Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Review

Hello everyone! As promised I'm back today with the Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Balm review.

Maybelline 8-in-1 Beauty Balm with SPF 30 in colour Light/Medium

I thought today was a good day to test it since the weather is pretty hot and humid. I put this BB Cream into a serious test under this weather! Although I was at home the whole day doing nothing much, I made sure that I was in the heat to imitate the conditions if I was running out and about.



Upon application, the texture was smooth and nothing like the BB Cream they launched before (picture at the end of post). It has light coverage but still gives an overall even complexion.

Close up of the BB Cream

As you can see it doesn't cover much of my flaws or redness.

3 hours later...
3 hours later after application

Close up

It doesn't feel very oily, however due to the weather, I could start seeing the foundation gone from my face especially in the cheek area.

After approximately 5 hours

Close up of face after 5 hours
Foundation was completely gone on the cheeks, what's left is only on the forehead. Keep in mind I do not have oily skin!

  • Light weight
  • Sun protection of  SPF 30
  • Not oily
  • Affordable (about $9 at Walmart)
  • Very light to no coverage - I have a lot of Asian brands BB cream and they all have decent coverage
  • Probably only good as a sun screen 
  • Have to reapply quite often

On the side note, I have to say it is a big improvement from the Maybelline Pure Mineral BB Cream that they launched previously. The mineral BB cream was horrible, it made my face REALLY oily after 1 hour of wear and it oxidises into a very dark colour. Maybe it works for some but certainly didn't work for me!

First Generation Maybelline Pure Mineral BB Cream

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  1. Thanks for this post, it's really helpful! I thought it would be a good substitute for the great Asian BB creams I'm not able to buy anymore (sniff...), but it sounds as if it's not really good in covering...
    I really love your blog! Waiting for more! :)

  2. Hello Aleks!!

    Thanks for your kind comments! Please feel free to join the giveaway to get some Asian products. It's not big but you can enjoy some since I don't think you will be able to get a lot of these brands in Germany!

  3. Wow! So happy to see you having own web to share what makes you beautiful! Great job! All your info was good especially to us with Asian skin as my face is combination of oily and dry. Hope to hear more! :)


  4. Thank you again Slyvia! You are too sweet :) I'll definitely keep updating and share my experience!

    Please share my website with your friends too! Maybe you can leave a message to tell me what you would like to see next! :D