Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder Review

Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder Review

Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder Review

    • Turn on the Light for skin that looks bright, Visibly Fair and Shine Free.
    • Instant Fairness.
  • Helps Prevent Skin Darkening.
  • Smooth, even skin.
  • Shine Control.
  • Lightweight.
  • Oil free.
  • Allergy tested.
  • Dermatologist Tested.
  • Non Comedogenic.


Product Description:


After my stint with the Maybelline Clear Glow BB Cream, I tried the latest launch by Maybelline – Clear Glow Compact. The SA had informed me when I had purchased the BB cream that Maybelline would be launching a compact/pressed powder in conjunction with the BB cream in their “Clear Glow” range.  When it reached their counter, she called me to notify and I purchased it the very same day. I have been using this compact for the past week and I think I can put forth a review for your reference.

Firstly, I was completely awestruck/shell shocked :shocked: :shocked: when the SA told me its price. She told me it’s for Rs. 175 only and I confirmed it at least 3-4 times. I was like “WOW,” this looks so good at just Rs. 175 bucks !! I wonder how Maybelline manages to shell out such decent products at fair prices. This compact is definitely good value for money.

I liked the compact’s packaging a lot in the first look. When Rati saw this for the first time, she called me up and told me that Maybelline has launched a new compact which has “Chanel pressed powder-like packaging” 😀 😀 😀

The packaging is indeed very neat and also a cute, girly pink one. It’s a light but sturdy plastic casing and comes with a built-in vanity mirror, compact pan and sponge applicator. The sponge looks fine, but I don’t use it as I prefer to use a puff for powder over sponges. On one side is placed the square-shaped compact pan and there is a separate slot which holds the sponge. The packaging is very sleek which makes it apt for travelling or carrying it around in your bag for touch ups.

The powder is fine and feels soft enough on the face; I mean you can’t really compare it with powders which high-end brands make, but considering the price that the product is offered at, I would definitely call it fairly nice. The powder has some light fragrance too which I think is not bothering.

I like that it gives a little more than light coverage to the face and how well it evens out my face. The compact has been made keeping in mind oily skin and gives matte effect. My skin is kind of dry in winters and I use moisturiser underneath this, so I can’t comment at the moment about its oil absorption and sweat-controlling properties. But whenever I have used this on my face, it never got greasy, sticky, and shiny even after a long time in the sun. I would suggest the compact only for combination to oily skin primarily. Girls who are blessed with dry-normal skin will need to moisturise heavily before using this.

Overall, it’s a very decent product and at the price I would consider it a steal. It has SPF 26 which is an added bonus! I have sensitive skin and I never saw that it gave me breakouts or any other allergic reaction. I would recommend it to oily-combination skinned girls.

Good job Maybelline :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Shades Available are 5, that’s what the package mentions, but the SA showed me 4 and said only these would be reaching/coming to the counters 😐

I got the shade “Nude Beige 02” in it. The SA insisted that I should take/pick up shade 01, but I liked this one more as it has slight yellow undertone which I need/like for my skin tone. The shade looks dark in the pan but looks absolutely fine when I swatched it on my face. There is very little difference in shades 01 and 02 , so if you are like NC 15-20 in MAC, I would suggest you should try 01 = Ivory Beige.


INR 175 for 9 gms.


Enjoy the Pictures 🙂


















Pros of Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder:

  • Lightweight soft powder.
  • Gives matte finish.
  • Evens out complexion.
  • Coverage is a little more than light.
  • Mild fragrance.
  • Apt for oily-combination skin.
  • Has SPF 26.
  • Suits my sensitive skin.
  • Pretty packaging.
  • Fairly priced.
  • Maybelline products are well distributed in India.

