Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Face Powder in Honey
Honey is the darkest available shade in the line. It comes with a puff, but I misplaced it, thinking that I would be better off with just a brush. Goes on a bit yellow but has a transluscent matte finish. Coverage is sheer...Blemished skin would need foundation and or concealer under it as it was meant to be finishing/oil control powder in the first place. Oil control is so-so: about 2-4 hours on my combination skin, depending on the environment. Although, I haven't compared the difference between brush applied and puff applied. Has an almost unnoticeable cosmetic scent. Hypoallergenic and non comedogenic, my skin didn't break out with it (especially 'coz I used mineral foundation underneath). Has SPF 18. Packaging is compact and lightweight. This is very efficient and affordable at P199, perfect for those who simply wanted a little extra to the no make up look on a budget. Also available in Light, Nude Beige and Natural shades.
I got interested with this mascara because I thought it would be a great alternative to getting eyelash extensions. I didn't like how the brush is soaked the whole time in the product while on display at the stores. It made me feel as if the brush is not as perfect as the patented yellow curved brush in the ads. Product seemed to have clumped on the brush upon opening also. I wouldn't have been too meticulous about it if I hadn't used Covergirl VolumeExact first, which displays the brush outside of the product tube in the packaging. I understand that a little clumping is necessary if you really want volume, so this mascara is quite good in that department when applied on the eyelashes. But since my lashes sparse and scattered, clumping is not a good idea for me. Well, that's just me. A rave on this product can be viewed here. This mascara didn't flake on me and is waterproof indeed. In fact I found it hard to remove with Etude House's eye make up remover. But that make up remover didn't work too well on anything, anyway. I also noticed that my lashes have grown a few more hairs and is quite longer after a couple of applications, could be because of the Collagen formula. This P429 mascara is worth finishing if you already bought one, but I'm gonna go back to my HG Covergirl Mascara after it. Only available in Black.
This is the best of the bunch...creamy and easy to apply. Just let it set about a couple of minutes after application and it should stand to its claims of being waterproof and smudge proof. I tried it on my waterline and it seemed to hold up until after my 9 hour work day, although not as pigmented compared to when it was applied. I'm dying to get Black to find out if the color would simply fade or if it will spread out on my oily lids and give me a racoon look. If it could be a good dupe to Urban Decay 24/7 liners, I'm getting all Chocolate, Forest Green, Ocean Blue, Dark Purple and Gold colors! Each sold at P359. A review of this product in Black can be viewed here.
BTW, do you know that Maybelline products are now available through Sundance Direct Selling? Look for a nearest Sundance seller to find out all the Maybelline products you can purchase on an installment payment scheme!