Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals BB Cream

BB Cream has hit this country like crazy. It was only a year ago that I had to explain to everyone I met (outside blogging world) what BB Cream is. Now, with Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals BB Cream, everyone is now on the know what Blemish Balm Cream is.

This wonder balm is truly a dream come true for many women out there who needs something that is more than just a foundation.

Though I'm not too fond of BB Cream, I am appreciative of products that are affordable and easily accessible to the masses. So what this this author do? Try it out, of course.

BB Cream tends to make a lot of promises but how well could they really deliver?

One Shade Fits All - Well, unfortunately, BB Cream isn't really something that you should treat as a foundation. No-no-no. It is more like a base for your powder foundation (at least in my opinion, it is). All BB Cream may or may suit your skintone but if it doesn't, it is quickly remedied by your compact powder.

Consistensy - The thick consistensy of the BB Cream will enable to cover blemishes. Blemishes, meaning readness, uneven skintone and dark spots. Not cystic acnes and bumps. You will still need your concealer for that.

SPF 26 with UVA and UVB protection - The SPF is high enough for your daily 1 to 2 hour commuting in the morning and a quick lunch at the middle of the day. Although i would still suggest applying a powder foundation with SPF to add on to it.

Moisturizes - For a girl with oily skin, I still find using BB Creams as a good alternative to using moisturizers. Having learned that even oily skinned girl like me still need a bit of moisturizing, BB Cream helps me achieve that exactly.


Maybelline BB Cream applied to the back of my hand.

Maybelline BB Cream applied to the back of my hand.

Being oily and with acidic skin, the shade suits me perfectly since the Maybelline BB Cream will still adjust its shade an hour or two after application. The coverage is really nice and after using this, I find that I don't need to use too much concealer for my undereyes and dark spot. Staying power is pretty good and my oilies showed up a few hours from application depending on location.

I think this is only Php299 per tube at all Maybelline Beauty Counters. That is really affordable compared to other BB Creams I've tried and truly worth the second glance. :)

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  1. Oh, for me Maybelline BB cream is a big disappointment. :( This is my first BB cream. I chose to pick this 'coz it's available locally... and I thought it was cheap. But I was wrong. The container is too small. The product made my face oil like crazy. :(

  2. I have this one too! Thanks for the review. This product is really nice. ^__^

  3. I use this too and I am loving it! Here's my review:


  4. ey Shen ^_^

    share ko lang:

    i'm kinda disappointed in this product. i reviewed on my vlog as well, hehehe medyo ma-asim ako LOL

    it caused me to have black heads pa. sayang hindi ako hiyang.


  5. Woah, that's a lot of bb cream you put on the back of your hand. What i know is that you put like just a dot on your cheeks, forehead, nose, chin area and you're good to go. I heard  a lot goes a long way.


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