Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review : Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Cream

Hi Beautiful!

Wow... It feels that it has been so long since I opened my dashboard... I have been busy lately. I don't have the time to write some posts in the blog (which I am very sorry for) nor have I visited and read my favorite blogs. 

Anyway, just to make it up to all my readers, I shall post a review on something that most of you have probably seen and might be interested in trying out since it is a BB Cream...


Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Cream

The shade I got is Natural.
I think I should have gotten the fairer one since this is a few shades darker than me. :P

I bought this because I wanted to try out more BB Creams and I wanted to know if it will work as good as those from Asian brands. Plus, it's light on the budget so I wasn't hesitating on getting it.

Here are infos from the product's box:
It has SPF26 PA+++

About the product

What the product promises

List of ingredients


Instructions


The product comes in a plastic tube form like most BB Creams.
The packaging is pretty much like most of Maybelline's products - bold, light colors and fonts. It's also more affordable than most BB Creams out there!

Here's the back of the tube

The cap doesn't have a stopper or whatever it is you call that blocks the hole of the tube. It kinda spills a little amount of the product on the cap which makes it look a little messy.


Here's the product on my hand.
 
As I said before, the shade is kinda dark for me.
The color is very warm so it suits Asian skin like mine.

Here it is when blended.

 The finish is a bit dewy actually. No glitters too. It's light on the skin and dries in a decent amount of time. It's easy to blend too and it is unscented so no annoying smell!

About what it promises, 
I can't really tell if it does brighten because I got a darker shade. I use a light powder to even my face out (plus it helps mattify my face and oil control). 
I don't think it refined my huge pores. I still use my pore refining makeup primers. 
It does moisturize! It doesn't have oil control though.
Finally, it helps conceal my blemishes and even my skin since it has a medium coverage. Yayy!

Been using this for a week and I didn't get any irritation nor breakouts.

So here's my summary:

LIKES:
♥ Feels light on skin
♥ Dewy finish
♥ Affordable at around Php250!
♥ Locally Available
♥ Has SPF 26
♥ Easy to blend
♥ Medium coverage
♥ Unscented
♥ Moisturizes
♥ No breakouts
♥ No irritations

DISLIKES:
♥ Didn't really refined my annoying, large pores
♥ Doesn't have oil control. Face gets shiny in only 2 hours.
♥ Gives my face a white cast with flash photography

Will I buy again?
It's actually a decent product... especially considering how affordable it is. But I might probably not buy it anytime soon since I want to try more products.

The Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Cream really does make putting makeup on easier and faster since it is already your foundation, moisturizer and sunblock in one... Aren't all BB creams like that? Anyway, I actually still put sunblock since I don't think SPF 26 is enough. Haha! 


Have you tried Maybelline's Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB Cream yet?
What are your thoughts about this?


Cheers!
DAWN

21 comments:

  1. hehehe i have words for this bb cream LOL

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  2. Hey Marge? I'm curious to know your thoughts on this since you've tried far more BB creams than I have. :P

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  3. I've tried their other BB cream, the older one, I think. I liked it for everyday although it's a bit sheer. And that's the first I've tried so I didn't have anything to compare it to :)

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  4. hindi ba nakaka pimples to? :))

    Michael Macalos
    http://michaelmacalos.blogspot.com

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  5. I have this in the lighter shade, i like it for everyday cos it's easy to apply (really blendable) and to remove (versus korean brands, which i find quite hard to remove with just facial wash haha). too bad it sucks in the oil control part

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  6. Aya - Is the older version gone na?

    Michael - so far hindi, for me. :)

    ChinChin - I don't notice the removing part. Haha. Probably cuz I'm so used to very heavy coverage foundations that I find BB creams so easy to remove. LOL

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  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLFiHifUav0

    hahaha damang dama mo diether ocampo ko dyan LOL

    oh well, thankful na rin akech, it's my most viewed EVER hahaha

    Aya beh, yan parin yun, packaging lang naiba ;-)

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  8. I've tried that bb cream several times. I like it although there are times it broke me out. Maybe because I used a powder that is not good for my skin. I kinda hate the dewy finish since I have oily skin. ^^, great review!

    :)

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  9. i think this is my first bb cream back in college hahaha :)

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  10. Marge - Thanks for the link! :P

    Alice - I just pat some powder on top of it to lessen the dewy finish. Thanks! :)

    Hazel - I haven't been using BB creams til recently. Haha. I didn't even know that this particular one has been out for years. :P

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  11. i tried the old version, i think its the same formula..sadly its just like a tinted moisturizer, it does not work as well as korean bb creams and i agree with ur cons. it did not work for me :( but because i bought it i used it for daily use before but w/a combination of powder, it makes it look matte and lasts longer with powder :)

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  12. aMz - it's probably better as a makeup base then. :P

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  13. hello po ate!
    would you recommend this on an oily face? haha :)

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    1. I guess it's okay for oily face pero it doesn't really control oil. Try the BB Stick. It is better for oily skin. :)

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  14. HI! I'm using the same BB Cream and shade. I also have very large pores on my nose and cheeks and it actually covers them! What I do is put 3-4 dots on each cheek then blend it DOWNWARDS. It covers my pores after that. :D

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    1. Thanks for the tip! Will try that technique! :D

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  15. I have the same product but it's 01 fresh.i've applied it twice p lang pero sobrang happy wid result.1shade fairer k pagkapply then aftr 2hours ganun p dn xa mga after 4hours mgretouch k n kc mejo ngooil n.pero ok n ulit aftr.

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  16. Jing tap pai ling shan i am unable to use dis product so i through it out.

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  17. I'm also using this bb cream in fresh shade which is about the same shade as my skintone. I do have to agree that it gets oily after a few hours. I did also get this bb cream because of the price. But there's still cheaper bb creams that this. Sansan is actually p150 but it only comes in one shade-natural. :-(

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    1. The San San one is good and affordable but too bad that it doesn't have other shades. It's too dark on me.

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  18. What other shades are available?
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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