You have heard a lot about BB creams or Blemish Balms, and many of you may have already used them, haven’t you? Invented by Korea, these skin creams claim to give us picture-perfect skin by hiding blemishes, covering pigmentation, and evening out the skin tone. India has also come up with its own BB creams, and Maybelline New York was the first brand to launch one. I always wanted to try BB creams and bought Maybelline New York ClearGlow Bright Benefit Cream as soon as I knew about it. Read on to learn more about my experience.
About The Brand Maybelline New York
The name ‘Maybelline New York’ needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular brands worldwide, and Indian youngsters are highly attracted to its products. Here are a few words from the brand itself:
“From a small, family-owned business to the number one cosmetics company in America, Maybelline New York takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk, empowering women to make a statement, explore new looks, and flaunt their creativity and individuality. Inspired by confident, accomplished women, Maybelline gives you scientifically-advanced formulas, revolutionary textures, and up-to-the-minute, trendsetting shades effortlessly, affordably, beautifully.”
About Maybelline New York ClearGlow Bright Benefit Cream
Maybelline New York ClearGlow Bright Benefit Cream is designed to provide eight beauty benefits in one cream. It freshens, brightens, hydrates, and smoothens skin while concealing imperfections for a flawless look. In addition, the cream improves the quality of the skin and provides UV protection with SPF 21/PA+++. It is easy to use, suitable for all skin types, and has a light, fresh feel on the face.
- Net Vol.: 18 ml.
- Price: Rs. 199
- Shelf Life: 36 months
- Availability: Easily available both online and offline
Maybelline New York ClearGlow Bright Benefit Cream comes in 3 super-saturated shades – ‘Nude’, ‘Radiance’, and ‘Natural’. The shade ‘nude’ caters to the darkest skin tone while ‘natural’ caters to the lightest.
Aqua/Water, Ethylhexyl, Palmitate, Niacinamide, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Talc, Octyldodecyl, Xyloside, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ascorbyl Glucose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum/Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool Limonene, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, And CI 77499, CI 77482, CI 77481
Maybelline New York ClearGlow Bright Benefit Cream comes in a glossy-green plastic tube with a silver screw cap on the top. It has a tiny nozzle to dispense a small amount of product, preventing product wastage. The tube is very small, and it fits in my palm easily. It is a lightweight and travel-friendly packaging. However, the opaque tube does not allow us to see how much product remains inside. Also, the quantity of the product is significantly less considering the price.
Look And Feel
The cream has a medium consistency that is neither thick nor runny. It is perfect for easy and smooth blending with a makeup sponge, a makeup brush, or even our fingers. It also has a smooth texture that helps it spread evenly on the face. The pleasant fruity fragrance of the cream fades away fast without causing a problem to sensitive noses.
My Take On Maybelline New York ClearGlow Bright Benefit Cream
I’ll be reviewing the shade ‘nude’, which suits my skin tone well. You need a small quantity of cream every time, and as said earlier, it spreads pretty quickly. I have oily skin, and the BB cream hydrates my skin well. Thus, I don’t need to apply moisturizer before using it. However, it is apt for dry, normal, and combination skin. If your skin is very oily, it may not suit you. Also, make sure that you do not apply this BB cream as it will leave an awkward white cast on your face.
After application, the BB cream instantly brightens my skin and evens out the tone. But, surprisingly, it does not provide any coverage to my skin imperfections! It does not hide or conceal my blemishes and marks. I need to use my go-to concealer for that purpose, which is a sheer disappointment. In other words, this product is not for people with problematic skin tones.
In my opinion, this BB cream is just like any other tinted moisturizer. It does not have additional features like actual Korean Blemish Balms. If you do not have prominent marks on your skin, you can only use this product daily. But if you want moderate to good coverage, this is not for you as this does not provide any coverage. However, it stays for around 4 hours on my skin and keeps my face hydrated and fresh for long hours. It also comes with SPF 21, protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.
How To Use
- Easily available
- Travel-friendly and cute packaging
- Evens out skin tone
- Hydrates skin
- Has SPF 21/PA+++
- Spreads easily
- Blends easily and smoothly
- It stays for 4 hours
- Keeps face fresh for long hours
- Less quantity considering the price
- It does not suit people with very oily skin
- It does not conceal imperfections
- It does not give any coverage
- Leaves a white cast when over-applied
Maybelline New York ClearGlow Bright Benefit Cream is nothing but a tinted moisturizer, which evens out the skin tone without concealing skin imperfections. It brightens the face and protects it from harmful UV rays with SPF. But you can get many other tinted moisturizers at a lesser price range. I am not very happy with the product, and I would not recommend it to anyone.