I already owned Maybeline's Dream Fresh BB Cream but I longed for Iman's brand because I just knew I would find a better match for my skin tone.
And boy was I right. I picked up the darkest shade called Earth Deep and instantly knew I made the right decision the moment I tested the cream on my hand. The color is very similar to my Makeup Forever HD Foundation which is my perfect match. Makeup Forever gives me high coverage which makes my skin look darn near flawless whenever I apply. I tend to save it for when I go out or other special occasions.
Iman's BB Creme provides medium coverage for me. Not as much as the Makeup Forever yet more coverage than my Dream Fresh. It is somewhat buildable meaning that I can reapply to certain areas where my blemishes are a bit more obvious and get a bit more coverage. With the exception of a lower SPF factor, the Iman BB Creme seems to be a better choice over Maybeline because of a better color match and higher coverage. Another advantage Iman has are the integration of natural ingredients such as aloe, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and various extracts.
For those of us who aren't that familiar with BB Cream. Basically, it's an all in one product that moisturizes, color corrects, and protects the skin from UV rays. So instead of using a sun screen, a moisturizer, primer, foundation, etc. One applies a BB Cream and is ready to go. BB Creme is great for those of us who wants something light on their skin that takes care of multiple roles at once.
This product is perfect for me because I don't wear a ton of makeup. Iman's BB Creme isn't heavy on the skin. Feels like I have nothing on. Some days I'm short on time and run out of the door with nothing on my face. When that happens, all I do is whip out my little BB Creme tube and moments later, my blemishes are covered and my skin is protected from the sun. Simple and easy. This BB Creme give me a little bit a glow which may have something to do with the oils in the ingredient list. For those of you who have oily skin, you have the option of finishing with a powder to complete your look.
Iman, I want to thank you for creating this line of product. I travel quite a bit and having one easy to carry product that does it all is truly a dream come true.