Here's a BB from a widely popular brand, Maybelline! This was sent to me by Maybelline a few weeks back. It's one of the three BB's that the brand offers. This is suited for oily to combination skin.
Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free BB Clear Stick
This is Php 289.00 per stick.
It's quite unusual to see a BB that is in solid form. I was curious on how this would work on my skin since I do have oily skin.
Product info from the press release:
The packaging is very simple. It has the same design and color as the other BB Creams in tube form from the brand.
It has SPF 21 and PA+++.
The shade I got is 01 Fresh. This shade is closer to my skin compared to the other shade, Radiance.
Here's a closeup of the stick. I have used the stick twice before I took the photo above.
Swatch on paper
Swatch on arm
And below are pictures on how it works on my cheek:
With the BB
Concealed dark spots and topped of with powder
I'm not a fan of the smell... it's kinda... chemical-ish. But it's subtle so you can barely notice it a couple of minutes after application.
It has a matte, warm beige tone that is quite suitable to my skin. It has a medium, buildable coverage. Though it is buildable, I don't layer it since I notice that it doesn't blend well on my skin if I put too much. It looks too caky for some reason, especially if you have dry patches like on areas where I have pimples that I want to dry out (see my jaw area). It makes the flaky areas too visible.
It feels really light on the skin. Lasting power is pretty decent and it does help control oil. My face looks good in around 3-4 hours before I have to blot off the excess oil.
But for people with better skin condition than I do, it works really well. My friend, Aleja, really loves this BB Stick. Here's what she said about it:
"It's perfect. It's like magic!! It super blends well into my skin. Parang wala akong make-up pero meron. It doesn't feel heavy on my face. The best concealer-foundation. EVER!!!"
Btw, Aleja is a contestant on the on-going Maybelline BB Top Model Search. Please vote for her! Just go to the application on Facebook and type her name (Aleja) and vote! If she is included to the top 3 with the highest votes, I'll have a giveaway where I give out BB Creams to my readers! :D
So back to the review, below is a summary of what I think of it:
What I LIKE:
- Feels light on skin
- Has SPF 21 and PA +++ (Would appreciate higher SPF though)
- Locally available
- Suitable for combination-oily skin
- Shade is close to skin
- Easy to blend
- Matte finish
- Medium and buildable coverage
What I DON'T LIKE:
- The smell
- Makes the dry areas more visible
- Can look cakey when layered
- Only 2 shades available
So that's my review on Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free BB Clear Stick.
What do you think of this product? Have you tried their other 2 BB Creams?