As the days here on the island seem to be getting hotter by the minute, foundation seems impossible for me. I don’t really like to feel ‘heavy’ products on my skin when it’s really hot so as an alternative I simply love using my tinted moisturizer by Bobbi Brown which is quite sheer and light but at the same time if I top it with the right powder I get just about the right coverage I need for a night out. The market is full of foundation alternatives…BBs, CCs, tinted moisturizers the whole works. The question is, what’s the difference between them and which one is best for you?

Tinted moisturizer

Tinted moisturizers come with SPF and I think they are the best solution to getting smooth , slightly sheer coverage with effective sun protection at the same time. Although I say sheer they do tend to even out skin tone nicely. The reason I love wearing tinted moisturizer is because I’m not used to wearing heavy foundation plus I’m always in a hurry so it saves time in my get-ready routine since it’s basically liquid makeup and moisturizer all in one!

BOBBI BROWN’S Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 has a sheer and ultra-light formula which provides just enough coverage to make skin look like its best nude (that means freckles show through, but redness and unevenness disappear). Nourishing moisturizers hydrate skin for a plump, radiant finish, while SPF 15 provides perfect everyday protection.


BB Cream

BB, or “beauty balm” creams moisturize, protect, and even out skin discolorations. They also offer broad-spectrum SPF, antioxidants, and depending upon the formula you choose, other skin-improving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerine – both great to keep your skin from drying out – antioxidants – to fight and protect against free radical damage and anti-aging agents to improve skin’s elasticity. Their formulas are generally lighter than foundation but thicker than tinted moisturizer.


ESTEE LAUDER’S Double Wear All Day Glow BB Intensity Makeup is a luminous, long-wear BB Makeup brightens, perfects and evens. Lightweight, oil-free, moisture-fresh. Protects with high-level SPF 30. Instantly perfects skin tone and vibrancy. Soft optics impart clear, bright tone and lustre to skin for a flawless, healthy glow. Provides Vitamin E and Vitamin C anti-oxidant protection.


CC Cream

Unlike the multitasking BB creams the CC creams “color correction” usually offer sun protection and more coverage. They also provide skin-brightening benefits for uneven and dull skin tone, are great for camouflaging redness and sunspots and are best for those with hyperpigmentation or problem skin. Because CC creams offer more coverage than BB creams, they tend to have thicker, heavier formulas. CC creams are often formulated for aging skin which may need more coverage to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


ESTEE LAUDER’S Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging CC Crème offers Anti-ageing + Colour + Comfort. This innovative, multi-action formula richly nourishes, comforts and revitalises skin’s appearance. The sheer, universal shade complements and perfects virtually any complexion in one step. Allows your natural beauty to show through – but now enhanced with a more even-toned, radiant look. With IntuiGen Technology, it helps significantly reduce the look of key signs of ageing.

‘Till next week…