I’ve been checking a lot of BB creams out lately so thought I may as well review them. It seems these days everybody and anybody is using either BB or CC creams.
So what’s the difference?
BB stands for Blemish Balm while CC is colour correcting. The are both marketed as reducing redness in the skin among other things.
I’ve been trying the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in Light. It’s designed to be used by those with oily and blemish-prone skin as it works to help treat problem skin, rather than simply covering it. Formulated with a light gel water base , two per cent salicylic acid, and vitamins A, B and E, it helps fight blemishes, clear and detoxify your complexion, and soothe and nourish your skin. It also has SPF 15 which I just don’t think is high enough for the Australian sunshine so I will continue to also use sun screen if I’m using this product.
So what did I think? Coverage isn’t great for those with blemishes. I suffer from hormonal acne – it’s not severe but I do break out. I don’t know how comfortable I would be to just wear this if I was mid breakout. It feels quite light on my skin but looks, when I rubbed my finger down my face, quite thick – almost like having foundation on. I did have to blot my skin after 5-6 hours but then my skin is quite oily.
In saying that I’d rate this ahead of Rimmel’s current BB cream which I didn’t think much of. I found it really watery and didn’t give much coverage. It wears better when mixed with a foundation.
I like the fact that the light shade actually matches my skin. I’m so pale, I normally find it quite hard to match any foundations or tinted moisturizers to my skin. This can also be used as a primer which I quite liked as it did wear well when I used it as a primer. Although, if you are looking for a great primer, there are heaps I would recommend ahead of Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream.
All in all I’d give this 8/10 and I will continue using this during the summer here in Oz.