Review | Maybelline Dream BB Cream

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream - £7.99

In the spring and summer months, we all crave that beautiful natural base that will just look flawless on the skin so when a new drugstore BB cream came onto the market a lot of us jumped at the chance to find our new perfect base product. The new maybelline product promises to be an 8-in-1 BB cream - 
1) Creates a natural glow
2) Compliments Skin Tone
3) SPF30 UV Protection
4) Hydrates All Day
5) Blurs Imperfections
6) Oil-Free, Non Greasy
7) Looks Visibly Smooth
8) Feels Fresh

Now to be honest, I believe that some of these things should automatically be expected with a BB cream however I do really like this product so I should really stop pointing out the bad things about it! The main thing I like about this product is the fact that it gives more coverage than any of the other BB creams that I have used in the past but it still looks very natural. It seems to sink into the skin without clogging up your pores instead of just sitting on top of the skin. I find that this lasts quite a long time on the skin as well compare to other drugstore bases.

The colour range of the product is quite different to those of other BB creams as there is more shades available, Light, Medium, Dark and then a Universal Glow shade. I have the shade 'Medium' and this is a good match to my skin tone, especially for the summer when I am a bit more tan. However, I would like to try out the universal glow shade to see if this is a non-coverage perfecting cream or whether it is just a universal shade. 

The only thing that I dislike about this product is the fact that my skin does get shiny after a shorter amount of time than other foundations or BB creams even though I wear a shine-controlling powder on top of this and as it is oil-free, I don't see anyway of counteracting this. On the other hand, it doesn't make that much difference to me as I can re-apply the powder throughout the day and as it is coming up to summer, I regularly do this anyway. Also, the good thing about this is that even when it does get greasy and shiny on the skin, it doesn't rub away the BB cream, and when the powder is applied, it just looks the same as it did before which therefore provides a longer lasting base. 

Overall, I do really like this product. I feel comfortable wearing it and as I have acne scarring on both of my cheeks, this is quite a big thing for me. I do use the NO 7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick underneath this BB cream to give me some more coverage. I would really recommend this to people that want a nice natural base with a light-medium coverage, it is also going to be really good for the summer as it looks so natural but flawless! 

Whats your favourite summer foundation?


  1. I guess I need to try this, was going to try the Garnier one but I guess this one now.
    But I absolutely adore the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation it gives such a beautiful glow! :)

    1. This one is way better than the Garnier one, I have that one too!