When the super popular Korean beauty balms entered the US market a few years ago, high-end brands were the some of the first adopters of the trend. As their popularity increased, drugstore and more affordable brands started to create their own versions of this cult favorite beauty product. Maybelline was one of the first drugstore brands that not only created a BB cream but introduced one that included shades for a wide variety of skin tones. Today there are three versions of Maybelline BB Creams available in the United States with additional versions limited to international markets.
Types of Maybelline BB Creams
Each of the Maybelline BB creams is designed to provide skin with eight essential benefits in one convenient cream. Maybelline BB creams are created to be a hybrid between makeup and skincare that aim to smooth, hydrate, brighten, and protect the skin in lightweight formulations that feel pleasant on the skin.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-In-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector: This is the original Maybelline BB Cream. This Maybelline BB Cream delivers all of the key benefits you expect from a multi-purpose beauty balm. The original Dream Fresh Maybelline works first to improve the appearance of the skin and complexion by visibly reducing imperfections, brightening dull areas, and evening the skin tone. Next, this Maybelline BB Cream aims to enhance the health of the skin by providing moisture and hydration. Finally, the Dream Fresh Maybelline BB Cream contains SPF 30 offering generous protection from the harmful rays of the sun. This Maybelline BB Cream is available in five shades ranging from Light to Deep, suitable for wide range of skin tones and complexions.
The original Dream Fresh Maybelline BB Cream is the most popular and highest rated Maybelline BB Cream of the bunch. The most common Maybelline BB Cream review celebrates this beauty balm for its comfortable lightweight coverage and smooth texture. You’ll also commonly find the Maybelline BB Cream review that applauds the ease of use of this beauty balm claiming it glides on smooth, blends easily, and is effortlessly removed. For those with normal or dry skin types, this is the Maybelline BB Cream for you.
Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream: The Dream Pure Maybelline BB Cream is the addition to the Maybelline BB Cream line that is created for those with acne-prone or combination skin types. Hosting all of the same benefits that the original Maybelline BB Cream provides, the Dream Pure version contains 2% of salicylic acid, a key ingredient to combat and prevent acne. The Dream Pure Maybelline BB Cream works first to conceal common acne-prone skin imperfections including blemishes, visibly reducing the appearance of pores, redness, and healing blemishes. Next, the Dream Pure Maybelline BB Cream helps improve the overall appearance of skin by balancing the complexion and clarifying the skin. Finally, the Dream Pure Maybelline BB Cream provides a boost of hydration in an oil-free formulation that looks and wears well on skin. The Dream Pure Maybelline BB Cream is also available in five shades suited for a wide variety of skin tones and complexions.
While the Dream Pure Maybelline BB Cream is designed to be the ultimate acne fighting beauty balm, it’s not nearly as celebrated as the original Maybelline BB Cream. The most common Dream Pure Maybelline BB review in favor of this acne-fighting balm is the smooth and lightweight texture when applied to the skin. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the typical Maybelline BB review against the Dream Pure beauty balm expresses disappointment in the coverage and wear time of the product.
Maybelline Dream Bronze BB: The most recent addition to the Maybelline BB Cream line up is the Dream Bronze Maybelline BB Cream. This Maybelline BB Cream is designed to provide the typical skin benefits you have come to expect within a Maybelline BB Cream with a small difference. The Dream Bronze Maybelline BB Cream is both a beauty balm and glow perfector that works to provide skin with a sheer sun-kissed glow suitable for all skin types. Once applied, the Dream Bronze Maybelline BB Cream helps to provide a boost of warmth and radiance to the skin. Like the other Maybelline BB Creams, the Dream Bronze also helps to improve the appearance of the skin by masking imperfections and balances the skin tone while providing moisture and hydration. And finally, offering a healthy SPF 25 helps protect skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The Dream Bronze Maybelline BB Cream is available in two shades, Medium Bronze and Deep Bronze, best suited for those with medium to dark skin tones.
Of all the Maybelline BB Creams, the Dream Bronze is the less preferred option. The most common Maybelline BB Cream review of the Dream Bronze beauty balm and perfector is directed at limited shades that don’t seem to work well on a wide variety of complexions. You’ll typically find many users disappointed in the shades claiming they come across orange on all complexions.