Thursday, July 16, 2009

Product Review: Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Healthy Natural Liquid Foundation

At a Glance:
Price: RM28.90 (approx. US$7.80)
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!


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


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


  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?

  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! :)

  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

  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

  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

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

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

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

  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

  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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