Hi, ladies! How was your week? Mine was generally boring and I felt unmotivated most of the time.. until yesterday, that is. Yesterday felt like the silver lining after an uneventful week. I’m so pumped right now like I just chugged down 5 Venti cups! LOL! Well, that has nothing to do with this review but I thought you should know that He always has his way of making us feel super loved. 🙂
Okay, okay.. moving on to the review. Remember when I said in my review on Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Stick (Read review HERE)
that I’ll buy the other BB variant just to compare them? Well, I obviously did.. although having both kinds in my kit is definitely useful. 🙂
The Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals bb cream moisturizes, protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB with its SPF26 PA++ sun protection. It has an oil-free formula and relies on 8 minerals to rejuvenate the skin.
Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Cream, too, comes with the brand’s signature mint green packaging that is refreshing to the eyes. It is housed in an easy-squeeze tube container with a screw-lid top that securely covers its narrow nozzle. It’s fairly easy to tote around without the fear of spilling it inside my bag. Also, it’s light-weight so it’s automatically travel-friendly.
This comes in two shades: 01 Fresh and 02 Natural. Being morena, I went with the darker shade, of course, which is a medium beige shade with yellow undertone that is almost unnoticeable. In terms of consistency, I’d say that it isn’t really thick and doesn’t feel heavy on the face – this is probably because it isn’t meant to give a full coverage. In the contrary, it has a light and runny consistency which makes spreading and blending on the skin such a breeze. It offers light to medium coverage for a natural, slightly dewy finish. I personally prefer using BB cream over foundations.. that being said, when I’m in need of a bit more coverage, I just double the layer of my BB cream. This BB cream, Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Cream in particular, is great for layering as it doesn’t give me any white, mask-like cast on photos.
TIP: Like foundations, BB creams could also to be blended using clean finger. The natural heat coming from our fingers help breakdown the product. Also, try lightly patting your face after the application of the BB cream – this makes it look more natural. 🙂
Now this part of the review greatly depends on a person’s skin type; mine varies depending on the weather actually. When I first bought this – around February when it’s still somewhat cooler – my skin was normal bordering dry but now, my forehead tends to be super duper oily while the rest of my face is either normal or dry due to the humid summer season.
That’s that.. for the staying power, for dry skin
, Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Cream would last 5-6 hours without caking or melting provided, of course, that it’s not humid and you don’t sweat like a pig.
But for those with oily skin, I would strongly suggest forgoing this one and purchase the BB stick instead simply because the former can’t control oiliness. Also, this one can be a bit cake-y after 3 hours (for oily skin). Sometimes, it even looks like it’s melting if you have uber oily skin.. So generally, I would say that if you plan to chill under the sun or brave the streets without your private vehicle during this time of the year, this BB cream would NOT be as awesome as it is during cooler season.
I can’t wait to start making FOTD posts.. I just have to schedule it with my photographer (a.k.a boyfriend). Until then, this swatch should suffice. 😛
Price: Php 249, I think.
Available at: SM Dept. or Watsons
Any thoughts on Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Cream?
Let me know by leaving a comment below and I’ll see you on my next post! :*