BB Cream vs. CC Cream

While at the gym today I was reading the latest issue of Self and saw a shout out to “CC Creams”. CC Creams? Huh? I just recently found & fell in love with BB Creams and now theres a “new” product, CC creams on the market? Boy was I confused.

What are the main differences between BB & CC Creams?

BB Cream vs. CC Cream

Overall, CC Creams are said to be the “new and improved” version of a BB Cream, complete with a lighter texture, more coverage, & natural finish.

Which should YOU try? A BB Cream seems to be the perfect match for anyone with problem free skin while a CC Cream should be the go to for the girl who wants to correct & even out skin tones. CC Creams are also known for having more age defying qualities as well.

Favorites: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream // Physicians Formula BB Cream // Clinique BB Cream // Garnier BB Cream // Smashbox CC Cream // Olay CC Cream

Have you tried a CC Cream yet? Do you feel like there’s THAT big of a difference between the two?



  • Monica P

    I’ve only purchased the BB cream from Garnier and though it was meh. I haven’t tried a CC cream, but if the coverage is better I may give a CC cream a try :-)


    • xo Michelle

      Word on the street is that the coverage is a lot better! I’m going to try it out and will hopefully have a good review on one soon! :)

  • Alyssa Longobucco

    Not going to lie, I got super excited when you said you were reading SELF (I work there!) but I’m totally with you on your confusion between BB and CC. I love my Clinique BB, so I think I’m just going to stick to that unless there’s a really compelling reason not to!

    • xo Michelle

      I didn’t know you work for Self, that’s awesome! Love that magazine and am so jealous of your job, sounds amazing!!! From what I understand, CC Cream has better coverage and matches more skin types. I am planning on trying one out soon so I’ll try to get a review up so we can see the differences :) !

  • Olivia

    I love my BB give my face the perfect amount of hydration in the winter too!

    xo Olivia
    This Looks Good On You

    • xo Michelle

      Good to hear! :) I’m so torn between which to buy!

  • Rachel

    I use BB cream and I think that’s enough for me. CC creams seem to be used for people with more skim problems than I have, but I think it’s a great idea! I’m totally going to patent DD creams just to get ahead of the trend…

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  • nicalexis

    I love the BB cream… but maybe I’ll have to try the CC cream now!

    Refuse to sink,
    Nicole xoxo

  • Lauren

    I have never tried a BB or CC cream, so I my knowledge on them is no minimal. I’m glad you shared this!

  • Kelly

    Great review and happy birthday to your mom!

    Sparkles and Shoes

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  • everythingsalwayssunny

    I think i’ll have to try the cc cream! Thanks for sharing!


  • lucyrunaways

    I would definitely go for the CC cream! need to even out skin tone!


    • admin

      Same here! I think I will get one as soon as I run out of the foundation and moisturizer I’m using right now!

  • thehautecookie

    wow never heard of cc creme. must check it out!

  • ashley

    Love this post! I’m obsessed with BB creams but I’m trying out a few CC’s right now for a post as well.

  • Mae

    I love CC cream!!!