Maybelline Clear Smooth All-in-One Shine Free Foundation To Go

4Price: P99 for 3.5g

Available at Maybelline counters and Watsons stores nationwide.

Ingredients: Talc, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, ethyhexyl methoxycinnamate, silica, parfum/fragrance, dimethicone, lauroyl lysine, methicone, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ascorbyl palmitate, octyldodecyl, stearoyl stearate, aluminum hydroxide, BHT, dimethicone/methicone copolymer, linalool, benzyl alcohol, tocopheryl acetate, geraniol, coumarin, benzyl salicylate, limonene. May contain: CCI 77891/titanium dioxide, mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/iron oxides, CI 77947/zinc oxide

This product is a tiny version of Maybelline’s Clear Smooth powder foundation, which retails for about P249. If you’re not sure about buying the whole compact, you could try this first, like I did. It’s so small and cute! You could easily slip it into your jeans pocket.

3It even comes with a puff and a mirror, although both are too small. You could use the mirror to look at specific areas of your face one at a time, while the puff is best used for retouching, but I prefer using a powder brush.

2It only comes in two shades. Nude Beige, the one I got, seems to be more yellow than the other shade.

1The product has a mild rose fragrance that does not linger. There’s not much fallout with this powder, but the compact will still get messy if you use a brush.

The texture is lightweight and not too opaque. If you have clear skin, just a dusting of this powder all over the face will do. I, however, use it as a setting and retouching powder because of my oily skin. It gives a matte finish and true to its claim, it doesn’t get cakey–unless you really pile it on. It controls oil slightly better than face powders, but blotting sheets are still a must for me.

All in all, it’s a good setting powder because of its mattifying and oil control properties. If I decide to repurchase, I’ll still get the to-go version because I love its small size.

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5 comments on “Maybelline Clear Smooth All-in-One Shine Free Foundation To Go

  1. Rattus Choki says:

    The shade looks nice based on your swatch, thanks for sharing! =)

  2. Roxy says:

    Thanks for sharing 🙂 Might try this one 😀

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  3. jane says:

    Is this a good setting powder for etude bb cream? Because i tend to look so oily in that bb cream haha.

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