Differences Between Tinted Moisturizer and BB Cream

Differences Between Tinted Moisturizer and BB Cream

BB cream furor started in Korea with many actresses vouching for these, then they started to spread out in Asia and worldwide..Remember we used to love tinted moisturizers before we switched to BB creams? Well most of us are confused at the moment whether to pick a tinted moisturizer or a bright benefit creams..take a look at the differences between them to know what is best for you 🙂

difference between tinted moisturiser and bb cream

 BB cream is a base for your skin with added benefits such as sunscreen, moisturizing, anti-aging, whitening/brightening, oil control and evening out skin out/reducing hyper-pigmentation. This is your all in one makeup, with good coverage, to start with. BB stands for blemish balm and now we have seen beauty balm and bright benefit creams too.(even beauty boosting balm)

revlon bb cream

On the other hand, tinted moisturiser is like your skin lotion with your foundation color, i remember back in Shimla, a lady used to wear a drop of moisturiser with her foundation to office, so there, you have your tinted moisturiser, it does not come with those added benefits mentioned above for bb creams, and the coverage is lesser than BB creams as well.

When looking for a BB cream for you, you might have to explore brands that cater to your skin type, though these barely comes with many shades, these might pose trouble for shade match and skin type. Also look for BB cream with good SPF and anti ageing properties.Look for a bb that does not melt soon, fade away or oxidize soon.


Tinted moisturizer will be thinner like a foundation unlike the creamy BB creams.You will get many more shades to choose from unlike a BB cream. Tinted moisturisers rarely come  anti ageing properties or any corrective properties like whitening and brightening. But these feel lighter to wear and in coverage unlike BB creams. These fade sooner and wear time is shorter,and have a low SPF.

Hope I was able to  help you choose between a tinted moisturiser and a BB cream according to your need, for me BB creams are too oily, so talking from experience, dry skin would love the sheen BB creams give from the ones we have here in India. Tinted moisturiser are more of my cup of tea because I can adjust and choose for a matte one for my oily skin, but again, a pressed powder comes handy in setting anything you like on your face.

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See more than 30 bb creams to choose from here

Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Butter
Maybelline BB Cream Vs Skin79 BB Cream
BB Cream: Top 20 Blemish Balm Creams
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
How to Apply BB Cream – Steps and Tips
Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream
Sephora Perfecting Cover Foundation in Medium
L’oreal Professionnel Shine Perfecting Serum Liss Ultime
Organic Surge Skin Perfecting Polish
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lasting Perfecting Foundation
Olay Natural White Day Cream
Ponds Age Miracle Anti Ageing Tinted Moisturizer
Lotus Herbals Seduction Botanical Tinted Lip Gloss
Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm – Cranberry Jam
Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Facial Cream SPF 15 Tinted Day Cream
Biotique Bio Redwood Tinted Moisturizer
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 15
ELF Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15
Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm
Vichy Capital Soleil Sunscreen SPF 25
Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover SPF 25
Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer


19 thoughts on “Differences Between Tinted Moisturizer and BB Cream

  1. I nvr knew abt both of them.. *secret* *headbang* it ws really detailed post neha. I am pretty sure lots of confusions r cleared abt bb n tinted beauty pdts nw.. *haan ji* *clap* *clap*

  2. nice..curious to know that pic is of what? TM or BB? looks really creamy and I love that pot type jar. If its within my budget might be tempted. *whistle* *whistle*

  3. I use the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB but i dont think its anymore than a tinted moisturizer – the benefits are the same to any tinted moisturiser, i think after i finish this bottle im going back to my dove TM.

  4. I use BB cream almost everyday *happy dance* *happy dance* totally in love with them *happydance* *happydance* especially the maybelline one coz it gives a better coverage than garnier *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* very informative article Neha di *clap* *clap* *clap*

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