BB creams have long been the talk of the town, mostly popular among young girls, who wish to flaunt a flawless complexion on a low budget. These cute little tubes of magic seem to be small but go a long way in helping you manage your beauty and budget in one go! Today I am going to review this BB cream from Maybelline, which promises to be an all in one solution to all your beauty woes. Let us find out if it is really up to the mark and does what it says.
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER, ETHYLHEXYL, PALMITATE, NIACINAMIDE, SILICA, OCTYLDODECANOL, TALC, OCTYLDODECYL, XYLOSIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ISOHEXADECANE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, CITRIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 80, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, LINALOOL LIMONENE, MAY CONTAIN TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES, AND CI 77499, CI 77482, CI 77481
Price: Currently, the brand offers three shades in this range, out of which are priced at INR 225, while the third is priced at INR 275.
Qt: 18 ml
Shelf life: The product is good to use for 2 years from the date of packing.
Online availability: Here
Direction of use: Firstly, make sure that you moisturize your face well before using this BB cream, since it has a tendency to make the face dry. Always use the cream by dotting it over your face and then spreading it out using your fingers or a face brush. BB creams take about 2-3 minutes to settle down on your skin, so if you initially feel that you face has become white-ish, do not panic and run off to wash your face. If you have oily skin, always follow up the application of this cream with a translucent face powder, which should ideally be applied in a dab and press action.
Packaging: Maybelline Clear Glow all in one BB cream is available in a conventional tube format, which has a light teal shade. The product can be extracted through a nozzle, which is visible after unscrewing the cap. This small and cute BB cream also gives out mostly every information about the product on the tube itself.
My opinion about the product: Let me start by saying that this product is not a very good pick for oily skin peeps like me. For those with dry and normal skin, this cream actually does what it says but oily skin lads should keep blotting papers handy after using this one.
Coming on to its effect. True to its claim, it will help you give a light and sheer coverage to your face, removing the appearance of any fine lines and hiding healing acne spots and pigmentation. Do not expect a full coverage effect from it since this is a BB cream and works well to conceal most of the imperfections on the face. You can expect an even skin tone as you spread this light weight and smooth cream all over your face. The texture of the cream is neither too runny, nor too thick, making it perfect for blending with a brush or with fingers. The fragrance is quite light but fades away after application.
For someone with a normal or dry skin, this cream helps in matte-fying the skin texture and also controls oil, at the same time, adding a brightening effect on the skin. However, the same cannot be said for those with oily skin. Also, the cream is best suited for people with a light skin tone since it tends to leave streaks of white on the face, which would be easier to handle for them. The packaging of the product is travel friendly but the lack of shade options in this range is only going to leave dark tone people hoping.
What I like about this product….
- Stays true to its claims.
- Has SPF properties.
- Travel friendly packing
- Wont clog pores
- Perfect for daily use.
What I do not like about this product….
- Lack of shades.
- Not suitable for people with oily skin.
ZZM Rating: 3.2/5
About the author: Mitalee is an ardent squirrel who loves to shop and try every new cosmetic around the corner, She can be found either behind a camera or a book, capturing the essence of words and visuals. Also, she loves to share her experiences so that she can make your’s a better one!