New CoverFX BB gel vs CC Cream & Huge Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,  

I'm back with another review and giveaway!  In case you didn't know, CoverFX just released their BB Gel this month.  It's really a breakthrough formula especially for the Summer heat and those who have any issues with oily skin and acne.  Better yet, I'm comparing it one of my favs - the CoverFX CC Cream so you can see which one is right for you.  Check it out!

Let's start off with the BB Gel.  Here are a couple of tidbits about the product:
  • Available in 12 Global Shades
  • Fights Acne and Clarifies Skin for those prone to acne, including Hormonal Acne
  • Contains Salicylic Acid that is Time Released to treat the skin throughout the day
  • Gel Formula is Non-Drying and Loaded with Antioxidants
  • Minimizes Pores, Controls Oil and Bacteria, leaving a Matte finish
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Free of the Inflammatory 5 
My take on the BB Gel

Even though I have dry skin, it's a different story in summer.  I get sweaty and my t-zone becomes especially greasy.  The BB gel doesn't dry me out and gives me the matte finish (without being drying)  I need to survive the heat.  It's extremely lightweight and even has a cooling finish.  I love to rock the BB Gel during the daytime for a natural look.  The coverage is buildable and did I mention that it treats blemishes and provides antioxident protection?  

Here's a shot of me wearing the BB Gel.  I love the lightweight coverage but I can still build it up in problem areas.  It keeps me matte and I just add dewiness where I need it with my CoverFX Sunlight illuminator.

What about the CC Cream?
  • As for the CC Cream, I've been using it for several months already.  It's my go-to coverage when I want something that I feel is hydrating and treating my skin.  The formula to me is like a tinted moisturizer on can apply it without primer or setting powder and just let it sit and do its job of treating fine lines, improving texture, providing SPF 30 protection and overall skin appearance.  As a makeup base, it gives a natural finish which I love.

  • So what's the difference between the two?
  • I find that the CC Cream is more for treating hyperpigmentation with anti-wrinkling properties.  It has a built in SPF and provides a more natural finish.  The BB Cream is built for oily skin, with anti-acne, clarifying  properties...the finish is light and mattifying and has no SPF.  I honestly can switch off between the two, especially in the summer.  I will most likely rock the CC Cream more in the colder months because of its hydrating properties.  The BB Cream is a lifesaver for outdoor events and heat whereas I find I can get more coverage with CC Cream at night.
Here is a swatch of the two side by side in the same shade Golden Deep.

  • You can see that the active ingredient in the CC Cream is Titanium Dioxide with Sunscreen where in the BB Gel it is 1% Salicyclic Acid.
Guess what?  CoverFX is launching it's Anti-blemish treatment and Concealer brush at the end of this month. For those with acne prone skin, this a great treatment to wear under the BB Gel especially on stubborn spots.  It's a great addition to your skincare/foundation routine.  I can't tell you how many times I had a spot that I needed to both treat, then cover.  Here it is pictured with the CoverFX Mattifying Primer - another great duo.

You can find the new BB Gel, along with the CC Cream and other CoverFX products at

CoverFX is being super generous and hooking up 5 lucky followers with their own BB Gel in their shade!  Here's how to win:

  • Follow me on Instagram, like and comment on the post with the picture of the BB Gel Giveaway on why you'd like to win and what shade you are.
  • Follow me on my Blog, comment on this post with why you'd like to win and what shade you are
  • Follow me on Twitter, reply to my giveaway tweet with why you'd like to win and your shade
  • Follow me on Facebook, like and comment on the post with the picture of the BB Gel giveaway and tell me why you'd like to win and what shade you are
  • Open to U.S and Canada residents
Good luck everyone!

FTC Disclosure:  As a CoverFX Brand Ambassador I am being compensated to review products that have been gifted to me for promotion purposes.  As always, my blog posts contain my honest thoughts and opinions.