• Rx Fitness Lady

    Very thorough but I’m a makeup novice. I’ve been using concealer for the past 3 years and that is like rocket science to me. Is this basically the same thing? Would you recommend this over concealer?

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      No, not over concealer. The cream would be use to cover up any blemishes you have so that you don’t have to use as much concealer. It also serves as a moisturizer and you moisturize before putting on any product.

  • Ebony Reddock

    that was helpful. i’ve been hearing about bb creams but wasn’t sure what they were for since i don’t usually wear makeup. but i’ve got that oily forehead thing going on…think i’ll give them a try!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      If you do, be sure to let me know how you like it!

  • http://www.vitatrain4life.com/ Allie Burdick

    I have never used any creams. I’m clueless when it comes to make-up and rarely wear more then mascara and eyeliner. This was really helpful though…and kudos to you for posting those pictures. You are truly beautiful!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Awww…thanks Allie!

  • http://casuallycassi.blogspot.com/ Cassandra Schmigotzki

    Being raised by my dad I wasn’t ever properly taught proper makeup protocol (for lack of a better word). When my stepmother came into the picture she taught me a little bit but I never really got into makeup.
    I had been wondering what the BB and CC creams were and with your explanation and pictures I can now see what they are. Thanks!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      I’m glad I was able to help you out a little bit! :-)

  • Bernetta Style

    I like how you compared the two but based on the pictures and description, I vote for the CC cream for sure BUT like you, that PRICE IS NOT HOT!! LOL!! I haven’t used either because I didn’t know what they do. But based on your post I want to try that CC!!! I will let you know if I do. I don’t wear alot of make-up so this could be great for me.

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Tell me about it! $42?!? I probably only use it once or twice a week because this stuff has got to last me!

  • Courtney Akinosho

    Hey Britton! Thanks for sharing this review. I’ve always wanted to experiment with makeup but I can’t even fill in my eyebrows so the creams and colors are a bit intimidating. You’ve made this step much easier to try. Thanks!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Yaaay! I’m glad I could help! Now, I’m a novice when it comes to filling in the eyebrows too!

  • http://www.yourstruly-valla.blogspot.com/ Valla

    Thank you for the this review. I have the same Maybelline BB cream but after looking at the smash box cc cream. you more better coverage than the BB cream and I’m sure it’s a lot lighter than using foundation all the time.
    Definitely an item to get for the fall/winter shopping list.

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      It is a LOT lighter than foundation all the time! Sometimes I just use the CC Cream, set it with some powder, do some blush and I’m out the door. Saves so much time!

  • http://www.brooklynactivemama.com Nellie

    Thanks for the awesome and detailed review. I own the BB cream you mentioned here, but it looks like I might have to give the CC cream a try!!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Yes, definitely give it a try.

  • http://TheDoseofReality.com/ The Dose of Reality

    That CC cream is AMAZING. It makes your skin look so flawless. It’s totally worth the $42!! My coloring is blotchy so I bet the CC would work best for me. I wonder if I could get a sample before shelling out the entire $42? I always wear a moisturizing sunscreen and sometimes wear some mineral foundation over that. I bet I’d love these creams!! –Lisa

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Yes, definitely go to a Sephora and ask for a Sample! My store is very generous with them!

  • http://tamaralikecamera.blogspot.com/ Tamara Bowman

    Whoa, the CC cream looks better than the BB, for sure! Thanks for the comparison. I’ve never heard of or used either, but I am so out of the loop. I like the idea of CC cream for photography. It would save me Photoshop skin smoothing work!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      I agree! I’m sure it would save you some time!

  • Andrea

    I definitely like the CC cream best. I’m stick to my tried and true Makeup Forever concealer and Mac mineralizer and don’t venture too far from that. Do a review on some blushes. I’d definitely be up for that!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      I will soon! I have a couple of blushes that I use regularly and don’t venture from those! My favorites are “MAC’s Raizin” and “Ambering Rose”. Another one that I love (on other people) that I haven’t tried myself is NARS “Taj Mahal”.

  • Catherine Gacad

    wow, this was such a great overview! please do more posts like this. they are so informative.

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      I will try! I’m glad you liked it!

