Flawless face: 10 best BB creams

BB creams can work wonders on lacklustre, uneven skin. We round up the best complexion-enhancing creams


Transform dull, dehydrated, tired, lacklustre winter skin with a light-reflecting, complexion enhancing BB Cream.

Beauty balms or beauty blemish creams are a hybrid skincare product to wear on top of your moisturiser and usually in place of foundation, for a naturally flawless look.

We’ve tried a range of products out there to find the hardest working creams, from the budget Nivea BB Cream 5 in 1 Beautifying Moisturiser, to the make-up artists’ favourite, Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow. 

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We'd all like to live life in soft focus, so try Filorga BB-Perfect if you need anti-ageing extras. Nars Skin Optimal Brightening Concentrate comes out on top for its amazing skin tone perfecting results, and if you're on a budget, go for Topshop or Nivea’s creams.

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  1. Nars Skin Optimal Brightening Concentrate, £50 for 30ml

  2. Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, £38.50 for 40ml

  3. Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, £32 for 50ml

  4. MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm spf 35, £23 for 40ml

  5. Nivea Daily Essentials BB Cream 5 in 1 Beautifying Moisturiser SPF 10, £5.99 for 50ml  

  6. Decleor Hydra Floral Multi-Protection BB Cream 24hr Moisture Activator SPF 15, £29 for 40ml

  7. 2 Tru Pro BB Beautiful, £5 for 20ml

  8. Top Shop BB Cream SPF 20, £10 for 30ml

  9. Filorga BB-Perfect Anti-ageing beauty balm SPF 15, £35 for 30m

  10. Simple Kind to Skin + Perfecting BB Beauty Balm SPF 15,£8.99 for 50ml

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