Maybelline Dream Pure bb cream comes in a darker shade, which is exciting for me.
Price and Availability: Maybelline’s Dream Pure bb cream is $8.99 at Ulta and you can find it at drugstores, grocery stores and on Amazon, too.
About the Maybelline Dream Pure bb cream: The 30 ml product comes in a slim plastic squeeze tube with a twist on cap that allows it to stand alone vertically on a flat surface (which I like). There are 5 shades ranging from light to deep and the makeup has the consistency of a typical liquid foundation. It’s non comedogenic and designed for acne prone and combination skin types.
Claims: I read an interesting review that says the formulation of this bb cream won’t really allow the anti-acne ingredient to do its job well. But Maybelline says this Dream Pure bb cream will provide healthy-looking, clearer skin with smaller pores and reduced appearance of blemishes. Gently clears acne, reduces redness, hydrates, smooths, has a lightweight feel, conceals, and adjusts to skin tone.
My experience: I’ve only used this once (I explain why in a moment), so I can’t comment on my blemishes clearing up. I will say that it didn’t break my skin out, so yay! I noticed a slight medicinal smell, but I thought the application was ok (I used a makeup brush). The matte finish was really nice and it felt very light weight on my skin. The coverage was light for me; I had blemishes and still have dark spots from past blemishes. I also have dark circles and uneven skin tone.
The big problem I had with the Dream Pure bb cream was the shade Deep. It’s the only shade dark enough for my skin tone, and it seemed to match ok, but I immediately noticed that it made me look ashy. There was a grey cast with this bb cream which is unacceptable. I definitely did not test this makeup on a “going out” day HAHA
But I wore it all day at home and it stayed in tact pretty well for a few hours; this isn’t something I’d rely on for coverage, especially not for longer than half the day.
Ingredients: Active Ingredient: SALICYLIC ACID 2%.
Cosmetic ingredients: WATER,DIMETHICONE,ISODODECANE,GLYCERIN,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,KAOLIN,DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE,SODIUM CHLORIDE,PHENOXYETHANOL,DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER,PEG-10 DIMETHICONE,SODIUM HYDROXIDE,SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE,CHLORPHENESIN,DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE,ACRYLATES COPOLYMER,TOCOPHEROL,ASCORBYL PALMITATE,ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE,PEG-9,DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL glutamate, propylene carbonate, aluminum hydroxide.
May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides
Animal testing: YES.
I truly feel that makeup doesn’t need to be tested on animals if the company really believes they’re using quality, safe ingredients.
I’m definitely still learning about animal cruelty in the cosmetics industry, so help me out if you can. It’s a whole other beast to tackle, pun intended (oooo, snap!!). And don’t get me started about what’s in our food in the U.S.
Recommendation: I personally won’t repurchase this because the shade doesn’t look good on me and I think I can find a product with better ingredients that I like more =) I do like that this bb cream is affordable, though. I know the Maybelline bb creams are popular with many people, so I don’t think it hurts to give one a try if you can find a good shade match.