Between wearing the wrong shade of foundation and not taking your foundation off, we think that makeup melting off your face is definitely the worst. That iconic summer glow seems like a far-fetched dream when you’re hit by harsh, sweltering sun rays. But what if we tell you that you don’t need foundation to get that flawless, glow-y base? The magical solution is here, makeup multitaskers par excellence with added skincare benefits... BB and CC creams! These genius formulations combine the benefits of a foundation, primer, sunscreen, moisturizer and possibly, everything else that you would want in your favorite beauty product. Our picks this season: Lakme CC and Ponds BB creams, which boast of every possible summer-friendly skin ingredient your complexion could possibly crave. Moreover, they come in a range of shades that compliment every Indian skin tone. Scroll down to find your perfect match.
When a BB+ skin formula gives you high coverage and added sun protection, you don’t have much room left for improvement. The Ponds Flawless Radiance Derma+ BB Cream
combines six ingredients including two powerful bio-actives, Vitamin B3 and Hexyl Resorcinol, that will leave you with luminous skin. This clinically proven cream definitely delivers the flawless results it promises. After all, it reduces spots, tightens pores and gives you a radiant glow. Apply it after your regular day cream and get set to take on the world.
How to make a regular CC cream more summer-friendly? Just add aloe to it (of course!). You’ll believe us once you get your hands on the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale CC Cream
. The cooling cream fights blemishes and protects your skin from dullness and dryness. Available in two stellar shades, Honey and Bronze, the cream blends in seamlessly with all Indian skin tones. Of course, with SPF 30, the color corrector even shields your skin from the sun. Take a small amount, dot it all over your face and dab it evenly to get the desired results. Are you adding this to your cart already? We wouldn’t wonder why.
Let’s face it, BB creams bring together the best of both worlds — skincare and makeup. Ponds delivers exactly that with its White Beauty BB Cream,
that works its magic as a brightening cream and a lightweight foundation. There are no surprises when we say the BB creams hides spots instantly and gives the essential sun protection with SPF 30 PA++. Oh, and did we mention that it’s available in two new shades — original
. Light, medium or dusky — it’s got every skin tone sorted. It’s only an added benefit that the cream is travel-friendly — it comes in a cute travel-sized tube.
We love ourselves a good CC cream. Especially on hot summer days, when you want the look of a foundation without its heavy texture. Thank God for the Lakme Complexion Care Face CC Cream,
perfect summer pick-me-up. The all-in-one cream will moisturize your face, even out your skin tone and even sun-protect thanks to the infusion of SPF 30. To top it off, it’s one of the few CC creams that comes in four unique shades — Beige, Honey, Bronze and Almond. Needless to say, the cream is a wonder beauty tool for all skin tones. Once you have this nourishing cream on, your skin will shine—in a good way—all through the day.
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