Friday, June 24, 2011

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream

Blemish Balm Cream, better known as BB Cream, is now the craze in the world of cosmetics. What once was made by dermatologists in Germany for patients who have undergone laser treatments was discovered by Korean celebrities, where they used it as makeup. Koreans are famous for their flawless and glowing skin, and their rigorous skin-care routine which goes beyond cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, plus the BB Cream is the reason behind it.

There are lots of different brands of BB Cream out in the market, and for starters, we would want one that works and is affordable. This is when Maybelline comes into the picture!

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream is an all-in-one product. It's a moisturizer, sunblock, and a light liquid foundation. It contains 8 healthy minerals for 8 healthy skin results, giving you flawless skin in an instant!

Moisturizes like skin care: Oil-free formula keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours
Protects like sunblock: SPF 26/PA+++ protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays
Covers like a foundation: Hides flaws and imperfections without feeling heavy on the skin.

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream is dermatologist tested and suitable even for sensitive skin.

I'm on my second tube now, so it's time for a review!

This BB Cream has a watery texture, so it's definitely non-sticky.

Blending the BB Cream

At first, there was a grayish cast, like all BB Creams, but give it a few minutes, and it blends to your skin tone.

  • I have oily skin, and I find this BB Cream to be moisturizing enough. Sometimes, when I feel lazy, I skip moisturizing and this BB Cream works just as fine.
  • I like that it has SPF 26/PA+++.
  • It evened out my skin tone and reduced the redness of my acne marks. It made my imperfect skin look glowing and smooth!
  • No breakouts here. (Well, my small pimples are still there, but this did not add to the problem.)
  • I am fine with its watery texture; I feel that anything creamy would feel heavy on my face.
  • No more problems with the "one shade fits all" BB Cream like before, because now, 2 shades are available: Fresh for fair skin and Natural for darker skin.

  • You have to control the amount while squeezing the tube, or else you'd end up with too much BB Cream.
  • Its brightening effect wears off after 4 to 5 hours. It's best to use a pressed powder to set the BB Cream after application.
  • It had a lot of different types of parabens on the ingredients list.

  • Dot the BB Cream on your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin then blend outwards.
  • Top of with pressed or loose powder to make it last and to adjust the color (if needed).

Do you want to try this BB Cream first before purchasing? Well, you're in luck! Visit and create your own BB Cream commercial. You'll be Gerald Anderson's leading lady! :> When you do, you'll receive a text coupon for a free BB Cream sample which you can claim in the malls listed here:

This was the photo souvenir I got from the website. I used Maybelline's BB Cream in this photo. :)

Thanks for the free BB Cream samples, Maybelline!

Would I repurchase? Yes. I am on my second tube already!
Price: P249.00 for 18ml
Available in SM Department Store, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, Gaisano Metro Department Store, Watsons, PCX, Mercury Drug Stores (selected), Puregold Supermarkets (selected), Shopwise Supermarkets (selected), Robinsons Supermarkets (selected), and Sundance Direct Sales.

What BB Cream are you currently using? :)



  1. This looks like an awesome BB cream and Maybelline is such a reliable brand. I think I will have to try this out. :)

    Also, I didn't realize it was you in that souvenir picture! I thought it was an actual model for the ad, lol. You're beautiful! :)

  2. It is a great product indeed. Aww, Yumna you're so sweet! Stay beautiful! :)

  3. :D i like the new clear smooth bb cream! :D oh by the way. super kilig yung commercial no???

  4. new follower!! keep blogging sweets

  5. Hi Kumiko! :) Super kilig nga yung commercial! I was smiling the whole time I was watching it. Haha!

    Thank you; I followed you back. ;)

  6. i'm using a bb creamm from etude house for oily skin but i prefer to use foundations over bb cream because bb creams leave a white cast when used with flash photography. :)

  7. Yes, I agree! I think it because of the sunscreen ingredients that's why it leaves a white cast. On good skin days, this BB cream works like a dream and makes me look glowing; on bad skin days this can't give me the flawless finish that liquid foundation can due to its light consistency. :P

  8. Can't use this BB cream. I became super acidic with it!

  9. Aww. There are lots of other options out there. :D

  10. Sadly, this gives me a white cast!:(

  11. new follower here by the way! found my way into your blog from Lady E's:)

  12. Hi Meedge, there are lots of other BB cream out there that might be perfect for you. :) By the way, thanks for following my blog! I followed you back. :)

  13. Wonder how this would work on me. Good review. :D

  14. Hello Janinay, the Maybelline counters have sachet samples of this, maybe you could get one first before buying the entire tube. :)

  15. found my BB cream buddy.. I love this product!!! =)

    1. Glad you've found your BB cream match, Liz! ♥


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