The prices that accompany most skincare and facial cosmetics astound me. In my old age of 28 or 27, I know that when it comes to beauty, you typically get what you pay for. …Typically.
Expensive beauty products might have a lilt of luxury accompanying their “beautifying” powers, but that certainly isn’t the only place you can find such decadence! Drugstore brands have been neck in neck with luxury brands for years now.
Walking through a Walgreens (or even Seattle’s local Bartell’s Drugs) ffers at least 30 yards of Bright-Ass Beauty Wall, covered from floor to ceiling with everything you could possibly need to clog your pores on a daily basis. There’s gotta be something in there that works! And with the drugstore price tag – why not give something new a try every once in a while?
A recent addition to my radar: BB Cream.
BB stands for beauty balm. Or blemish balm or blemish base or, uh… beblesh balm, if you’re in Korea (allegedly due to a trademark on the word “blemish.” It’s a crazy world out there, folks.) I’ve been hearing about BB Cream non-stop for the last 5 months. It seems like it’s all anyone wants to put on their face! Part moisturizer, part primer, part concealer, part foundation, part sunblock – you get where this is going. BB Cream is hailed to perform miracles on skin’s appearance.
Honestly, that sounds like it’s worth a try. You know what’s not worth a try? $60 BB Cream. That’s like… an entire light bill! That’s a week’s worth of groceries! That’s at least six bottles of shampoo. Not ok.
Drugstores to the rescue. Here, you will find a list of # BB Creams that you can find at your friendly neighborhood (or internet) drugstore. Best of all? They’re less than $15. That’s… two days of bringing your lunch to work next week. Not so bad!
9 BB Creams under $15
L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream, $10.99
*No listed SPF