A BB-Cream Story!

Hello everybody!

I hope you all are doing perfectly well.

Well, today I am going to share the most prized possession of mine in this post and that too without any further delay 😛

Post my encounter with the Revlon Photoready BB Cream, I was very skeptical of trying any new BB cream out there. Even if I used to make up my mind that I’d try this certain BB cream, I’d never be able to steer up the courage to purchase one due to sheer skepticism as to how would it turn out upon entering a makeup booth.

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Anyhoo, one fortunate night I was randomly browsing through different beauty portals while I came across an article, titled, “The Best BB Cream”, and it literally convinced me to come out of my zone and try some new BB cream products in town. I was drawn to this article considering the extensive research the team at Reviews delved into and out of 106 options, pick-pointed two. The first being, a high-end brand, Dior’s Diorskin Nude BB Creme and second a drugstore, Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Protector.

Since, Dior’s Diorskin Nude BB Creme was out of my budget as well as my geographical range, I decided to FINALLY try the drugstore one, the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Protector. Now, I call it “FINALLY” because it is the second BB cream product after the Revlon one that I have tried. Trust me folks, it really needs a heck of your heart to muster up the courage of trying a new makeup product when you have faced disappointment earlier. Make up freaks… . do we agree on this? 😀

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By now, you guys must have deduced the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Protector is that prized possession I was chanting about at the start. There’s hardly been a product to fall in the category of “prized possession of mine”, so you got to stick to this post to know what’s so special about this ;).

Let’s begin the review 🙂

My thoughts:

First and foremost, I’d take a moment to tell you guys, that I am an oil factory. Yes. I have a super duper oily skin and this product manages it really very well. Secondly, I am in shade Light/Medium 110 out of the 5 shades this range of Maybelline’s BB cream offers.
The consistency is just apt. Not runny at all and aptly creamy. One fact to tick when I was trying it at the makeup counter. 😉

Upon application, it settled as a matte-finish and I kid you not, extremely lightweight. Moreover, it manages to give that natural look to your makeup; very subtle and glow-y.
Lovelies, it won’t give you that greasy feel and is not at all a hassle to blend. Also, it is build-able. Feel free to build it as you please and enjoy your desired coverage; you wouldn’t see it giving a layered appearance.

Speaking of its staying power, it managed to last for about good 6-7 hours. And I think that’s fabulous! Let me tell you guys, environmental aspects play a very big part here. Karachi is super hot nowadays, so this product really does it well here. Also, let me mention, it managed to last this long only after having it powdered.
On top of this, I did not see any oxidation occurring. This wasn’t the case at all with the Revlon Photoready BB cream. So, I hereby, proclaim, Maybelline wins it here.

Fragrance, well, this one factor bothers me a bit. This proved to be a major downside for me in the case of Revlon Photoready BB cream. However, when it comes to Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream, thank god, it has a fragrance free formula :).

The only downside to this product is the exaggeration with regard to eight skin benefits (blurs imperfections, evens skin-tone, enhances, etc.) as I believe this can be fulfilled by most of the products out there in the market. Also, you have to run for your concealer to hide those awful blemishes and darkness under your eyes.

As for this, let’s do a round up to see whether or not it fulfills the claims it swears by:

Blurs Imperfections: Yes!
Enhances: Defos!
Brightens: Well, yes! You wouldn’t experience an orange cast or that pinky undertone.
Adjusts to Skin Tone: Not really.
Smooths: Yes, it does even out.
Hydrates: Certainly! Dry skinnies would also enjoy it.
SPF 30 Protection: Nah! Do not solely depend on this.
0% Oils and Other Heavy Ingredients: Thumbs up! Didn’t feel heavy or greasy as mentioned before.

Here’s me sharing my pictures with you wearing this product on two different occasions. Had it not been Reviews.com‘s research, I would not have been enjoying these pictures of mine and you guys, this elaborated review guide ;).

Pros:
-Ideal for oily skin
-Fragrance-free
-Pocket-friendly
-Build-able
-No oxidation

Cons:
-Does not cover blemishes
-Limited shade range (5 only)

I got mine from Just4girls.pk for PKR 799. At such a price, this product is a STEAL!

Do you own Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Skin Perfector? What are your thoughts on this? Do you prefer it over the Revlon Photoready BB cream? Share it in the comments section below :).

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Revlon Photoready BB Cream – Review

Assalaam-u-Alikum lovelies! 😀

I hope this post finds you all hale and hearty and each of you is having an amazing day.
Since past few days, I am planning to give my blog a major revamp. I just feel there’s something amiss and my sister (the amazing mua,blogger and multimedia artist) further stamped it by pointing out the issues. And they literally caught me off guard. *YIKES*
So yeah, my blog really needs a finishing touch and hey, I’m already on it! Wish me luck…

This happens to every novice blogger… .but hey, people it’s better to be late than never and of course you learn as you grow. And I happen to be in that phase of learning, doing and growing 🙂

Before I change my mind and start writing an entire book over this “Learning With Time Phase”, let’s take you to the Product Review Bandwagon.

Revlon Photoready BB Cream” is what you are going to read about just now.

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1…2…3… .Ready Steady……………………………….. .GoOo!!!
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It comes in a metallic grey and black tube packaging. With SPF-30, it sure is a jackpot. This for me has a big YES for ladies who have normal to dry skin and as for the ladies with oily skin, if you are eyeing on this or in case it’s on your wish list, my dear, just abort, I REPEAT, abort the mission of going to a make-up booth only to purchase it.

Consistency is just to the point, not at all runny nor too thick. Being a Karachi-ite, where Summers rule, it did not sit well on my skin as I have such an oily skin that you can fry up an egg or some fries if it’s your evening snack time, Duh!. Upon its application, it felt greasy and quite heavy. And, and, and it oxidized badly; did not even last for a mere 4 hours.

I used it in winters, which hardly lasted for a month here in Karachi, *sigh*. It worked perfectly fine then as I get flaky dry in winters. I did not budge for a good 6 hours; yes, it did slide off my T-zone after that. Having said that, did not feel greasy at all as that in summers. Above all, it has this amazing hydrating formula which went really well with my skin.
Ladies, it is super light-weight and evens out your skin-tone. Dewy finish, for which majority of the beauties craves for, is what this gives you.

.If you are up for a soft, natural or no-makeup make-up look, then this is your vehicle for it ;). However, you might have to run for your concealer to hide those nasty blemishes for this does not cover them well enough

Okay, I am short of vocabulary as to how must I define its fragrance. But I can tell you that I kind of dislike it. It gives me wee bit tacky eek. To many, the fragrance doesn’t bother much, but it does bother me a bit. So it’s entirely on an individual’s preference

PROS:
-Lightweight formula
-Super hydrating
-Dewy finish
-Travel-friendly
-SPF-30
-Ideal for Asian skin-tones
-Easy to blend

CONS:
-The fragrance
-Does not manage to cover blemish/spots
-Not meant for oily skin
-Should last for 8 hours at least

Have you tried the Revlon Photoready BB Cream? Thoughts?

See you soon Insha Allah,
Zk:)

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