Some time back I finished my usual compact (sadly)!!! And when I went to get a new one, I was told it had been discontinued, much to my dismay.
Of late I got hooked on to the Maybelline products, so when the sales rep at the counter showed me the new Maybelline ClearGlow All In One Fairness Compact Powder
, I thought I would give it a try. Some time back I had got the Maybelline BB Cream and it had felt quite nice on my skin. So I definitely wanted to give this new product a try. Also, the company recommends using this compact with the BB cream for best results.Before I tell you how this worked for me, lets see what the company has to say about the same:
TURN ON THE LIGHT FOR SKIN THAT LOOKS BRIGHT, VISIBLY FAIR AND SHINE FREEINSTANT FAIRNESS:
Infused with Pro Vitamin C, it instantly illuminates skin's appearance, revealing a healthy fair glow.HELPS PREVENT SKIN DARKENING:
SPF 26 PA++, high UV protection helps defend from the skin darkening and appearance of spots.
SMOOTH EVEN SKIN:
Ultra fine, lightweight powders blend easily giving optimum coverage to erase spot appearance for smooth, even skin.
Blend of water and sebum repellent powders keep skin shine free, perfectly matte and fresh.
HOW TO USE:
Apply evenly with sponge all over face and neck. Suitable for everyday use.
Ok, now here's what I felt when I used the product:
- Oil Free
- Dermatologist tested
- Allergy tested
- Non comedogenic (wont cause blackheads as it doesn't block the pores)
- Available in 5 shades
When using the compact for the first time, I felt it had a tendency to dry out my skin, especially since I have super-dry skin. I generally always put sunscreen as well as moisturiser before putting anything else on my face, but when I was using this compact for the first time, I was about to go out and for some reason I didn't want to use a moisturiser. I realised that was a mistake. I patted some on, and next when I applied the compact, it didn't feel as dry.
I do not need much coverage on my face, but for those of you who would prefer that, the compact actually gives a little more coverage than your normal one. There's a smoothness to the look and the skin is left looking matte, yet not dry. I used the compact for the entire day and touched it up once during the day. My skin was non-sweaty and it didn't break out in a shine.
I also used the compact with my powder brush (other than using it with the given sponge), and it actually went on really well and smooth. I felt it looked more even and better applied with a powder blush.
The product is fragrance-free.
The packaging is super-cute. I am not a typical girly-girl, as in I don't like pink, maybe in some exceptions yes. But this packaging definitely got me smiling. For starters, I loved the touch of the packaging. Its a smooth rectangular case, light pink in colour, with rounded soft edges. The case opens to reveal a mirror and two areas, one for the compact powder and the other for the sponge.The colour of the packaging is a very very light pink, which, for some reason, isn't getting captured in the picture I clicked! But the more pictures I checked online, I think the packaging colour is a little different to each shade. Maybe it goes from light to dark pink - mine is super-duper light pink, not that Im complaining :-)
* The Above shade is 01 Light
Swatch 1: Initial product on skin
Swatch 2: After the product has been properly blended into the skin. Notice the even finish and the slight sheen.
- Pressed Talc
- 01 Light
- 02 Nude Beige
- 03 Natural
- 04 Sand Beige
INR 175/- for 9gm
Now lets do the pros and cons: What I Liked:
What I Didn't Like:
- Very lightweight
- Evens out skin
- SPF 26
- Wide range of shades available to suit different skin tones
- Sleek and stylish packaging
- Comes with a mirror
- Easy to apply
- Good coverage
- Super economical on the budget
- The product could have been a little more friendly for those with dry skin
Well, I guess that's another of my favourites now. I am so loving Maybelline products, a huge huge fan all of a sudden. And its amazing how they manage to dish out one after the other amazing products at such amazing prices!
- Debolina Raja Gupta