Beauty Balm Creams

Beauty Balms


Multi-purpose beauty balms to lighten up our summer makeup routine

BB creams have been popular in Asia for years before only recently hitting this side of the Pacific. Short for “beauty balm,” BB creams are a perfect alternative to full-on foundation during summer when we’re looking for a little less coverage. A multi-purpose tool, BB creams promise to moisturizing, provide anti-aging benefits and sun protection, and help even out skin tone. Here are five BB creams to try now.

Smashbox Camara Ready 5-in-1 Beauty Balm, $50, available at

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm, $49, available at Shopper Drug Mart and

Vichy Neovadiol Lumiere BB Cream Densifying Complexion Enhancing Care, $44, available at drugstores.

Estée Lauder Daywear BB Multi-Perfecting Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35, $45, available at Estée Lauder counters across Canada.

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, $19.99, available at drugstores and mass retailers.


  • Reply June 26, 2012

    Barb Leung

    For me, Smashbox is light, moisturizing, and easy blending – not too dark or light when applying.

  • Reply June 28, 2012

    Sina F

    i tried so far the Marcelle BB Cream(not mentioned yet here) and the Garnier one, my favorite is the Garnier one.

  • Reply July 12, 2012


    I tested the Garnier one but the smell was so overpowering ! I have the marcelle one and that one is good there is no smell!

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