Today I’ll be reviewing the Hydralife BB Cream by Dior. I got this BB Cream as a gift and it was actually one of my first makeup products ever. However, the shade I got didn’t entirely match my skintone which was a bummer because I really loved the qualities this BB cream brought along. As soon as I noticed that the BB cream was a bit too orange for my skin, I starting mixing it with a lighter foundation which eventually gave me the perfect look. My shade is called ‘Sunny Amber’ and it has SPF 30, which is what we should all be looking for in BB cream or foundation.
Dior’s Hydralife Beauty Balm is focused on protecting and hydrating the skin. If you’re looking for medium or full coverage, this might not be your best choice. This BB cream is suited for all skin types and available in many shades, so make sure you’ve got the right one (very important!).
Dior’s Hydralife BB cream comes in a grey/blue-ish tube (50 ml) . The shade is indicated on the front of the tube. The tube is quite small and tall, which makes it perfect for traveling. The BB cream itself does feel a little heavy on my face, I can definitely feel that I’m wearing something which isn’t really what one would expect from a BB cream.
What did it cost me? + Where can you buy it?
I didn’t buy this BB cream myself, I got it as a gift. You can buy it online on Sephora, Dior and Amazon. The average pricing would be around $56 (€54), which in my opinion is a bit too expensive. This is why I never bothered to buy the BB cream myself in another shade, it’s just not worth it in my opinion.
Personally, not a fan. But then again, this might also be because I never used the shade I needed…Bear in mind that this is a BB cream and it will not give you much coverage; instead, it will help even out and smoothen your skin tone. In my experience the BB cream felt heavier than I expected which is also one of the reasons I’m not a fan . However, the Dior BB cream does have SPF 30, which is a huge plus. Maybe you should see it as a tinted moisturizer with SPF? Eitherway, I’m not sure it would be a great investment. Looking for a more affordable BB cream? Check out my review on the Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB Cream!
I am going to review the brightening & hydrating foundation by Sephora. This is my very first foundation and I still use it because it just works great for my skin.
The foundation has a great coverage. Make sure you’ve got the right shade for your skin for optimal coverage. I don’t have many spots on my face but sometimes I got these weird, light spots and the foundation just makes everything look equal and smooth. I also like the fact that this foundation stays all day long and hydrates. + It’s oil free!
Package + feeling
The brightening & hydrating foundation by Sephora comes in a small circular tube/bottle. It might seem like the capacity isn’t that big (20 ml) but I can go months with this foundation, only using a little amount. The foundation in general doesn’t feel heavy at all on my face and my skin doesn’t get oily. But always apply some pressed, mattifying powder on top. I can tell, it won’t look cakey at all. The foundation is available in 9 shades.
What did it cost me?
I actually got this foundation as a birthday present the first time and the second time my cousin gave it to me because she didn’t use it. I actually planned on buying one myself but it turned out that there were no more Sephora shops in the Netherlands. I tried to look up this foundation on Sephora’s website but uhmm, I couldn’t find it there either?? I continued searching for it because I did see some other reviews and I ended up on the Brazilian Sephora site. It costs R$93, which is, I think, quite expensive.
Update: I found this foundation in the Sephora shop in Thailand, it was $48!
This is a great foundation and I’m sure I’ll be using this for the next few years. I love the coverage and the feeling. It doesn’t look shiny at all and that was quite a ‘must’ for me. I’d definitely recommend this foundation!
Comment below for any questions or if you’d like me to review a product..!
Hi all! Today I’ll be reviewing the Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB cream (8-in-1). I’ve been using this BB cream a lot before I needed a bit more coverage and started using foundations. I used the medium tone with SPF 15, for an oily skin. The BB cream also has 2% Salicylic Acid which is great if you have acne-prone skin.
This might be one of my favorite affordable drugstore BB creams, with a retail price at €10.
Since it’s a BB cream, you won’t get much coverage but if you’ve got an unequal skin tone (light or dark spots on your face), the BB cream can make your skin appear more equal and smooth. It also covers up any small imperfections or flaws. According to Maybelline New York, you can use the cream with or without a moisturizer (although I advise you to always apply a moisturizer first!).
Helps protect against the appearance of blemishes
Minimises the appearance of pores
Clarifies the skin’s look
Hydrates and smoothes
Complements skin tone
Package + feeling
The package of the Dream Pure BB cream looks quite cute, actually. The flacon is small and has a bit of a triangle shape. The cream is very light-weight and you can easily apply it, you won’t even feel that you’re actually wearing anything on your face.
What does it look like?
While wearing the Dream Pure BB cream, my face does not look cakey at all. I can barely see my pores, that’s all covered up. I can go 6 – 7 hours without noticing my oily skin, which gives me a very comfortable feeling. However, as I do with all makeup, I always apply some translucent powder on top to make sure everything stays in place and no oil comes through.
The Dream Pure BB Cream does exactly what it’s supposed to do, it works really well and also looks great. It doesn’t feel too heavy on your face and it even has SPF 15, which is a ‘must’ for a lot of girls.
There are five shades available of the MNY Dream Pure BB Cream
The BB cream has a lightweight feeling
Prime your look with the Baby Skin Instant pore eraser, and/or finish your look with the the Dream Lumi touch highlighting concealer, Dream Wonder powder and the Face Studio Master Glaze.
It might be a little shiny, even if you have a dry skin, so I’d recommend using a translucent powder on top.