Monday, March 12, 2012
Review : Maybelline Clear Smooth BB White High Protection BB Cream
Skin perfecting cream instantly provides ultra UV protection and improvements to perfect your skin :
- Ultra high SPF50 PA+++ protection, protects skin against harmful UV rays
- Brightens skin instantly, more radiance
- Evens skin tone
- Smoothes the pores
- Corrects the appearance of dark spots
- Conceals imperfections
- Hydrates skin
- 12H wear
Gosh, its been ages since I last used Maybelline products and probably the first time I blogged about this brand on my blog. It was my very first brand in make-up when I was still a poor student.
Since then, I have moved on to other brands and never looked back.
This BB White is a 1ml sachet from a local magazine and it lasts me for an exact week of usage. Strangely enough, I just couldn't find more information on the product from Maybelline's website. Since its a relatively new product, I thought the product would be well-marketed by their PR people.
Maybelline BB UV White is dermatologist tested, non comedogenic, no added fragrance and the great thing is, its oil-free! It comes in 2 shades - 01 Fresh and 02 Natural.
Mine was 01 Fresh and it brightens up my skin, making me look brighter, fresher and more radiant. It glides onto my skin effortlessly and blends in and disappear. My skin looks smoother and more even-toned. The coverage is sheer to medium so it can't really conceal the redness on my skin, it just make it seem better. The oil-control is average, as my T-zone usually turned oily during mid-day. On my first day of usage, I was actually impressed that my skin is still fresh at the end of my work day. However, subsequent usages proved that it oxidised slightly at the end of each working day.
SPF50 with PA+++ was a big bonus as it provides a very high protection, for a BB cream. Amazingly, it doesn't feel greasy at all.
That said, I don't depend on it as a sunscreen protection because I only apply a light layer of it on the skin, which does not provide as an effective sunscreen protection for me, in general. So having a separate sunscreen underneath is still an essential step for me.