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  • I really don't know why I keep trying out new Maybelline products, because I don't think I've really ever had an excellent experience with any of them
  • But, I bought the Maybelline Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder for all skin types, in a light shade, because the name of it pretty much covered all of my problems
  • Maybelline, at least in my experience, has almost always somehow fit into the latter of those two categories
  • First off, I found that there is no coverage capabilities to this powder at all
  • I also found that the product was messy in more ways than one too, because the container opens up easily and powder gets absolutely everywhere, so I don't recommend carrying this around in your purse unless you have it taped or rubber-banded shut


    • by Anasuya
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      I really don’t know why I keep trying out new Maybelline products, because I don’t think I’ve really ever had an excellent experience with any of them. But, I bought the Maybelline Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder for all skin types, in a light shade, because the name of it pretty much covered all of my problems. When I was a kid, I always used to have that oily t-zone effect, but as I got older, the oil production actually got worse (so I can’t blame hormones anymore). Now I’m oily all over my face, and there’s some days when it feels like I can’t control it at all. I’ve tried using oil blotting sheets, which removes the oil but doesn’t keep it from returning, and several different kinds of primers, all kinds of foundations and powders, and I have yet to find a truly great product that

      keeps the oil production to the barest minimum. And because I have a very oily complexion with large pores, the blemishes still occur, even though I’m well into my thirties now. It’s actually a little embarassing that I have to deal with skin problems like this at my age.

      But, this Maybelline Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder seemed like as good a gamble as any, especially at a $6 price tag. I was used to paying twice that for my Revlon ColorStay powder (and I hate that their New Complexion powder is now a 2-in-1 instead of a dry powder only, because that was my favorite), but the low price should’ve warned me right off the bat that it may not be a quality product. Sure, sometimes you’re really just getting a deal, but most of the times, you’re getting exactly what you pay for… a cheap product. Maybelline, at least in my experience, has almost always somehow fit into the latter of those two categories. Sad, but true. Yet, I was short on cash and it’s all I could afford at the time, so I guess I’ve got no one to blame but myself.

      First off, I found that there is no coverage capabilities to this powder at all. Luckily, I use a really good foundation that provides the coverage I need, otherwise I’d look like a pimpled mess. The color is fair, and good for my skin tone, so I didn’t have a problem in that regard, but if I were dependant upon this powder alone to offer coverage, I’d be in a world of misery. It really didn’t even cover skin discolorations at all either. I have blotchy red spots around my nose and chin where my skin is most easily irritable, and ...


      • Maybelline Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder for All Skin Types Light
      if I didn’t have a foundation on, this wouldn’t even cover that. But, I guess because it’s so translucent, that means it’s more appropriate for a lot of different skin types and colors.

      I didn’t like the applicator that came with this product, which just created a huge loose powder mess any time I tried to use it, so I applied it using a large make up brush that I already had in my make up bag. I also found that the product was messy in more ways than one too, because the container opens up easily and powder gets absolutely everywhere, so I don’t recommend carrying this around in your purse unless you have it taped or rubber-banded shut.

      It didn’t feel or look caked on after immediate application, which was good, and it did provide an immediate matte finish which I really liked, but just a

      couple hours later, my oil was already peeking through and looking a hot mess. And, when the oil starts showing up, applying this powder on over it just seems to create a bigger mess, and it doesn’t go on nearly as smoothly or easily as it does right after you’ve washed and dried your face. That’s when the powder started to look caked on… was when I applied it to control the shine that was developing. Maybe if I’d kept up with it throughout the day, and kept at my face with this powder before the oil ever showed up I’d have had different results, but I really don’t feel I should have to apply powder on an hourly basis. And a messy powder at that. I’ll just keep buying my oil blotting sheets for half the price and get the same results without caked on looks or messed up foundation.




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