I was recently browsing the make-up shelves of Tesco (as you do) and came across the Maybelline BB Cream. I’ve never really been drawn to BB cream because I like coverage, and didn’t really see the point; however, any of you that live in the UK know that the last few weeks have been holiday hot, this has meant constant re-powdering and my makeup had been feeling very heavy. So I thought why not try it.
None of the testers really matched my skin so I decided to go with Universal Glow. As you can see from the picture below it is a very potent orange so I was a little worried about trying this out, however it seemed to have a lot of benefits and for the price…well you just can’t go wrong.
This BB cream claims to offer 8 benefits in 1:
<!–[if !supportLists]–>1. <!–[endif]–>Creates a natural glow
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<!–[if !supportLists]–>8. <!–[endif]–>Feels fresh
At first I thought, this is never going to look good, it’s so orange. But the old saying was definitely true; don’t judge a book by its cover. It applied really orange at first, but once I started to blend in with my fingers (which took a bit of doing) I must say I was rather impressed.
At first glance I was still skeptical but the more I applied the better it looked. If you’re having a bad day with your skin then I would avoid this as coverage isn’t great, but it doesn’t claim to have great coverage, which I like.. Honestly is the best policy 😉
In terms of what it does claim, I think they’ve done a pretty good job. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it hydrates all day, but in terms of everything else its bang on.
|Before | After|
One thing I would like to add that I found a little bizarre however is this; after about an hour I looked in the mirror and to my surprise it seemed to look a little better than at first. I have noticed this every time I’ve used it. I’ve never experienced this with a product before, and I’m not too sure if this is just me but I definitely felt that it looked more flawless after a short while before gradually fading during the day, like most products.
This is product definitely something I would re-purchase, and would highly recommend to people with clear skin who are just looking to even out their skin tone. For those good skin days or when you’re having a lazy day and just want that slight glow
Have you tried it?? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments below J
Speak soon x