Saturday, 1 February 2014

Maybelline Dream Pure - A Review

Although I pretty much moan constantly about how spotty my jawline and chin area are at the moment, there are some days when I really don't want/ can't be bothered to apply a full face of slap and rather would prefer to let my skin breathe a little.  This is where 'Maybelline Dream Pure 8-in-1 BB Cream' comes in.

This is slightly different from the previously released 'Dream Fresh' bb from Maybelline.  The two main differences I can spot is that 'Fresh' has an SPF30 whereas this one, 'Pure' has and SPF15.  My initial thought for this being that the higher the SPF, the higher the pore clogging ability too (comedogenic properties if you like...).  This leads nicely onto the second difference between the two products, the 'Pure' version contains 2% Salicylic acid, which is fast gaining a reputation as one of the best spot fighting ingredients around.  

As always, the 'Light' in this range, is not particularly 'Light'! And gain, the tone leans slightly more yellow too.  Aside from that, the texture is nice and creamy without being too heavy and it blends in easily.  The coverage is light but if you use a brush to apply it, it is buildable.  It is very good at evening out the skin tone and although it doesn't disguise blemishes as such, it does mask some of the redness.  What is most important for me is the finished effect, it is not too matte and therefore doesn't cling to any dry patches however, it is not so dewy that it highlights bumps and blemishes.

It does contain Dimethicone which is a silicone, so something to be wary of if you are not keen on using silicone products on your skin.  I would also recommend to be careful if you have normal/dry skin types this may dry your skin out a wee bit.

As it is oil free, wear time is pretty good, you would get most of the day out of this, even longer if you use a matte primer or moisturiser before application. 

As for spot fighting abilities, I don't personally find this makes a difference to my breakouts but as they appear to be hormone related, there's only so much one can do from the outside!

For the price, I think this is a really good 'popping to the shops for milk' base and would definitely repurchase this.

Do you use BB Creams?
Do you put make up when you're going to the shops?!