Friday, January 27, 2012

Maybelline Clearglow Bright Benefit Cream ( BB Cream) Review

Yes, I am also hit by the BB cream frenzy. If you're like me, with oily skin and acne was your constant companion, you'd be BB Cream frenzy hit too! I bought it out of a smallish shop and I got a badge  of I <3 Maybelline and Clearglow BB cream. I was happier to see the freebie than to see the Maybelline Clearglow Bright Benefit Cream!

Shades Available: Natural, Radiance, Nude.

You can Buy it online at Healthkart

or Cosmetix or Stylecraze

I was not exactly happy to see only 3 shade choices but I still bought 01 Nude just to see how it works out.

What Maybelline Says:
 Why You’ll Love It:
  1. 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.
  2. Easy to use
  3. Dermatologist Tested
  4. Wont clog pores
  5. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin

My Experience:
I just dabbed on the cream, didn't use a brush or anything.

 Bright Benefit cream stays true to its name and it did make my skin appear brighter. I don't have an uneven skin tone problem so I cannot tell you how it fared in that area. It provides light to medium coverage; was not effective with the dark circles and the zit popping up here and there. It does conceal the redness.

On my super oily skin, the mattifying effect lasted for 2 hours and will last more if you set it with powder.I didn't need any sunscreen after using this neither I needed a moisturiser.

At night, I did see a whitish cast around the eyes but only around the eyes.

Why you should buy it:
  • It will make your skin appear brighter(not fairer, mind you!).
  • Should be able to conceal minor blemishes.
  • Mattifies but for how long will depend on your skin.
  • No allergies/reaction(I have sensitive skin)
  • You won't need moisturiser with this( Unless you've absolutely dry skin.)
  • No breakouts or should I say no *new* breakouts!
  • Provides UV A And UV B protection.

Why Give it a Pass?
  • If you're looking for medium to heavy coverage, this won't help you (even with a foundation on top of it)  
  • Limited shade option.
  • Did leave a whitish cast around my eyes.(SPF is the culprit, I guess)

Will I buy it again?
Unless something better comes out, I will!

My Rating:8.7/10 (I would like more shade options and a heavy coverage variation)

Recommendation:Go ahead! Try it. You were going to buy it anyway;)