REVIEW: Maybelline Clear Smooth Extra Shine Free Powder Foundation in Honey

4:36:00 PM

I've already hit the pan on my Maybelline Clear Smooth Extra Shine Free Powder Foundation! So, it's high time for me to do a review on it.

Product Info from Maybelline Philippines
High coverage powder foundation with SPF 20 UV protection.
 Long-lasting Oil Control, Silky smooth texture, Fragrance free, Oil free, Non comedogenic, and Won't clog pores

Availabe Shades: Light, Nude Beige, Natural, and Honey

Retail Price: Php 249.00

I've already tried using the medium coverage variant and I really liked it. You check my review HERE. That's when I decided to try this variant as well. And to my surprise it became my favorite.

What I like about it...
* inexpensive, very budget friendly especially for a powder foundation
* has SPF 20 PA++, which means more protection for your skin
* High Coverage, it really evens out my skin tone and covers blemishes
* I love the smooth and very fine texture of the powder
* Stays really long, in my experience it started to fade after 6 hours
* Doesn't look cakey nor leave white casts even when I sweat
* has a lightweight texture, I don't feel like I'm wearing a mask
* didn't give me any breakouts or allergies
* matte finish

What I don't like...
* The sponge that came with it could use an upgrade. It's really not that bad, but I just use my powder brush for a smoother finish.
* The shade honey is slightly lighter than my natural skin tone but it's the closest shade I could find.

My rating: 4 / 5

Edit: I take back what I said,  this still is NOT my HG face powder, so I'm holding off on my repurchase. The reason, my face looked really light on photos, I still have yet to find a powder that fits my skin tone perfectly!

I use this powder everyday and it's just awesome. I've also used this on my "No Makeup" makeup look which you can check HERE.

This is it for now.


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  1. Hi sis, does this have the same smell like that with the green pressed powder? I'm a bit bothered by the smell of that powder eh. :) And what is the medium-coverage variant?

  2. Comprehensive and very detailed review, Hollie. Glad you found your HG. :)

  3. I am amazed at the staying power you mentioned. It sounds really promising. =))

    Congrats on finding your HD

  4. Glad you found your HG powder. I own this and the medium coverage powder din =)

  5. have you tried their new full coverage foundation?? yung nasa pink compact only 250.. super love ko yun.. :D this did not work for me though.. :c

  6. @Aya, the medium coverage variant is the green one. and Yes it does have the same scent. But it goes away after application so it's doable.

    @Pammy, thanks sis!

    @Jackie, you should try it and see for your self. I have dry skin so I'm not sure how long this will last on oily skinned individuals.

    @Shopcoholic, Thank you sis.

    @Donnarence, I didn't even know they already have that. I will definitely check it out. Perfect timing coz this variant is almost empty...hehe

  7. I heard countless good reviews on this product,and this was also been compared to Mac's blot powder:) Definitely would be on my next lists:)Great review!

  8. I have never seen this but sounds really promising to me :) thanks for sharing.

  9. thats cool that you gave it such a nice rating, sounds like a very promising product!!

  10. i love this product, affordable and very good for everyday use.

    new follower here : )vhope you could check my blog too <3

  11. i also have this! :) but i'm hitting the pan narin and would like to try revlon photoready sana, have you heard/tried that na? :D

  12. @Fabulous Aimee, thanks sis!

    @Sara H. this is only available in Asia.

    @Pop Champagne, yes it's really nice considering the price.

    @psychedelicme, thanks for following, I followed you back.

    @Hazel, I will try their new powder, the one in the Pink Compact. I hope there are better shades available for my skin tone.

  13. @Hazel, Yes I've heard of the Revlon Photoready, I tried their tester, but it has subtle shimmers in it. I think that will look great on photos but I'm looking for a matte and natural looking face powder fit for everyday use.

  14. Hi dear! Your blog is amazing!
    I am a new follower!

    I would be very honored to have you in my followers!

    Grazie, ciao!

  15. I have this one too. :D btw. i tagged you on my post hope you visit my site.

  16. ate na rerefill ba yan ? :)
    natry ko na yan .. maganda sa face ko, kuminis at pumuti ehehehe

    1. @Arcelie, parang wlang available refill ito. yong pink variant lng ang meron refill.


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