BB Creams… Worth it or No?

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What is a BB Cream, and what does it actually do?

These were the questions that I was asking. To be honest, I was tired of not knowing. I was at the store and decided to give it a try. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream was the winner. It claimed to be an 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfecter.

  1. Blurs Imperfections
  2. Enhances
  3. Brightens
  4. Adjusts to Skin Tone
  5. Smooths
  6. Hydrates
  7. SPF 30
  8. 0% Oil

Sounded pretty good. When I apply it actually does a lot of these items. It does blur (or eliminate) imperfections. I have a tendency to have a bit of “Rudolf Nose” in the winter and it does cover that up nicely. It does brighten the skin, without any shimmer, it has a matte finish. As far as adjusting, it does a good job of matching my skin tone and blending into my skin. Smooths and hydrates without looking oily or shiny. So it does do what it claims, mostly.

I should have read the packing better, as it says it is a sheer tint. And that is a very sheer almost translucent. Also, it does say to reapply every 2 hours. This is a stretch, it does not last that long on my skin. It is very short lived product. Maybe with a primer and a setting powder, it would last longer. That seems like a lot of work though on days that I am just wanting a little something to balance out. If I was going through all of that, I would probably just use foundation.

All in all, I don’t think that this is a great product for me. What do you guys think?


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