I have a confession and I hope you don’t judge me because of it….
I don’t use foundation. Ever. I wouldn’t even know where to start. I know it has something to do with matching your complexion and some other complicated stuff (mixing shades to find the perfect match) that I’m really not interested in. What can I say, I’m lazy. Like…. Saying all that just made me tired. Thankfully the skin gods did smile upon me and I do get away with minimal coverage *bows to the heavens*. Add a very specific skincare regimen to my equation and I’m good to go.
For me it’s all in the moisturizer. Since I have very oily skin, I am very picky with what touches le visage. Cue oil-free tinted moisturizers with spf. Say word? Tell me more! I have tried a few and like them, but like every other Diva on a Dime, I like to stretch my dollar as thin as I can.
Some bb creams are great while others are nothing to write home about. So why don’t I just try them and share my thoughts? I can’t be the only girl who doesn’t wear foundation, am I? AM I?!? I just use mineral powder once everything is done. We’ll talk about those another time, though.
So let’s get started, shall we?
I like Maybelline products – usually. They’re affordable and certain products (like their mascaras and gel eyeliner) are just great. Imagine my excitement when they started making bb cream – Dream Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Balm. When I saw them on sale at Shopper’s Drug Mart for $6.99, I thought this was my opportunity to try it out. I tried the “Medium-Deep sheer tint” on my hand in the store and it seemed to match. But from the first time I actually used it on my face, I noticed it was too light for my skin (and this is my winter complexion at that) and it gave me a chalky look. No bueno.
I think if it suited my skintone it would even out the skin nicely. But there is only one shade darker than this and I somehow I don’t think someone my complexion should be using the darkest tint offered. They need to take their formula back to the lab and add a few more. I do like that it was true to their “oil-free” statement. But people with darker skin tones can not use this product. There goes a good chunk of their potential market. I’m not even interested in trying the darker tint!
VERDICT: Beauty Bomb
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