So, I knew that BB creams were supposed to be the "next big thing" for makeup, and I wasn't willing to shell out $50 for BB cream at that time, so I went to Walmart and bought this kind. My first impression was that it was incredibly sheer-- barely that of a tinted moisturizer. I put on three layers and it just made me look pale and didn't really cover acne that well. I put on lots of powder to set it and give it some sort of opacity. I wasn't really impressed at all. The only good thing about this product is that it didn't fade away during the day-- I had it on for about five hours and it never really changed. (But maybe that's because I had to set it with lots of powder?) So I washed it off, and the next morning, I broke out SO BAD. I normally have maybe four or five pimples on any day, and they are usually small, but on just one side of my face, I counted at least fifteen, including a very very painful one under my eye. overall this product was very bad. Not worth the money.
I got this as a small sample in my Seventeen magazine and fell in love with it! At first, I was just going to use it because I had never heard of it before and it was free, of course. I used it for a job interview I had and it looked amazing. I went as soon as I ran out to get an actual tube of it! I can't say if it actually BLURS the imperfections but my skin does look better and I got a lot of compliments. I have acne and it makes it look it's not even there. It does even out my skin tone and smoothes my skin. I'm so happy with it. I might try another beauty balm, just to see how another would work, BUT later on.
My makeup routine with it is this:
1st- My acne moisturizer (Clean and Clear Advantage)
2nd- BB Cream
3rd- Concealer (Cover Girl Fresh Complexion Liquid)
4th- Pressed Powder (Revlon ColorStay)
I'd say give it a shot, it's worth it! :)
Even though this is advertised as a BB cream, it is a safe to say that this is more like a sheer tinted moisturizer.
Feels very light and does not offer that much coverage. Compared to other BB cream's, this one is lacking in many aspects, BUT, it is a nice quick fix for those who are in a rush in the morning because it does give your skin a dewy brightened look.
It is also very light on your skin and does not feel like you have makeup on at all.
If you're looking for fuller coverage, this is definitely not the product you want to get.
All in all, I like this product when I'm looking for a quick fix in the morning or during the middle of the day, as it requires almost no blending (it goes on exactly like a tinted moisturizer), but when I'm looking for a product that will conceal my dark circles + blemishes, I would go for something else.
I got a sample in a magazine and I loved it. I will be going to the store and getting some.
Love this stuff. I tried Garnier's BB cream and finally tossed it due to itchy irritated skin and heavy fragrance.
This stuff is completely different! For one thing it doesn't have a heavy scent. Next it seems to moisturize AND soothe my skin. Next it doesn't oxidize like Garnier did.
I got the Light version and it makes my skin look fantastic! It is a tinted moisturizer but it blurs my freckles age spots and redness like a full out foundation BUT it feels like I have nothing on my face!
Super comfortable, looks fantastic on and seems to have good wear. I will update if this changes but I finally think I found my HG foundation in this inexpensive tinted moisturizer.
I even like the packaging. It is an unbreakable opaque squeeze tube ideal for travel. Or the purse. I hate heavy glass jars with or without pump dispensers and this is just such an improvement.
One last point. I'm 56 and this stuff made me look younger! I did half my face and the difference is amazing. Usually foundation makes me look better but not that much younger. This did. I don't know why. Don't care either. Just don't discontinue this stuff ever!!!
Well done Maybelline! You hit it out of the park on this one.
UPDATE: Well it's been a couple of weeks, and I'm even happier with this tinted moisturizer/BBCream. No irritation and I have very reactive skin. It doesn't oxidize, and people keep saying I look wonderful. It doesn't work well over my spf moisturizer by OLAY, --the sensitive skin complete one. When I layer it, it looks disco ball shiny. By itself the BB cream doesn't so now I'm just using it on my morning naked face which certainly takes one more step out of my routine.
As others noted before me, this does work as a nice moisturizer, and leaves my skin feeling good. I do think it is mildly better but 2 weeks is too early to tell. Just that when I take it off, the age spots and freckles are fading a bit, and I'm seeing less redness I think, but it may just be my skin improved recently anyway. Who knows.
I hope they NEVER discontinue this. Oh and btw it lasts all day long. I set it with face powder on my T Zone to take care of any oiliness as the day wears on but honestly I probably don't need to. Just habit.
I really like this bb cream it feels nice on my skin and doesn't smell much. The extra bonus is it is SPF 30!! Xx
i love this stuff so far! i apply it with a flat top brush and then dust on some powder and it gives me a medium coverage. my only problem is i have oily skin and i love in flordia so the lasting power sucks on me. however, if i blot my skin through out the day with an oil absorbing sheet it instantly becomes like new again. this is so much easier then doting a ton of concealer on my face and feeling like a cakey mess.
I'm surprised at the low reviews. I love this stuff! I think people are expecting the coverage of a foundation and thats def not what you'd get. I use this everyday with a little Nars concealer under my eyes and its been great. This is the only BB cream at the drugstore that is dark enough for me
I received a sample of this in a magazine and was excited to try it out. First off, I want to say that it smells awful. IMO, I think it smells like pee. It looks like foundation but it's sheer. It has decent coverage. I would buy this product but the smell is a miss for me. Perhaps, I will look into other bb creams.
I've been looking for a tinted mosturizer for a while now; one that would provide light coverage, just enough to cover little imperfections. I decided to try this out (I purchased the colour Fair-Medium.)
I really like the lightness of this BB cream; it feels like I'm wearing no makeup and looks very natural with my skin tone. I use a MAC 2 brush to blend the product on my face, evenly. The consistency is nice; not cakey at all. I also love that the product is oil-free.It really evens out my skin tone and covers small blemishes with its light coverage. I think this is going to be a great add-on to my makeup collection!