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Best Bet: Estée Lauder BB Creme

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The hybrid of an oil-free moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen, Estée Lauder’s BB crème soothes skin while covering imperfections. The tinted, cucumber-scented cream comes in two shades, light and medium. The consistency is considerably lighter than a typical foundation, blending easily without caking or leaving dry patches. Ingredients like Vitamins C and E brighten skin, while SPF 35 protects the face from sun damage. But the biggest advantage over other tinted moisturizers is the smooth finish and lasting power — the oil-free lotion cuts down on shine throughout the day and doesn’t lead to breakouts.

Estee Lauder DayWear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Crème, $38 at Bloomingdale’s or online.


Best Bet: Estée Lauder BB Creme