BB Creams and CC Creams – What’s The Difference?

BB Creams and CC Creams - What's the difference?

BB Creams and CC Creams – What’s the difference?

BB creams took the beauty world by storm last year and this year we’ve been working our way through the alphabet with CC creams coming to the market with a rumour on DD creams too….

A lot of people have sent me emails asking about the differences and how to use each cream so below I’ve given you the beauty breakdown between the two, what they’re good for and how to use them!

BB Creams – What are they?

BB cream is short for blemish balm or beauty balm and to keep things short and simple this is by far the best tinted moisturiser as it’s packed with vitamins a long list of benefits for your skin and SPF to protect your skin during the day.

BB Creams – What do they do?

BB creams will give your skin a smoother appearance, make your complexion and skin-tone look even and with anti-ageing and SPF it’ll protect AND benefit your skin as you wear it during the day.

Most, if not all, BB creams have light-reflecting elements which will give your skin a lovely, dewy glow all day making it a must-have for summer too.

BB Creams – How and when do I use it?

With BB cream I wouldn’t recommend using a lot of it, all you need is a light layer on your skin.

I tend to apply a dot my forehead, cheeks, chin and nose and blend it into my skin after applying primer and before my foundation BUT you can use BB creams as your primer too.

BB creams provide your skin with very little coverage – it’s more to give your skin a lovely, dewy, healthy glow than anything else so if your skin needs a pick me up try a BB cream!

CC Creams – What are they?

CC creams are short for Complexion Corrector – VERY similar to BB creams however CC creams tend to focus more on colour correction.

CC Creams – What do they do?

CC creams are even lighter than BB creams (that’s VERY light) and are perfect for people who suffer with constant redness, dull skin, acne and dark spots.

The CC cream will help to correct, balance and even-out any skin colour conditions you may have.

CC Creams – How and when do I use it?

I use this from time to time and use it just like my BB cream, after my primer and before my foundation just to brighten and even my skin when needed.

I wouldn’t use this as a primer unlike the BB cream which can.

Above I’ve pictured a BB cream and a CC Cream from Essence which I’m currently testing and will be featuring soon.

Let me know if you use a BB or CC cream and what your thoughts are!

Layla xx

Greek Beauty – BB Creams Και CC Creams Πια Η Διαφορα?

BB cream ειναι τα αρχικα απο το blemish balm η beauty balm και για συντομια λεγεται BB.

Ειναι καλυτερη απο ενυδατικη κρεμα γιατι εχει λιγο χρωμα ωστε να δεινει μια ιδιαιτερη φρεσκαδα και επισης εχει βιταμινες προστατευει απο τον ηλιο και ειναι αντιριτιδικη ιδανικη για το καλοκαιρι γιατι ειναι πολυ ελαφρια.

CC cream ειναι τα αρχικα για colour corrector ειναι ακομα πιο ελαφρια απο την BB cream δεν δινει μεγαλη καλυψη αλλα ειναι ιδανικη για να διορθωσει κοκκινιλες και να δωσει μια ομοιομορφια στο δερμα.

Με λιγα λογια η BB μπορει να φορεθει μονη της η πριν το μακιγιαζ.

Η CC μπορει να φορεθει πριν την BB ετσι ωστε να καλυφτουν οι κοκκινιλες του δερματος.

Και οι δυο ειναι ελαφριες κρεμες με λιγη καλυψη αν θελουμε να καλυψουμε πιο εντονα ελατωματα αυτο θα το κανουμε με το μακιγιαζ.

Περιμενω οπως παντα τα σχολια σας τις ιδαιες σας και οτι αλλο θελετε να συζητησουμε .

Φιλακια

Layla

xx

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  1. 1st September 2014 / 4:35 pm

    This is so helpful! I found your blog after you commented on my blog and I love it! 🙂

    • sprinkles
      Author
      3rd September 2014 / 11:38 am

      Aww thank you 🙂 xxx

  2. Kim Alston
    30th August 2014 / 4:05 am

    I haven’t had much success with bb creams, but I would like to try cc creams. Fabulous explanation differentiating the two Layla!

    • sprinkles
      Author
      30th August 2014 / 4:21 pm

      Aww thank you – it’s sometimes so overwhelming for people as there’s so many products out there but I hope that this helps someone as that makes me happy 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 9:11 am

      They’re good products!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 9:06 am

      Yes I do this when I want more coverage or when it’s an evening look! They are really good for the skin and packed with beautiful ingredients! 🙂 BB Creams are perfect for summer too or for when you don’t want to wear much – a lovely product all round and CC creams are great for colour correcting skin! 🙂 xxx

  3. 27th August 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Great post! I use BB Cream everyday and have been wondering about the CC Cream, good to know the difference, finally!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 6:22 pm

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment – BB Creams are great yes and I really like them for simple make-up! CC creams are great for colour correcting the skin and as I’ve said sometimes with all the products it can be overwhelming and confusing so posts like this are nice to help others 🙂 xxx

  4. 27th August 2014 / 12:32 pm

    Lovely post. Very educational too. I never understood what BB and CC creams were meant for. Now I know. Great post Layla!!
    Es x x
    imparfait-treasure.blogspot.co.uk

