Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Dark - I BB loving it

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:
  1. Protects with SPF 30  (Very good)
  2. Oil free and non greasy  (This is very important for moi)
  3. Blurs imperfections  (Don't mind if I do)
  4. Enchances  (Enchances what exactly?)
  5. Brightens and creates a natural glow  (I think we'd all like that)
  6. Compliments skin tone  (Grand, thanks)
  7. Soothes and hydrates  (Handy in this sunny weather)
  8. 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?
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  1. So many people here in Korea wear BB cream and rave about it. I;ve never tried it though. I've considered trying it but then I'm scared of giving up my lovely full coverage from MAC studio fix. I've used it for years and I love it, hides everything, lol.

    This looks great on your skin though, gives you a very nice, fresh faced look :)

    Maybe I'll brave it one day!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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    1. Thanks Amelia! You should deffo give it a go :)

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  2. I have this in dark as well and you've just reminded me I meant to pick it up in a lighter shade. Gives you a lovely glow here K xo

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    1. We can use the dark one to contour maybe or when we fake tan, we'll match!

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  3. Our dunnes have €4 off at the minute and I've been debating whether to get it so i think I will! I tried a bit of the light one so I'd say that will be perfect for me! I must add up some day how much you've cost me over the last year! ;)

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    1. Hmm, €4 off you say? I think that's where I'll be buying the lighter one so, thanks for the heads up!

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    2. I picked it up this morning, the tag said the offer is until June 11th so you've plenty of time! Tried a bit of the universal glow but the colour scared the crap outta me so I just stuck with the light!

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    3. Ooh that's grand, so I've no rush then picking it up :) Thanks!!

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  4. Hmmm, this looks really nice on your skin actually. How long does it last for roughly, all day? Also, have you ever tried any of the Asian brands? Missha do a fabulous one which I use religiously. I'll send you one if you want xxx

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    1. I'm going to pick up the light one this weekend and test it's longevity, this one is too dark to wear outside the house! I'll only accept a Missha one if I can send you stuff, I'll tweet you, thanks :)

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  5. I think i might go give this a try!

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    1. Do and let me know how you get on xx

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  6. I bought this in light and i LOVE it! Don't think il be bringing my foundation on hols as it will in the Portugese heat so this will be perfect. Tried it out Friday and it lasted well, even in the high temperatures!

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    1. I'm excited to try it in light now! And that's great news it lasted in the heat, cant wait! :)

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  7. wow, that looks pretty awesome, and a reasonable price point too.... hmmmm

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    1. Deffo and if it's on sale, even better!

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  8. It looks lovely on your skin, really nice youthful glow :)

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    1. Thanks Melissa, I need all the help I can get in the youthful department!!

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  9. I got it in my local pharmacy for 7.99 and I love it. It's perfect for summertime. I tried Origins, Garnier and Clinique one before and I think this one is the best by far.

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    1. Ooh that's good to know because I was thinking about trying the Origins and Clinique one. This one is just such good value, x

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  10. I hope this comes to the states soon! I really, really want to try this!

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  11. Hey!
    Great review! Is it better than Garnier BB cream for oily skin? :)

    http://beautystuffbyana.blogspot.com/

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  12. What do u recommend me? BB cream garnier or maybelline? Why? and by the way which has more coverage?

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  13. hi, my skintone is yellowish ,i am mac nc25/30.and my tzone is oily in summer.which tone should i try to look a little fairer and glowing?cause i cant choose the shade neither i have any idea if it suits me

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  14. you've got a too dark one.. you can see the line near your hair where the color ends.. should've taken a shade lighter..

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  15. It looks like your skin but better,so fresh.I think I will get it in universal shade and even in light,so maybe i could mix them.It is true that Universal Glow looks a bit scary, but Chanel has a tiented moisuriser which is orange ,but looks great on skin.I will give it a try.

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