09/09/2013

Maybelline Clear Glow BB stick gives a flawless look but why do I look crappy in pics? Review

Years back when I was freshly out of college,a relative brought me this as a gift from abroad. It was in a navy blue and silver packaging..How I wish I could show you that!!!!
It was similar in size and look but was definitely much more creamy than this..I bit too creamy and that was probably because it had a double core like look..a creamy core I guess! If I can recall correctly,it was named as Maybelline foundation stick.
Fast forward to 2013---------------------->we have our own Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick :)
Product Info:
Flawless, Radiant Skin + 12hr Shine Control + 8 Benefits In Just 1 Step.
  • Mineral clay formula guarantees 12hr shine control.
  • Contains Saliccylic acid to manage combination & oily skin.
  • Provides a soft, matte and radient finish.
  • Sweat-resistant and sebum - resistant formula leaves skin fresh all day.
  • Hides appearance of pores & imperfection.
  • Contains SPF 21/PA+++ that protects skin from sun damage.
  • Instantly evens skin tone.
  • Provides a power-light feel on skin.
  • Easy To Use.
  • Dermatologist Tested.
  • Wont Clog Pores.
  • Suitable For All Skin Types Including Sensitive Skin.
  • Allergy Tested.
  • Suitable For Acne Prone Skin.
Directions to Use: 
Expert Tips On How to apply BB Stick
  • Swipe BB Stick on your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.
  • Blend in an outward direction towards hairline and jawline using quick, short strokes.
  • Finally, you could also apply a little Kajal and Lip Balm for a great natural look.
 Ingredients:

Price/Quantity: INR 250/10gm

Shades:
In India,only two shades are launched as yet:
  • Radiance (01)
  • Fawn (04)
 Packaging:

Well this seems to be the best part of the whole story... the packaging! It comes in a twist-up stick form and looks like a huge Lipstick. I like how compact it looks. You can throw it in your handbag and you are good to go. Its not messy at all and can be applied straight on the face and blend it with fingers. The good thing is that it has the Mfg date on the primary packaging unlike other products which have it on the outer carton (which gets thrown out anyway). Its cute and travel friendly!

My Take:
The much hyped and most talked about product (partly because the PRs were generous enough,specially with the shade fawn) of the year,Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick has found its way in almost everybody's kitty. Its good to see and easy to carry along. Its not too demanding a product in terms of usage..no brush,no sponge! Just squiggle a few lines on your face and blend it out well. It provides medium coverage..something that you would like on yourself on a daily basis..It evens out the skin tone  pretty well and in case one needs to cover some stubborn spots, one can build it up. I even use it often as a concealer for my undereyes..and it works well :)
The good part over....now the baddies :/
Dry skinned beauties will need some skin hydration before applying it specially in cooler months. Though the Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick cannot be called dry,I still need something beneath it to make blending easy. Secondly, it doesn't photograph well.All my pics looked ashy when I had this on,I guess the SPF is to be blamed for this con...So girls,if you think someone's gonna set their apertures on you better not go with this on!

My Likes:
1. Brightens face.
2. Evens out the complexion.
3. Hides minor undereyes and pigmentation.
4. Can be built upon for more coverage.
5. Blending isn't a big deal.
6. Cute Packaging.
7. Travel Friendly.
8. Doesn't require brush or sponge.
9. Affordable.
10.Manufacturing date on the bullet sticker and not just on the outer plastic (which gets thrown in any case)
11. Neither too creamy(gooey) nor too hard.
12. Easily available.

My Dislikes:
1. I want something hydrating beneath this for proper blending.
2. It doesn't photograph well, blame the SPF :(
3. The brand proved to be miser with their shade selection..I personally fall somewhere between Radiance and Fawn (FYI,I'm NC 35ish)

Last Word:
Its a wonderful product,Gives medium coverage and can be built upon. Its a boon for college and office goers given its ease of application and storage. Has SPF and is affordable.

Repurchase:
Yes Yes Yes!!!

Over All Rating: 4.5/5

17 comments:

  1. I like its light weight texture and you are right Aditi, it gives a white cast due to SPF in photos.
    Nice review!! :)

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    1. I love it too Nish...yaa I don't wear this if I have a chance of getting photographed :P
      Thanks yaaa :)

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  2. I didn't face the white cast yet, Loved the pix :)
    xoxo <3

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    www.youtube.com/MsShanayaSinner

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  3. I have this and loving it too nice review dear :)

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    1. Thanx Radha..and yayyyy for our common love ;)

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  4. I still need to try this out... Everyone seems to like this. i wish it had more shades though. I am so confused which one would suit me

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    1. Limited shade selection is a sure con Swati..Radiance would suit only fair girls not even medium..I'm NC35ish and it was lighter on me..Fawn,though I haven't used personally,is believed to go well with duskier tones..
      i would say visit a store,its easily available ans check for urself :)

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  5. I didnt pick the product specifically because both shades were not meant for me. one was too light and another too light... Nice review :)

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    1. I can totally understand that Shweta...most of us fall somewhere between these two shades.

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  6. Beautifully reviewed dear :) I was tempted with this one but having an acne prone skin I'm very reluctant for Maybelline base products - I got the clinique one and Loving it :)
    Lovely pictures sweets <3

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    1. U don't look acne-prone in pics Vipz..but i'm glad something worked well for you.
      n thanx gal xoxo

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  7. Great review Aditi...Yea it doesnt do that well in photos because of the SPF...otherwise i totally love it... :)

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  8. Same here Richa..i wear it everywhere I know I wont get clicked ;)
    thank u so much yaa :(

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  9. lol.... i agree i hate it for same reason!! Whitish cast in pics look ugly....
    btw the title was catchy, i had to stop and read whole of the post...
    great going :)

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    1. Hai na Sangy?
      C I'm not the only one ;)
      And thank u so much for stopping by :)

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