Face off – Maybelline BB cream SPF50+/PA+++ vs Loreal BB cream UV Perfect Max SPF 50+/PA+++

The previous face off posts seem to be popular so this seemed like it might be worth doing.



The maybelline cream is initially a touch more yellow than the L’oreal and a touch thicker.


I picked this one up in Singapore where the bb creams are both available for ~$SG17 ($AU14) although I had the L’Oreal one from Indonesia where the exact product was about $10/10,000Rp. As a slight aside Maybelline in Singapore has the most adorable mascot, Mabel in the City that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Isn’t that weird? Why wouldn’t they use her everywhere…


Blended after 5 mins

Blended after 5 mins

Blended after 10 mins

Blended after 10 mins

The Maybelline is a touch more smoothing and more matte than the l’oreal which is more dewy and illuminating (the maybelline ‘sets’ whilst the L’Oreal product stays a bit more fluid and moist on the skin). I prefer the more matte effect as I have large-ish pores, but it’s worth noting the ingredients include silicones like dimethicone which can be clogging. I found that the Maybelline was a better product for my skin texture wise and the smoothing effect was relatively long lived on my oil-y slightly sallow skin, but preferred the pigmentation/coloring of the L’Oreal cream which manages to come pretty close to my skin in the end whilst the Maybelline maintained a yellow-er tone.


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