Guess this compact powder won't feel strange for you because everywhere was talking about this; in commercials, magazines, online media and last but not least... many blog as well. While the heat still going wow pow, for sure I will jump into it. So yea... here's my version of review on Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF 34 PA+++ (quite a long name eh).
Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder has four different shades from #02 Nude Beige, #03 Natural, #04 Honey to #05 Sand Beige comes with SPF 34 triple PLUS PA. What I get myself is the lightest shade #02 Nude Beige to give myself a try and test on it.
Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF 34 PA+++
in #02 Nude Beige
WHAT THE UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT?
(as claimed in description box)
- Clean-Touch Powder System
Enriched with Mineral Perlite that is 5X the absorption power of regular talc, it facilities sweat evaporation with almost zero build-up. Works a like blotter that continuously blots away sweat and sebum so that color stays true during the wear, complexion remains bright-looking.
- 12H Fair Matte Look and Fresh Feel
Long lasting matte coverage that instantly whitens and evens skin tone, smoothes and blends away imperfections. So white-looking, makeup remains looking freshly-applied. So fresh-feeling, it creates the clean touch of a morning shower or face wash.
I am a sucker of packaging product. Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA +++ (again! it's a long long name! wtf!) has done a great job in the packaging. Marshmallow white lid with simple print logo of Maybelline New York, then bottom is transparent. Overall the packaging are simple, neat and elegant.
However what I dislike after I started using this powder is the transparent bottom especially the part comes with many holes below the sponge (you may refer the picture on right side at row no.2). I can see how dirty was the sponge usage. I also found that design actually not travel-friendly just because of 'holes' design (you got what I mean?)
Like example, when I put this powder into my bag, you can imagine how dirty is my bag (no one will so syok suka suka go wash their bag plus some bag are not washable sumore). My logical mind will told me that the bacteria will go inside to the sponge thru the holes. Then imagine when we apply again and again on our face? A big NO NO for me! Unless remains the box or has another purse or whatever for it. What a trouble man!
What in my hand is #02 Nude Beige, where I claimed should be more suits for yellow skin tone. As for me, because personally I am more to pink rose tone, so I claimed that this powder is quite yellowish for me (my personal's verdict). The texture is fine but not smooth when glide on, however it surprisingly feeling smooth when applying. The coverage considers low-medium but I like the matte effect and the long lasting part.
I wore this powder then went to outside to attended event, lunch and more... I found this powder can hold my oily part quite well. My face is combination, therefore my T-zone is usually becomes oily after several hours plus I live in a humid country. Although my personal makeup base preference is radiant dewy skin but I always found that after 3 hours especially at outside, my T-zone will always become oily (like I said, dewy and oily can be differentiate). With this powder, although is matte-finish, this powder can pulls the time longer before my T-zone turns oily, like from 3 hours maybe extend to 3.5 to 4.5 hours (depends).
Will it becomes cakey? Erm... I can't make a judge on it. I believe a good condition of skin makes everything fit and blend perfectly into canvas but if the skin is in a bad condition, of coz! even a thousand bucks of product still acts worse. So, what I could say if I prep my skin well before have makeup on, this powder just stay perfectly without looking cakey like a fake canvas.
In conclusion, I love how this product provides a matte-finish, instantly even up skin tone, natural and fresh finish and the best part, the price is really affordable. This product is a worth-of-buy!
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