Thursday, May 22, 2014

Maybelline Dream Pure BB 8 in 1 Beauty Balm Skin Clearing Perfector

Maybelline Dream Pure BB
 8 in 1 Beauty Balm Skin Clearing Perfector 
Light/Medium & Medium

(Left Side = Light/Medium, Right Side = Medium)

Maybelline Dream Pure BB 8 in 1 Beauty Balm Skin Clearing Perfector is Maybelline's new BB cream that has 2% Salicylic Acid. I saw this in my local CVS and decided to try it. I wasn't sure which shade to choose, so I picked up the Light/Medium and Medium shades. It comes in the traditional Dream Pure BB packaging with Blue lettering (the regular has Pink lettering) and contains 1.0 fl.oz. of product. I paid approximately $11 (U.S.D.- tax included), but prices vary. It is available in 5 shades. 

Maybelline's Claims:
1: Clears Acne 
2: Conceals Imperfections
 3: Minimizes the Look of Pores
 4: Reduces the Appearance of Redness 
5: Adjusts to Skin Tone 
6: Hydrates and Smoothes 
7: Enhances and Clarifies the Skin 
8: Is Oil-Free, with a Lightweight Feel

I have been testing this out for the past 5 days, and I think that this BB cream does just about all that it claims because of its ingredients. It helps clear and prevent acne due to the 2% Salicylic Acid, and minimizes the look of pores because it has Dimethicone in it. I dont believe it has any sunscreen in it, at least it doesn't state that it does on the packaging or on

(Shade: Light/ Medium)

It is a sheer tint, so there is light coverage. It conceals ever so slightly and does reduce redness (which is something I appreciate). Now, I don't know that it adjusts to your skin tone, but it did give my skin a healthy and radiant appearance. Not a glow, but a healthy appearance. It's comfortable and definitely lightweight on the skin. This product is recommended for people with combination or acne-prone skin. I have combination skin with occasional breakouts. The directions are to start using it once a day, working your way up to 3 times a day or as needed. I found that once a day was enough for me. It lasted quite some time (approximately 7-9 hours) depending on what my daily activities consisted of. I don't usually wear makeup beyond 10-12 hrs. I have to mention that I did set my T-zone area with powder (because of my combination skin), so it may wear off sooner if you skip that step in your daily routine. 

(Shade: Medium)

As far as the shade selection, there are only 5 shades. I think they should come out with at least 3 more shades in order to cater to a wider range of tones. The Light/Medium is a warm toned shade, but is not too yellow. The Medium was definitely a cool toned shade, but with a bit of a grey hue to it. The Light/ Medium is a pretty good match for my skin. 

Overall, I like how this BB performed and how it made my skin look. I would repurchase it, and that says a lot given that my combination skin has not reacted or looked well in any other BB cream beside the Garnier Oily/Combo BB cream. It seems this is giving it some serious competition. If you have minor breakouts/combination skin, I definitely recommend this. If you have any severe acne/skin condition(s), I would recommend you consult your dermatologist before giving this a shot. 

Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have a HG (Holy Grail) BB cream that you recommend?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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