BB creams combine skincare + makeup in 1 simple step
8-in-1 Skin Perfector:
• Blurs imperfections
• Evens skin tone
• Protects with SPF 30
• 0% oils and heavy ingredients
For Best Results
Apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with your fingertips.
So is this like a pigmented acne spot gel?
No, it does not contain any acne fighting ingredients to ward off evil pimples such as salycic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Where should I apply it?
I’m going to leave this one up to you. But in my personal opinion I would have to apply it over small blemishes and imperfections and not as you would full face makeup. The first time I saw one of my Asian friends using a beauty balm, she applied it just as I mentioned above and looked amazing. Not only that but have you seen what small amount of product you get in these tubes?
What should I apply it with?
A small concealer brush works just fine, but I like to apply mine with clean dry hands and tab it in my skin.
Is it thick like a balm?
Not Maybelline Dream Fresh BB. It’s actually a hydrating gel formula and not a (emollient) balm at all.
The shade lineups seem so limited; I was told that companies don’t make beauty balms for women of color because it’s not for us. Is that true?
Of course that’s not true. I think companies in general don’t make enough deep shades, but when it comes to beauty balms in particular it originated in Asia so it may not be a huge market for us deep-toned honeys.
I wear NC45 MAC and I wear Deep Sheer Tint BB, it runs a little warm but it works when I set it with my C8 Studio Fix (powder). Even in the photos you can see that it works.
Do you have to set it with powder like with traditional foundation?
I don’t. It’s so sheer you really don’t have to but it you want a more polished look….go for it!
How’s the performance?
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB last the entire day on me if I’m not being too active (I have a sit-down desk job but I have my days).