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{Review} Maybelline – Clear Smooth All In One Powder

Maybelline-logoDarlings, say hello to my new fave friend in my makeup bag and beauty routine. I got sent these awesome Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Powders to test out and let me add that these nifty little compacts came at just the right time. My trusty Yardley Stayfast Pressed Powder suffered a hard fall so it was time to replace that baby and I knew whatever replacement had to be a really good one because that was my holy grail of pressed powders.
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Firstly, I’m a sucker for packaging and I probably say that a lot but its true. If something isn’t pretty I probably won’t notice it and I’m in love with these pretty pastel pink compacts. Inside you’ll find a beautifully sized mirror, the one half is the compact and the other half the sponge which underneath has this clever little compartment with holes where any excess powder can fall through which actually prevents your compact from becoming messy and ugly.
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Now onto the review part of this post, I chose shade ‘Toffee 06’ but I can use ‘Caramel 07’ too. This powder claims to:
•Control Shine
•Conceal Flaws
•Smooth
•Even out
•Mattify
•Brighten
•Perfect Tone
•SPF 25

I use this over my BB Cream to set it and also to prevent my face from becoming oily during the day which usually happens when wearing my BB Cream alone. This powder also acts as light coverage which replaces the remaining light-medium coverage that the BB Cream provides. The two just works well together.
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What I discovered: I find that I have to use my blush brush to apply this powder. When using the provided sponge applicator it doesn’t apply evenly and comes across as cakey. Then when I use the brush there’s a bit of fallout then discovered that I have to pat my brush on and not twirl it in a circle like I did (Stupid Me).

My verdict: if you suffer from oily skin, need a bit of coverage and protection then this powder is definitely for you. It will even work on combination skin like mine. If you have dryer skin then this will probably not be the best option.

Ill be sharing the remaining powders amongst my beauty blogging buddies so you can read different opinions on it. I found that these powders received some really great feedback from a lot of people and now I know why! Even with my blush over it, it didn’t appear dry or cakey. At R79.95 a compact with 9 shades to choose from, you definitely need this makeup bag  MUST HAVE!

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11 thoughts on “{Review} Maybelline – Clear Smooth All In One Powder

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  6. Caramel 07 is discontinued now i don’t know what to use because there is nothing that i would like to use except all in one smooth powder caramel 07.

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