Hello IMBB, I know, from the last few months I’ve been on and off here but I promise, I’ll be here frequently now. And I’m seeing so many new faces here 🙂 So, how have you all been? 🙂
Every girl/women needs a finishing compact that she can stash in her purse and is a backup for every make-up emergency. Iím sure there will be very few women who wonít appreciate what a good compact can do. And me having an oily skin and all, most of the times the only make-up Iím wearing is pressed powder and kohl. Ok, maybe a blush! but you get the point-right!
I came to know about this Maybellline powder from an Ex-MAC employee. In a public bathroom at a mall. (see how makeup brings people together!) I was really lusting after the very famous MAC Mineralized skin finish natural but wasn’t sure about how it would fare on my open pores. Thatís when I came to know, this is a perfect dupe for the MSF- and without the shimmer, yayy!!!
Maybelline says: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Protector Finishing Powder with SPF 25 and anti-oxidant Goji Berry goes beyond basic powder to fight the signs of aging as it delivers flawless-looking skin. Weightless formula feels comfortable and doesnít dry out skin leaving it soft and smooth.
Cost : $8 in most drugstores.
My experience: It is by far my most fav product. It really is a boon for oily skin. It saved me for my entire visit in Mumbai where I was running around in the Mumbai heat in hospitals and local trains and what not. It kept my skin shine free without looking cakey. I got it in shade Buff Beige and it matches my skin perfectly. to the point that it did not show in pictures while I was trying to click a swatch. On its own it looks nice and over a foundation/TM it looks flawless, even airbrushed. I used it consistently and so much that in 4 months Iíve started to hit pan.
The packaging is in 2 compartments where one holds the powder and one is for the mirror and the puff.
Summing it up:
- really light weight. doesnít feel like anything on the skin.
- contains SPF.
- Shade blends well with the skin.
- Has a soft matte finish (suitable for normal to oily skin).
- Really soft shimmer which actually gives a glow.
- Very affordable.
- Does not oxidize on the skin.
- -The powder puff is blahhhh. I replaced it with mine.
- Provides light coverage. (which is actually fine for me but this is no powder foundation).
- I don’t really believe in the whole ìcontains Goji berryî claims.
- I’m not sure if they launched it in India yet.
Verdict : Grab it girls. specially oily skinned babes. You will not regret!
IMBB Rating: 4/5
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