Maybelline clear Glow BB Stick Review and Swatches - Indian Beauty Forever
Friday, 8 March 2013

Maybelline clear Glow BB Stick Review and Swatches

Maybelline Clear Glow Shine Free BB Stick SPF 21 Radiance
Hello everyone,
Recently Maybelline launched their Clear glow shine free BB stick with SPF 21 in two shades.Ever since the word BB hit the Indian beauty market, everyone seems to get hands on at least one specially those who do not like heavy cakiness on their face but only sheer coverage.I will review the Maybelline BB stick in Radiance today.
Price: 250 INR for 10 gm with a shelf life of 30 months. 
About the product: Maybelline Clear Glow Shine-Free B.B Stick SPF 21gives:
It’s 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.
Maybelline BB Stick
Maybelline clear Glow BB Stick


I got it a couple a days ago and it was still under test and now, I am all set to proceed with the review. Please do excuse me for the not so good quality pictures as my regular camera is not with me and the one I have used did not offer good quality pictures.
Maybelline BB Stick
Maybelline clear Glow BB Stick

Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick
Maybelline clear Glow BB Stick

Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick radiance
Maybelline clear Glow BB Stick

How to Use: I use it by making little swatches on the high points of my face and then blending it gently. 
 
Maybelline Clear Glow Shine Free BB Stick
Maybelline clear Glow BB Stick

My Experience: I have tried both Maybelline BB cream and Garnier one earlier and in fact I am still using my Garnier one as a base for foundation sometimes.
This Maybelline Clear Glow Shine-Free B.B Stick comes in twist up like packaging and a transparent cap which is very sturdy, making it compact and travel friendly.  It is around three inches in length with less than an inch in diameter.  Its bottom shows the shade name.
The actual product is 10 gm in quantity with a shelf life of 30 months.
It comes in two shades: Radiance and Fawn.
I have got the shade in radiance and my BB cream shade was also radiance. This shade is meant for fair to medium skin tones. Radiance has no visible yellow undertones.
Fawn is a little darker than radiance, which will suit the skin tones between medium to dusky. 
Maybelline BB Stick

When I swatched it for the first time at the back of my wrist, I noticed how the smoothly the stick glides over the area and while trying to blend it in I felt it gives a powdery velvety finish.
It feels like you have nothing on there. Blending this B.B stick foundation is very smooth and easy unlike the Maybelline BB cream, which use to take a lot of efforts while blending else gives a white cast.
It has a very fine formula that does smoothens the skin and gives a matte looking skin with minimized pores as well due to its fine texture.
I really like it for that smooth and light feel this maybelline BB stick gives to my skin, but as it says that it controls shine then I may not agree as I felt my nose shining after a couple of hours which I face with every cream and foundations. That’s fine with me as I dab some compact over the shiny areas to keep the shine away but the claims is not convincing though it is sweat resistant.
This BB stick gives a sheer to medium coverage and conceals minor flaws too. It claims to have SPF 21 with broad spectrum which is good but I still used my Lotus sunscreen gel. For those of you who do not like to use sunscreens, this may do the job to give sun protection.
It is water proof and you will have to remove a makeup remover to get rid of it completely. One thing I would also like to mention that it does has salicyclic acid which makes it a good choice for people with acne prone skin (like me) or suffering from acne.
Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick

I have used it a couple of times and did not faced any allergic reaction or any breakouts as of now. If anything happens with the continual use of this product I will update. They have provided all the ingredients on the packaging and you can check if there is any ingredient you may be allergic to as per your knowledge.
It also works good as an under eye cover up and over the eyelids as eye shadow base. I did tried once and it did fine.
Overall, I really like this product, BB creams as for those who do not want anything heavy or much coverage and this BB stick gives one more option to those people who are looking for an everyday product that can give them an average coverage and still make them feel as if nothing has been used.  
Let’s sum up the pros and cons for Maybelline BB stick in Radiance
Pros of Maybelline BB stick in Radiance:
  • maybelline BB stick is available at Maybelline counters
  • Very affordable price and will not dig a hole in your pocket
  • Sturdy packaging looks good and is travel friendly
  • Ingredients list is mentioned
  • Feels very light on the skin as if nothing is there
  • Diminishes the fine lines and pores
  • Smoothens the skin and does give it a velvety feel
  • Salicyclic acid in it makes it suitable of acne prone skin
  • Safe to use and I have not faced any allergies so far
  • It has SPF 21 as per the claims but does not gives white cast
  • This BB stick does even out the skin and also gives sheer coverage.
  • Conceals minor imperfection
  • Blends very easily and does not take much time
Cons of Maybelline BB stick in Radiance:
  • Maybelline BB stick comes in two shades only that may not suit everyone
  • Oil prone areas are tend to get shiny after a couple of hours (my nose in my case)
Rating: 4 out of 5
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My take: Maybelline BB stick is a good product at a good price. Only two shades are given so If you can find the shade that matches your skin tone then definitely go for it. It is better than the Maybelline BB cream that was difficult to blend and gives a white cast but this one blends easily and gives a matte velvety finish.


Niesha Jeenwal

I am Niesha, Editor of Indian Beauty Forever, a Science graduate turned Beauty Blogger from New Delhi who's blogging for more than 3.5 years and loves everything related to Makeup & Beauty.

Maybelline clear Glow BB Stick Review and Swatches Reviewed by Niesha Jeenwal on 12:41 pm Rating: 5 Maybelline Clear Glow Shine Free BB Stick SPF 21 Radiance Hello everyone, Recently Maybell...

