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Top 10 BB Creams For Darker Skin Tones

Hydrate, Perfect, And Protect Your Dark Skin With One Of These Top-Rated BB Creams

Hydrate, Perfect, And Protect Your Dark Skin With One Of These Top-Rated BB Creams

If you find that foundations are too heavy for your skin but concealers aren’t quite enough, you may want to reach for a BB cream. BB creams are essentially tinted moisturizers that give you all-over color with sheer to medium coverage, and before now, it was quite a challenge for shoppers with dark skin tones to find a match for their skin. Unlike foundations, BB creams came in very limited color selections. But thankfully, brands are catching onto the fact that those with dark skin tones like lightweight products too, so there are way more options to choose from these days.

How We Found The Best BB Creams For Dark Skin Tones

To help you find your perfect match, we searched the web using our data-driven algorithm that factors in best-selling buzz, editorial selections, and real user reviews. Scroll ahead to find the best BB creams for dark skin tones.

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March 8, 2022

Written By:Rank & Style

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
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Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Overall Score

4.55

10

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

4.31

2215 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

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Luxury

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: This BB cream may be the priciest on the list, but the ingredients prove that it's well worth it—we're talking grapefruit extract to minimize pores, wrinkles, and discoloration, apple extract to exfoliate, sunflower seed to moisturize, and aloe leaf juice to soothe the skin.

WHO IT'S FOR: Reviewers with skin problems like acne, rosacea, and sensitivity rave about this BB cream's ability to provide coverage without causing irritation.

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Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream

Overall Score

4.55

09

CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream

4.33

13698 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Affordable

WHO IT'S FOR: Formulated with a matte, shine-free finish, this drugstore tinted moisturizer is an ideal solution for oily and acne-prone skin. And because it's buildable, covering bumps and blemishes when you have them is a breeze.

USERS REVIEW: “I am absolutely I'm in love with this product. It's a BB cream that can also act as a medium-to-full coverage foundation. My skin is extremely sensitive, and this makes my complexion feel good and has even improved my skin's texture.” 

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Maybelline Dream Fresh Skin Hydrating BB Cream

Overall Score

4.6

08

Maybelline Dream Fresh Skin Hydrating BB Cream

4.05

5094 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Hydrating

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: Given its impressive formula, you'd never know this BB cream rings up under $10. It's hydrating, covers imperfections while remaining lightweight, never looks ashy, and has SPF 30.

USERS SAID: “I really like how radiant my skin looks when I use this. I prefer this BB cream to foundation. It has light coverage, but it covers imperfections without looking too made up.”

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The Lip Bar Just a Tint 3-in-1 Tinted Skin Conditioner

Overall Score

4.6

07

The Lip Bar Just a Tint 3-in-1 Tinted Skin Conditioner

4.57

271 User Reviews

2.7

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Black Owned

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: The Lip Bar's products are made with Black women in mind, and its BB cream is a prime example. It's ultra-moisturizing thanks to hyaluronic acid, contains SPF 11 for a little protection, and the smooth, easy-to-blend formula is a dream. Even better? The impressive shade range, which consists of a variety of dark hues.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: Did we mention the formula is squeaky clean, too? Not bad for under $20.

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Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

Overall Score

4.65

06

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

4.3

2922 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Blurring

WHAT IT DOES: With just a few easy drops, this skin tint blurs and smooths to deliver a flawless, radiant complexion. And since the formula is so lightweight, it layers like a dream over skincare.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This formula is humidity, sweat, and transfer-resistant. Sign us up.

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Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Tarte Cosmetics BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer

Overall Score

4.7

05

Tarte Cosmetics BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer

4.44

6712 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Primer

WHO IT'S FOR: For the girl who's all about efficiency, this tinted primer all but ensures you can skip a few steps in your makeup routine. SPF 30 shields your skin from damaging UV rays, and the matte, long-wearing finish smooths the skin's texture and hides enlarged pores.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This vegan formula contains a triple-B complex to help brighten, smooth, and soften the skin. The best part? It can be used under or instead of foundation for brighter radiance.

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Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Overall Score

4.85

04

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4.42

4690 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Brightening

WHO IT'S FOR: Wish you could turn up the glow without having to use a self tanner? Allow us to introduce you to this brightening skin tint, packed with vitamin C.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: The Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is available in 16 shades, an impressive number if you ask us.

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Overall Score

4.9

03

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4.26

16128 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

5

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Long-Lasting

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: Laura Mercier’s award-winning tinted moisturizer is the longest-lasting option on this list. Its plant seed oil formula provides hydration for up to 24 hours, while silica pigment ensures that the finish is dewy—not greasy.

HELPFUL TIP: For even longer wear, apply this formula on top of a primer.

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It Cosmetics CC+ Cream With SPF 50+

Overall Score

4.9

02

It Cosmetics CC+ Cream With SPF 50+

4.27

27999 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

5

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

CC Cream

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Loved for its anti-aging benefits, this formula is practically skincare and makeup in one bottle. With an impressive roster of skin-loving ingredients like niacinamide, vitamin C, and glycerin, this foundation will improve your complexion as you wear it.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: Clinically proven to increase the skin's natural hydration with amplifying ingredients like collagen and peptides, this full-coverage CC cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles and enhances your skin's visible elasticity for a youthful, smooth finish.

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Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Overall Score

4.9

01

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4.27

13714 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

5

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Overall

WHO IT'S FOR: The gel-cream texture of BareMinerals’ light coverage tinted moisturizer will make dry skin types squeal. Together, hyaluronic acid and plant-derived squalane deliver next-level hydration, and mineral-based sunscreen protects your dewy finish. Bonus points for the oil-free formula—that means it's safe for acne-prone skin too.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: As with a lot of BareMinerals products, this tinted moisturizer is also vegan.

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Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free

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