Jun 18, 2012
I just got a tube of this BB cream at Lawtons for $10.99 in Medium. (30ml)
Has anything else tried this BB cream yet?
I just put it on myself and it blended in pretty well. Just waiting to see how my skin reacts.
I personally really like Maybelline products so I'm hoping this works well for me.
Jul 18, 2012
I have it in light, and it is moisturising, but doesn't have good coverage, it pretty much comes out skin color and goes on clear. I put it on and my skin looks immensely greasy so I put a powder on to mattify but after about 2 hours the bb cream absorbs the powder and leave me looking greasy and disgusting.. I don't reccomend it.
Jul 26, 2012
I really dont like it. I recommend the loreal bb cream. Its a much smaller tube of it, but it lasts alot longer and doesn't give you a greasy look.
I have used this on its own and underneath mattifying powder, and it takes about 4 hours before I start to notice oil on my face again even with the powder over it. It's definitely more of a tinted moisturizer than a BB cream, as I've never had drying issues with this, and it was nice on my dry patches. But on the center of my face the oil becomes noticeable relatively quickly compared to other BB creams and foundations.
Coverage is sheer though, like Christina said, it comes out skin tone color and practically goes on clear if not with a slight tint of color once blended. Great for the no-makeup look but you would still have to spot-conceal if you have areas you want to cover up. I personally don't recommend it unless you have dry skin with blemishes that are barely there; this would work! Otherwise I'd look elsewhere.
Jul 29, 2012
Sounds to me like the Garnier BB cream may be better than this one. That's pretty disappointing I was looking forward to trying this one not so much now.
I actually hated the Garnier BB cream, that one felt like I was slathering oil all over my face. :( If I had to pick between Garnier and Maybelline, I would have picked the Maybelline one in a heartbeat.
I actually just wrote a review on the Dream Fresh BB this afternoon, if you want more details: http://btyl.sh/LVSIIO
I actually really like this one and prefer it to the Garnier one. The Garnier felt too thick on my skin when first applied, while this one doesn't.
I hate all of them. Maybelline turned red on me same with the L'Oreal one while Garnier is oily. Not one so-called BB cream on the US market is real BB cream and is nothing more than tinted moisturizer masquerading as BB cream. Let's face it, the companies in the US think Westerns are morons and will never know the difference between Asian BB cream and the junk they're pushing. I'll still with my Asian BB creams.
^^^ This was my initial opinion about American/Western BB creams too, they just don't measure up to the benefits of Asian ones in my opinion. But honestly I think the Western markets demand something very different as far as their beauty concerns than Asian markets do. Most Asian BB creams have whitening benefits (which I personally don't like), yet I haven't seen an American one that pushes whitening benefits probably because we don't have any one dominant skin type in the Western hemisphere. Likewise, Asian BBs have strong emphasis on broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF and PA ratings) whereas Western ones seem to be hit or miss as a sunscreen at all.
Maybe this is just me, but I've also noticed that Asian skin care in general also emphasizes long-term anti-aging benefits, whereas American (can't speak for Europe yet) skin care seems to be more geared toward immediate/temporary skin perfecting—take for instance, creams to fade scars, acne spot treatments, moisturizers, "HD" makeup, photo/camera-ready makeup, etc. Save for tons of moisturizers, I don't really see much of the others in Asian cosmetics.
Jul 30, 2012
Well, while everyone adores to original BB creams out of Asia lets not forget that folks with deeper skintones cannot wear the stuff. I tried.On me I looked like Casper the ghost with a bad case of sea sickness (gray ashy cast to the skin). There has been more epic failures with Western brands coming out with their own version of BB cream than successes but for me personally I found one that has been great for me(Smashbox) and I look forward to trying Bobbi Brown's version of BB cream soon.
I agree with Shelley W. The Smashbox BB Cream is a great one for all skin tones. I recommend that one!
Another cool thing about the Smashbox BB cream is that it helps dry out any acne that may pop up. So if I have a zit pop up I use Smashbox for a few days and viola that sucker is gone. All the other one's that I sampled didn't give the same effect....not only did their shades weren't a perfect match but they made me break out as well. :(
I was looking forward to buying it but I hear nothing but bad reviews on it. So I might buy loreal or garnier
Sorry ( maybe a dumb question on this sight considering I'm an MUA) but what is bb cream? Lol
BB = blemish balm in the original sense of the acronym, and it was originally a cream developed by a German dermatologist to treat/sooth the skin of post-laser patients before it became a beauty/skin care trend in Korea/Asia. It's traditionally known to be a heavy-duty multitasker (primer, sunscreen, foundation, moisturizer, blemish control, whitening, anti-aging benefits--nearly all in 1 product), and walks the line between a traditional foundation and a tinted moisturizer.
BBs have come to a more broad definition of "beauty balm" in the Western market, and the benefits include just a few of the ones mentioned above; which benefits the BB has varies depending on the brand of BB you get, and most come close to tinted moisturizers if not a relabeled TM. The biggest advantage of Western BBs despite skincare drawbacks is definitely the shade offering, since Asian BBs tend to be offered in the lighter spectrum whereas some Western BBs do include deeper shades--I always have to get the darkest shade offered by every Asian BB, since most are too light for me too, and I'm fair-medium.
How's the coverage of the Smashbox BB? It's one of two American BBs that I'm itching to try, the other being Clinique Age Defense BB. I'm just hesitating because they're so expensive...
@Mary Anne M. The Smashbox BB coverage for myself personally is pretty great. It gives me medium coverage. It allows me to not depend on undereye concealer if I'm in a rush and don't want to apply it. I apply with clean fingers and I work in sections on my face because it sets pretty quickly. And then I set it with Too Faced Trans.Powder. I suggest heading out to Sephora and getting samples of both just so you can compare before making the investment (and also to see how your skin reacts to it).
I really like it as a light weight, mosturizing foundation. I use it on days when i dont need too much coverage or if im going to the pool or the beach. However, i use maybelline's dream matte mousse for days when i need more coverage. All in all though, the bb cream is a pretty good summer foundation/tinted mosturizer
I might do that next time I'm at Sephora. Thanks for the suggestion~
Jul 31, 2012
Get samples before you buy. I found the Smashbox one looked great at first then oxidized orange on me, same with Too Faced and so many others. This is why I hate Western brands because every single one turns orange or red on me while Korean and Japanese ones are perfect for my coloring. I was joking with this Japanese girl at a booth from Japan at CPNA last week about how Western brands make me look like an Oompa Loompa and she said to me that my coloring is just like hers so looking like an Oompa Loompa is bad.
Aug 02, 2012
I love this products it blends the tones really well
Aug 17, 2012
its okay... not bad but not great. i dont like the dewy finish at all, and it doesnt cover much. it also kind of sucks because i am inbetween two shades. ones a little too light and ones too dark, so i stuck with the lighter one. i just wear it if im hanging out around my boyfriends house & were not going anywhere special mostly, lol. definitely way better than the garnier one though, i absolutely hated that one. i guess we are all just going to have to splurge to get a good bb cream :(
Aug 21, 2012
It's making me breakout
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