Monday, 3 December 2012

NicaBell Review: Maybelline NY Clear Smooth BB Cream

Makeup beginners, BB cream lovers and Maybelline NY fans!

I am proud to present ya'll with this little cutey^^



Brand: Maybelline New York
Made in: China
Range: Clear Smooth
Skincare Type: BB cream/ tinted moisturizer/ face primer/ makeup base
Product contains/weight: 18ml
Main promoted/key/active ingredients: 8 mineral ingredients
Claims: 8-in-1 skin transformer. Brightens.Evens.Smoothes.Refines.Clears.Conceals.Moisturizes.Protect skin

What it says on the tube: Our Instant Skin Perfecting Cream is a perfect blend of 8 minerals ingredients. Our Unique Shade instantly improves and perfects your skin:
  • Brightens skin: visible whitening effect
  • Covers imperfections: reduces the appearance of pores, skin redness dissapears
  • Moisturizes +Protects: all day hydration + helps to protect skin from UV rays and free radical

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

Ingredients: AQUA/WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE GLYCERIN, ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANOATE, PEG-9 POLYDMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DIMETHICONE/ POLYGRYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, DISODIUMSTEAROYL GLUTAMET CHLORPHENNESIN, DISODIUM EDTA, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PROPYLPARABEN TOCOPHEROL, ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, PEG-9, ETHYLPARABEN, ZINC GLUCONATE, MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, COPPER GLUCONATE, [+/- MAY CONTAIN, CI 77891, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491,CI 77499, CI 77492/IRON  OXIDES]. (F.I.L D34384/1),

Pricing: RM

Application: Texture is runny liquid. It has a sheer coverage. It cannot cover the acne scars and redness on my face completely. I can still see faint redness and discoloration of the acne scars but not as dark without applying the BB cream. However, the BB cream is buildable to cover the redness and dark acne scars. Apply a thin layer over a thin layer will diminish the scars and redness. Or pat on a tiny amount as concealer.

The product is not oily and if your face is moisturized properly, the BB cream would not cause your face produce excessive sebum. I wore the cream since 7.30am and stays dewy till after work. I do not use any other powder to set it and did not re-apply or touch up the BB cream. 

When I say dewy, which I still can't believe I'm using the word, I mean healthy shine. Not oily shine. I've been on the oily side even when I have some dry area on my face. But this BB cream works well on my skin. It is matte on first application, even without setting powder, and turns healthily shine about 5 hours or so. It glides smoothly and pores are less visible. 

The texture is so light, you can barely feel it. It won't sits into your laugh lines or fine lines on your face. 

This lovely BB cream contains Titanium Dioxide but that does not stop me from buying and putting it on to my face. There are some acne pop out here and there but nothing major like when I used Dr. G Gowoonsesang Brightening Balm SPF 30 PA++. (click the link to read my review). 

A pea size of the product goes a looooong way. Not to forget that it has SPF 26 PA++. Not much but better than none.

I love that:- 
~ Light. Feels like I'm wearing nothing. 
~ Doesn't sits nor floats on laugh lines &laugh lines.
~ Won't cause excessive sebum production. 
~ Healthy shine.
~ Buildable as light concealer. 
~ Do not cause itchiness for me when I'm on my sensitive skin days. 
~ Available in 2 shades.
~ Attention Frugal Sims! The price is super affordable. 
~ Small, light and cute tube packaging. Easy to grab and go. 
~ Small nozzle. Great control for amount needed. 

I dislike that:- 
~ If only the coverage is a bit thicker/better, no building as concealer process. 
~ SPF 26 when we need at least SPF 30 as a minumum recommanded protection against the hard glare sun.
~ I doubt the moisturize part it says on the packaging. To retain moisture might be the better word.

My shade: 02 Natural
See the tiny hole of the nozzle?

Will I purchase it again? Yes. I bought the product for my brother before. I swear, he is a closet metrosexual man. He wears BB cream to cover his accident's scars on his face. Then I took some to experiment on my face, I like it. Forget about the light coverage, it do not cause breakouts. That is all the reason I will purchase it if I ran out of it again. 

I'll give this product 4 out of 5 stars. So many lovely thing it do deserves dome high mark.

Till next time. Buh bye^^ 

xoxo

NicaBell

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