Saturday, 25 May 2013
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
This BB cream has a gel-based formula, which gave it a runny consistency - almost as runny as liquid foundation. It was very easy to apply with fingers, but when I tried applying with a foundation brush, it left streaks. I would recommend applying with fingers or a stippling brush, as you really need to rub and blend in the product!
The coverage of this was quite sheer, and wasn't very good at hiding imperfections or pimples (unlike the Asian BB creams!). However, it did do a very good job of evening out the skintone, and gives a very natural finish. I didn't find it to be as moisturising as I hoped - it seemed to cake up around my dry patches (currently the eye brow area for me right now!) if I applied too much.
This BB cream lasted maybe 3-4 hours for me. I found that it faded off evenly, so it didn't look too bad, but I would have liked for it to last longer. I don't usually apply primers when I use BB creams though, so that may have contributed a little bit.
As a tinted moisturiser, this product is quite nice to use. To be honest, I would not repurchase this product as I found it to be lacking as a BB cream, and at the price (approx. $15 from memory), there are better drugstore BB creams out there.