Thursday, July 16, 2009

Product Review: Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Healthy Natural Liquid Foundation




At a Glance:
Price: RM28.90 (approx. US$7.80)
Website: Maybelline.com.tw
Weight: 18ml
Made in: China
Likes: Exact match for my skintone, spreads smoothly, doesn't settle into fine lines!
Gripes: Very sheer (read: almost zero) coverage, makes me look so shiny!
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 2 Stars! It's kinda pointless to have... would have even given it only 1 star if it wasn't for the smooth texture!

Ingredients:



Product Description

Clear Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation is a breathable yet full coverage that gives a healthy luminosity.

Clinically proven: No oil. No fragrance. SPF 18/PA+++.



Actual Product Pic:


Pigmentation & Color:


This foundation comes in 4 shades, C02 Rose White, N02 Shell Beige, W02 Natural Buff and W03 Apricot Sand. I would assume that the C02 is pink based, the N02 is neutral, and the W02 and W03 are warm shades. Click here for swatches of all 4 shades! :)

I'm NC20, and N02 is a perfect match for my skin! Here's how it looks on me:



I felt a bit deceived by it's "full coverage" claim though... it's really sheer as you can see in the picture - it did squat to even out my skintone!! Also, i didn't like how it made my skin look "shiny", so i guess oily skinned girls should really stay away from this one!

Texture & Scent:
This liquid foundation is quite fluid, so it spreads smoothly unto your skin! I like that it gives a rather moisturized feel on! This being fragrance free does not have any added fragrance, but it does have the typical mild "fragrance free" scent! :D

Packaging:


This foundation comes in a squeeze tube, which i find really convinient! :) I love how small the dispensing hole is so you have the ultimate control on the amount you pour out:



Time Test:
Since this is so sheer, i have no idea how long it lasts! lol!!

Price & Availability:
This foundation is priced at RM28.90 (approx. US$7.80) and should be available at all Maybelline counters at your local Watsons / Guardian / Supermarkets! :D


My $0.02:

I bought this liquid foundation because i was really impressed by how smooth it was when i swatched it! And not only did it spread on smoothly, it blends into your skin beautifully too!! :D

Unfortunately, that's about all the good things i can say about this one! It's kinda pointless to have a foundation that is so sheer that it doesn't do ANYTHING to even out your skintone! Also, it made my face look greasy and oily, and i don't even have oily skin to begin with! :(

All in all methinks that this one is a total let down! Into the "forgotten" pile this goes... unless somebody wants to try it out, i'll let you have it for RM15 with free pos eskpres (used only once)! :(


Photo credit: Product picture from Tongue in Chic

10 comments:

  1. thanks for the review, I enjoyed reading yours! you are right, this is quite sheer! though your smile still caught my attention, I wonder why its too sheer if they claim it to give full coverage?

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  2. Indeed!! It's really misleading to state "full coverage" on the tube when it doesn't even even out my skintone!! :(

    Can't wait to read your reviews on it! :)

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  3. ya this really seems so oily
    stippling method?
    if it's stippling then really sheer
    i think rimmel one is much better
    really matte :D

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  4. this one really just feels like a tinted moisturizer. mine was given to me in an awfully fair shade -_- used in my bad makeup tut :p

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  5. LyNn: yessss, VERY oily looking la!! Yuck!!

    Yeah i stippled it with the MAC 187SE.

    I just tried the Rimmel 16-hour budgeproof one today!! hehehe!! :D

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  6. Connie: icic!! Ahahaha, you really rocked that video!! So hilarious!! XD

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  7. Beautiful blog you have:) What is your favorite cookie?

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  8. Thank you chili!! :D I don't really fancy cookies, but i love chocolate! :D

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  9. ok jenn, i got a tub of this on hand, now, i think i shouldn't use this. i have oily skin and need more coverage.

    thanks jenn! thank goodness i didnt buy this. hehe

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  10. in order for foundation to work to its maximum.. don't use your fingers when blending... our fingers contain oils that can disrupt the quality of the foundation when applied.. use a sponge or a foundation brush instead :)

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