Definition of BB cream in US English:

BB cream


  • A cosmetic product with a creamy formulation, typically lighter in texture than foundation, used to even out facial skin tone.

    ‘I was wearing sunscreen and BB cream’
    count noun ‘with this humid weather, I thought I would try a BB cream instead of a foundation’
    • ‘Remedy dull skin by using illuminating BB cream as a liquid highlighter.’
    • ‘By now, I bet you know all about BB creams.’
    • ‘To make blush look like a natural flush, layer it under a BB cream.’
    • ‘For your makeup, quickly dab on a multitasking product like BB cream.’
    • ‘BB cream is the multitasker of the makeup world.’


Early 21st century: short for beauty balm cream or blemish balm cream.