The BB Cream has been taking over the world. Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit but people are seriously obsessed with this new phenomena. But wait – the thing is that BB Creams aren’t that new.
Blemish Balms have been alive and well for many years in East and Southeast Asia and last year, the first few BB Creams started hitting shelves in the U.S. and I’ve been ignoring them until now.
I’ll be reviewing the BB Cream based on what THIS brand’s promises to do. I realise that BB Creams overseas may have different functions but for the sake of this review, I’ll focus on Maybelline’s.
Properties of the Dream Fresh BB
While a foundation assists in protection and smoothing out the skin, I’ve never met one that hydrates and “enhances” my skin.
The first question I asked when I played around with this BB Cream was “How does this differ from a tinted moisturiser?” In addition to the properties being different (most tinted moisturisers don’t claim to hydrate the skin over time), the consistency is different too. This BB Creams feels like fluffy ‘n thick water. Crazy description, I know but hear me out. When it goes on the skin it looks and feels just like a liquid foundation or tinted moisturiser.
Spread it out a bit and it sinks right into the skin. It feels gloriously hydrating and is perfect for those of us with dry skin. Not good for those of you who have a very oily skin…
This light coverage cream doesn’t last very long. Maybelline calls this formula a oil-free, gelled-water formula.
I’ve been testing this BB Cream for 2 weeks. I don’t get fancy with brushes it. I simply apply it with my finger tips, make sure I’ve got even coverage and move on. I will say that I would love a little more coverage. This is the ideal product for those who don’t wear much of anything on their skin but still want tiny coverage AND SPF.
-For those who’d rather not wear foundations, this is great and lightweight.
-I love the added SPF
-Comes in 4 shades (Light, Medium, Universal Glow and Dark. While these shades don’t cover the rainbow of women, it does better than most brands.
-Works well on top of concealers.
-If you desire serious coverage, this may disappoint you.
-I didn’t notice many changes in my skin with prolonged use.
-Retails for £7.99 so it may be pricey to some. Especially since the tube isn’t THAT big.
Where to buy? (click here)