What does Maybelline say about this product?
The All-In-One that does it all!
Protects, brightens and controls oil for flawless, matte skin all day.
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Before moving on with the review I'd like to mention here that I have the deluxe size of this product (as shown in the pictures above) & not the full size product.
Yes, this powder comes in two different sizes. How cool is that? Something which we don't often see with the other local drug store brands. So for people who are not sure about this product can buy the deluxe size & if they like it they can go on & buy the full size product.
This product (deluxe size) comes in a small, light purple coloured pan with an in-built mirror and a sponge for the application of the product. Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Face Powder comes in four different shades. I have this powder in shade Nude Beige.
Currently I am in love with this product! I have been using it almost everyday now for 2-3 weeks. And I'm definitely going to buy the full size product too. I use the powder with either my MUA Powder brush or a local sponge but not with the sponge that comes with this product since it's very small for my use. The mirror is small for my use too but the full sized product has a better & a bigger mirror than this one.
This powder stays put on me for a good two to three hours in this humid & terrible hot weather. Which I feel is not bad at all. I wouldn't really agree to the claim that it keeps your face matte all day long as my T-zone starts shinning within 2 hours and then it definitely needs touch-ups. But considering this awful weather I think I can over look this.
This face powder works like magic for me. It instantly brightens my complexion, evens out my skin tone and hides the blemishes as well as my mild under eye dark circles to a good extent. It's like when I face one of those lazy days when I don't feel like wearing any makeup I just put on my sunscreen and I wear this face powder on top and I am good to go!
This powder has an added benefit of having SPF 25 which is protective against harmful sun-rays. Although I would still recommend you to wear your sunscreen before this and not completely rely on this powder as SPF 25 is not a lot.
Over-all, I absolutely love this product for daily wear. Best for people with combination-oily skin.
Price & Availability: The deluxe size of this product is worth 250Pkr. The full sized product is worth 575Pkr. In Karachi, Pakistan this can be bought from the local drugstores like Farids at Ocean Mall, Scentsation at Dolmen Mall Clifton, Ebco at The Forum, Agha's, Naheed Store etc.
You can also buy this product online from Just4Girls.pk.
For further queries & information visit, Maybelline's Website Here.
Points in favour:
- Available in two sizes, deluxe size & full size.
- Easily available.
- Super affordable.
- Keeps oil at bay for two-three hours.
- Evens out the skin tone.
- Hides blemishes and other mild-moderate flaws.
- Blends effortlessly.
- Has SPF of 25.
- Comes with an in-built mirror and a sponge for application.
- Deluxe size product can be carried every where easily. Fits in to my smallest of the clutch bags too.
Points not in favour:
- Does not keep my face matte all day long. Oil shows up on my T zone after two-three hours.