Sunday, 26 August 2012

BB Cream Craziness!

I have read about these amazing BB creams and I really don't know how to use this since I  really don't put creams on my face not that my face is smooth but because I'm allergic to creams and had severe acne before. Whenever I put on creams, after an hour or so, new pimples will pop-out and red spots occur on some parts of my face. Anyways, BB stands for Blemish Balm which has the advantages of both skin care and make-up. It was actually started as a therapeutic moisturizers for patients who undergone laser surgery/chemical peel. Enough of the history! Let's start my first BB cream experience.

I was really curious about BB creams 4 months ago, I went to Watsons store in Bishan, SG and grabbed this MAYBELLINE CLEAR SMOOTH 8-IN-1 SKIN TRANFORMER which is about SGD15.90 (PHP550.00)  and about PHP229.00 in Philippines which is way cheaper (online searches).

Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-IN-1 Skin Transformer SPF 26 PA+++ Shade 02
(also available in Shade 01)

B.B Cream Brightens.Evens.Smoothes.Refines.Clears.
Conceals.Moisturizes.Protects Skin

Our instant skin perfecting cream is a perfect blend of 8 minerals ingredients. Our unique shade instantly improves and perfects your skin:
1. Brightens skin:visible whitening effect
2. Covers imperfections: reduces the appearance of pores, skin redness disappears
3. 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. Dermatologist tested.


As what I said earlier, I am allergic to creams but I used this in my few makeup sessions and surprisingly my skin did react really good on this. Let me elaborate. 
taken a month ago
MY ALLERGY. I am really concern with products that reacts well on my face and does not trigger my allergy that quickly. This is what I love about this Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream. I actually tried to let it stay a little longer on my face, like 4-5 hours but there were no harsh reactions. :D
BRIGHTENS SKIN. This does make my skin glow but  gives a minimal change when we are talking about "it lightens" skin. Maybe I need to try the 01 shade to see the difference.

COVERS IMPERFECTIONSA little of this goes a long way but this does not really covers black acne scars. It covers the redness and evens my skin on my cheeks though but this does not conceal black acne scars on my forehead. 

MOISTURIZES + PROTECTSWith my 4-5 hours experience every makeup session with this BB cream, did not give me the white and grayish effect with most of the other BB cream reviews I have read (I have tried another great BB cream which is Skin79 BB Pink Triple functions that gave a grayish look on my skin). Clogging of pores is not an issue for this BB creamthat's why this suits my very sensitive skin. 

Overall, great affordable drugstore BB cream for light and medium coverage. A very good alternative for foundation. I love the fact that gives a glow to my skin and the texture is great which is semi-matte finish. 4/5 rate for me!  

Put a small amount on forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.
Gently blend outwards.

with BB Cream

If you have any experience with this BB cream, please share your experience with me by writing a comment below or you can email me at

To know more about Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-in 1 Skin Transformer, please click this LINK.

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."
Sophia Loren

Love Lots,


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