I’m always in the search for makeup with excellent staying power and can keep oil and sweat at bay. Plus points if it wont break me out. Recently, I got the chance to try Maybelline White SuperFresh Powder Foundation
. This claims to keep your face matte for 12 hours. TWELVE FREAKIN’ HOURS! Well, I haven’t worn makeup for that long, but I sure would love to test its longevity! And though, I have a dry skin, you guys still know that I do love powder foundations, so you know I HAD to try this one.
Product Claims: Features clean touch technology. Touted as the "No touch-up" powder foundation that gives you 12 hours fresh, fair, matte and super fresh skin. White Super Fresh is enriched with Mineral Perlite that is 5x the absorption powder of regular talc, making it best when it comes to oil and sweat absorption!
I already posted a short video demo in my Instagram account (@yettezkiedoodle). But in case you haven’t watched it yet, feel free to watch it below:
This powder foundation is housed in a neat, white packaging, very modern and minimalist, if I do say so myself. It looks quite luxurious with the packaging alone and I’m loving it. The mirror is big enough for on the go application and it includes a sponge as well. I’m personally not a fan of the sponge because I find it rough and a bit stiff but it’s still very usable. In this review, I used the sponge for application just to show you that you CAN use it and in fairness, using the sponge provides better coverage all in all.
As for my shade, I am in the shade “Nude Beige”
. I believe we have four shades available here in the Philippines (Nude Beige, Natural, Honey and Sand Beige) but don’t quote me on that. I believe that this one is the lightest as well, but again, don’t take my word for it. Anyway, ‘Nude Beige’ matches my skin tone perfectly. As mentioned, in this post, I used a sponge, but I prefer using a powder or kabuki brush with these types of powders.
Maybelline WSF powder foundation is finely milled but it has a drier texture compared to most of the compact foundations that I have encountered in the past. As mentioned, I have a dry skin so I really needed to prep my skin prior to application, and even after I did all that, it still emphasized all of the dry areas of my skin. Therefore, if you have really dry skin, this might not be the best product for you.
The powder foundation provides a sheer to medium coverage, but I still had to use my concealers prior to application in order to cover some imperfections. If you only have minor imperfections and you only need to even out your skin tone, then you can totally skip your concealer and pat this on using the sponge or a dense powder brush. This also provides a matte finish but it’s not too matte that it will look cakey or look as though you have a ton of makeup on your face. You will still retain that healthy, fresh, radiant glow, but it will keep oil and sweat at bay.
Maybelline White Super Fresh claims to keep your face oil and sweat free for 12 hours but I haven’t tested it up to that extent. I’ve only worn this powder for as long as 7 hours and true to its claim, at least in my case, I did not retouch nor blot during that time. My face was indeed, sweat and oil free. I’ve worn this multiple times, during product reviews, running errands, family events, shopping, etc and during those times and during those times, I didn’t find the need to retouch.
I also like the scent of this one, it smells clean and dare I say, fresh? It’s very subtle though which I doubt will be bothersome unless you really hate scented makeups. But srsly, you’re not going to hate the scent of this one. Anyhoo, as mentioned, Maybelline WSF is enriched with Mineral Perlite that helps absorb sweat & oil.
|• PRODUCT BASICS •
• Product Name | Maybelline White SuperFresh Powder Foundation
• Price | Php 299
• Avalability | Maybelline counters & Supermarkets nationwide
Overall, I really like this one. I just wish that it didn’t cling onto the dry patches of my skin. But, I can live with that. That’s what moisturizers are for. Like I said, if you have really dry skin, you might want to steer clear out of this product and try something else from the same brand. I’m sure you’ll find something else that you like. If you have an oily skin, I’m sure you’re going to love this one. My mama has an oily skin and she loves this to bits. However, if you have a really oily skin, that I’m not sure of. But who knows? it might be something different compared to the others you’ve tried?
I recently held a giveaway in my Instagram account and earlier today, I finally announced the winners and I also shared a bit of trivia. In case you haven’t seen it yet, below is my IG post. I haven’t received any word from the giveaway winners yet. There’s no deadline but I would at least expect the winners to contact me within this week.
How about you? Have you tried Maybelline White SuperFresh powder foundation? What’s your favorite powder foundation? How long does it keep you oil and sweat free? Let me know!