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Maybelline Clearglow BB Cream Review & Swatches in Shade Radiance

With Maybelline BB cream doing rounds around the blogsphere, here’s my version on how it flared on my super dry skin.

  1. Provides 8 benefits in 1 step!
  • Instantly brightens : Brightens skin to one tone lighter.
  • Protects with SPF 21/ PA+++ : Has a smooth, light & non-greasy texture.
  • Evens tone : Hides imperfections & corrects uneven skin tone.
  • Hydrates : Moisturises all day(8 hours).
  • Conceals : Perfectly conceals flaws, blemishes & redness.
  • Smoothes : Instantly makes skin softer & smoother.
  • Mattifies : Controls shine all day.
  • Freshens : Resists sweat & sebum for 5 hours.
  1. Easy to use
  2. Dermatologist Tested
  3. Wont clog pores
  4. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin


Price: 199INR for 18ml. I got it from stylecraze.com


  • Just squeeze out a little BB Cream(in about the size of 50 paise coin), then apply it on your forehead, chin and cheeks.
  • Spread it all over your face with short, quick strokes.
  • Finallly, you could also apply a little Kajal and Lip Balm for a great natural look.

Available Shades:

  • Nude
  • Radiance
  • Natural

  My Take on the Product:

Packaging is pretty attractive with green coloured tube & steel twist up cap. The product comes out through a small pin opening in the nozzle. The shade Radiance is perfect match for most of the Indian skintones. The BB cream gives sheer to medium coverage but if you have any prominent dark spots or blemishes then it won’t be able to give the complete coverage. The consistency is not very thick and spreads on skin easily.

The cream takes sometime to get sink into the skin and till that it looks like a whitish cast on your skin. It does gives a nice dewy look with natural glow but on my super dry skin it is not enough moisturizing for me.I am not sure of the staying power as I find myself reapplying this again & again due to lack of enough mousturization for my very dry skin. I just can’t manage to wear this alone or else I start getting a stretchy feeling.At max I have stayed for 3 hours wearing this alone for first time & again I need to reapply this. I generally mix it with my Pond’s TM. Once it gets sinks into the skin looks very natural & gives a radiant dewy look but somehow I prefer my Pond’s TM over this which is enough moisturizing for my dry skin & gives a good medium coverage.

The Good about Maybelline Clearglow BB Cream:

  • Gives sheer to medium coverage on skin.
  • Light textured & does not feel heavy on skin.
  • Gives a dewy glowy skin.
  • Easy to use tube packaging.
  • Contains SPF.
  • Shades available are very much a good much for Indian skin tones.
  • Economical

The Not-so-Good about Maybelline Clearglow BB Cream:

  • Not enough moisturizing for my very dry skin. Reapplication is required every few hours.
  • Takes time to get sink into skin which makes it inconvenient to use this during emergiences.

Final Verdict:

The Maybelline BB cream comes in three shades which are a close match for most of the Indian skin tones. It gives a sheer to medium coverage but won’t give a complete coverage for prominent dark spots & blemishes. The cream takes time to get sink into skin till them it looks like a whitish cast on my skin which I don’t like. Its very light textured and is not enough moisturizing for my dry skin. I am still not comfortable using this alone & prefer my Pond’s TM over this. It does give a dewy look with natural glow on skin but moisturization is critical for my dry skin which it fails to deliver.

Overall Rating:3/5



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49 Responses

  1. I didnt like the white cast that it gives! But may suit me as my undertone color yellow is very much pronounced.Anyways, this is the reason i didnt buy, because in winter my skin becomes fry and I need heavy moisturisation.I may buy this during summer though.

  2. Sorry i meant dry not fry! Razz

  3. indrani

    Shrilata wen i saw u r review the first thing that came to my mind without reading the review was btw this and ponds tm which do u recommend i got my answer .By the way did u try out the new ponds age miracle ?

  4. indrani

    By the way can the shahnaz hussain chocolate cream b used in summers?

  5. Another thing, I placed an order today for Shanaz hussain chocolate pack, do you recommend it for my normal to dry skin?

  6. Looks quite good Grin Great review!

  7. OMG now dats telepathy…I bought this cream some 10 days back and just 2dy thought of asking u to review it because I dint like it much (my skin is DRY in winters) + I have never used any foundations other than daily wear souffle..that too I use minimally.. so I thought maybe I was having a biased opinion..thanks for reviewing it Sri!

  8. Piya

    Nice review! I might try this out sometime if I can find it.. I am really enjoying the parachute advansed body lotion and I have been using it for sometime now. It has really improved my skin by making it softer and smoother.

  9. Megha

    Yay i would suit my oily skin Grin nice review Shri.

  10. indrani

    I know u love ur ponds age miracle TM m yet to try that coz where i buy the day n night cream they nver keep ponds TM . I have to purchase it online

  11. tula

    which shade of bb cream is best suited for wheatish skin?

  12. Tanya

    Hey! I have very fair, combination skin. Which shade of Maybelline BB Cream will suit me? Thanks Big Smile Smile

  13. nupur bhatia

    Hey…BB cream causes white patches on my skin…can u suggest some ways to over come this…? I hv normal skin type

  14. Ashtha

    it’s my first visit here and i’m in love with it. i was searching for maybelline BB cream review and i saw this i have a query that this cream have limited shades like nude, radiant and natural what is perfect shade for whitish complexion i mean not too fair and not too dark or olive….plz help

  15. Tanvi

    Hi Shrilata,

    Gr8 review..!!!

    I am using Ponds TM in Sheer ivory 01 shade which suits me perfectly. Which shade of this maybelline bb cream will suit me, radiance or natural?

    • Even I use Sheer Ivory from Ponds Tanvi Smile & I use radiance from Maybelline BB cream.

      • Tanvi

        Thanx for the reply..vl try this in radiance Smile

        Nd i m in love with Ponds TM in ivory shade, but unfortunately its no lnger available in Pune, Mumbai..not even online….

        I don’t wana part with my pond’s TM but i am about to finish my bottle Frown and its no where available in ivory shade.. weep

  16. tripti

    Hi ! is this bb cream is for daily use ? and aim fair which one will suit me best? Question

  17. You are welcome dear!

  18. Kamal

    Heya…. I m havin complexion in b/w dusky-wheatish, which shade of bb cream suits my comlexion? Plz hlp..

  19. aaliya

    i’m again asking a question actually there is a reason i found ur blog like a hidden treasure Wink and i’m ur permanent Fan Big Smile ……hope u won’t mind….as i told u i have acne prone skin…is this BB cream is suitable for me?? and Can this bb cream hide pimple marks n dark spots??

  20. Sana

    Hello can I use ponds tinted moisturiser daily every morning ? It’s safely use on daily routine ? And what about ponds BB cream , have u tried ?

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