Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Instant Perfecting Cream (BB Cream)

Hello everyone!
I am here again rediscovering one product I've bought last year. I realized I kept on reaching out for this BB Cream this summer Read on to find out why!

For 299Php (like $6). It sounds like it's really cheap but it contains only 18ml so that's a little amount, just like a trial sized product. It comes in a squeeze-out tube.

From the label:
Our instant Skin Perfecting Cream is a perfect blend of 8 mineral ingredients. The unique earth color shade instantly improves and perfects your skin:
- Brightens skin
- Covers imperfections
- Moisturizes
- has  SPF 26/+++

I say:
Don't be fooled. It's not a mineral BB cream! Look at the ingredients!

Maybelline is joining the "Mineral Makeup" Bandwagon but you can see it's not really a mineral makeup. I still bought it though because I want to try out BB creams. Maybelline is also now joining the BB cream craze!

 I like:
- it's lightweight finish
- it's not creamy, it's quite runny- the consistency's the same as liquid foundations
- it has SPF!
- non-oily
- brightens my skin even though it has no shimmer particles
- very handy, you can drop this in your purse anytime!
- gives a matte finish 

What I don't like:
- limited to one shade only which is "fresh". Thank God, it blends well with my skintone. I don't know if people with morena skin tone can pull off the shade because the shade is light.
- if you're looking for a BB cream with more coverage, this is NOT for you. Coverage is minimal, can cover slight imperfections only
- after an hour, my t-zone gets shiny even when I applied loose powder after the BB cream (  sweat a lot though, this may not be the case for you)
- What is a BB cream really? I think this is more of a tinted moisturizer with SPF. A BB Cream's supposed to heal/whiten/lessen wrinkles, etc., right?

Here are some of my pictures without and with the BB Cream:
The pictures were taken without flash.

Without the BB: Excuse my pores, I wasn't wearing ANY makeup.

With the BB cream, without powder.
   (I don't like my moles!!)
Yes, I like the product as a tinted moisturizer, best for warm and humid days. But not enough for a BB Cream. The hunt for the best BB Cream continues!!!