Review : MUA BB Cream Medium, Shade 2

“Inspired by Asian Beauty Balms, our brand new MUA BB Foundation is a full coverage foundation containing a multi-functional formula that conceals, brightens and evens out skin tone for a perfect complexion. Its great range of shades will adapt to suit all skin tones. Apply with a big dense brush and buff into the skin for the perfect flawless finish. Easily the hottest and best product in your handbag – it’s the perfect size too! 

It comes in three shades, light, medium and dark – all new tones developed for the BB Foundation. With its adapting technologies, you’re sure to find a tone to suit you!”

blog review of mua bb cream in medium - all in one beauty balm

I received MUA’s BB Cream in Medium, Shade 2. I thought that this would be too dark for me but it is actually quite a good match.

MUA BB Cream Medium Shade 2

There is no need to use primer when using this all in one product.

MUA BB Cream back of bottle

swatches of MUA bb Cream in shade 2 medium

The BB cream is very thick and, well, creamy! This makes it quite difficult to blend, you have to really buff it in otherwise you will be left with patches. I use my Sigma F80 to apply and find that this works well.

comparison photos to show wear of mua bb cream first applied at 7.30 then after photo at 6pm - all day wear

It is very long lasting, even on my greasy skin! I apply at 7:30am and it is still going strong at 6pm when I arrive home from work

photo showing skin before and after application of mua bb cream in shade 2 medium

This isn’t the best product that I’ve ever used for coverage but it certainly isn’t the worse. It reduces the redness of spots very well, it just didn’t do so well around my nose. It also tends to cling to dry areas, as thicker foundations do.

The finish is quite dewy which, as a greasy skin sufferer I’m not keen on. I found that a dusting of ELF’s HD Powder soaked up the finish and made it nice and matte.

My skin does seem to have a ‘glow’ to it when wearing this.

The major draw backs with this product are that there is no SPF and that it is only available in three shades, some people may struggle to find a decent match.

MUA BB Cream costs £4 and is available to buy from MUA’s on-line store and in Superdrug stores.

*PR Sample


  1. May 14, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    Bought this from a blog sale a while back,used it once so far.I think I'll be keeping it until my skin gets a bit better because the coverage isn't the best,I still have to use a lot of concealer but it works well on my forehead where I have good skin,does need a lot of blending though 🙂


    • May 14, 2012 / 8:04 pm

      My skin has gone awful at the moment so I've stopped using it for now. I will use it again though when these pesky spots calm down! x

    • May 18, 2012 / 7:15 am

      Just a shame that I don't have many good skin days :/ I have been wearing it again this week though as my skin is a little better at the mo x

  2. May 15, 2012 / 6:04 am

    I was really impressed with this, though it's pale for me! I love the coverage it gives.

    • May 18, 2012 / 7:16 am

      I was impressed with it, it gives a lovely glow x

  3. May 15, 2012 / 8:27 am

    I have always wanted to try a BB cream but I don't think they would have the coverage that I like.

    This makes your skin look quite nice though.


    • May 18, 2012 / 7:16 am

      Thanks, it does seem to give my skin a lovely boost x

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