Let me tell you a little story..a story about my epic journey to get this BB cream. I first heard about Maybelline's new BB Cream back in April, and started reading reviews about it in May. It wasn't even due out until June, however I knew I needed it. I wanted the coverage, and the light feel. I wanted my face to look fresh and my redness, and unevenness healed. I wanted- a miracle. I should have known it wouldn't be my HG, but I knew I wanted to try it from the moment I'd heard about it. I sent my super awesome husband on runs to every CVS between my hometown of Port Chester NY (10pts if anyone's ever heard of it), and Yonkers. Even when he was on the road for work, and he'd head into northern Westchester, I'd have him hit up CVS's and Walgreens (he supports my habit ;) ). Me? I did my part by checking out my local Wags, and the two (yes two..) CVS's we have here in town. Eventually however my impatience caught up with me, and I ended up ordering this from drugstore.com (which btw..has AWESOMELY fast shipping). The day I received this , my best friend SirenV told me that she had seen the BB Cream in the CVS I had literally stalked just days before. I talked this up to her, and she picked one up as well. I figured that it couldn't hurt to have another person's opinion, and I knew she wouldn't lie. So I tested this baby out for 2 weeks...and well..here are the results.
What Maybelline says: "BB creams combine skincare + makeup in 1 simple step
8-in-1 Skin Perfector:• Blurs imperfections• Brightens• Evens skin tone• Smoothes• Hydrates• Enhances• Protects with SPF 30• 0% oils and heavy ingredients" (from Maybelline site)
Ready for some pics and swatches?
(pretty good shade match)
What I like: I like the shade match. I didnt get to test this out before I bought it, so I just bought the lightest shade (only benefit of being super pale). The shade match was actually spot on. I also like the way my face looks when I first put this on. Its also very hydrating , and has nice spf...and thats about it..
What I didnt like: Everything else.. For starters there's not much coverage. Its more of a tinted moisturizer. Its thin, and it goes on nicely, but for me..its super sheer. It didn't even out skin tone, or hide my imperfections at all. It also could not hold up against my oily skin. I tried this for two weeks (wearing it every day), in a variety of situations. I tried it on a day I was lounging in my AC, I tried it with powder over it...I tried it on a short day where I only wore it for 5 hours, and on a long day for 8. Nothing I did could keep it from sliding and melting off my face. My face actually looked worse with it on. Instead of my face looking lumionous and even, it looked even more greasy and oily. At one point during a work , I put some pressed powder over it which helped for about an hour, but then my face looked cakey after that.
I know there are a lot of bloggers out there who love this, and I really really wanted to. For them it worked, however for me, I just couldnt love it. I think it might be my oily skin. SirenV also has oily skin as well, and she encountered the same issues.
Overall: Its a tinted moisturizer, not really a BB cream. BB creams offer a bit more coverage, and shouldnt slide off of an oily persons face. If your skin is dry, combo or normal, it may work for you, however for me, it was a complete fail. I really wanted to love this, but I couldnt. There was no coverage, and my skin didnt look any better with it on.
What do u all think? Love it? Hate it?
I bought this myself-all opinions are my own.