Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder Review

After I do my base makeup, I always set my makeup with a loose powder. Setting makeup with loose powder is essential for long lasting and crease free makeup. I have used loose powders by several brands – Cinema Secret, Ben Nye, Maybelline, Covergirl, and so on. Among all that I have tried, I loved the one by Ben Nye the most – the popular Ben Nye Banana Powder. I wanted to try out more loose powders from other brands, so I decided to check out this Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder.

Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder

Product Description:
Facestudio Master Fix™ Setting + Perfecting Powder. This translucent powder sets, mattifies, blurs, and smoothes with an undetectable finish.
Price:
$9.99

Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder details on the tub

My Experience with Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder:

Maybelline is an affordable brand with some amazing products and it offers a wide range of products to choose from. I was looking for an affordable translucent loose powder and decided to give a try to the one by Maybelline.

Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder packaging

The product comes in tub packaging. The powder is held in a translucent tub with tiny holes on top which dispenses the product when it is turned upside down and gently shook. It has a black, shiny lid on top which is a little hard to open or screw back in place. I use a wet makeup sponge to pick up a small amount of powder and tap off excess product. It is best applied by pressing and rolling the sponge onto the skin. A fluffy makeup brush can be used to apply product as well, although that is not my preferred mode of application. Loose powder is perfect for ‘baking’ face makeup.

Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder texture

I use it to set my under-eye makeup, under my cheek bones to accentuate them and around my mouth to prevent laugh lines as the day progresses. I then use a large fluff brush or a pointed contour brush to blend the powder to ‘set’ makeup for a long-lasting natural finish. This process helps give a diffused look to makeup.

It claims to create a soft-focus effect as it sets makeup and mattifies shine, blurs, and smoothes makeup. This shade also looks natural on all skin types and leaves a smooth, flawless finish. It is easy to blend and gives a look to makeup. It leaves a transparent matte finish. It is moisture resistant, prevents shine, and allows skin to breathe easily, but it does contain talc which can be a downside for some and they might need to look for a talc-free loose powder.

A downside of this product is that it is not meant for flash photography and should be avoided or used with caution while applying makeup for low lighting or a shoot. Also, it should be used in moderate to small quantities or it will make face super cakey and unnatural.

Pros of Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder:

  • I like the tub packaging, it dispenses the right amount of product when it is gently shook.
  • Priced right since it is meant to compete with more expensive options.
  • Can be applied with a wet or a fluffy sponge.
  • Controls moisture and prevents shine. It gives a smooth, seamless finish to face.
  • This shade can go on most skin tones and gives a translucent finish to face.

Cons of Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder:

  • Not meant for flash photography and should be avoided or used with caution while applying makeup for low lighting or a shoot. This is a draw back with a lot of loose powders.
  • Formulated with talc and can be a downside for some of us.
  • The product will run out soon if used daily.

Would I Recommend Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting Loose Powder?
I recommend this product to those who ‘bake’ their face and who do not subject their face to flash photography. It is comparable to other high-end, more expensive options. All those who can’t use products with talc should avoid it.
IMBB Rating:
4.5/5

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