Maybelline Clear Glow BB cream Review

Maybelline Clear Glow BB cream Review

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Hi everyone! I am going to review Maybelline Clear Glow BB cream.


First let’s see what the website says:
Provides 8 benefits in 1 step!
Instantly brightens : Brightens skin to one tone lighter.
Protects with SPF 21/ PA+++ : Has a smooth, light & non-greasy texture.
Evens tone : Hides imperfections & corrects uneven skin tone.
Hydrates : Moisturises all day(8 hours).
Conceals : Perfectly conceals flaws, blemishes & redness.
Smoothes : Instantly makes skin softer & smoother.
Mattifies : Controls shine all day.
Freshens : Resists sweat & sebum for 5 hours.

BB originally stands for Blemish Balm but Maybelline’s BB is a Bright Benefit cream. It costs 199 rupees for 18ml and is available in three shades, N*de, Radiance and Natural. The one I have is  N*de, the darkest of the three.

The packaging is attractive.A cute small blue tube with a pink metallic cap.

My experience :

The consistency of this cream is like a thick liquid, so you need to massage and blend a little to get it absorbed into the skin. It has a slight fragrance which is not unpleasant and goes away soon after application. It leaves a heavy white cast all over the face after you blend it. However, after a while it settles down and the cast disappears, but this takes a good fifteen minutes. The skin does look slightly brighter and fresher. It doesn’t really conceal imperfections well but it did even out my skin tone to a large extent. I have oily skin so the hydration was quite enough for me but I don’t think it would be enough for dry-skinned girls. It does not live up to the claim of mattifying, though. As long as I was indoors in the air-conditioning, all was good, but one would definitely need a compact to achieve a fully matte look. It does not resist sweat as claimed, but I live in a really hot and humid place, so I think this would work better in cooler months. Personally, I don’t feel comfortable using products with parabens, and this one is not paraben-free.

Overall, it’s worth trying once (at least to satisfy your curiosity after all the hype about BB creams!), but it’s not something I would get again.

My Rating:

I would rate it 3.2 on 5.

Who is Preetha

Preetha is an engineer turned beauty blogger from India. She loves trying out new beauty products and makeup looks. She is a mother of a one year old baby girl and loves photography, cooking and makeup of course.

1 Comment

  1. priya haobam Reply

    i've been having problems with acne for more than 9 yrs n still do.but i control it through diet.i have large pores,uneven skin n some freckles n very oily too.maybelline bb cream is the first bb cream that i started using.a few weeks of application n there it worsened my acne.it causes my skin to break out as cystic acne.so be aware if u have oily skin or acne prone.

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