Today, I am going to review Maybelline BB Stick, a highly raved product after the Maybelline BB Cream. I have tried the latter before and it made my skin ghastly white and oily so never had a second thought to use it again. Once this BB stick was launched, I wasn’t that tempted to try it and I had no belief on the ‘matte’ effect to be frank. Let us check how it fared.
Rs.250 for 10g
The BB stick comes in a beautiful turquoise colored twist up tube, in a stick form. The tube packaging makes it very handy, user friendly and travel friendly.
This stick come in 2 shades (Read only two shades!) namely Radiance and Fawn. The shade radiance is meant for fair to medium skin tones whereas the fawn is for dusky to medium skin tones. Fawn is a medium-light shade with yellow undertones. Indian dark beauties will never find this shade good on their skin :( My skin tone is tad darker than fawn; I have a dusky-dark skin tone. Fortunately, the shade somehow blends on my skin and matches without leaving a white caste behind. The shade choices are too bad really! Only two shades for all Indian skin tones? That is not fair at all.
It has a smooth texture that glides easily onto the skin. You have to immediately blend this after applying it over your face and it blends like a dream! Seriosuly..! It is much more better than the BB cream in terms of blending. After blending, it settles into a fine matte finish. The coverage is medium.
While coming to the staying power.. It stays on my skin for about 6 hours without melting. But the 12 Hr Shine control claim.. Are you kidding? It turns my T Zone oily in 2-3 hours (Credit goes to Chennai’s Summer). And after that I need to touch up my face with a compact. I use it in a light hand as it is not the perfect shade for me and till now I haven’t experienced any side effects such as breakouts, allergies with this BB stick! (I am using it for past few ways)
Before and After Applying:
Overall, it is a tricky product I would say. If it matches your skin tone perfectly, you will LOVE it like anything! If it doesn’t, then you are going to be disappointed. Maybelline… Please introduce some more shades! Please!
- Handy and travel friendly packaging
- Easy to use stick form makeup
- Feels light on my skin
- Medium coverage
- Affordable price
- Easily available
- Smooth, easily blend-able texture
- Not dry or patchy
- Causes no breakout
- Evens out skin tone with regular use
- Staying power is good
- Settles into matte finish
- A good daily use makeup stick for everyone!
- 12 hr shine free claim is totally false!
- Dry skinned ladies will need a moisturizer beneath.
- Only 2 shades..!!? Grrr
Do I Recommend?:
Yes! This product is so much better than the BB Cream from the same brand in terms of blending and matte finish. This one has become many girls HG makeup stick too! But keep in mind to swatch test the BB stick before buying it to know whether any one of these two shades suiting your skin tone or not.
Would I Repurchase?:
May be.. not sure! Whatever I put on my skin, turns my T zone greasy like hell due to this South Indian peak summer. I guess my winter skin will love it :) Currently I am using this makeup stick as my everyday eye makeup base and it works excellently. If it suits me well in winter, I might buy it again.