Maybelline BB Cushion In shade ‘Natural’ Review, swatches & FOTD
(Author ~ Nidhi)

My recent purchase from the most favorite drugstore brand in India- Maybelline (a brand I trust and love), is their new launched Super BB Cushion that got released some time back. Something new in the BB cream line is a BB cushion that acts more like a medium coverage foundation and is much more easy to use and looks pretty in person.

Price: 1200 for 40 g

My Experience:

Packaging: Let’s talk about the unique packaging of this product first. The product comes in a compact form and just like you use a compact, this product too has a round puff applicator that makes the application job fun and great.

It comes in a lovely round light golden case with the big mirror and a tight plastic separator that helps the actual product not to dry off quickly. The actual foundation is soaked up in a sponge/cushion that stays safe from dust and air using a cardboard cover. You need to open the main pack, remove the puff and the plastic tray like separator and then remove the thin film (cover) to reveal the actual sponge cushion that is soaked up completely in the liquid BB formula.

Much care have been taken to keep the product safe from quick drying off and also this sturdy pack is very travel friendly.

Shade: The BB cushion comes in 2 shades, Light & Natural. I chose Natural for my fair to medium skin tone. People with Fair to very fair skin tone must go for the lighter shade. ‘Natural’ will suit skin tones ranging between NC35 to NC 42 easily. The yellow undertones make it flattering for the Indian skin tone.

Application: The unique cushion formula is something I had never tried before. To apply, gentle press the puff to the sponge and you can get the liquid BB formula on to the applicator. I apply it with a tapping motion and not by spreading it. Tapping is like using a stippling brush that helps more product to get applied to your skin rather than getting consumed in the puff itself.

Texture: The Formula is air light and gets applies and blends easily and quickly. The tapping motion is effective in giving a better coverage. This BB cushion has medium coverage and provide a very natural look that is perfect for daily use. It provides a matte effect on my dry skin. Oily skin type can benefit a lot using this as it will impart slight dewy look to them. I don’t need a compact to set it. Just this with a little kohl and a light lipcolor is all you need for a daily basis.

Coverage: The BB cushion provides a good coverage for people with absolutely no scars/acne marks. As I have acne marks on my skin, this BB cushion is not able to hide them. A concealer is a must for me and so for others too. It does hide redness, and evens out the skin tone very naturally. And it stay put for almost 7-8 hours on me indoors.

What I like:

  • The perfect shade match
  • The unique cushion packaging that is travel friendly
  • The air light BB formula
  • The medium coverage
  • Unique tapping way to apply it is fun
  • Blends in very easily and gives a natural finish.
  • The matte finish perfect for this hot summers
  • Added SPF 29
  • Waterproof, does not wash away when meets water.

What I dislike:

  • High price
  • Does not conceal acne scars and dark under eye circles.
  • The puff looks dirty from the first use itself. Don’t know how quickly I need to wash it everytime and will it stay in form after frequent washes.

Final Verdict: I do like this product a lot but still I don’t love it. I would have loved better coverage more for the price I paid to acquire it. For me a liquid BB cream serves similar purpose with less coverage and more time to blend that in. But you can’t underestimate the price difference in the two.

Still I love to use daily as it is 1 product that takes care of my base makeup daily. I enjoy using it and would love to carry it around in my handbag when on short/long trips.

Hope you enjoy reading my review on this BB cushion by Maybelline. :-)

BnB Rating: 4.2/5


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