Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Two Way Cake 04 Honey REVIEW



maybelline clear smooth all in one two way cake review


I've tried Maybelline's Clear Glow All in One Compact Powder in the past. I literally repurchased it more than 4 times. It was my favorite. I even tried out Maybelline Super Fresh Compact which gives a sheer coverage compared to the Clear Glow one. But, when this particular compact came into the Indian market, I thought of purchasing it. Teaser Alert: I freaking love it.


INGREDIENTS:

TALC, PERLITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ETHYHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, DIMETHICONE, ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, SILICA, METHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SQUALANE, PARFUM/ FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHEROL,LINALOOL, BHT, GERANIOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CITRONELLOL, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI77891/ TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA, CI77491,  CI77492, CI77499/ IRON OXIDES] (F.I.L B188231/1)


PRICE: Rs.280 for 9g / 0.32 oz
Availability: Amazon | Flipkart


CLAIMS:

  • Oil Control
  • Lightweight 
  • Flawless Coverage

PACKAGING:

maybelline clear smooth two way cake review

maybelline clear smooth two way cake review

maybelline clear smooth two way cake packaging

This compact comes in a sleek pink and black packaging which looks quite classy and chic. It is better than the previous version Maybelline Clear Glow All in One Compact Powder. It comes with its own sponge which is quite functional, to be honest. You get good coverage by using the sponge. It is very suitable for traveling.




SHADES:

maybelline clear smooth all in one spf 32

The shades were very disappointing! It comes in 5 shades and my shade is 04 Honey. I'm on the fair-medium tone and the best shade that matched me was 04 Honey. It was the second last shade from the range. It has more options for lighter skin tones but people with darker skin can have a problem finding their own match. 


01 Light - Yellow Undertone
02 Nude Beige - Heavy Yellow Undertone
03 Natural - Pink Undertone
04 Honey - Yellow Undertone
05 Sand Beige - Pink Under Tone

maybelline clear smooth two way cake 04 honey swatch
Maybelline Clear Smooth Two Way Cake 04 Honey Swatch using one swipe of the sponge 


PIGMENTATION & CONSISTENCY:

maybelline clear smooth two way cake 04 honey swatch
Maybelline Clear Smooth Two Way Cake 04 Honey Swatch

I am impressed with the pigmentation. I got the shade 04 Honey and it was very pigmented. It has yellow undertones to it and it did brighten my under eyes and has medium coverage. 

The powder is very smooth and softly milt, but it has a lot of kickback. I loved the consistency. Its very smooth and has good coverage. Totally can wear it all alone due to its medium coverage. 

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRODUCT:

I love how smooth and pigmented this powder is. It has very good medium coverage for a compact powder under Rs.300. This shade is perfect for me and definitely gives my face some coverage. Normally I wear just this and go out. If you are using a bb cream then you can top it off with this and get a flawless finish.

It contains SPF 32 PA+++ which is a great thing since you can only apply it on its own and go out without the additional use of any sunscreen. It controls the oil in your face to some extent, definitely has a lightweight formula and gives a flawless finish. These claims are totally true.

It can be a bit drying during the winters. So, I suggest that you exfoliate your skin well. The coverage was pretty intact for almost 5 hours. I did not re-apply it over time. If you have an oily T zone then it will get shiny after 3 hours.

But, this product is Made In China, which I am quite skeptical about. Aren't Maybelline products made in the USA? 


PROS:

  • Lightweight formula
  • Smooth finish
  • Gives medium coverage
  • Very pigmented
  • Contains SPF 32 PA+++
  • Controls the oil in your face
  • Lasts for almost 5 hours
  • Affordable
  • Travel-friendly
  • Cute packaging

CONS:

  • Gives tones of kickback
  • Can be drying
  • Not Cruelty-free
RATINGS: 4/5



maybelline clear smooth all in one spf 32

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