-The MAC prep + prime beauty balm
Up until recently they only brought out very light colours I think it was fair, light and light plus. Last week I popped into the mac at st Luke's and I was so happy to see they had released colours for us medium to dark skin girls (and guys)
My colour is medium plus. They also had medium and medium dark.
I haven't tried that many bb creams to compare it to but as a tinted moisturiser it's so awesome. I just apply it with my hands and I don't have to moisturise first. It's light coverage but gives an all over flawless look. I usually have dark circles under my eyes so I often wear concealer. With this bb cream I don't really have to as it covers enough for a day look.
You can use a powder afterwards but I don't find the need to. Just a bit of cream blush and mascara and I'm good to go.
It can also be used as a primer underneath your makeup.
For a night time look I would definitely go for a higher coverage foundation but if you want something that you can wear every day that is actually good for your skin I can highly recommend this product.
Before this I was alternating between the garnier bb creams. In winter I use the normal skin one in the colour medium but in summer it was way too oily for my skin and after a few hours my face was so shiny even with powder on top. I tried the oil free one which would be great for summer but the colour was unfortunately too light for my skin tone. But if you are looking for a cheaper alternative then try the garnier one for sure.
Mac bb cream retails for $64
Garnier bb creams are about $16/$17 at Countdown