Every morning, I ask myself if I am going for a full face of makeup or am I just going with the “no-makeup” makeup look. Usually, my decision is based on how good my skin condition is. If it’s sallow due to lack of sleep and if my pores are prominent, I have to go full-beat.
But on days when the weather is colder and my face feels a little tighter, I feel that most of us can get away with just BB cream, mascara, and some lipstick. Besides, there are days where you just can’t be bothered with blending your contour and highlight. So having a naturally glowing face will have to do.
If you feel me and my cause, scroll down for a list of our favorite BB creams and lightweight foundations.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
If you’re worried about how matte formulations leave your skin looking drier, reach for this tinted moisturizer that has a light coverage. It enhances your natural glow and lets your skin breathe while still neutralizing dark spots and redness.
NARS. Available at Bonifacio Central Square. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Clarins UV Plus BB Cream
The problem with having to apply sunblock before your foundation or BB cream is how it might cause it to break up or lessen its staying power. Sometimes, I know some of you out there are too lazy to even put sunblock. This BB cream from Clarins hears you, and makes sure you have what you need in just one tube.
Clarins. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Shangri-la Mall. For a list of complete stores and more information, visit their website.
Maybelline Super BB Cream
This BB cream doesn’t just cover your blemishes. It also protects your face with a mineral guard filter so you don’t have to worry about the dirt, dust, and heat. Combined with SPF 50 and nourishing properties, it will also gradually help minimize the appearance of spots and blemishes.
Maybelline. Available at select Watson’s branches. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Biore UV Aqua Rich BB Cream
If your skin is on the fairer side and foundation tends to look like icing on you, go for this Biore BB cream with just the right amount of a pink undertone. This helps it look like your second skin rather than an unnatural cover-up.
Biore. Available at PCX, Greenbelt 3. For more information, visit their website.
MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation
Offering a high coverage but through a sheer, water-like formula, this one won’t feel like a mask once the humidity sets in. It’s can also help you darken or lighten foundations that don’t match your skin tone.
MAC. Available at The Block, SM City North EDSA. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream
If you love how everyone is just into highlighting but don’t have time to blend and find your shade (Rainbow highlighter, anyone?), this one from Jane Iredale is for you.
Jane Iredale. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4. For acomplete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Tony Moly Goat’s Milk CC Cream
Yes, that’s right. Goat’s milk is the main ingredient in this CC cream that provides healing properties and moisturizing effects while making your skin tone more even.
Tony Moly. Available at SM City North EDSA. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Art by Dorothy Guya
Product shots by Paolo Tabuena