Julep May 2013 Maven Box – American Beauty

This month, I changed Maven profiles from Classic With a Twist to American Beauty so I could try Julep’s new DD (Dynamic Do-All) Cream. The pre-press was very good on this cream. However, once people started getting their boxes, they freaked out (in a bad way). People accused the tubes of being empty and not enough cream. I completely disagree. There is 1 oz of cream in there. Compared to all the other bottles of 1 oz cream products I have, it is the same amount. I think people are overreacting.

Pic of me before any makeup is on:

Pic of me with Julep DD Cream and Julep DD Concealer. First thoughts: Even the “light” color is two shades too dark for me! Second thoughts: Except for weirdly darker skin, I don’t look any different. You can still see blemishes, dark circles, and redness. :(

Pic of me after all makeup is on: I added blush, highlighter, powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss.

Verdict: I will not be re-purchasing this product. It’s too dark for me (even in the lightest shade) and does nothing to correct my blemishes and skintone. My favorite BB cream of all time is Tarte BB Cream. It has fantastic coverage and I use it instead of foundation.

Did you get the DD cream? If so, what did you think?

Author: Anne Smith

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