It is always nice to find affordable yet decent powder to keep face shine-free and fresh looking for hours, right? Today, let me share with you a review on one beautifully packaged cake powder from Maybelline. The Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Silk Cake Powder in Nude Beige.
Clear Smooth BB Silk Poreless White Skin Transforming Cake Powder
Pore-smoothing BB Silk Essence is infused into our ultra fine powders to blend into a silky soft, weightless fil that won’t sent into or highlight your pores. Instantly creates a smoother, poreless looking skin.
Brighter UV-Protected Skin
Contains “Korean Mulberry Root Extract”, known to lighten and brighten skin while inhibiting melanin production. Skin instantly becomes visibly brighter and more radiant. SPF 21 PA+++protects skin from harmful UV rays and skin darkening.
Oil Control for Hours
My take on Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Silk Cake Powder:
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Silk Cake Powder comes in a purplish pinkish reflective squaoval, compact casing. The compact is truly attractive. It really caught my attention and because it is so cute, I find it impossible for me not to get hold of it and examine. =) It surely will add cuteness to someone else’s stash.
It has a mirror inside just the opposite of the cake powder itself. Underneath the powder is a compartment for sponge that is similar to the sponges of other Clear Smooth Face Powder released earlier.
Maybelline BB Silk Poreless White Cake Powder is available in 5 shades. Each compact has 8 grams of product in it. One thing I dislike is the smell. The powder itself smells like some kind of metal to me.
I am in MAC NC 25-30 and I am matched to the third to the lightest shade of this BB Powder, the Natural. But I got the lighter shade, the 02, Nude Beige mainly because of my experience with Maybelline powders turning darker after few minutes of wear. I am on the acidic side and some powders tend to darken on me. At first application, this BB Silk Cake Powder looks too light for my skin tone so I wait for few minutes before going out. It adjusts to my tone in minutes. I find it helpful to know your skin type so you’ll be able to get the right powder for you.
I like that this Maybelline Cake Powder is not too powdery. It is on the silky side which is smooth to apply on skin. I like that this does not emphasize fine lines on under eyes. Other powders would make skin appear older, not this one. =) Yes, it is true to its word that it makes pores less visible.
It has matte finish and it has medium coverage. It was able to mask some redness and light blemishes making skin look clearer and smoother. I most of the time just use this alone without concealer and I love that my skin looks fresh for hours. The powder lasts on my face for 5 hours which I find more than okay for the price, since I have oily T-Zone area. In addition, it was able to control my oil production for 5 hours too.
I can’t say anything about its whitening properties as I am using it for 3 weeks now. I feel it is too short to assess its whitening property. I didn’t notice any skin lightening to date. But I am glad that it has SPF 21. =)
- I like the cute packaging. It is small and it is nice to tote around.
- It did not cause any skin irritations. It did not cause break outs.
- It is easy to blend all over face and neck.
- It has decent, medium coverage.
- It kept my face shine-free longer.
- It gives a clean, natural looking finish.
- It has SPF21.
- It is affordable. It is priced here in the Philippines at P239. Converting to Rupees it is around Rs310.
- It stays on my face for 5 hours.
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Silk Cake Powder- What I Don’t Like:
- It has limited shade availability. They only have 5 shades.
- It has this metallic smell.
I like that this Maybelline BB Silk Cake Powder is so affordable and yet it offers decent coverage. I find it good for everyday use to keep face looking fresh and shine free longer.
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