Yes.. The Maybelline BB Creme seems to be everywhere now... And I too laid my hands on one!
What's this BB now? That stands for Bright Benefit. So on the whole its Maybelline Clearglow Bright Benefit Cream. So what does the company claim?
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.
Comes in 3 shades: Natural, Radiance, N*de
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I took a very small dollop of the creme and dotted it all over my face and then blended it in. The creme consistency is a wee bit thick. It requires good blending. And to use it as a base of makeup you might want to leave it for a few minutes to be absorbed well in the skin before applying anything atop of it.
|Before application. Just my cleansed face. With no cream, nothing on it.|
|Immediately after application. Just nothing but the BB Creme.|
Here's the before and after application pics!!!
As per the claims of the product, yeah it did brighten my skin instantly, hydration was very good (infact in the 'after usage' pic I've actually not used anything on my skin except the BB Cream, not even a moisturizer as base! Loved its hydration...), it did even out the tones, it did smoothen out my skin and added a glow, mattification didn't happen immediately, after some 10 mins it did mattify.
However the SPF content, I'm someone who's in sun always and I use nothing less than 30 or 40. So 24 is good but not perfect for me! Thanks to my travels in the hot, humid part of the world, I sweat so badly, so the freshen part of the claim was not very good with me. But acceptable, I sweat a lot. But for normal formal everyday use, this is perfect! Concealing was pretty good but some spots didn't get concealed even with double layer of BB Cream at those places, but if you have a spotless face, no issues!
Just applied Maybelline BB Creme as base. No moisturizer, no foundation, no compact, no powder, nothing but the BB Creme as base. Atop it are,
Deborah Milano Ombretto Mono Hi Tech Eyeshadow in Shade 34
Lakme Defining Eyeliner in Aqua
Lakme Pure Rouge Blusher in Peach Affair
Deborah Milano Euphoric Shine Lip Gloss in Shade 03Overall, loved it... Totally loved it... I could just use this and skip my moisturizer, foundation and also my powder. For everyday use (that's if I'm not gonna be in sun too much), I could skip sunscreen too!
The product was gifted by the company through New-Love Makeup Blog, however the opinions are of my own experience and are this post does not to advertise the product.