Product: Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.ca
My Rating: 9/10
Overview: As arguably one of the worst morning people in the world, I used to dread getting up to coach on morning ice. (Spoiler alert: I’m a figure skating coach.) Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream was my go-to product every morning to simplify the process. As simple as 1-2-3, I cleansed, applied the BB Cream with my fingers over my entire face, and was out the door, ready for the morning. This cream not only corrects and hydrates, it also brightens and enhances your skin tone. I find, particularly for the cold environments we encounter for hours at the rink, this cream really does the job of a moisturizer and foundation in one, providing a natural, minimal make-up look. Creamy and smooth, this beauty balm glides on gently, blurring imperfections and blending with your skin tone beautifully.
Best Feature: As a more mature woman (cough, cough), I’ve tried every product under the sun to cover up my under-eye wrinkles and bags. This product is by far the best because it hydrates my under-eye area as it camouflages, taking years off my face every time I use it. The cream is build-able, so if you need more coverage, you simply apply another layer for an even more perfected look.
Pros: This cream is simply the best on the market I have tried in terms of covering all the bases. It feels like several products in one: a moisturizer, a corrector, an illuminator and a foundation. I find my skin looks softer and more hydrated after I have used this product; I love the smell, look and feel of it, and I really like the easy-to-squeeze tube it comes in which makes for quick and easy applications. I also like the dewy finish it leaves on my skin, which makes my skin look plumper and younger. Made with soy extract, a powerful natural antioxidant, I found my skin tone to be more even, and my wrinkles diminished over time.
Cons: There are only five colors/tones to this Cream: Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Medium/Deep and Deep, however, I usually use medium but blend with a dot of Medium/Deep over the summer when I have a slight tan. Also, while there is a version of the product made with an SPF included, it has yet to be made available in my area of Canada…..so boooooo Maybelline for that!
Conclusion: Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream is simply a no-brainer for anyone looking for a quick, effortless and affordable skin care regime. It packs so much punch in a little tube it really makes life easier for us on-the-go coaches looking for the complete package with our skin care products.