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Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Estee Lauder BB Cream

Estee Lauder BB Cream dupe

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products (and their high-end equivalents!) that are available online and in-store. This week, we’re chatting BB Creams (!). Also make sure to check out my blog,, for even more beauty product reviews and tips.

BB creams have been around for a few years now, but with so many options (both high-end and low-end) it’s hard to decipher what’s actually worth it! My two favorites?

Estee Lauder Daywear BB Cream SPF 35 is an AMAZING high-end option. It’s proven to fight free radical damage that leads to wrinkles, fine lines, etc. AND it illuminates the skin for fresh face. The one downside: it only comes in two shades but the brand claims that they suit a variety of different skin tones.
My drugstore favorite is definitely Garnier BB Cream SPF 15 because, for one, it helps with redness, blotchiness, etc. and also contains vitamin C and mineral pigments for an anti-aging moisture boost you will LOVE. This version also only has two shades but, again, the claim is that it suits almost every skin tone.

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I've been using Estee Lauder BB Cream for a while now, but it's expensive. I'm definitely going to try the other!
#1 Michelle (Homepage) on 2014-07-02 15:19 (Reply)
I am African American and have the garnier cream in deep and I love it. I am not a make-up person, but this makes my skin look smoh and clear.
#2 Jasmine on 2014-07-02 18:28 (Reply)
Between Estee Lauder and Garnier the first option is without doubt Garnier... Why? Well cause' i use both and Garnier is much better , moreover is much good value for the money...
#3 janice (Homepage) on 2014-07-04 11:01 (Reply)
I LOVE the Garnier BB Cream. It's my absolute fave! I feel like it offers great coverage and feels more substantial than some of the other BBs on the market. It's my go-to!

Stephanie from A Sparkle Factor
#4 Stephanie (Homepage) on 2014-07-05 11:51 (Reply)
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