Deborah Milano BB Cream 5 in 1 Review

by mehak on March 3, 2013

in A- Grade, Reviews, Skincare


The Deborah Milano 5 in 1 BB Cream is easily the most Bad-Ass BB Cream of the lot, in terms of packaging atleast. If Batman wanted smoother skin, this sleek, glossy black and gold tube would be stashed away in his Bat Mobile somewhere ! In comparison to the cutesy packaging of Maybelline, and the somewhat boring packaging of Garnier,  Deborah Milano definitely seems to be saying “Im sexy and i know it” .

Deborah  Claims 

“5-in-1 BB CREAM, a skin perfecting, all-in-one foundation with a multi-performance formula:
1. first it smoothes and primes skin;
2. Then it conceals and minimises imperfections;
3. Evens out skin tone,
4. Moisturises and nourishes skin,
5. and protects it against UV radiation and pollution.
Featuring a multi-function formula, beauty balm offers skin a host of benefits plus perfect skin in just one product. Hypoallergenic*, with a delicate violet scent.
SPF20 for effective protection from photoageing.”

First things first- if coverage of BB Creams have dissapointed you so far, then Deborah Milano will definitely not dissapoint. It is easily the highest coverage amongst all that iv tried, and gives you an even complexion, and does minimise imperfections and smoothens open pores just like it claims.

Secondly, it is a slightly  thick liquid- but what i love about it is that it blends with just a few swipes of your skin. It just feels so soft, and blendable like a mousse- the texture is really nice. Having said that, you don’t get that ‘light as a feather feel’ that you get with Garnier

Thirdly, this is not a dewy finish BB Cream. This finishes matte- a nice, good coverage, polished matte but matte nonetheless.

Fourthly , as is my problem with most BB Creams this is not a great moisturising cream if you have dry skin specially. When you first apply it you feel like its really the BB Cream of your dreams , but soon after you realise this really does not moisturize as much as you need at all- you still see dry patches . Definitely need moisturiser underneath.

Lastly, if you have oily skin, you definitely will absolutely love this- it will give you good coverage and keep you shine and oil free all day with a nice matte finish

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Left: Without Anything, Right: With Deborah 5 in 1 BB Cream

Verdict: A-

Product:4/5, Coverage: 4.5/5, Texture: 4/5, Moisture: 3/5, Longevity:4/5 ,

Price: Rs 350

Shades:  Shade # 2  is what i use but its just a lil bit dark for me.

Recommendation: The Deborah Milano BB Cream has good solid coverage, makes skin look smoother and softer and keeps you shine and oil free all day. It is not moisturizing enough for dry skin like mine  and i definitely need a moisturizer underneath , but if you are someone with oily skin and needs coverage you may like this . If you are a dewy skin fan, you may want to skip this as this is completely matte. I think of it more of like a light foundation than a Cream per se. Have to put a disclaimer- it does feel a tad bit  heavier on the skin than other BB Creams.

PS: Would you guys like a tailed comparison post of all three BB creams?

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

priyanka March 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Great review as always….and the comparison post of the three would be icing on the cake!


mehak March 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Will do soon!


Priyanka March 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Amazing review!! Just a quick question where would I get this in Mumbai??


mehak March 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

Any Deborah counter i would say


Srishti March 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Hey…great review….I wud love to c a comparison….I m using maybelline bb currently but woulddefinitely try this..for reasons unknown, I was never tempted to try garnier one…


Nivedita March 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I want.. no NEED this right now!! I am going through a skin base phase right now and I am definitely getting this soon!!

Yes, a compartive post is a nice idea indeed!!


Sweet&Bitter March 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

batman’s BB cream….LOL


Orangepink March 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Would surely buy this one… I hope its satisfying…


Zainab March 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

It sounds good and I’d love to give it a try. Where can I find it in Delhi?


mehak March 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Any Deborah counter Z…its available in Ambi Gurgaon


Zainab March 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Thank you :) Gurgaon is perfect. Btw I’ve been a silent reader for a while now. Absolutely love your brilliant blog :)


Zainab March 4, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Thank you :)


Shikha March 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

it might be darker.. but it does hide your under eye pigmentation


mehak March 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Yup its nice coverage


shivangi March 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm

wow this has great coverage but I do love the Garnier one too, this one would be great for summers though!


Rajvi Bhow March 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Looks like the BB creams are here to stay.. thought it is just a passing trend.


gargi March 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm

loved the review
And yes it looks a bit heavy too for a bb cream


Shami March 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

At present using Garnier BB cream and i like it more than Maybelline BB cream :)
and this one sounds better than both because some days i need more coverage than what garnier bb cream provides..

definitely need a comparison post Mehek :)


mehak March 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Hehe, sure Shami!


KRITI March 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

hmmm….nice reveiw mehak..the bb cream looks gr8…i will definitely try this out


Aarushi March 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Has anyone tried MAC BB cream or for that matter Clinique? Would really appreciate any input!


Vineetha March 4, 2013 at 1:36 am

Yeahh..It is tad dark for you, nevertheless coverage is really great Mehak!


Vipra March 4, 2013 at 9:20 am

Nice post… I would love to try this & yes please do the comparison post.. that would be of great help :)


Kruti March 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

WOW… this looks nice…. and promising… !!
BTW , does it have any ‘mineral’ as ingredient ??…
I have tried Maybelline and Garnier but, both of them broke me out because of ‘mineral’…. :/


Niyati Desai March 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

Hi Mehak – definitely worth trying! Quick question – where can I purchase this product in Mumbai? Thanks!


priyanka March 4, 2013 at 11:59 am

Nice Post! With so many brands presenting their BB creams,there is going to be a tough competition and confusion among customers . Please do a comparison post also for BB creams


swastika March 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

how does the Loreal tinted moisturizer compare to these?


mehak March 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I like Loreal…i need the moisture it gives, and im ok with the lower coverage.


Marathi Weddings March 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I need medium coverage and do not prefer the heavy foundations. This seems to be attractive!


Aishwarya March 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Yes please! Would LOVE a comparisson of BB reams available in the Indian market.


Richa Saxena March 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I like the fact this is matte….Maybe i will give it a shot….


Lekha March 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Great post! Does this leave a whitish cast on your face? In this aspect how does it compare to the Maybelline BB cream?


saloni March 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm

fantastic coverage great bb, great review , yes it is darker shade for u , u should have noticed it at shop its dark shd for u or if bought home u should return it they would take it back dear.


mehak March 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm

IT was given to me by cosmopolitan magazine for a review, so i didnt chose the shade :)


saloni March 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm

fir thek hai… free ki cheez to best hoti h…. but great review i loved it


shaima April 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm

gr8 review…definately convinced me to buy dis one……but can someone plzzz temme whr can i find dis in mumbai……………or maybe an online store which provides it, dat wud be best.. thank you.


alina April 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

THE BEST (comparing with vedic line, garnier and maybelline’s bb creams). I have a very very very oily, sensitive and acne-prone skine…wooohhhoooooo it didnt break me out soo happy, controlled the oiliness too…thankieeee(got it after reading your review :P)


Divya Jain July 29, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Hey.. I really liked your comments. I am currently using Maybelline’s bb creame but my skin is very oily. Is Deborah BB creame is good for me as I have lot of sweating on my face . Please suggest.


priya April 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm

where can i find deborah bb cream in hyderabad????


himanti June 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

where can i find it online as deborah counter is far of from my place and i want 2 order it online


Sangita Vij April 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Central Hyderabad, Dabur New U stores GVK and Inorbit Hyderabad are carrying Deborah in their stores. Online it can be purchased from Flipkart,


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