In April this year, Maybelline launched new Dream Fresh BB cream on us all. If you're new to the BB world, they're essentially creams that were created to be used by patients who had surgery and laser procedures, offering protection and skin regeneration afterwards.
Now I haven't had surgery or laser procedures, so where do I fit in in the BB world? Well up until I tried Dream Fresh BB Cream, I kind of saw BBs as tinted moisturisers from the reviews I've read online and to be honest, they didn't really speak to me and nobody seemed that pushed on them. I was sent this one to try in the Dark shade and almost had heart failure when I saw how dark it was.
In a single step, Dream Fresh BB Cream does this:
- Protects with SPF 30 (Very good)
- Oil free and non greasy (This is very important for moi)
- Blurs imperfections (Don't mind if I do)
- Enchances (Enchances what exactly?)
- Brightens and creates a natural glow (I think we'd all like that)
- Compliments skin tone (Grand, thanks)
- Soothes and hydrates (Handy in this sunny weather)
- Feels ultra light and fresh on the skin (Good stuff, we don't want to feel heavy products on our skin)
So how does it hold up against those eight claims? Pretty well actually and I will hand on heart say I was completely surprised by it. Now, the swatch above looks scary and yes, it's dark and I'll only be able to wear it during the summer, but the finish that it gives my skin has made me decide to pick it up in the lighter shade.
It applies quickly and easily with minimal blending required thanks to the innovative formula that combines gel with water. I use a foundation brush but you can use your hands too. It has a subtle fragrance, feels really light on my skin and the presence of glycerin hydrates the skin for 8 hours. But you want pictures don't you? Here you go!
I love it! It gives me a beautiful glow, covers my redness and makes my skin look bright and radiant. Although it gives much more coverage than a tinted moisturiser, it feels like I've exactly that on my face. It makes it look like my skin but better and that's when I know I'm on to a winner. Be honest, it doesn't look like I've anything on my visage!
I haven't been fake tanning yet, but as soon as I do, I'll be able to wear this outside the house. Right now it's too dark to wear on it's own so I can't report on the longevity but I just needed to show you how great it made my skin look. When I'm excited like this, all patience goes out the window.
It comes in four shades, Light, Medium, Dark and Universal Glow. I tried Universal Glow on the back of my hand over the weekend and was this close to getting it. I don't know why I didn't! I'll report back when I pick up a lighter shade folks, but in the meantime, go check it out in your local pharmacy or Boots. It retails at €11.99 and Maybelline are always having offers on, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Will you BB trying Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream?