Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Face Powder

I used to shun face powders because it made me break out. I had (and still have) oily skin, so I resorted to oil-control films. I needed a light to medium coverage for everyday wear, which my oil-control films could not provide. Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Face Powder has been a staple in my vanity kit ever since I discovered it way back in college. I can't count how many of this compact I've already used up!

Maybelline says:
Medium coverage powder with SPF 18 UV protection and 6-hour staying power.
Shades: Light, Nude Beige, Natural, and Honey

Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Face Powder in Natural

Why I love it:
  • It is fragrance-free, oil-free, and non-comedogenic.
  • It comes in 4 shades. I like the Natural shade the most. It's not too white, too pink, or too yellow.
  • It gives a light and natural-looking coverage.
  • The finely-milled powder absorbs oil and does not leave your skin looking cakey.
  • It is perfect and handy for your mid-day touch ups since it also comes with a mirror.
  • The powder puff does not feel scratchy.

What I do not like about it:
  • There are no refills of this powder being sold in the market. If you wish to repurchase, you'd have to keep on buying a new compact so it's not so good for the environment.

  • Use this alone to have a fresh, natural look. The coverage this powder provides can help even out your skin tone.
  • Use this on top of tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation to set your makeup so it will last longer.
  • Wash the powder puff at least once a week to keep it clean and to keep your skin clear. I wash my powder puff everytime I use it when I'm out. The puff dries easily (overnight) so you can use it in the morning.

Would I repurchase? Yes!
Price: P199.00
Available at Landmark, SM Department Stores, Watsons, and Robinsons Department Stores nationwide.

Do you also use face powder? What face powder is your favorite? :)



  1. this product does wonders! i have it in the honey shade :)) it's a recent find for me , too! nice review!

  2. Thank you! :) This is my favorite face powder because it's cheap and it works! :)

  3. This is the face powder I'm using!

  4. @jenponix: I'm still using this until now. :)

  5. I've been using it forever! I have the one in light which is lighter than my skintone because I'm acidic but I think I'm also going to try Natural.

    1. For me, I can use both Nude Beige and Natural. Both shades are nice. :)

  6. thanks helen...it's nice review,,i'm usage too...i'm using in natural shade, but i want to try nude beige :)


    1. I have read your review. Thanks for sharing!

  7. done helen , I've tagged your link in my post ... and some had i deleted ..thanks so muck for your suggest .. cz yesterday I forgot to do it ... I'm so sorry to do that Helen :(

  8. Replies
    1. No. I've used up maybe 5 pans of this face powder before. :D

  9. I will use this face powder this summer, (fingers-crossed) I hope it will not make my skin oily.
    ~Pauline @Kallony

    1. Hope it worked for you, Pauline! :)


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