REVIEW: Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Shine Free Foundation

8:15:00 AM

I've been wanting to make a review on this particular foundation for a while now, but I just had to use it more. I already finished using two shades of the Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Shine Free Foundation, one is in Sand Beige and the other one is in Honey. So, here's what I think about this product.

Product Info from Maybelline Philippines
Exposure to environmental aggressions can make your skin dark, dull, and oily. Now, MAYBELLINE NEW YORK gives you a foundation with the power to PROTECT & PERFECT your skin: New CLEAR SMOOTH ALL IN ONE Shine-Free Foundation! Its SPF 25/PA++ and Pro Vitamin C formula defends against darkness, stands up to heat and humidity, and fights aggressions every time

Retail Price: Php 249.00
with refills for only Php 149.00

What I like about it...
* inexpensive, I like the fact that it has refills.
* no strong scent
* cute pink packaging, it's very light too.
* the size is about the size of your palm, so the mirror is bigger
* the texture is very soft and fine, but not chalky
* blends out easily
* doesn't feel heavy on face, it's breathable and  lightweight
* very good coverage, evens out my skin really well
* stays long, it started to fade after 5 hours (note that I work on an air-conditioned office)
* it doesn't cake even when I sweat under the heat of the sun
* has SPF 25 with PA++
* no irritation, allergies or breakouts experienced

What I don't like...
* the pressed powder is very brittle so I have to be very careful. It fell once, and the powder started to crack and it has been falling one by one so I emptied out the product too soon.
* this is for dry use only, it is not the same as a two-way cake

My rating: 4 / 5

I think this is a good powder foundation considering the really affordable price.  The refills are a definitely a plus. I like the over all packaging of this foundation, especially the size of the mirror and sponge that came with it.  It is especially formulated for oily skin individuals so it really does a good job with keeping your oils at bay. I would definitely recommend this.  I hope it works well for you like it did for me.

Until next time.


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  1. I have this in the wrong shade. *sigh*
    It controls oil pretty well, though.. :)

  2. The downside to these things is that they crack easily. I wonder if that's because it's a more affordable line?

    Nice entry. :)

  3. I've been eyeing on this product for a long time. MUST TRY SOON xP

  4. havent tried this but id love to.. and just bought the smooth mineral foundation :) loved it! :D

  5. i just bought mine. never dropped it or something but it cracked too.there were also other GTalkers who experienced the same thing. :-(

  6. great review as usual.. i want some FOTD hollieberry! i want to see some of your seductive look! muah imy

  7. Hi there! I just bought mine yesterday and it cracked! I didn't even drop it. Oh geez!

  8. it's cool that it controls oil

  9. thank you for your advises, very helpfull.I am following you now. Follow back?

  10. bought one yesterday, I must say i'm really loving what it does to my skin.


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