Bought this on a whim and glad I did - I threw out my regular mineral foundation since this was so much better! I have clear skin that doesn't get too oily (except for my forehead) so this is a great moisturizer with color correction/imperfection blurring powers. My face feels fresh like I have nothing on but the tone of my skin is even and matte. No sparkles which I love! The formula is very thin, but it's good cause it blends quickly and easily and a little goes a long way. You can use this if you want to spruce up a little before a workout or even as your regular makeup if you have decent skin already. I still do use a concealer on spots that need to be covered up, but overall I really like this and have bought it again.
A Decent BB for the $
I've been using Maybelline's BB cream for about four months now. At first, I thought it was the most amazing product ever invented - it evens my skin tone, moisturizes my skin and can also function as an adequate foundation primer. However, as more BB creams joined the market, I realized that Maybelline's BB cream doesn't perform as well as a BB cream necessarily should. Yes, it evens out my skin tone, but my skin honestly didn't benefit in any other way from the cream. Also, it isn't even a cream: It's more like a liquid. Finally, it provides little to no coverage, so for people with occasional acne (like me) your red spots will still show. If you have clear skin, Maybelline's BB cream is an excellent product to use when you want a lightweight, natural look, but don't expect any coverage.
I have to say that I don't hate this product half as much as many people that use it and have actually gone through two bottles of it (I didn't plan on repurchasing it, but someone gave me it as a gift and I thought I may as well use it up). I first purchased this product to use on days when I didn't feel like doing full foundation and I have to say that it served that purpose well. I have very clear skin that almost never breaks out, so this product was good for just making my skintone more even. It's a very liquidly product, though, and always made my skin sort of shiny so I would set it with either Hard Candy's Welcome Matte powder or NYC'S Smooth Skin loose powder and it would look fine. Admittedly, it did fade over the day, but I wasn't all that concerned about it since I did only use it on days when I wasn't going to be all that busy or in public often. I went through a kick recently where I used this product almost every day, and I noticed my chin began to break out really badly. Although I did like this product (though it certainly had its flaws), I really didn't like how using it regularly broke my almost always clear skin out. Time to search for another BB cream, I guess. :(
I decided to jump on the BB Cream bandwagon and give this a try. I have oily skin and this was not a good product for me. My skin became so greasy and shiny after just a couple of hours I could not wait to get home and wash it off. I would not recommend this for anyone with oily skin.
This BB cream doesn't provide much coverage but it does cover redness pretty well. It isn't very moisturizing because it made my skin really dry and flakey. The formula easily spreads and I find it best to apply it with my hands. Applying too much can make it look cakey and blotchy. I think its best for Oily-skin types not dry.
I switched to this for a while to see if BB Creams were for me. I ended up using this as my "foundation" for 5 months. I didn't need much coverage, though I do sometimes get some redness on my cheeks and it definitely covered that up nicely. I think I will repurchase this product once summer rolls around for those days I don't want to have much on my face & it also helps that its got sunblock built into it.