Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

So I picked this up, along with a few other pieces during a 3 for 2 offer at Tesco. Looking at Beauty products during your weekly food shop is dangerous, something always ends up in my basket. It retails for around £7.99, so it’s cheaper than a usual high street foundation. The shade I picked up is called “Medium” – it’s a tad too dark, but will look fine once I get my Summer tan on the go. Up until a couple of weeks ago I would’ve definately have purchased “Light”.

It claims to be an 8 in 1 product, which would be pretty handy. Who wouldn’t want to skip out on moisturiser, concealer, foundation and instead use one product? The gell based formula enhances skin by;

1. Creates a natural glow
2. Compliments skin tone
3. SPF30 UV Protection
4. Hydrates all day
5. Blurs imperfections
6. Oil-free, non-greasy
7. Looks visibly smooth.
8. Feels fresh

At least that’s what the packaging says. Unfortunately there’s nothing anti-aging, or anything that will help improve your skin (except for the hydrating aspect) and the formula has very little pigment. In all honesty, it’s just another tinted moisturiser that’s been branded as a BB cream. Many “BB creams” in the UK market just don’t live up to the quality of the original Asian BB creams.

If you can get over the fact that this is a tinted moisturiser that’s been mis-labelled as a BB cream, then you’ll be okay. Anything more and you’ll be disappointed.

The gel formula is lovely, very comfortable to wear and hydrating. My skin hasn’t missed my usual daily moisturiser in the morning. It blends well and is great for Summer when a foundation is too much.

Coverage is barely there. None of my imprefections, or blemished were “blurred” as there were still very much visible. Skin has a fresh faced glow rather than any actual coverage. The product does contain SPF 30, which is pretty good. However you need only apply a thin layer of the product, so I’m not entirely convinced you’ll get proper sun protection.

Overall, it’s a nice product. I’ll continue to use it throughout the Summer. If you’ve never tried any of the Asian BB creams before, you might like this one. Otherwise, and you’ll be disappointed.

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