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The Difference Between BB Cream & Tinted Moisturiser

Everything you need to know about getting your daily glow

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Ready to swap out your foundation for something more lightweight but not entirely sure where to start?

When it comes to applying product to our faces, the options really are endless. Between foundation, BB creams, CC creams and now even DD creams, it can be so overwhelming that you end up abandoning your cart and sticking to the same product your skin grew out of 6 months ago. Picking the right product depends on your skin type, lifestyle and the finished look you’re going for. So whether you’re team matte or team dewy, here are all the things you should take into account when choosing your daily coverage.

While foundation provides maximum coverage and literally has the ability to cover up just about anything, it can take on a very cakey appearance. This often causes makeup creases in the fine lines on your face and just isn't very fun for anyone. While we love going for a full coverage foundation on girls nights out and other special occasions, we prefer something a little lighter for everyday wear. Luckily, there are plenty more options that will give you a nice layer of glow while also saving face.

BB stands for beauty balm or blemish balm. A BB Cream has less coverage than a foundation but more than a tinted moisturiser, while also offering a bunch of additional skincare benefits. The most noticeable difference between a BB cream and a tinted moisturiser is that it can prime your skin as well as moisturise. The reason it’s often referred to as a blemish balm is because BB creams will not only help smooth your skin’s complexion but can conceal blemishes and imperfections in a hot minute. They also provide SPF protection and anti-aging skin loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid which will hydrate, firm and protect your skin.

A tinted moisturiser is optimal for minimal coverage and maximum hydration, much like a BB cream. It’s light on the face and perfect if you’re after the “no makeup” makeup look. The upside of a tinted moisturiser is that it feels great on your skin while giving you a minimal coverage look. However, if you’re wanting a product that covers up blemishes, redness or imperfections, unfortunately it won’t cut it like a BB cream does. Without a heap of hold on your skin, a tinted moisturiser can often sweat off easily on hot summer days (or vacay) too. So if you do opt for the sort, ensure you add some powder and concealer to help cover up all those pesky spots and blemishes.

To recap, the biggest differences it that a BB cream has a little more coverage and a little less slide factor, while they both provide a hydrated dewy glow. If you want skincare and beauty in one little tube, the Bali Body BB Cream is the perfect addition to your beauty bag. With all the benefits of a tinted moisturiser while also being your daily primer, foundation, skincare and SPF, it really is the holy grail of makeup. Did we mention it also makes you look like a glowing goddess? It’s not a cult buy for no reason.

Shop the Bali Body BB Cream SPF15 here.

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