Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream [Medium/SPF-30] Review & Swatches

Hello, ladies, I am back with something new again, this time, it’s a BB Cream from Maybelline. I have seen quite some positive reviews o...

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Review

Hello, ladies, I am back with something new again, this time, it’s a BB Cream from Maybelline. I have seen quite some positive reviews on PaulasChoice and Ulta about it, so I decided to give it a try. Although my first experience with CC cream did not go well, but I still got my hands on it. I ordered ‘Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream 8 in 1’ online for $7 and got it in 15 days.

I have already explained the difference between CC and BB Cream in my previous post so I’d rather prefer not going deep into it again.  The shade I ordered is 'medium' that comes with a slightly orange undertone which I generally prefer over pinkish ones. Before going into the details let’s get to its ingredients first.

Maybelline Dream Fresh packaging

Ingredients of Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

Active Ingredient: 

Titanium Dioxide 1.15%, which acts as the sun protection agent and works nicely with every skin type.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Ingredients

Inactive Ingredient:

 Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Pentylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Xyloside, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isohexadecane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.

My Review

The Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream comes in a very handy and easy-to-use tube. You can easily carry it in your bag, and you do not need to worry about over spilling the product either.

Maybelline BB Cream Tube

The texture of this BB Cream is unlike most of the BB Creams it is not very thick but also unlike lotion or liquid foundation. This BB Cream blends perfectly well without any hassles. I normally use my fingers to blend it, and I did not face any problem in doing so. You can go from light to medium build without feeling cakey at all.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream swatch

The Dream Fresh BB Cream offers a dewy finish. If you have oily or combination skin type, and you are going for the medium build, I’d suggest you to use some setting powder to avoid the oily looking face. I have tried the medium build it looked a bit greasy on my face as I have a combo skin type. For the ladies with dry skin just go for it without the powder, and you would love the dewy touch of this BB Cream. I really like its coverage and to be honest with a medium build I never need to use any concealer. But if you are having a lot of problematic areas on skin then you can always rely on the concealer to cover them properly.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream swatches

Another good thing about Dream Fresh BB Cream is its light weight coverage. It never feels heavy or cakey at all just like Laneige's BB Cushion. It offers a pretty smooth coverage and does not settle into your pores or wrinkles.  You can comfortably use it in flash photography without any fear of white colored face. I have tried this BB Cream for two weeks, and it really stands up to the mark in controlling sweat and oil without breaking the skin. This BB Cream can easily last for six to seven hours without showing any signs of a breakout. Another nice addition is the SPF factor you can wear it in the summer without any worries about the UV rays, and it sticks nicely to your skin whether it is day or night. If you are an office-goer, then I must say this is one of the best solutions for instant makeup without wasting your morning time.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream finishing & Coverage

Overall my experience with Maybelline Dream Fresh was pretty nice, and I can easily rate 8 out of 10. If you like lightweight foundations and natural look, then this is the ideal option for you. The only thing that bothered me is the limited shade range and the quantity of this BB Cream.  The tube can barely last for a month if you are wearing it daily for work.


  • This BB cream is easily blendable with fingers.
  • A good choice for dry skin but can work well on oily/combo skins too with setting powder.
  •  Dream Fresh is lightweight, and it does not make your skin cakey at all.
  • It is ideal for natural makeup with a dewy finish.
  • The coverage of this BB Cream is excellent.
  • It can easily last up to seven hours without breaking out.
  • The SPF Factor is good for summer- use.


  • Limited range of shades (only five shades)
  • Might not work well with oily skins (without powder)
  • The packaging offers pretty small quantity.
  • Not good for acne prone skin.
  • It is not the replacement for any makeup foundation/concealer/primer


Maybelline Dream Fresh 8 in 1 BB Cream is an exquisite choice for working ladies who are struggling with the shortage of time in their busy lives. It can work as a fair substitute if you are looking for instant makeup solution but it can never replace makeup foundations, primers, concealers or moisturizers. Remember BB or CC Creams can never take the place of a good makeup foundation, so do not consider it as one of them.

Questions Related To This Post

Is Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream easily blendable?
Yes, it is easily blendable with fingers or sponge.

How many shades are available for Dream Fresh BB Cream?
It is available in five shades at the moment.

Is Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Good for Oily or Dry Skin?
It is good for Oily or Combo skin type but if you have extremely dry skin don't go for it.

Can I use Dream Fresh Cream on Acne-prone skin?
No it does not work well with acne-prone skin.

Is Dream Fresh BB Cream offer Dewy or Matte Finish?
It offers a dewy finish.

How long does Maybelline BB Cream last on skin?
It can easily last for seven hours.

Does Maybelline Day Fresh BB Cream have SPF?
Yes it comes with SPF 30.

Does Maybelline dream fresh bb cream clog pores?
No it does not clog skin pores.

Does Maybelline bb cream make you break out?
No it does not break you out.

Does Maybelline BB Cream Oxidize?
Yes a little bit darker to the shade you go for.

Does Maybelline BB Cream have parabens?
No it does not contain parabens.

Is Maybelline BB Cream Non-Comedogenic?
Yes it is non-comodogenic.

Is Maybelline BB cream waterproof?
Yes pretty much, it can easily control excessive oil and sweat on skin for six to eight hours.

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