Review: Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation

Maybelline Clear Smooth 
Minerals Powder Foundation
 Price: 599 pesos
Wt: 8gr.

Why You'll Love It

Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Powder Foundation with 100% micro-minerals not only provides flawless coverage, but also makes your skin clearer, smoother and more radiant - even when you’re not wearing any.
  • Results clinically proven after 8 weeks*: 52% improvement in skin smoothness; 49% improvement in skin luminosity; 43% reduction in redness
  • Buildable, even coverage
  • Tested on sensitive skin
  • Won’t clog pores
  • Contains 0% oil, 0% talc, 0% preservatives and 0% fragrance SPF 25
 I bought this on a whim when I read a good reviews about this product. Honestly, I am not into mineral foundation because its application is very time consuming, not good if you are always in a hurry for school or work like me. But this product is amazing. I use this over my liquid foundation and this creates a glowing and flawless face.
What I love about this product: 
  • This has SPF 25/PA.
  • It delivers light-medium coverage. This feels very light on skin.
  • Contains no harmful PARABENS. This did not made my skin itch or caused e break outs. 
  • I use this as a finishing powder on top of my liquid foundation and bb cream. It blends on my skin really well.This creates an illusion of No makeup Look. It looks very natural when applied.
  • This creates a natural glow on me.
  • This products is very economical because a little goes a long way. I had this since July 2009 and I am now almost finish with it.
  • This is a very finely milled powder. It does not highlight my dry skin and rashes at all and reduces redness of my skin. I actually reach for this during days when i have bad skin due to rashes. 
  • The shades are limited but I found a shade that suits my skin. Natural Ochre is way lighter on my NC37 skin but it blends on me like magic. Two thumbs up for this.
What I do not like about this product? 
  • The brush that came with it is really scratchy and this one is really dispensable. In applying this, I use my ELF powder brush. 
  • I just have a hard time applying it underneath my eyes. 
  • I cannot use this alone because I find it too sheer/light for my taste. 
Look how finely milled this powder is? 

  It can cover my rashes well but not pimples and acne marks.

Over all, I really love this product and I will definitely repurchase.

I made an FOTD using this one. Here is a picture:
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Have a nice day everyone. :D


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  1. I love this! My friend who is a MAC user swore by this!

  2. I admire your beautiful photos! You're so creative. I love how you take your photos from an unusual angle. 'Nuff with the blabbering! LOL.

    I'm actually interested in purchasing this once I'm done finishing up my Ellana Mineral Foundie. I think I'm getting tired of my ol' trusty foundie. I need a change! I have the Clear Smooth Liquid Foundie by the way. I just bought it last week and I hate how it makes my oil super oily! As in! It even promotes the oxidation of my face. So sad.

    Lots of love,

  3. hi.. i have this foundie too. the coverage is great but i hate it because it turns orange after few hours and i find it a bit sticky. :(

    what do u do to prevent it from oxidizing? :(

    *great eotd..! as usual. :)

  4. i have never really tried lots of products from maybe though. during the time i was looking for a liquid foundation i said to myself that i'll try maybelline's but when i took a whiff, the horrid smell of sunblock greeted my nose..

    i said 'eeewwww!it's a no-no' because even if sunblock is good for the face but i can't abide products that smells horrible to be applied on my face.

    im also not into powder foundations since i sweat a lot & it feels like after a couple of minutes, it would seem like a mud..

    ang hirap talaga ng pawisin!
    hindi ko na alam kung anong foundation ang bibilhin ko

  5. nice review! gusto ko nito kaso ang messy ko kasi mag-apply pag loose powder huhu. kaya hindi ako nagmimineral makeup. LOL

    sis yung foundie na sinuggest mo, yung angelfit 2-way, ano coverage nun? light ba? or medium-full. thanks!


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