So first there was the BB cream (beauty or blemish balm) and now we have CC cream (colour control). I wonder what DD cream will do, perhaps the double d cream will not be for the face 😉

I heard about the BB cream long before the western versions came out with it on to the shelves, as I’m lucky enough to live in a multicultural area with plenty of Asian beauty supply stores. I didn’t jump all over it at first, mostly because I have always been (and still) content with Estee Lauder’s Day Wear Plus Sheer Tint Release Moisturizer – I will probably have to dedicate another post to this stuff, because it is my holy grail. On a recent trip to Costco with my mother, we stumbled upon the Garnier BB Cream in a pack of two, so we thought we would try it out. I was quite happy with the results, it did what it said it would and did provide more coverage than a tinted moisturizer but lighter than a full coverage foundation. I prefer something that I can feel really feel moisturizing my skin, because I like a dewy look and I can matte down the other areas, like my T-zone with my Bare Minerals. So now the CC cream has come on to the market, that is the beauty world for you, constantly refreshing. As much as I always go back to my favourites in my circulation, I do love trying out new things and switching it up! I have to say I am much more excited for the CC cream than I was about the BB cream, which is why I waited so long to try it out. Especially when Chanel is on board, you know something good is up – I love Chanel cosmetics, not so much because of the brand but because of the dedication they have to quality. It sort of goes perfectly with their brand as well, since their signature is CC.

So I did some research on CC creams, thanks to Glamour & Refinery 29 ! They are basically an extension of the original BB cream, but taken up a notch. How? Firstly, in terms of coverage, which is interesting to me because I already find the Blemish/Beauty Balm to be sufficient, so this sounds like we are getting to full coverage foundation status, but lighter in texture from the bb creams and foundations (I like the sound of this!!). The SPF will be kicked up as well. I am kind of excited to see the difference between BB & CC, the whole craze is fascinating to me and how Asia has made such an impact on the western market introducing this to the industry. What are your thoughts on the BB or CC cream craze?