Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium/Deep: Review

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium/Deep:  The one-step wonder for a good skin day, every day.  Packed with 8 great skin benefits for instant skin perfection.  Ideal for normal skin.  Combines skincare and makeup in one simple step.  The 8-in-1 Skin Perfector blurs imperfections, brightens and evens skin tone, smoothes, hydrates, and enhances, while providing sun protection with SPF 30.  Made with 0% oils or heavy ingredients.  For best results, apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with your fingertips.

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While they aren't anything like the original Asian BB creams, a lot of the more mainstream/common makeup brands - both higher end as well as drugstrore - have come up with their own versions of BB creams, claiming to provide anything from sun protection to a fabulous complexion.  Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream claims to work it's miracles in 8 ways from protecting to blurring imperfections. So does this 8-in-1 wonder cream deliver on all the promises?   Read on to find out.

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Maybelline makeup dream fresh bb cream indian beauty blog sunblock sunscreen skincare reviews ingredients swatches fotd looks

The Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream is available in 4-5 shades, covering shades from light to dark.  I picked up the one for medium/deep skin tones.  It's a little less yellow than my go-to tinted moisturizer from NARS, but the product is quite sheer and ends up blending pretty well with my skin tone.

Maybelline makeup dream fresh bb cream indian beauty blog sunblock sunscreen skincare reviews ingredients swatches fotd looks
Maybelline makeup dream fresh bb cream indian beauty blog sunblock sunscreen skincare reviews ingredients swatches fotd looks

As with most sunblocks, I do get a teeny tiny bit of a white cast with the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, but I don't even notice it in about half an hour, so it's not an issue for me, and it doesn't show up ashy in photos.  As a sunscreen, I actually found this product really nice.  It's nongreasy, has not caused any breakouts, and most importantly has kept my skin safe on some really hot sunny days.  The theory about sunscreens keeping you looking "fair" and/or "preventing tanning" does not work for me (and I find it almost impossible to reapply every 2 hours), but this does help avoid the burning sensation that I get with prolonged sun exposure.

Here's how the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream looks on me - before the tan really set in :D

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The product is quite light and sheer and does not really offer anything in terms of coverage, or "blurring" as Maybelline puts it.  I bought this to use as a sunscreen only - not for any coverage or skincare miracles - but since it's mentioned on the packaging, I have to say it does not work that way at least for me.  I use this over my regular moisturizer, and it doesn't add any extra oiliness to my skin nor does it provide a totally matte finish.  If I was staying in a more humid area, I might need a slight dusting of powder.  My one BIG gripe with the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream is with the packaging.  While it's a tiny tube and quite convenient for travel, this is a bit of a runny product, and a lot of it just pops out soon as I open the cap.  At first, I thought it was due to in-flight pressure changes, but it seems the same even now so am not really very sure. Overall, though, I am quite happy with this cream/lotion.  As an inexpensive sunscreen, I would absolutely recommending giving this a try especially if you are someone who stays away from sunscreens because of the fear of an acne attack. 

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium/Deep - Ingredients

Maybelline makeup dream fresh bb cream indian beauty blog sunblock sunscreen skincare reviews ingredients swatches fotd looks
Maybelline makeup dream fresh bb cream indian beauty blog sunblock sunscreen skincare reviews ingredients swatches fotd looks