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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Maybelline New York Shine Free Loose Powder Review

I've tried out a quite a few powders over the years in hopes that they would help set my foundation and mattify my skin, preventing or at least, reducing shine.

My skin at times can be quite oily, and it has been difficult to find a combination of products that help to control oil production and target oil prone areas.

This problem is especially embarrassing during Summer. Sweat and foundation leave my face looking like an oil slick, and it's a real confidence stealer. After a couple of hours of foundation wear, I look like I've just stepped out of a sauna.

So I thought I'd give this powder a shot. I had high hopes for this product, and yet it is one of the many that has failed to impress.

For me, this powder didn't keep shine at bay. I actually think it added to the problem. The only thing it seemed to do was clog my skin up more.

The thing I liked about this product? The packaging. The pot that the powder was in was very practical, and I liked that it came with a sponge, which allowed for hassle free touch ups throughout the day. It's definitely a handbag convenience, so, full points for packaging.

Since trying this powder, I have experimented with several other foundations and products and have found a solution for my oil prone skin. I've had much success with other products that the use of a loose powder now seems unnecessary.

Rating: 1/5


Anonymous said...

aha now i feel the need to enlighten you on a great product i use, a little known secret-you heard of vichy? their norma-teint range is incredible. the foundation has been discontinued but you can still get it, it cover everything and stays put, and the best bit is the moisturiser it mattify's EXTREME like i can get away with JUST wearing this instead of foundation it makes my skin look sooo much better. im not sure if you can get it in oz but online im sure you can- Moisturizers - Vichy - Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care GET it!! it will solve your problem- then purchase clean & clear oil control film from ebay in a huge pack and your sorted! ps its piffle

Anonymous said...

haha that sounded like plugging- i assure you its not! just advice from one oily gal to another!

Miss Chronically Creative said...

haha, not at all. I love hearing about new products, and I've never heard of that one. Sounds fab! I've got my oily skin under control (for now, ha!) but if I ever need to switch products, I'll be sure to look at getting this one shipped out.

Thank you for sharing :)


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