Cons of Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder:

  • Like the Maybelline Clear Glow BB cream, the shade selection is not only very low, but also I find that these have been made keeping in mind light to medium skin tone only.
  • No ingredients list is mentioned

IMBB Rating:

3.85 on 5 :-* :-* :-* :-*

P.S.:  The SA at the Maybelline counter also suggested that I can use it in both wet and dry form. I haven’t tried that as the package doesn’t mention it. You can give it a shot though 😀

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77 thoughts on “Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder Review

  1. Aleyyy toh bhaut pyaala hai..Me will order it now!! 😀 Gooooooooooooooooooooood picsss Nupurii..and another awesome and detailed review!! :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. haan kimi karo olel but shade kaise ptaa chlenge coz the pan looks darker but swatch kr k hi pta chalega kaunsa shade u ll need :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
      thnkoooozzzzz :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  2. Nuuupuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrr
    I bought the BB cream, i just loved it :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
    Thanks a ton for your review :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
    Next i will buy this :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  3. Hey Nupur,,,,

    aptly written but i guess u missed that it can also be used as a foundation…as the moment a wet sponge is used the powder turns into a mildly cream based foundation…which was a really wow factor……as it gives the bb cream effect..hence the bb cream and thsi compact goes hand in hand together

          1. hey i use it in wet form n it stays for quite long tym as i hav totally oily skin, also gives v.good coverage …

  4. I was surprised to see the amount of coverage it gives. The packaging is like chanel / lancome powder foundation. :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: Loved the piccys :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

    1. haaanbda clear clear sa jo jaata hai face :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:
      thnkoooo Rati, Good Morning 🙂 what planss?? Me going to derma today, last nyt i sat down n prepared koshens wht i need to ask him and thr r about 40 of them :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  5. you are always the first one to review any new products on the market :yahoo: :yahoo: it sounds like a decent and good compact especially for the price..once i finish my current one i’ll def give this a the packaging too..qite chic :manicure:

  6. Wow.. It seems like an amazing product..!! Bt am dry skinned.. Plan to buy BB cream.. Does it giv a dewy finish? Is it better dan Ponds’ TM?

    1. The BB cream gives slight dewy finish when i use it over my moisturiser… n i havent used Ponds TM … the only diffrnc i know is that Ponds TM has slight shimmer n the Maybelline BB cream has none

  7. kinni sohni packaging :love: :love: :love: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :pigtail: :pigtail:
    but for combi to oily skin type ke liye :spank:
    i’ll try it in summers then :smug: … vaise bhi i hav 2 compcts nhi 3 lying wid me rght now… tht too almost new :secret2:

    1. n nuu raani… kinni changgiii customer … maybelline SA calling her up n telling about the product :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: awesum pics nuu… :pompom: :pompom:

    2. thnkoooo nidss…..n haaan mere ghar k pas jo mall hai wahan se I buy naa regularly all the cosmetics, toh wahan sab jaante hai 😀 😀 thy call me n inform jab b kuch new launch hota hai :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  8. Wow awesome review Nupur…. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: loved the pics and m gonna get this one next :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  9. Detailed review & pictures..Very high-end packaging for sure..!! Sounds worth giving a try..but is it betetr than Maybeline Whitestay UV Compact I have 2 intact packs of ’em & one Lakme Radiance..dunno when I will finish all of ’em & try any new one.. 😐

    1. thanks Shilpa 🙂 yeah the packaging is good indeed 🙂
      i havent used lakme n maybelline UV stay compact as yet so cant compare n tell u 😐 😐 😐

  10. Wow!!!!!! Looks awesome!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
    Thanx 4 d detailed review Nupur!!!
    I love compacts..m loving my Lakme Perfect Radiance.. is it something lyk that in coverage?
    Coz then this will be great..!! :happydance:
    Have added the BB cream n this to my BDAY wishlist!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  11. Oh wow, I’m so glad you reviewed this, coz I bought 2 pcs. of this this evening itself, one for me and one for my aunt. 😀 😀

  12. wow it seems like a very nyc and a good product but am scared to use any of the maybelline compacts as the last one i used gave me breakouts so am kinda scared abt this one too :chewnails:

  13. Man i made the mistake of buying this esp in thw WORNG SHADE>>. im like dark dusky skin toned and this SA girl gave me nude beige.. wt was she thinking? :spank: wt was i doign without seeing the “shade 2 ” writing in it.. OMG… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

  14. Very nice review Nupur. I also have the same compact. Ingredient list is mentioned on the carton, on the opposite side of the side with price tag 🙂

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