I'm a foundation girl - always have been and thought I probably always would be. Granted I tend to use a tinted moisturizer in the summer as it's lighter and contains SPF. I just tend to find it doesn't cover my skins as well and hide my imperfections.
I was really intrigued to try Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream for two reasons
a) I needed a new type of daily coverage for the summer
b) I wanted to know what the hell BB cream is...
Ok so I wasn't sure if this was meant to be like a tinted moisturizer or a primer so I had a little look see.
It's meant to stand for either 'Blemish Balm' or 'Blemish Base'. It is meant to be an all signing, all dancing cream. It's meant to provide a good base for make up like a primer, even out complexion like a tinted moisturizer, cover minor imperfections and redness like a concealer, hydrate your skin like a day cream, brighten a dull complexion and some contain SPF.
If all of this is right I think I may have cut down my make up cabinet by half...
So does the Maybelline version match up to its impressive blurb?
I chose the 'light' shade and it really does blend into the colour of my skin which is great. I love foundations that look invisible so, even though this isn't a foundation, I liked this part of it. It's a really light formula as well which is good as I had heard that some BB creams were quite thick so I was please with this.
It glides on really easily and doesn't feel oily which is great. It says to apply a light layer, however to achieve the coverage I like i have to apply a bit more then suggested - but once on it does coverage and as it suggests on the back it "blurs imperfections", but I wouldn't say it completely covers like a foundation so you do have to add a little concealer. My skin does feel lovely and soft after use which I like and I've not really found this with a lot of other foundations/tinted moisturizers.
It contains SPF 30 which is lovely as I always forget to use sun cream on my face (bad lisa!)
Overall I do like this product. It does give you a really fresh faced glow. I have had a couple of bad skin days so have added foundation on top and it does work as a primer as well which is handy! It is definitely a lazy day, cant be arsed with foundation products - or just if it's too hot for it!
The only thing I'm not 100% happy with is the size... it's not the biggest tube so I can't imagine it going very far which is a little frustrating but still, the product is a great product so I would buy it again and I would definitely recommend it :)
Have you tried any BB creams? Which would you recommend?