Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector

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I've recently been testing some US BB creams and I have to say I am disappointed.
I am not new to BB creams. I mean REAL BB creams, not this tinted moisturizer stuff the US is putting out. A true BB cream has: SPF 30+, acne medication/something to soothe skin, whitening/brightening treatment, pigmented and can be used as a foundation/concealer. Musings of a Muse has a great article about the differences. What's the difference between tinted moisturizer and bb creams?

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in1 Beauty Balm
 

Here's what Maybelline claims this BB cream does. My reaction to the claims are in bold. 
 
BB creams combine skincare + makeup in 1 simple step
8-in-1 Skin Perfector:
• Blurs imperfections - No! This is not pigmented enough to blur anything.
• Brightens - Nope!
• Evens skin tone - No! Not pigmented enough.
• Smoothes - Nope!
• Hydrates - YES! This seems like it would be a great moisturizer for those with oily skin.
• Enhances - No!
• Protects with SPF 30 - Yes.
• 0% oils and heavy ingredients - This sure felt oily!!


I don't want to be a negative nelly, but just don't waste your money on this!! This is lighter than any tinted moisturizer I've tried and I saw absolutely zero difference on my skin when I used this. It also made my skin SUPER oily, I mean unnaturally oily. Oh and it made me break out.

The only person I would suggest this to is those with very dry skin so this is so moisturizing.

Have you tried this BB cream?

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6 comments

  1. That's one reason I have not tried ANY of the US-release brands of BB cream (and from reviews coming from lovely bloggers like yourself). They don't match up the real BB creams. Thanks for the review!

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  2. Aw! I'm sorry it didn't work out for you! *hugs*

    It actually worked really well for me, because I prefer light bases and I have super dry skin. I actually preferred this over the Garnier suprisingly. :)

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    1. I can understand that. Like I said this is great for dry, which I do not have..at all!! lol

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  3. This definetly helped me decide wether or not tro try this product. I have been iffy about it.
    Thanks so much for this review, very helpful.

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  4. Blast! What a shame, especially considering that Maybelline makes bb creams for Asia. Thanks for letting us know not to bother with this one!

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