|Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Sample Kit|
I recently ordered some free samples of the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (which you can still order HERE) in shade Light off of the Maybelline website. This is a great chance to try this product as you don't even have to sign up for any news letters or annoying e-mails, simply enter your address and interests! You receive 3 1ml sachets per pack, and from each sachet you can get about 2 uses.
When I opened the sachet and applied it to the back of my hand the colour seemed very orange for my skin tone, which worried me a bit. Once I started blending it into my skin with my fingers (my foundation brush didn't seem to work well with it) it evened out, but I found that it still left an orange tinge to my face. This is the issue I always find with BB creams, in particular the Garnier one, they're just too orange for me!
The consistency of the BB cream was nice, much like a liquid foundation but much sheerer when on the skin. It evens your skin out well but doesn't cover blemishes and I don't think it would help people with visible skin problems. I had to use Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer as well with this product which kind of defeats the purpose as with BB cream you want a fresh looking and feeling face. The only issue I had with the product was the smell, I wasn't too keen on it but I'm sure some people will like it.
The finish of this BB cream is the typical dewy look, so your skin feels brighter and looks healthy. I prefer a matte finish so I did wear my Stila foundation powder, featured in this haul, over the top. The BB cream did last well on my skin. I used the Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer (review HERE) underneath so this could have helped it stay on longer.
Maybelline claim that this BB cream offers 8 different qualities: "Imperfections look blurred, A natural looking glow, Fresh feel, Compliments skin tone, Skin looks smooth, Hydrates, Protects with SPF 30 & Oil-free/ non-greasy".
I agree that imperfections look blurred (but not covered), it gives you a natural and dewy glow, is light weight and feels fresh, it hydrates as your skin feels soft and that it isn't oily/ greasy.
I'm unsure whether it has SPF 30 as I didn't wear it in the sun (English weather is terrible) but I'm sure it does.
I disagree that it compliments skin tone as it was a bit orange for me and that it smooths your skin, it just feels like a light layer on the skin so my skin still appears normal.
I think that overall it's a nice product and I will use the samples but I'm just not someone who's keen on the BB cream hype! I don't think it works for me, but I wish it did. For now I'll stick to my Max Factor Xperience Weightless Foundation as that is lightweight like a BB cream but works so much better for my skin.
What do you think about BB creams? Do you use the Maybelline one?