Its been quite some time that i got to know about the existence of BB Cream's. As usual, watched one of Anna's make up routine and she used a bb cream instead of a foundation. It looks creamy and easy to apply. Plus on Anna it seems to have given her good coverage.
Bb cream is short for beauty balm. This particular bb cream: Maybelline Clear Smooth Bb Cream, i got from Watsons was priced at rm14.90, where else it was rm19.90 in Guardian. (checked the price at Guardian on the same day i bought it from Watsons) its like rm5 cheaper in Watson! how can that be?
Anyway this bb cream's benefits are :
- skin brightening
- covers imperfections
- moisturizes + protects ( has SPF26)
I swatched the 2 shades on the back of my hand and found that the fresh was too white for me.
So i went with natural. It comes in a mint color 18ml tube.
Applied it before work started and by 10am, my face felt oilier than usual (bare in mind that i do have oily skin) and it got a bit patchy because i sweat easily. So for you girls that have medium to dry skin, it wouldnt be a problem. On the coverage part, i felt it gave me sheer to medium coverage. I guess it might be buildable. It doesnt really cover my imperfections but it made my complexion looks smooth and even .
Kinda disappointed because i was expecting true coverage from it as it was for Anna.But in reality Anna used a different brand and it was silly of me of thinking that i'd get the same results.
To me i find it works like a foundation, except that it has benefits for my skin.The texture is runny and i just use my fingers to even it out on my face. It absorbs into the skin and blends well after only 1 or 2 minutes.
Value for money: for Rm 14.90, it definitely cheap but u dont get a lot of product in it.