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I love this pressed powder. The reason I find this amazing is I normally don't like pressed powder (I use a powder foundation to set my foundation and to touch up during the day) AND its a drugstore brand. I purchased Beige which is a very yellow undertone beige that would match a light/medium - medium skin tone. It doesn't have any orange in it. If you need more warmth, Honey was a bit more golden tan.
I've used it twice as a foundation over the Age Rewind Double Face Perfector and Cle de Peau concealer and it looked amazing. I normally like a heavier coverage, but my skin looked so healthy and smooth. Amazing. I'm going to try the technique to work tomorrow and see how well it lasts through my work day. It did last through a 12 hour humid/hot day yesterday!
Note: I've been extremely lucky with Maybelline products lately! I also highly recommend the Age Rewind Double Face Perfector. Its brilliant.
I saw this at Target a couple of weeks ago, and since I've been looking for something to mattify my t-zone, I decided to pick this up. The color that I picked out was Cream, which is supposed to match a Light 4-5 in the Maybelline color range.
The compact is sort of neat -- the front is clear so that you can see the powder, and the bottom part sort of swivels open to reveal a mirror and a sponge. I like this format better than traditional powder compacts because you can store the sponge separately from the powder. I also like it better than the L'Oreal True-Match powder packaging because you don't have to flip back and forth between the mirror and the powder.
It's a pretty good powder -- decently milled and doesn't look overly-powdery. I tried it one day without concealer underneath, and the coverage is sheer, but it definitely kept the oilies on my nose at bay for about 5-6 hours. (which is a miracle, given the oily state of my t-zone!)
The color was not bad -- slightly paler and less orange than the Light 4 foundation (which was good!). This, I think, is comparable to MAC Blot powder, except I actually like it better due to the aforementioned packaging. And, of course, you can't complain about the price of the Maybelline (approx. $6).
I did take off a lippie, though, because the sponge it comes with is sort of thin, hard and cheap and doesn't really apply the powder optimally. Also, you don't get that much product -- the pan is really thin.
Overall, I would probably repurchase and recommend to anyone looking for a nice mattifiying powder to set or touch-up their foundation. continued >>
I love 3 of Maybelline's foundations, so I was very disappointed when I tried this. This offers no coverage, and Honey, which is my Maybelline shade, was too light, as if they put too much talc in it. I hate that I have to return this. Oh well. This is BOGOF right now at Walgreens.
This is the newest powder from Maybelline. Usually I do not like Maybelline's powders so much anymore. They just don't 'work' for me as well as they used to. BUT, being the compulsive makeup shopper I am, I decided to try it. It comes in several shades, varying from very pale to somewhat dark. I chose 'fair', which matches their dream matte mousse shades 0-1. It is a light, yellow/neutral powder that goes well over my colorstay foundation in buff. I gave it four lippies instead of 5 because in indoor lights it can look a bit heavy, but strangely looks more blended and even in sunlight.