Best for: All skin types. This new generation of hybrid formulas (half skincare, half foundation) originated in Asia and is now a staple stateside. BB (Beauty Balm) and CC (Color Correcting) Creams are beloved for their ability to provide medium coverage while also offering skincare ingredients like antioxidants, sunscreen, and hydration.
Additional benefits: Many women find they don’t need to use a moisturizer at all when using a hybrid formula, shaving off a few minutes in their morning routine.
Top sellers: Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30, provides medium to full coverage and a matte finish. Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Color Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 corrects redness, dullness, and sallowness and provides sheer to medium coverage with a natural finish.
Best for: All skin types, especially those who want a naturally radiant finish and a high SPF level. Cushion compacts contain a sponge soaked in fluid foundation (thinner than liquid). You press a puff applicator onto the sponge to release the formula, then press the puff against your skin for an airy, seamless application. These formulas tend to have a high SPF protection as well as good-for-your skin antioxidants.
Additional benefits: The thin, fluid-like consistency of the foundation makes it very easy to layer touch-ups throughout the day without feeling or looking caked on.
Top sellers: Super City Block BB Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a medium to full coverage, breathable fluid that protects against UV damage and environmental aggressors.