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:57 pm

      Aww thank you so much for your kind words, sometimes there’s so many products out there that it can get overwhelming for people so I always feel that posts like these might benefit one person so if it helps then I’m happy 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:55 pm

      Oh no!!! You should look for an oil free one if it’s too oily on the skin or a mattifying one to reduce the shine….normally they should work on all skin types buy of course they won’t be perfect for everyone! CC Creams help to colour correct the skin and again offer little coverage but they will reduce redness and any pigmentation problems 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:50 pm

      Thanks 🙂 x

  5. 27th August 2014 / 4:46 am

    Thanks for clarifying this, I’ve always been so confused 🙂

    — Michelle | MXP STYLE

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:49 pm

      Haha 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:48 pm

      Hahaha BB Creams are a lot better as they’re packed with ingredients to help skin too! 🙂 xxx

  6. 27th August 2014 / 2:03 am

    Thank you for this! I’m still learning with makeup and I was always confused with this one. So thanks!

    xx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:46 pm

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment! No problem its nice to help 🙂 xx

  7. 27th August 2014 / 1:27 am

    Love this post! I’ve been using BB cream all this time and just found out CC cream would work better for me! haha thankyou 🙂

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment – glad CC cream would work better for you! 🙂 Better late than never xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:45 pm

      Aww thank you!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment!! It’s so overwhelming with all the products out there and it can get a little ahhh for people so I think posts like this are good as it really helps when making a choice on a product 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 9:24 am

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment – sometimes things can be confusing with all the products out there so i thought it would be a good post to write 🙂 xxx

  8. aaarnold
    26th August 2014 / 10:25 pm

    I just tried my first BB cream about a month ago, and I love it. Makes mornings easier!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 9:23 am

      Haha which one did you try?? It does make things a lot easier yes – simple makeup, simple products! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 9:21 am

      Thank you very much!! 🙂 xxx

  9. 26th August 2014 / 8:48 pm

    I used to have a confusion between them too, so I coudn’t thank you enough for clearing things out! I’ve only used the Maybelline’s BB cream, but it’s too oily for me… I’m thinking of trying the Bourjois CC cream at some point, have you ever tried it? 😀 <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 9:20 am

      I haven’t tried the Bourjois CC Cream but I know they have some amazing products so it’s worth a look! 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 many people are overwhelmed by the beauty products out there so it’s nice to write posts like this 🙂 xxx

      • 29th August 2014 / 6:46 pm

        I’ll let you know if I try it eventually! 😀

        • sprinkles
          Author
          1st September 2014 / 2:00 pm

          Hahaha Yes, let me know 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 9:17 am

      Hahaha thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 xxx

  10. Kate
    26th August 2014 / 6:30 pm

    I was interested to read this as I must confess I was a bit confused! I have a Garnier BB cream – the oil free version – and I tend to use it as a base on days when I want a bit of makeup but don’t need it to last that long! I like the way it looks, but it wears off very quickly, unfortunately. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 9:16 am

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment sweetie!! Many people are confused and there’s no harm in that – sometimes with all the beauty products available things get really overwhelming!! I haven’t tried the Garnier BB cream but it’s a shame if it doesn’t last long…. xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:40 pm

      Aww thanks!

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:39 pm

      Oooh, I haven’t tried the Clarins one but they do have some beautiful products!! 🙂 xxx

  11. 26th August 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Thanks for explaining the difference, especially as this is the first I’ve heard of CC creams! Going by your explanation, I am much more interested in CC creams than BB creams, for I find that I occasionally get the odd spot and so for the few days afterwards I’m left with a small mark to cover up. Hope your week is going well so far! 🙂

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    x

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:37 pm

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment – yes I feel that with all the products out there things can get a little overwhelming so I think posts like this can really benefit people 🙂 xxx

  12. howdoesdeedoit
    26th August 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Ive used both and honeslty on my skin there was a very flight difference. Ofcourse some of the BB creams ( like the Asian ones) are much heavier than the CC creams but over all for me..not THAT much of a difference. Overall though I still prefer BB creams. To me..CC creams were just marketing hype heh.

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:33 pm

      Hahahaha I like BB Creams as they’re really lightweight and quite lovely to wear for minimal make-up but at the same time I think CC creams are wonderful for colour correcting and helping pigmentation problems 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you!!!!! 🙂 xxxxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:01 pm

      Aww thank you very much!!! 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 5:00 pm

      Aww thank you very much! 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 4:58 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂 xx

  13. 26th August 2014 / 2:09 pm

    I don’t know much about BB and CC. Creams so I am loving this post! I want to try them!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 4:58 pm

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment!! It’s overwhelming with all the beauty products out there so I think posts like this can really help people! 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 4:57 pm

      Aww thank you so much!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 4:55 pm

      It’s really lovely to use alone just for a little bit of coverage – giving skin a healthy dewy glow 🙂 xxx

  14. 26th August 2014 / 12:45 pm

    Thank you for information:) I have a BB from Decleor, i havent tried it so much… I feel if i get a hug its a little bit Sticky… But it is a nice color:)
    http://www.dianalivia.com

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 4:54 pm

      Thanks 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      29th August 2014 / 4:53 pm

      Awww – they’re really lovely! 🙂 xx

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