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Bro code: The best BB creams for men

It’s a fact: Makeup is not for women anymore and it should be happening way sooner. Men like James Charles, Patrick Starrr, and Jeffree Star are dominating the beauty industry with their makeup skills, and we’re loving every bit of it. We’re finally in an era where men wearing makeup is acceptable.

Makeup has always been about enhancement — so if women can have it, why not men? While there’s no label on the product that says “for women only”, some guys may not be as comfortable putting it on. For those who just started out, BB creams for men are your best bet.

BB creams are generally known for their amazing multi-purpose properties. It acts as a moisturiser, sunscreen, and gives light coverage on the skin. Since it’s a multi-tasking product, people who are pressed for time in the morning are able to fully benefit from this product.

There are a number of brands that have BB creams for men available, but don’t limit yourself to just those written ‘for men’ on them. One caveat though: men’s skin tends to be more oily compared to women, so it’s best to find those that are catered to oily skin or those that offer a mattifying finish.

The best way to apply them? Easily with just clean fingers like how you would do with a moisturiser.

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The Face Shop's Clean Face Oil Control Blemish Balm

BB creams like this one that are oil-absorbent are great for men. Its non-irritating formula is also suitable for many skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin.

The Face Shop Clean Face Oil Control Blemish Balm, RM52.89

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Lab Series's BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 35

This all-in-one product hydrates the skin, controls shine, evens skin tone, reduces the appearance of pores — perfect for men who are always on the go. Its lightweight formula has a hint of colour that provides a natural finish.

Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 35, price unavailable

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Benefit Cosmetics' Big Easy BB Cream

It starts off as a cream but finishes in a velvety-like texture. Other than hydrating the skin, the cream also protects the skin from free radicals and controls the oil so your skin will not get shiny throughout the day.

Benefit Cosmetics Big Easy BB Cream, RM200

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Tarte's Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

This water-based BB cream is perfect for those with oily skin. The lightweight formula blends easily into the skin like moisturiser while micro-treated mineral pigments diffuse the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle.

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, RM142

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REN Skincare's Satin Perfection BB Cream

If finding your shade is not part of your expertise, this silicone-free BB cream has a colour adapting technology that adapts to your skin tone. It also gives SPF and anti-oxidant protection while its photo-rejuvenation technology tones, firms and has an anti-aging effect.

REN Skincare Satin Perfection BB Cream, RM155

Jolin Lee


Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.

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