What's the difference between tinted moisturizers and BB creams?

By: Modbeautykeeper Team Member


Do you look at several skin coverage products and wonder which one will suit you better? Will the BB work flawlessly or the Tinted Moisturizer provides the airbrushed effect?

Well, it’s time we decoded these two facial creams and find out which one will work best for you!

BB cream

Surely you have heard about the BB cream, short for beauty balm or blemish balm. This Korean originated product offers a combo of:

  • Anti-aging
  • SPF protection
  • Light coverage
  • Priming
  • Skin-soothing benefits

In short, beauty balms are like Swiss knives of beauty products. Some of our favorite BB creams are:

Skin Tone Evener BB Creme

Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream

Tinted moisturizer

Essentially, tinted moisturizer is exactly what it sounds like- a moisturizing lotion that has a tiny bit of a tint to it. Expect a barely-there coverage and a weight as light as a feather. You can easily perfect your skin tone with a tinted moisturizer, but you may need to hide deep blemishes with an additional concealer.

So, if you're looking for nothing but a hydrating tint to even out your skin shade, tinted moisturizers are the way to go. Some amazing tinted moisturizers are:

NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil

Nars Tinted Moisturiser

Colourpop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer

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