NEW Maybelline Dream Fresh BB in Light
Cost - $10.49
One of the many new Summer Drugstore products starting to pop up in North America, Maybelline became the first drugstore brand to offer a beauty balm with more than three shades - light orange, medium orange, or oompa loompa. Their shade range offers a very light shade, a light medium, medium, medium dark, and dark shade all containing SPF 30. So far, it seems to only have popped up in Canada and across the ocean , but is expected to be available in the USA soon.
Maybelline claims that it is a :
8-in-1 Skin Perfector:
* Blurs imperfections
* Evens skin-tone
* Protects with SPF 30
I think that all of the claims ring true, except “enhances”. Just… what even Maybelline. Stop it.
This BB cream is more watery/gel based than creamy, which feels very light and refreshing for the Summer while also hydrating and giving your skin a smooth appearance. It’s actually quite pleasant, to be honest, and gives a fair amount of coverage considering how light it is. This is a great option for acne prone skin, as it is OIL FREE! It really does a good job of evening out skin and blurring out redness, but does still require some light concealer for optimal coverage. It’s water/gel formula gives off a very dewy glow, and it you set it with powder it won’t ever really be fully matte. I would say that set with powder, it’s very satin looking instead of dewy without powder.
For the smell, it has this really odd paint like smell. Not paint you would paint your walls with, not toxic fumes, but similar to acrylic or oil paints. It’s so weird, and it lingers for a while, but eventually fades.
I spotted this initially, in Canada, at both Jean Coutu and Walmart two weeks ago. It might be now available elsewhere, though I’m not sure. If you spot it and are interested, I suggest picking it up in your shade right away, and they’re selling out quick. The display, like many foundation displays lately, has little sample bottles to help match you to your shade which is super helpful. If you’re a dark skinned, light skinned, or acne prone beauty interested in BB Cream, I definitely recommend checking this out!