I Tried The $9 BB Cream Everyone’s Obsessed With. Am I Saying Goodbye To Foundation?

I don’t know about you, but every time it starts to get hot outside, I dread putting on a full face of makeup. The heat and humidity makes me sweat off my foundation the second I step out the door. Last year I decided to switch out my regular full-coverage foundation for a Maybelline BB Cream — and let me just tell you, this little $9 tube became my new go-to all year round.


What is BB Cream?

A brief overview — BB stands for “blemish balm” and/or “beauty balm.” BB creams are multi-purpose skincare products that act as a foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen (Maybelline’s has broad-spectrum SPF 30). They’re much lighter than full-coverage foundations, making them perfect to still get that natural makeup look in the sticky heat of summer.

Maybelline’s Dream BB Fresh Cream in particular boasts having 8-in-1 benefits:

  1. Hydrates

  2. Brightens

  3. SPF 30

  4. Blurs imperfections

  5. Smoothes

  6. Enhances

  7. Oil-free

  8. Skin tone perfecting

Obviously, I had to try it.

My Review

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. It’s really hard for me to find a good foundation that actually works with and enhances my natural skin tone while also evening out my redness. When this BB Cream actually delivered, I was sold.

My skin is typically pretty dry and the Dream BB Cream was definitely moisturizing. It did a great job at evening out my redness and giving me a brighter look that’s still super natural — you can hardly tell I’m wearing it! Plus it has SPF (which, yes, you should be wearing every day) and while it didn’t provide super full coverage, all my imperfections were blurred so as to be basically imperceptible.

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You can buy this Maybelline Dream BB Fresh Cream at Ulta here or Amazon here!


Have you tried this Maybelline BB Cream yet? Or do you have another favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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