Hey guys! Today I have a review on my current favourite BB cream, the Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream. This is Maybelline's BB cream designed for oily skin as opposed to their original one, which I've heard people complain is quite greasy.
It is packaged in a plastic tube which is quite lightweight and travel-friendly. The product is easily dispensed through the top of the tube and it doesn't leak out or anything like the Garnier Oily/combo BB cream does.
The product boasts an eight in one effect; many of which are sort of the same thing. It claims to conceal imperfections, help protect against the appearance of blemishes, oil-free non-greasy, minimises the appearance of pores, clarifies the skin's look, conceals redness, hydrates and smoothes and complements skin tone. The product contains 2% salicylic acid. This is a nice addition, I guess, but I don't rely on makeup to really provide any skincare benefits. I don't really find or think that this has helped my breakouts or anything of that nature. So, don't be afraid of it drying out your skin or anything, because I don't find it does at all. I actually find it to be a little hydrating and very comfortable to wear. It also contains SPF 15.
The product comes in a very limited range of two shades; light and medium. Both shades are actually quite light. Generally in most BB cream ranges the medium shade is actually rather orangey and dark, this one isn't at all though. It is rather neutral in tone and actually a teensy tad too light for me, but it blends nicely into the skin and with powder it's fine. However, I don't think it would work for anyone darker than me. They should really extend the shade range!
The texture is really nice! It's like a lightweight, airy cream that I find applies best with fingers. It also applies well with a brush but I prefer fingers. The coverage of this BB cream is rather light. It evens out the skin tone and corrects any redness, but for blemishes, scars or dark circles, a concealer is needed. I find it is extremely smoothing on the skin and makes the skin feel lovely! This BB cream has a satin finish that isn't at all greasy but not completely matte. With powder I find it lasts all day without getting too oily.
This is probably my favourite Western BB cream and has overtaken the Garnier Oily/combo BB cream mainly because it is a better shade than the Garnier one. I've been using this on the daily and it provides the perfect coverage for day wear and is super quick and easy to apply. It retails for AUD$15.95 for 30mL of product.
Have you tried this BB cream? What's your favourite from Western brands?