BB cream is nothing new. In fact, this tinted moisturizer/coverup/sunscreen hybrid has been a beauty mainstay in Asia for decades, but only landed stateside several years ago. And hopefully by now we don't have to tell you about its complexion-perfecting properties, because you've tried 'em out for yourself.
It's like a really flattering Instagram filter, except one that you can rock IRL and lasts all day long. What's not to love, right?
Bottom line: BB works, which means that everywhere from drugstores to luxe makeup companies are currently cashing in on its success. However, like all good things (see also: hit Hollywood movies, designer It items, and cool girls), a secret weapon like this one risks overexposure.
It's not that surprising, then, that suddenly BB-branded items are popping up on hair products, lipsticks, body lotions, and even nailpolish. But which ones are actually worth buying? Click through the gallery to find out!
Pros: A lightweight tinted cream for your legs, it goes on sheer and is completely natural-looking. It's especially great for paler complexions, and also doesn't smell (a real bonus).
Cons: The coverage is so light, it doesn't help much with bruises or bug bites.
Pros: The latest from its best-selling Naked Beauty line, this illuminating cream is ideal for darker skintones.
Cons: If shimmer turns you off, then stay away.
Orly BB Cream for Nails, coming this August
Pros: Even though we definitely had our doubts, this polish (intended to go on solo, not as a basecoat or topcoat) fills ridges and leaves nails with an even, smooth look. Sort of like you just got a buff manicure.
Cons: If you're super low-maintenance, don't feel like spending $15, and would rather go entirely bare, then skip on this one.