Drugstore BB Creams That Will Trick Everyone Into Thinking You Have Perfect Skin


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BB cream is one of those beauty items we didn't even know we needed until a few years ago but now couldn't live without. It's the perfect middle ground between full-coverage foundation and ultra-sheer tinted moisturizer. It's also a must-have if your makeup mood changes with the wind the way ours often does.

While there are tons of iconic BB cream formulas on the market from more high-end brands, we've learned that some amazing options are available at the drugstore. We have to admit that some of those drugstore mainstays are seriously lacking in the shade-range department, but that being said, there are still some solid selects for those who want to save their coins while pursuing a natural-looking glow

Ahead, check out the 12 best drugstore BB creams for every skin concern that will save your complexion with a quick swipe.


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If you have oily skin:

If you have dry skin:


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If you have combination skin:

If you have redness:


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If you have a deep skin tone:

If you have acne-prone skin:


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If you have sensitive skin:

If you prefer sheer coverage:


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If you prefer heavier coverage:

If you prefer a matte finish:


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If you prefer a dewy finish:

If you have a bigger budget:

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up Next: Makeup Artists Say This Concealer Presses the Delete Button on Dark Circles

Associate Beauty Editor

Courtney Higgs is a Cancer sun, Libra rising beauty enthusiast with about six years of experience in the editorial space. She was previously Who What Wear's associate beauty editor after spending many years working on the West Coast edit team at InStyle Magazine. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in communication studies and pivoted to editorial after spending her college years working in the legal field. Her beauty philosophy is simple: She believes there are no wrong answers and that discovering our favorite beauty products and rituals is a journey, not a sprint. When she's not geeking out over products, she can be found adventuring around L.A. with her fiancé; watching reality TV with their French bulldog, Bernie Mac; or relating way too hard to astrology memes.