Rated 3.91 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review DON'T SLEEP ON THIS ONE
I have only been doing makeup about 9 months so I'm pretty new to the game. Until I used this product I swore by full coverage foundations and never thought I would reach for something "sheer". However around a month ago I started working on 'everyday'/'natural' looks and found I needed something less heavy-duty than foundation. That's when I purchased this BB cream in shade 120 Medium. I could not believe the results. Even though this cream is "sheer coverage" it evens out my skin tone so well it honestly looks like I have medium coverage on. The best part its it holds up very very well even in the Miami summer climate. I found that my foundations would break up a lot from the humidity but this BB cream stays in tact!!! The only niggle is for me is that the finish is dewy, and I prefer matte. Therefore this may not be ideal for oily skin types (mine is dry).
I now mix shades 110 and 120 bc 120 was a little dark for me. I am attaching two pictures with me wearing the 110/120 mix, one natural look and one more glam.
Most Helpful Critical Review It's Okay, I'd Expected More
The light color is just a hair too dark for my very fair skin, but it is very lightweight, so is easy to blend and make look natural. It goes on very smooth, and blends in a lot better than the other "foundation" type products I've tried. I like how the product makes my skin feel - smooth.
This is not a product that provides heavy coverage, so if that's what you need, this isn't the right thing.
My skin is very sensitive, and I found this product stings a bit sometimes. I also think it's causing some breakouts. In the end, I won't buy it again, for those reasons, and the fact that it's not quite light enough for my skintone, even though I bought the lightest version. I wish these products came in "wicked pale". :lol:
Reviewed by 1539 customers My go-to!
Kathleen from NYC
I'm 34 with acne-prone combination skin. My skin started changing into my 30's, and mineral foundations and full-coverage foundations were highlighting my laugh lines and making me look older. Even with breakouts, I like to have a natural, dewy look that evens out redness. This does exactly that – SO happy I found this! Never makes me break out, never sticks to my dry patches. It melts into my skin. Sometimes I mix it with my moisturizer to get a sheerer effect.
SZ from Longmont
This BB cream works just as well as most expensive brands! I have been using philosophy products For a long time but was looking for something cheaper right now. My skin soaks this stuff up. It leaves a nice finish and doesn't break my skin out. I will definitely purchase this again!
yes for the price
fran from long island
very lightweight, gives the "no makeup" appearance and works well on the skin for such a cheap price. the only reason it's 4 instead of 5 stars is the *awful* shade range. for me personally, my shade is there. but it's not very inclusive for others.
Good for light coverage lovers
Emi from PA
I normally don't like how most foundations feel or look on my face, but this cream is actually really nice! It gives me that nice summer glow while also giving sheer, lightweight coverage. If you're not into that- I don't suggest this product. Light was perfect for my skin tone, and it blends really well. One star off because the smell throws me off when I first apply, but other than that I recommend!
Buyer Beware If You Have Very Light or Very Dark Skin
Cheyenne from Augusta
I really want to like this but the "light" is too dark for me. I loved the feeling of the foundation on my face. It felt lightweight and it was easy to blend, but my husband and my mother even said I looked like a middle schooler who was wearing a foundation that was too dark for her. You could obviously see the foundation line on my upper neck and on my forehead/hairline and it was just not a good look.
If this had a broader color spectrum, for both lighter and darker colors, I would definitely recommend.
C from Not saying
Its a great product and it lasts all day but its just so incredibly oily for me otherwise amazing
Used since 7th grade (I'm in college now...)
Kristy from kearny, NJ
I used this in 7th grade when I had minor blemishes and few redness, to protect my skin and keep it healthy. When I developed really bad acne and extremely oily skin, I switched to a high coverage foundation. Recently, I went to my dermatologist and rarely get acne now and have less oil production. This is perfect for my combination/normal skin. It covers up slight redness, minor blemishes, and it perfect for protection and natural looking skin. HOLY GRAIL!!!
works pretty well for the price, BUT
billie from indiana
not the most inclusive or broad shade range.
