Saturday, May 19, 2012

Review: Maybelline MINERALS BB Cream

Hello readers, thanks for visiting my blog~♥ This time, I'll be reviewing Maybelline Clear Smooth MINERALS BB Cream.

Brightens skins: visible whitening effect.
Covers imperfections: reduces the appearance of pores, skin redness disappears.
Moisturizes+Protects: all day hydration + helps to protect skin from UV rays and free radicals. (SPF 26/PA+++)

Clinically proven: No oil. No fragrance. No pore clogging. Even suitable for sensitive skin. Dermatologist tested.

Swatches ~ Photo taken under natural outdoor light
Yea I admit that I'm a sucker for BB Cream and I will never ever leave my house without a layer of BB cream on my face! LOLZ! ok..actually~ I'm grateful with my oily and 'minor' acne prone skin, but sometimes I just feel insecure about my skins. So that's why I bought a tube of Maybelline BB cream when I was in Jakarta last year, it was super urgent because I had to stay in Jakarta for a week without any preparation. I didn't bring any of my BB cream with me~ Holyguacamole~ I rushed to local drugstore and bought this on a whim.

My first impression of the BB cream is: "NOT BAD."  I didn't have high expectations of a drugstore BB cream, but was pretty impressed with the result, and began to like it.
It gives a semi matte finish, blends well with my natural skin color and the texture is light and runny enough to be applied using a foundation brush.

It claims that it will help brightens skin, with continuous use I assume. I haven't checked it myself, though, I personally think BB cream won't help out whiten our skins. 

All in all, Maybelline BB cream can be a pretty good daily BB cream. Recommended for those with oily skin, it has a great oil control properties and suitable for sensitive skins.

What I like:
- Sun protection, SPF26/PA+++
- No fragrance.
- Suitable for sensitive skin.
- Gives me no acne issues.
- Moisturizing.
- Very affordable price :)
- Mini packaging (18ml)

What I don't like:
- Lack of coverage.
- Contains parabens.

Oil Control:Photobucket
Overall Rating:Photobucket

Okay, that's all for the review ^-^~
I'll be hosting a circle lens giveaway on my next post, so please stay tuned! ~♥♥♥


  1. wow a bb cream form maybelline :D
    i wish that more companies here in germany sell bb creams. but the only one who does it is garnier and this is more a fake bb cream :O

  2. great review! I have so far tried only Garnier´s BB cream and it is ok, but not something I would buy again.

  3. Here in America Maybelline doesn't sell BB creams ><

    It seems like a light tinted moisturizer for use when feeling lazy X)

  4. It's interesting how these non-asian brands are finally creating bb creams when the origin was from europe haha I will still stick to my asian brands though ^^

  5. Wahh.. a non asian brand bb cream.
    I must find it xD

  6. I love this BB cream too ^^

  7. Wow this seems strangely good for a non-asian bbcream. ^^ I've heard bad things about the Garnier ones and so forth, but I'm very surprised about how good this one looks.

  8. I bought this, and it's pretty cheap too. but it gave me a gray-ish hue. maybe it's cause my skin is on the dark yellow side. :(

    also left me with several zits. maybelline just isnt for me i guess. it may work with others though! :D I see lots of good comments about this producst.

  9. I recently found your blog and it's aaawesome *_* and you're so pretty! So glad I found it, so many useful tips and reviews. Wow a circle lens giveaway? So weird, exactly what i need. Oh well~ take care ^_^

  10. thanks for review :)
    jadi pengen coba sepertinya bagus *3*~

  11. too bad that it lacks coverage :o would love to try this though

  12. thank you for this for this review. i've been deciding to try this one along time ago. :)

  13. oh I like this bb cream, too! it's really nice and very cheap :D

  14. Ooo this doesn't look too bad! I really like BB creams with thick coverage though. XD

  15. i saw this ages ago but i thought that it probably wont do a great job like korean bb cream since they are the original producers LOL
    but i should check it out :D i kind of miss wearing bb cream instead of foundation!
    even my bf wears bb cream omg~ LOL

  16. The lack of coverage sucks. =[

  17. I have the same BB cream but I find it to sheer! >< It covers some of my imperfections but my skin stays quite red even after applying .____." Which is your favorite BB cream? <:

  18. I have this too, but I don't really like it D:

  19. This is one of the bb cream that doesn't oxidize on me!! But the coverage is quite sheer yet it's okay for me because I put on my concealer.

  20. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

  21. Hi! I'm from Philippines, and I love this article, in particular. :) I have seen this product once, in a store (Watsons). So, I'm doing some research and reviews to know more about this product, before buying, soon. BB Creams of Etude House are expensive (for me :p because it ranges like P800 or $20). Just sharing though. :) Thank you for this post! :)

  22. how much is this?

  23. great review! it looks pretty good but I guess it's a bit small for me. But again, I love this review :)