June 14, 2013

REVIEW: Maybelline Dream Pure 8-in-1 BB Cream

Like I said in my previous post I'm reviewing the new Maybelline BB cream I bought few days ago. The full name is Maybelline Dream Pure BB 8-in-1 BB Cream For Oily Skin. It has 2% Salicylic Acid in it so I assume this would/could/should help to get rid of pores... I guess I'll see the results when I've used this for a while. This review is based on the first time I tried this to my skin.

This has at least 2 shades: light and medium. I took the light shade since I'm really pale. This has SPF 15.


8-in-1 Beauty Balm with 2% Salicylic Acid for healthy-looking skin.

  1. Conceals imperfections
  2. Helps protect against the appearance of blemishes.
  3. Oil-free, non-greasy
  4. Minimises the appearance of pores
  5. Clarifies the skin's look
  6. Conceals redness
  7. Hydrates and smoothes
  8. Complements skin tone

Don't ask me to guess what is what. I'm just writing like it says in the back of the tube...

Aqua, Dimethicone, Isododoceane, Glycerin, Diisostearyl Malate, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Salicylic Acid, PEG-9 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, [+/- May contain: CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499] F.I.L D158426/3


The product is packed into a 30ml tube which is good in my opinion. It's easy to carry with me since it's not too big. The design of the tube is typical Maybelline but I like that it's simple and not too messy. The text is easy to read and there's not any unnecessary text or decorations in the tube. I like the blue color a lot ^^


I bought this from Sokos Emotion with 13,90€. I don't know how this is available in your countries but here in Finland you can find it from pretty much everywhere I'd say.


The scent of this isn't a pleasure to sniff at. The good thing is that it doesn't smell when worn so it doesn't matter. If you ask me, the scent is pretty much similar to gasoline... :'D

The texture is good. It's easy to blend to your face and while blending it kinda turns into powdery. It gave me a bit of a headache at first but then I figured out how it works.

I tested the coverage on my wrist by drawing a star with black permanent pencil... As you can see pictures below the coverage isn't pretty good. And the color looks a bit orange-ish on my skin. Though it might have just been the bathroom lighting. 


From the pictures below (taken in daylight) you can see that my skin is pretty good but I have some problem spots... I think it covers better on my face than on my hand. It definitely conceals some imperfections and redness. It also complements my skin tone so I think it's good.

It doesn't make my skin feel cakey and it's really nice. It actually feels like you're not wearing any make-up. My skin tends to get oily and shiny usually in 2-4 hours so I usually wear powder to make my face more matte. I've tried this for 2 days now. 1st day I tried it with powder and blush which made it a bit "cakey" on my face.

Today I tried this with moisturizer and I have to say this works better without powder. I've had this on my face for about 4 hours today. My skin is a bit shiny but not as shiny as my other Maybelline BB-cream does.

I think I need to test this on a sunny day when the air is humid so I know the true abilities of this product. On both days while I was testing this product the weather was rainy, windy and cloudy.

I haven't tested any Asian BB-creams and I know the ones we have in Finland aren't really BB-creams but more like day creams with slight coloring...


+ Simple packaging and it's easy to carry around :)
+ Feels light on skin
+ Doesn't make my skin cakey or oily
+ Reasonable prize

- Smells really bad (tho it doesn't smell on skin so it doesn't matter)
- Coverage could be a bit more for my skin

RATING: 3,5 / 5


  1. Itse ostin ton saman ihan kokeillakseen millasia nää länsimaalaiset BBeet on, ja itseasiassa tykkäsin! Näin kesällä toi on ihan hyvä, mut talveks kyllä ihan liian tumma ja oon samaa mieltä tosta peittävyydestä...ei voita korealaisia BBeitä :D

    1. Mulla on se toinenkin Maybellinen, josta tykkäsin muuten, mutta on jotenkin kellertävä ja haihtuu pois iholta... Vaikka sävy oli sama kun tässä. Mutta saa nähä miten tää toinen rasvasemman ihon versio menee kesällä :D

      Pitäs saada jostain aikaseks tilattua testiin joku korealainen BB-voide ^^

  2. the packaging is lovely but this isn't available in malaysia :( #GIG http://azwaa.blogspot.com

    1. That's a shame. But there must be some other BB creams in Malaysia?

  3. It's not too bad... better than I expected. Thanks for the review!

    Do you want to follow each other? You can take a look into my blog and tell me about it!


    1. Yes it was better than I also expected ~

      I'll check your blog and follow if it interests me ^^


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