  • http://www.realinto.com/ Carla

    I use BB cream but I don’t really notice that it does anything different for my skin. After you described the CC cream I think that’s what I need to move onto. It sounds exactly like what I’m looking for. Thanks!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Yes, it definitely makes a difference! Give it a try!

  • http://www.chasingcloud9.com/ Stacey

    So glad you posted this! I have been hearing BB this and CC that and I had NO clue what either one was. I’ve got a very uneven skin tone mixed with dark circles under my eyes and a bunch of freckles…I think I might just try some CC cream. (maybe not that particular brand…$42 is quite steep!)

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      It is VERY steep! As you can see from the picture, the CC does work WONDERS for dark circles!

  • Leslie

    I’ve never even heard of BB or CC Creams…but then again, makeup almost entirely went out the window for me four years ago after my first little one was born. $40+ is definitely WAY out of my budget, but I definitely break out after waxing and during hormonal times…so some easy, quick coverage would be great. Thanks for all the info!

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Oh no! CC Cream is definitely best for coverage, and a little goes a LONG way. I’m hoping my tube lasts a while!

  • JDaniel4′s Mom

    I really didn’t know much about this before reading your post. I think I would go for the less expensive one, but the coverage with the CC cream sounds great.

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      I’m glad that it was helpful! The CC Cream is VERY great with the coverage, but I can admit that price is hefty! I am going to try a less expensive brand next time to see if I get the same results.

  • http://www.yummommy.com/ K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    The CC cream definitely looks like it provides better coverage. I’ve been thinking about throwing in the towel and shelling out the big bucks to get some that is custom matched to my skin tone because trying to it match it on my own has been a hit and miss adventure.

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Oh yes, that would be an investment for sure! I can say that I have been VERY lucky to find a shade that works for me, but it did take some time and a few misses!

  • Chef Demetra Overton

    I’ve been looking for a bb cream for my daughter, she’s only 13 so I don’t want to start full out make up yet, but she has a few acne spots to cover and fade. The CC cream looks great but I’m not ready to break of $42…I don’t spend that much on MY makeup (shame on me)

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Yes, if you want to try the CC Creams, I would definitely recommend going with a drug store brand first. I can understand not being ready to shell out $42 on makeup for her! I barely want to do it for myself! I’m hoping this one lasts me at least 3 months!

      • Chef Demetra Overton

        Yes, i will be sticking to the drug store, LOL! She’s tried Garnier BB cream but the color is a bit too light, even in medium/deep. I was going to let her finish the tube, but I think I’ll look for a replacement this weekend

  • Dionne Dean

    Thanks for clearing up the confusion. No one could explain it to me! LOL

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      I’m late responding to this, but I’m glad I could help!

  • http://bloggingwhilenursing.com KalleyC @BloggingWhileNursing

    i was reading about BB creams and this past weekend, I finally bit the bullet and got one from Mac in deep dark–perfect shade for me. I used to use the foundation, but I like this so much more with the mineralized skin finish natural. I don’t like having a lot of product on my face, and this just does the trick! Thank you for the review of the difference of BB and CC creams.

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      I’m so late responding to this, but I’m glad I could help! I’m glad that you were able to find a product that works for you! I tried the MAC BB creams the other day in the store, but I couldn’t find one that was a perfect match, or at least a better match than the Smashbox.

  • Febes

    I was thinking of purchasing the YSL’s Top Secrets skin primer because of how they say it leaves you looking “wide eyed and bushy tailed” :). Is that something that can go under either the BB cream or CC cream or are they basically the same type of product?

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      It seems based on the description, they wouldn’t be the same. I am interested in this product now though…I’m always up for something that would make me appear 10 years younger! Thanks for stopping by!

  • natissa

    Thank you for this post! I needed a product to correct my spots and make my skin look flawless. Well, I checked out the Smashbox CC cream and loved it! My skin looked so smooth, but the sad thing was the price of the product (still steep with a small discount). I was told it would last a long time so I bit the bullet and got it.

    • http://mbblife.com/ Britton

      Yes, that price is NO joke! I use mine VERY sparingly! LOL! I’m glad you were able to find something that works for you. The Smashbox is everything! :-)

  • Dee Dee

    I thought I saw an ad on TV for a product that had BB and CC in one? Now I cannot remember what it was????

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