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By now you must be at least somewhat familiar with the imported beauty craze that has taken the states by storm, BB creams. Also known as beauty balms, these handy little multitaskers help moisturize, brighten and even skin tone, and provide subtle coverage (and sometimes even SPF) that looks and feels light and fresh. I'll admit it – when the US-based beauty world first started buzzing about BB creams, I went a little overboard and decided to try them all (well, almost). Since that crazy splurge of an experiment hit my wallet pretty hard, I've decided to save you the trouble and the money by rounding up three budget-friendly drugstore BB creams worth giving a try, so you can take them for a test-drive without going overboard on your spending!
For one, Maybelline's 8-in-1 Skin Perfector might be stretching it a bit with the name (0% oils doesn't really sound like an accomplishment), but the fact that it's lightweight, buildable, and even contains SPF 30 makes it a good starter cream for the beauty balm virgin! Try it for yourself for about $8.99.
Garnier's Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector is one of the first drugstore brands to grace us with a BB Cream, and is one of the best when it comes to moisturizing. Ladies with dry or ashy skin will love the way this BB hydrates and smoothes, but if you already battle with oil control, chances are this one will make you a bit on the shiny side. It's also a bit pricier at about $12.99.
And last but not least, L'Oreal's Magic Skin Beautifier is perfect for the girl who has trouble finding the perfect foundation shade. This BB cream goes on white but then oxidizes to suit your skin tone. The selling factor on this particular balm is that it's lightweight enough to wear under powder if you're hoping for more coverage, but if you're looking for a foundation replacement, you might be disappointed. Test it for yourself for around $10.95.
Have you found other affordable BB creams worth testing out? Let us know your favorites! - Alexandra Gambardella