Thursday, 14 March 2013

Maybelline BB Stick: Swatches, FOTD and Review

Do you remember the childhood days of capes and jumping-the-lava? I never was the stereotyped, if-you-didn't-do-this-you-never-had-a-childhood kid, or a I-own-a-million-barbies girl. I was more of a tomboy back then. I had a strong inclination for blacks and had sworn never to wear lipsticks because 'Eewwww! That is like eating craaayons' My kid brain thought it was aunty types to grow long hair. I used to nibble my nails and a part of my fingers off. Ha! That is one of the reasons Batman was my favorite super hero B) He was black, he was cool. I somehow detested the Powerpuff girls. I mean, Buttercup? A cup of butter?, thought 10 year old me. Fast forward 6 years, and *sigh*, pink happened. From an avid Tomboy to 'Ooooo I have to buy coral lippie for summer' 'Boy, I totally need to buy new nail paints already! I mean, my collection of 30+ nail paints doesn't have summer colors hmph! 

What still remains the same? My superheroes ^_^ Just that I find them in make up now.

Introducing my Dark Knight, the very awesome Maybelline BB Stick.



What does Maybelline claim?


  1. FLAWLESS, RADIANT SKIN + 12HR SHINE CONTROL + 8 BENEFITS IN JUST 1 STEP!
    • Mineral clay formula guarantees 12hr shine control.
    • Contains Salicylic acid to manage combination & oily skin.
    • Provides a soft, matte and radiant 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.
  2. EASY TO USE
  3. DERMATOLOGIST TESTED
  4. WONT CLOG PORES
  5. SUITABLE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES INCLUDING SENSITIVE SKIN
  6. ALLERGY TESTED
  7. SUITABLE FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN


There are two shades available:

Radiance and Fawn. I got the fawn.

Cost: Rs.250/- for 10 grams 

Shelf life: 30 months

The product comes in a twist up packaging in a sturdy plastic container. Teal = winner. 

I was skeptical when I initially received the product. A stick to slide on skin and give coverage? 
And then, magic happened. 




The stick glides on like a dream, I kid you not. I applied it after moisturizering and it was super easy to blend it. Here is a picture of just the stick and kajal on my face. I haven't set it with compact yet.

Notice how the redness is almost not there? 


This is after I set it with compact. 

The yellow tinge just wouldn't go away. Or was it too harsh a sunlight?


And this picture is after 6 hours of wear and a touch up with compact. My nose and chin got a little oily after like three hours. 

The redness is noticeable here.The stick had faded away a little, I think.


Awesome, right? Do you notice the amazing coverage? It has concealed all the redness. I haven't used any concealer here. *Excuse my dark circles though, I have been sleep deprived* It did do a commendable job in covering a little of the dark circles too. 

So how do I use it?

1. I cleanse and tone the skin and apply moisturizer.
2. I dab it on my forehead, chin, cheeks and the nose and blend with mild pressure.
3. I re-apply on dark circles and eye lids, blend.
*Optional: Concealer*
4. I set it with compact as I have oily skin.
5. Finish with a swipe of kajal, mascara and lipstick. 

It didn't break me out and neither did irritate my existing acne as it contains salicylic acid.

Lets list the pros and cons already!


  • Gives a good coverage for blemishes.
  • Blends super easily, glides like a dream.
  • If you have mild dark circles, consider them concealed too.
  • Doesn't break out/irritate the skin.
  • Contain SPF 21
  • Easily available across all Maybelline counters and major online shopping portals.
  • It makes the brightness and the color of the lippies stand out.
  • Sweat resistant
  • Contains salicylic acid. 
  • Super affordable
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Smooth finish. The pores are minimized and skin looks radiant.
  • Gives a nice glow.
  • Doesn't feel heavy on the skin, its light weight.


The cons:

1. Shades. There are just two shades available. I got the fawn, but it is dark for me and goes yellow on my skin. From the swatches that I found, Radiance might suit me better. But finding a shade for every skin tone from these two shades might be difficult. Maybelline, do give us a range of shades and we will love you all the more.

My rating?
4.5/5 Its an excellent product, I have no cons. -0.5 for lack of shades. 

You guys used it? Loved it? No? Let me know! 

PS: Product sent by PR for review purpose. My opinions are honest, hand on heart. 

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10 comments:

  1. im in love with this:) have been using it for 2 weeks daily :) its awesome ,no?:D n u look super pretty :)
    -Poorva

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    1. Thank you Poorva, it sure is a good one :D

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  2. Looks good! Great blog hun

    Check out my blog and follow if you like it :-D

    http://thepocketsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. hey! his does look good on you! Even I've got one. Still in the process of experimentation :)

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  4. hey could you tell me which lipstick shade r u wearin please...

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    1. Hey! Sorry about the late reply - its Oriflame Studio Artist Illuma Flair :) You can find the review on the blog :)

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