Sherry from Williamsburg VA
Feels really good on the skin and last all day long and gives you that summer glow
Made me break out
Makeup Dweeb from Phoenix
I was on the hunt for a new, budget-friendly tinted moisturizer and decided to try this one. It really blended well with my skin and I loved the finish, but it made me break out. So tragic because I was nearly a convert.
I use as a spot concealer
Autummh from Hot Springs, AR
I got this in my vox box and wanted to use it as a allover tinted moisturizing cream but it does need a lot of prep for that . You need to expholiate and moisturize before and use a primer for it to hold and not flake up . I like to use to for my eyelids and chin and to cover up a blemish with a brush instead and for that purpose it works great as jusr a spot treatment. It is light and creamy but lihjt coverage and when you set it with primer spray it will hold up for several hours indoors. I will probably have this tube a long time not sure about repurchasing just yet I have to play with it and bit more.
Small product, big results
Silygrits from Perry, ga
This product is great! It provides a slight tint that smooths and moisturizes skin while evening out skin tone and color imperfections, all while providing SPF 30 protection. It is extremely lightweight-I forgot I was even wearing it. This would make a great primer, but I honestly just wore it by itself with some mascara and eyeliner and still felt put together.
Mssassy from boston
Great bb cream, very lightweight, blends in with my skin perfectly, it does not make it look to dark or too coggly. It doesn't clog my pores and I love it specially during the winter. this cream gives my skin a normal look, absolutely love it for everyday use
Lightweight with nice coverage
Brianna S. from MN
This was a nice lightweight BB cream with good coverage. Great alternative to wearing foundation especially when it's summer time. This blended well with clean hands and a damp sponge.
Good product but shade is not the most inclusive
Kristin from Nashville TN
Lightweight formula, easy to use, easy to blend, etc., But with a strong warm undertone that I haven't figured out how to make look natural. It does a good job of balancing out skin tone. Didn't completely cover my rosacea but definitely made it much less noticable, which is what I'd hope a light coverage product would do.
Stacy from Friendsville Tn
I love this. It is so lightweight and stays all day without using a setting spray.
I would buy this again
Aleksandra from Chicago
I received this product free of charge to test out and I think that it's amazing especially for summer. I'm not a huge fan of full glam and lean more towards the more natural makeup looks and I feel like this is perfect for how I like my base makeup to look.
not bad at all
nina from los angeles
not bad for price. just. bit too sticky for my skin
Hal from Charleston, SC
I typically only use higher end "beauty counter" products for my face so I was not expecting to like this bb cream but it's actually great! It blurs pores well and adjusted well to my skin tone (looks too dark when I squeeze it out but then somehow is the right shade when on). Lightweight feeling, matte, has not made me breakout. I wear a higher spf moisturizer under it because I'm very specific about sunscreen coverage but it's nice that this has spf in it. I now use this regularly for quick workday coverage (but still use nicer products for going out/times I need to look nice).
Coverage with a suncreen
Marcie52 from Philadelphia, PA
The Maybelline dream BB Fresh beauty balm is just perfect for me. It gave me a natural look. It felt light and gave me a sheer coverage with sunscreen protection. I would recommend this product to family and friends.
Megan from Georgia
Love this BB cream! Would definitely recommend!
Doesn't feel super heavy on my skin.
Kristin from Nashville TN
This is a nice product to apply and wear. Loves up to its claims, does help even the complexion without looking heavy. However, it's got an extremely yellow undertone. Noticable enough that I can't get away with it alone. However, if you have a more warm undertone you might love this.
Mel from MIAMI, FL
Unfortunately, this product just didn't do it for me. The second day after using this product I noticed I started breaking out. I stopped using it for a few days to give my face a chance to get better. When I used this product again, my face broke out again. At this point, I am assuming my skin does not like something in the product.
Not my fave
Chels from Texas
Has a really pretty finish and doesn't dry out my skin, but not a ton of coverage and didn't last all day on me.
Truracefan from CA
My daughter bought this for light coverage and she loves it.