53 comments:

  1. would it work for ppl having a lil bit yellow undertones? Cause I think fawn is tad bit darker for me :O
    But a great review! :)

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    1. thank you.:) It should as I also have yellow undertones and it does matches. I know dear fawn is a little darker when i swatched it at the store. :)

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    2. Ohk!! If you can, how would you compare it with the garnier one?? I mean the garnier one also doesn't have yellow undertones right? so, any similarities with the garnier and the radiance shade?

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    3. Right.. Garnier one is is more like a beige color with no peach or yellow undertones. garnier one is high in moisturizer content but this BB stick has a powdery velvet texture.
      Both the shade are similar and sheer so even if they are not absolute match then also they can be used .:)

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  2. Very nice review Niesha....How does it photograph?

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    1. Thank you Megha. I have not checked clicking pictures with this but i think it will not give whitecast.. i will check and update.

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  3. It would be good to have more shades!

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    1. I agree shy.. it should have as it may not suit everyone then na!!

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  4. Seems good.i wish i could find it in pakistan

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    1. Its sheer and feels great Hina. I hope the same .:)

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  5. nice review niesha..totally agree

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  6. Nice review....I will try this myself...:)

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    1. Try it Puja. I am sure you will like it!.:)

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  7. nice review dear:)will sure try this one:)is available in market now?or we go for online shopping?

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    1. try it Ramya.. its great. ;)
      It is availbel at the counters and online at Medplusbeauty.

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  8. I am loving it too...nice review!

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    1. Thank you.. same here Tanmayee.

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  9. I guess for most of us, a sensible option would be to buy both shades and then mix to get a custom shade. But since they are sheer, the wrong shade doesn't look that bad on the face...well, at least not on me.

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    1. Absolutely, as the shades are limited then mixing them can give the desired shade as per the ones skin color.
      It so sheer that even if you didnot find the shade to be an exact match then also it does not look obvious.:)

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  10. Hey dear, looks like it's a very popular product in India according recent reviews I've found in different blogs :) looks like it's worth attention :)
    I like your review, it's very comprehensive ;)

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    1. Thanks dear. :) BBs are like recent craze in the Indian beauty market and most of the girls who prefer less coverage and no cakiness, they kind of love such products that can be easily used daily. :)
      I like this product.:)

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  11. I too got the same shade, but I have to see whether it will look cakey for my complexion

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    1. Hi Nisha, I do not think it will look cakey as it gives a sheer coverage and has a very fine velvety texture.

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  12. Nice Review dear it is a great concealer for a quick EOTD n LOTD <3

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    1. Thank you Radha, yes it can be used as a concealer or eye makeup base.:)

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  13. Radiance looks just my shade...This is so much like a multi-purpose face makeup..I want..

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    1. I like such products too that cab be used everyday and without hassles.:)

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  14. nice detailed review. :-) I saw this in the stores yesterday and it felt so easy to blend. Think I ll try it out soon :-) I like the oil control part a lot

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    1. Thank you Gogs, Try it in radianve and i ma sure you will love it .:)

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  15. i am using the garnier one currently..il try it soon..i was waiting for your review only :)

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    1. I love Garnier BB cream too and it is about to finish soon. This one will be my daily wear then .:) Hope you like it!

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  16. This product is Absolutely amazing :D
    xoxo <3

    www.littlemisssinner.com

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  17. Shud i buy cream or stick cz b4 foundtn..its preferrd to use moisturizer to avoid cakiness...help nd nyc revie

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    1. This stick has a very light texture so if you have dry skin then go for BB cream else BB stick is good. Yes, i also do apply a little moisturizer before using this stick or any other foundation.. it makes foundation or stick glides and blend properly.

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  18. What a great review! You've convinced me to go and buy Maybelline 8 in 1 BB stick. I have never before used BB creams so this is going to be my first BB product. I sincerely hope its nice.

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    1. Thank you!!
      It indeed is a great product at the price. I hope you like this too.
      If you like you may use a little moisturizer before this in case of very dry skin.

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  19. It sounds very good!
    Thank you for the review!

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    1. It is great product! I am very happy with it so far!

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  20. Great review...literally wanted to try the product. I live in the usa & checked with the stores here, unfortunately couldnt find here..can u help me in any online store shipping here( to the US)? Thanks for the beautiful product..help me asap:)

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    1. Thank you so much.:)
      However, I am sorry.. I have not came across an online store that sells this product and can also ship it to USA.. :(

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  21. Nice review Niesh :D I love this product! I have the one in fawn

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    1. Thank you Lance.:)
      I am lovin it too.:D

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  22. Nice Review!! I might just purchase one!

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    1. Thank you.:) I am sure you will like it!!

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  23. do you feel this one better than garnier bb niesha??garnier is too greasy for me...even this falls under that category?

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    1. I think yes, As this makes me less greasy than garnier when I step in sun or otherwise and also it has a very light weight formula which blends really nicely! may be garnier has more moisturizing properties while this doesn't as compared to that!

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  24. It's a great BB stick but gives a bad white cast with flash photography so do tread with caution if you photograph a lot!

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  25. I have combination skin i.e slightly oily t zones and the rest of the skin is dry.So is this suitable for me?

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  26. I have combination skin i.e slightly oily t zones and the rest of the skin is dry.So is this suitable for me?

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