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8 BB and CC Creams That Work Seamlessly on Dark Skin Tones

Having trouble finding BB creams and CC creams to match your darker skin tone? Here are eight of our tried-and-true favorites up to the task.
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When it's incredibly hot outside, the last thing on your mind is wearing full-coverage foundation. While they may leave your face looking flawless, they typically feel too heavy during summer, no matter your skin type. This is where the magic of BB creams and CC creams comes in.

Unlike heavy foundations, BB creams and CC creams — beauty staples in Korea, now equally popular in the West — are incredibly lightweight and you don't need to use much for an even complexion. They are essentially moisturizers with a slight tint and typically have sun protection as well (but you shouldn't forget to wear your regular sunscreen). If you like your makeup to have some skin-improving benefits, opt for a BB cream. But if you're looking to color correct, a CC cream is your best bet.

Despite their numerous benefits, a lot of BB creams and CC creams aren't made in shades suitable for women of color with darker complexions, which can be incredibly frustrating because everyone should have the same options available to them. On the brighter side, some brands have made a point to carry some for their darker-complected customers. Ahead, we've compiled our tried-and-true favorite CC creams and BB creams for dark skin tones.

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Genuine diversity is at the core of the Bobbi Brown brand, so it's only right that its BB cream has a range of shades (nine in total) for everyone. Beyond evening out your skin tone, it hydrates and brightens dullness to give you the most radiant skin possible.

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The BB cream raved about throughout the beauty community — and for good reason. It's affordable, has a great shade range and works well on virtually all skin types from oily to dry. It's also oil-free making it great for everyday wear or on those beach or pool days when you want a hint of makeup without looking overdone.

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This option from trusted brand Mary Kay will leave you looking like you've applied an Instagram filter on your complexion in real life.

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This paraben-free option from Iman is infused with nourishing grapeseed and almond oils, so you can still take care of your skin while wearing makeup.

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