This article is a product review of a BB Cream that I use that is PERFECT for my brown skin. Here’s a little backstory before we start…
I love to wear makeup and I refuse to let the summer heat keep me from it!
Some of my makeup days are devoted to a full face while others are reserved for a more natural look. During my natural days, I opt for products that are easy to apply, appear natural, and keep my application time at a minimum (5 minutes tops). I have been enjoying the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Deep for over a year now and I have to say it is the absolute truth!
So, let me state for the record: I wasn’t too confident in the product at first. The price drew me in (under $10) but I honestly thought that because it was a drug store brand, that it wouldn’t serve well. I started wearing it periodically and by last summer, I had incorporated it into my summer makeup routine. Because it held up so well during the hot, summer months, I knew it would be a staple during my travels in Thailand!
While I was there, it was extremely hot and humid even though we explored the terrain during the off-season (November). I knew for certain if I wore any type of makeup that my face would melt off; however, that was not the case for this BB Cream.
Though it is not full coverage, it softly erases away blemishes and scars. I suffer from mild scarring here or there and though I didn’t want to look like a Barbie, I did want my skin to appear smoother (always had to be photo ready). The color deep worked perfectly, too. I knew that it was going to be hot enough for me to receive a tan, so I wanted a color that would fit both my natural skin tone and my sun-kissed skin tone – Deep worked perfectly.
Thailand is not a place to skimp on your sunscreen and I needed to apply sunscreen regularly. The BB Cream is laced with SPF 30, which is perfect for beaches, sun and summer fun. The formula is so lightweight that I was able to reapply it when needed or simply dilute it with another sunscreen and not lose coverage. Additionally, since it was so hot, Dream Fresh BB Cream was an ideal product for my skin because it lacks in oil and heavy ingredients and adds a touch of hydration to my skin.
These days, it is the first face cream that I reach for in my makeup collection (especially now that I live on the West coast). I know this cream will continue to serve me right and keep me from looking like a greasy, hot mess. I haven’t used any other BB creams out there on the market, but I am definitely willing to try them out.
So, let me know: What is your favorite BB cream for Brown beauties? What do you like most about it?