Monday, 4 January 2016

Maybelline Dream Bronze BB Review and Swatches

Maybelline Dream Bronze BB (£6.99) is an 8 in 1 BB cream that adds a sunkissed glow to your skin, this sounds perfect to me as someone striving to always look bronzed. Let's have a closer look...

Dream Bronze claims to give you eight benefits in one product: 

  1. Illuminates
  2. Warms skintone
  3. Evens
  4. Veils imperfections 
  5. SPF 25 protects
  6. Hydrates
  7. Smoothes
  8. Refreshes
It comes in two shades: light/medium and medium/deep and I went for the light/medium as I have quite a fair skin tone. I was quite pleased that there were two shades as a lot of the time there is a "universal" shade which is always certainly too dark for me. 

When you first apply it to the skin I feel that it comes out extremely dark, much darker than my skin tone is. 

This is what it looks like indoors, as you can see it had a bit of an orangey tone to it compared to my skin tone which is not necessarily a bad thing as long as it is not too orange. 

Here it is against my skin tone here a little more blended out, it is still looking rather dark and not very natural. 

After blending it in completely it looks a lot more natural in colour but one thing I can tell you and unfortunately the camera hasn't picked it up very well is that is has particles of glitter in. This is definitely not what I was expecting or looking for. The one look I was not going for was a sun kissed version of Edward Cullen. Although I am impressed of how well it has blended out baring in mind the initial colour. 

So if you want a bronzing bb cream with glitter particles in then this is for you, if not maybe try something different.

Does anyone know of any dupes of this? Let me know. 

See you tomorrow. 



  1. Glitter?! That's so weird - maybe save it for nights that require glittery faces...I'm not sure what events require that exactly but still!

    Thanks for your comment on my goals post :)

    1. I know I am quite disappointed really. I hope something does come up where I need to. Thats okay I really liked it :)

  2. This looks so good! I love wearing this for summer as how light it feels but has good coverage too!

  3. I was going to buy this but not too sure about the glitter! Does it look glittery on your face?
    Good review, thanks for posting.

    Helen x