Summer Makeup Must Have – BB Cream

Summer Makeup Must Have – BB Cream

As the weather heats up, just like our warmer Spring clothes, our usual foundation can sometimes feel a bit too heavy – and you might find yourself wanting to reach for something lighter.  Many of us like to swap foundation for a tinted moisturiser for Summer, but have you thought about giving a BB Cream a try?

Lighter than many traditional foundations, yet still offering great coverage, BB Creams have gone one step further than tinted moisturisers, offering many skincare benefits along with leaving a flawless finish.  If you’re new to BB Creams, here are some of our favourites:

1. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream – (€11.99)

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

Available in light and medium, and suitable for combination/blemish prone skin, Maybelline Dream Pure is a blemish fighting BB cream.  It’s contains 2% salicylic acid, which is a powerful blemish banisher.  This 8-in-1 multi-tasker * clears acne, * conceals imperfections, * minimizes the look of pores, * adjusts to skin tone, * hydrates & smoothes, * enhances & clarifies skin, * is oil free and lightweight.

2.  Rimmel BB Cream – (€8.99)

Rimmel BB Cream

A light and fresh formula with SPF 25, Rimmel 9-in-1 BB Cream is available two shades – light and medium.  Blends easily for an instantly flawless finish.  This hard working BB cream does 9 jobs in one – * primes, * moisturises, * minimizes pores, * conceals, * covers, * smoothes, * mattifies, * brightens and * protects.

3.  Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream – (€17.50)

Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream

Bioderma’s Sensibio range is specially formulated to tackle the symptoms of sensitive skin – sensations of heat, and redness.  Bioderma Sensibio AR, (AR stands for Anti-Rouge), is the first dermatological BB cream that minimizes the effects of redness. Its exclusive, innovative Rosactiv patent directly acts on VEGF, one of the main factors responsible for the dilation and weakening of skin capillaries, which are sources of redness.  But it doesn’t just fight redness, it contains soothing agents to calm skin, its SPF 30 and it contains light reflecting powders and pigments to conceal redness to leave a matte, velvety finish and enhance skins radiance.

4.  L’Oreal Revitalift Repair 10 – (€22.49)

L'Oreal Revitalift Repair 10 BB Cream

A multi-perfecting BB Cream from L’Oreal, specially formulated to target the 10 signs of ageing.  Available in two shades (light & medium), It’s a lightweight formula, with SPF 20 and has an advanced pigment complex that gives your skin an exceptionally even, radiant and natural-looking finish.

5.  La Roche Posay Hydreane BB Cream – (€18.00)

La Roche Posay Hydreane BB Cream

This is a BB cream which has been specially formulated for sensitive skin, this soothing BB cream is made with La Roche Posay’s thermal spring water and focuses on improving the skin, as well as providing coverage.  Mineral pigments melt in the skin for an immediately unified, evened and fresh faced complexion.

6.  REN Satin Perfection BB Cream – (€32.00)

REN Satin Perfection BB Cream

Like all REN products, REN Satin Perfection BB Cream REN uses only 100% plant and mineral derived actives and is free from skin-unfriendly synthetic ingredients, making it ideal of sensitive or intolerant skin types.  It comes with SPF 15, and colour adaptive technology to leave skin looking flawless, even toned and lumious, with a perfect non-oily, satin finish.

The products listed above are available in most Sam McCauley stores or online at

Remember if you’re searching for the ideal BB Cream for your skin, you can always chat to one of our Beauty Consultants who’ll help you discover the perfect match for your skin type.


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