Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What's new: Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Shine-free Foundation SPF 25

Spotted these in the department store today, a new Clear Smooth Foundation from Maybelline. How does it differ from the their previous release, the Clear Smooth Extra Shine-free Powder Foundation? Check out some key points below:

  • SPF 25 (5 points higher than their previous release, the Clear Smooth Extra Shine-free Powder Foundation) and PA++
  • sebum and water-repellent powders to help keep skin matte 
  • very pigmented
  • long-wearing, breathable and lightweight makeup
  • covers pores, spots, blemishes
  • has a non-cakey, smooth finish
  • comes in 4 Asian shades 
  • encased in a wider, pink plastic packaging with a separate compartment for the sponge (see photo above)

I was able to swatch Nude Beige (my usual Maybelline foundation shade) and I can say compared to the old formula, the Clear Smooth All In One Foundation offers a lighter, more yellowish shade which is better suited for my NC30 skin tone. I also noticed that the powder is finer and really blends over the skin and pores.

Prices: Compact foundations are Php 249.00. The refills, on the other hand, also come with their own sponge and container (similar to In2It refills). Sorry I forgot how much the refills are.

Have you guys tried this? Let me know how it works for you :)


  1. Hi Kira!

    Been using Maybelline products i think since college? haha. They're good. Sheer coverage. I have sensitive skin but this somehow do not irritate me. Shifted to Maybelline's Angelfit foundation nung nagwowork na ko. Pero ni-phase-out na nila this July since it will be replaced by their Mineral foundies daw.

  2. Hi Lori! I was actually a huge fan of the original Clear Smooth foundation which was in a bulky square compact back then (and more expensive at around P600~). I preferred the lightweight texture and the oil-control finish. The new ones now are somewhat heavier, feels warm and makes my face itch :(

  3. love this! fine powder with vit. c and SPF 25 =)

  4. I am very satisfy with its performance. It is cheap and affordable. Some more, one highlight is that it has SPF 25 for you! Quite lasting too.

    The only thing that i don like about it is when i am sweating, i will feel some tingling sensation on my face which is not so comfortable. But it will be ok if i am not sweating,

    and last thing that i hate is madali sya nag kakacrack then nadudurog sya. well supposed to be dpat it will happen lng if nalaglag sa floor. i bought it twice and same thing happen. so i decided to ask the sales lady bout the product she told me n too soft yung powder thats why madali xa madurog

  5. Satisfied din ako sa coverage and sa staying power ng pagka-matte niya. Ang problem lang dito ay yun nga, madali masira yung powder kaya ang laki ng nasasayang. Three times na akong bumili at ganun ang nangyayari kaya parang hindi na ako uulit. :(

    Sayang. Ang ganda pa naman ng product na ito.

  6. The refill is worth 150.00php however di ko alam pano ireplace yun sa old one. La naman kasing hole na pwede tusukin o ano. Alam niyo paano? :/

  7. There is a hole underneath the sticker of the refill..