Maybelline White Superfresh Powder Foundation in Honey 04 Review + Swatches
Here's a review on Maybelline White Superfresh Powder Foundation in Honey 04.
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Other Locations: Available in all leading drugstores, department stores, and supermarkets (Starting February 28, 2015)
For someone who has oily skin, it is always a challenge for me to look fresh on any day, especially when it's hot and sunny outside-I think it's a challenge for anyone who's living in the tropics and I also think this is why the matte look will always be a staple here in our country. :p
Being matte is one story and having a long- lasting matte finish is another. Another challenge for us is finding a matte base that's very affordable and stays put for a long time. On that note, Maybelline has recently brought to the country White Superfresh, a powder foundation that's super, duper affordable and lasts for quite a while.
MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH POWDER FOUNDATION IN HONEY 04 IN DETAIL
This new face base from Maybelline features the Clean Touch Powder Technology, resulting to a formula that absorbs oil and sweat five times better than regular talc and promises to stay put for up to 12 hours, and has SPF 34 PA+++ as well. Locally, we have four shades available for this product.
Got no time to retouch? Don't worry, this product will save your face! More about this product after the break!
By far, this is the Maybelline product that has the neatest packaging-I am loving the chic, crisp white color. Because White makes anything look expensive. :)
It comes with a sturdy sponge, but I find it too stiff and if used with considerable hand force, it has a tendency to remove your current layers of makeup such as primer, foundation, BB/CC Cream, or concealer. :p
Honey 4 is a fair beige shade and unfortunately for warm- skinned gals like me, this is their darkest shade. Maybelline has been around since forever here in the Philippines and they should know by now that there are morenas living here too. Oh well!
Anyway, this powder has a sheer texture, matte finish, and light to medium coverage. You will need to use concealer with this product to cover up imperfections. It also has a dry texture so you will need to prep with moisturizer prior to usage. Otherwise, it will highlight dry patches like in the second photo below.
MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH POWDER FOUNDATION IN HONEY 04 IN ACTION
Skin with Inglot AMC Creamy Concealer and Zero Kuma Concealer
Two layers of Maybelline White Superfresh
The powder has a really matte finish, but there's something youthful and not 'flat matte' about it. It's 'fresh matte' in my opinion (if there's a term like that in the world of makeup), which makes it good enough for teenagers. However, as I said, it tends to highlight dry patches-check out the dry pimple on my cheek: the powder has highlighted it. :/
TIP: Here's how to go around that stiff sponge: Hold the sponge loosely (but tightly enough that it won't slip from your fingers) and use a light, sweeping motion when applying the product onto your skin. This way, you'll be able to get better coverage and you won't let the sponge remove your current makeup.
Indeed, it has really good staying power, around 6 hours tops (haven't worn it for 12 hours straight so I can't tell you if the 12- hour wear time is true) and you can even go to a meeting without retouching and you'll look just fine, but if you really want to look much fresher, you still have to retouch it at least once during wear, imo-this is the case for my combination oily/normal skin and I don't know if it will be the same for those with really oily skin types. I even wore this product to one of my Circuit Training sessions in 360 Fitness and after the workout, it still looked quite fresh. Cool. :) However, it yields a white cast so I'd only use this product during daytime and not in events slated at night time.
I like this product because it's so affordable and the wear time has passed my standards, but I still find their darkest shade too light for my skin tone and coverage is a lil' sheer for a powder foundation. BUT--it's not so bad-I can still see myself wearing it to the gym or on a very casual day.
I wouldn't recommend this product to dry- skinned gals though because its texture is dry, but if you are in the fair and medium side of the shade spectrum and you've got oily skin, congratulations, you'll be able to enjoy this product thoroughly.
MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH POWDER FOUNDATION IN HONEY 04 RATING
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