Since there was such a big hype about these new Western’s BB creams, I thought I might as well try one – though, I knew in my heart that they can’t as awesome as the Asian BB creams. But that’s just my personal opinion. I’m not saying the Asian BB creams are the best ones – Naww, I take that back, I kinda am. But I mean, not all of the Asian BB creams are equally great lol. Some do more wonders than others.
At first I wasn’t sure which product I wanted to try out, L’Oreal or Maybelline. We only got the L’Oreal Lumi Magique BB Cream here, but I felt like it was kind of old news. Since the Maybelline was the one that just came out at that time, I decided to go for it.
The Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream promise to:
1. Creates natural glow.
2. Compliments skin-tone.
3. SPF30 UV protection.
4. Hydrates all day.
5. Blurs imperfections.
6. Oil free, non-greasy.
7. Look visibly smooth.
8. Feels fresh.
Let’s go over the pros of this product first. I agree that this stuff blends easily on the skin, and matches my skin tone well after it has absorbed. I wasn’t sure about the color of this BB cream at first, swatched on hand it look more pinkish. But turned out, it wasn’t a problem for me and I always top it off with a powder to match my skin tone better.
The SPF30 is definitely a huge plus of this product. Who doesn’t love a full sun protection in a beauty product?! And it also doesn’t leave an obvious white cast on my face, since it’s tinted. I think that’s all the good things that the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream covers.
Now let’s talk about the bad stuff. One of the major con of this BB cream, that it has zero coverage. It doesn’t matter how many layers I added, it didn’t improve the coverage. So concealing is a must with this BB cream, unless your skin flawless.
The Maybelline BB cream has a liquid formulation, which gives a sheer look and light weighted feel on the skin. Although it supposed to be non-greasy and oil free, my skin became greasy looking quickly after applied. I always needed to use a powder afterwards. Using the BB cream alone, makes me feel “bare skin”. With the coverage and the texture light like this, I don’t get how they can say that it would “blurs your imperfections and makes skin look visible smooth”.
Comparing this with the other (Asian) BB creams that I’ve used in the past, the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream is like from another world. It’s too sheer and light to cover any imperfections, this reminds more of a light tinted lotion. Over time with continuous use, it clogged my pores. I can’t comment on how long it lasted on my skin. Like I said, I had always paired it with another powder. But the end of the day, it didn’t oxidize nor dry out my skin. It just feels oilier on the cheeks. I don’t think I would be repurchasing this product.