SPF broad spectrum formula. We suggest that brides that tend to have dry skin should stick to this product, it will leave your skin both hydrated, and happy- all while protecting, healing, and perfecting it!
Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Color Control Bright Moisturizer
You might as well call this the cream of the crop! The combination of jojoba and macadamia nut oils will energize the most tired skin. This is our absolute favorite CC cream because although it protects and beautifies skin, it has a rosy and glowy finish! Perfect for before, during, and after the ceremony.
There you have it! The secrets to obtaining, and keeping, both flawless and healthy skin for your wedding. However, we love these particular products because they have enough coverage for your big day, yet a sheer enough finish for your blazing hot honeymoon!