Monday, 27 August 2012

Review: Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream. £7.99.
Usually I'm not one to stray from my tried and tested base make up products but I had been hearing so many good things about the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream and I was really intrigued. Initially I kind of just forgot about it because I find a lot of high street base products are too dark for my fair skin but when I noticed that Maybelline were giving away samples in the lightest shade on their website I jumped at the opportunity to try it.

The shade 'Light' is ever so slightly too dark for me but it's not hugely noticeable and nothing a bit of blending doesn't fix, for reference I'm an NC15 in MAC. It also doesn't look orange in tone & it's quite a nice match for my warm complexion. In terms of coverage it's definitely very sheer, just enough to even out my skin tone but not enough to allow me to skip concealer around my nose and on the redness on my cheeks. The oil free formula leaves a nice glowy look to the skin but it's not greasy and doesn't leave you feeling oily. I'm not sure how well this would work on super oily skin, I imagine you would need a good setting powder but it doesn't slip at all on my normal/dry skin. I don't find it moisturising enough to skip moisturiser before hand and even though there is an SPF of 30 I use a dedicated SPF underneath as well. With a good moisturiser on underneath I don't find it accentuates dry patches at all.

It blends really well into the skin and although the bottle looks really tiny, a little goes a long way, which is nice. It's not overly scented and just feels really comfortable to wear, it's in no way heavy and lasts well on my skin for around 6 to 7 hours without touching it up throughout the day at all. It's fast become one of my summer staples because it's one of those products you really don't have to think about or spend too much time applying in the mornings. I usually blend with my ELF Studio Powder brush but it works equally as well with fingers as well.

Have you ever tried this before? 
What's been your favourite base make up product this year?

xoxo

44 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try this for sooo long, but I need to work through all of my foundations and tinted moisturisers first.
    I guess I could argue, it's a BB cream?? haha

    http://raybeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxox

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    1. It's really lovely! Haha that's the excuse I'd make to myself! ;) xo

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  2. I got the samples for this and absolutely love it! :) it looks lovely on you :) xx

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    1. It's so nice, glad you love it too! xo

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  3. This looks so lovely on your skin! I tried the samples too but I still can't decide whether or not to buy the full size. I definitely didn't realise there was SPF30 though, extremely tempted to pick this up for my holiday!
    Lovely review xxx

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    1. It is really nice & I bet it would feel really light on holiday! xo

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  4. I really want to try it. But firstly I want to try the Garnier one since I've been eyeballing it for quite some time now. Thank you for the review! (:

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  5. I really want to try this! I've made a deal with myself that if I finish up a few of my face products, I can try this out!

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  6. I also have the samples, but I never had chance to try them out, will do so maybe tomorrow? Or now haha. I'm really curious about it. x

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    1. It's really nice, hope you love it! xo

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  7. i love the look of this but as its too dark for you it will definately be too dark for me which is a real shame. I don't feel that the high street/drugstores cater for fairer skins which is a pain :(

    megansbeautyblog22.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah I know, I wish they would have larger colour ranges! Xo

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  8. that sounds amazing and i love how affordable it is! i won't be buying this though because drugstore foundations never hold on my oily skin :( x

    http://britmira.blogspot.ca/

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  9. i'm in love with this!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  10. Just ordered my samples of this. I can't wait to try it out for myself. Like you I was really intrigued by it after reading so many good reviews about it. Apparently it lasts all day too? A must try in my book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. :)

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    1. It lasts a really good amount of time on me! xo

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  11. I really want to try a BB cream! Probably this one as I think it's the cheapest haha, but not sure how it will get on with my oily skin... and my super pale complexion. Why do no beauty brands go light enough for us pale girls?! x

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    1. Ahh I know, I wish brands would expand their shade ranges! xo

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  12. I'm definitely going to give this a go! I usually skip high street brands because I'm really pale too, but this might be worth a try, I use the doublewear every day but it's a bit much when my skin isn't being totally rubbish :L

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    1. This would be a really lovely lighter option :) xo

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  13. I have this product and I love it!

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  14. I've actually tried this exact BB cream by getting a free sample too and I LOVE it! I've only just finished using the sample but I found that it really evened out my complexion and wasn't oily at all! Can't wait to purchase it full size. Great review! x

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Sounds like a pretty great product, I always like the sound of "light" feeling products - I hate anything that makes my skin feel heavy with makeup! You have flawless skin, it looks so perfect in all your photos - you probably don't even need makeup!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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    1. Aww no I wish my skin was flawless, need a bit of help though! xo

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  16. My friend got the samples of this but they were too light for her so she gave them to me and I'm so glad she did. I love this! I'm still meaning to get the full sized version though. Great review xx

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    1. Yay, so glad you love it too! xo

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  17. I tried this out the other day as I had a couple of samples. It looked lovely when I first applied it in the morning and really blended into my skin perfectly. But when I looked in the mirror a couple of hours later, I looked like death warmed up! Or basically, like me without any makeup on, haha. I'll give it another go though, as perhaps I really was just having such a terribly bad face day that nothing could fix it!
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I've been meaning to buy this one for ages now, and this has finally prompted me to get it- thanks! Lovely review
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's really nice, I hope you like it too! xo

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  19. Ooohhh I tried the little sachets, I really like it but its not enough coverage for my flawed skin, bleugh! I used the little sachets on days where I didn't need to go 'out-out' and I suppose that defeats the point - So I won't be buying any yet unless my skin gets AMAZING. (Unlikely).

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  20. This makes your skin look so lovely, I really want to try it now! I've been loving BB creams lately, they're so good for summer when you don't want anything too heavy. I recently bought the MUA BB cream and I'm loving it so far, it's a great match for my super pale skin! x

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    1. Ooh I'm going to have to try the MUA BB cream! xo

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  21. Thanks for all the tips! I needed that.

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  22. So glad you blogged about this, I just ordered a free sample, can't wait to try it! xx

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  23. hm I wasn't sure about this cause I too have quite light skin but I'm gna get a sample and give it ago, it looks freally fresh and light!
    xxx

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