Maybelline CLEARGLOW ALL IN ONE Fairness Compact Powder Review

         Maybelline CLEARGLOW ALL IN ONE Fairness Compact Powder Review

After so much hype over the Maybelline "BB" Cream launch in India, most of us ran out throwing our books and bags to buy it, took it back home, used it, reviewed it and then this was launched. It may have been launched simultaneously in most cities as they are supposed to go hand in hand but not where I live. The BB cream came first and then the compact. 
                             I, for one, did not run out to get the BB cream as I had stopped purchasing cosmetics. I had hoarded so much that I decided I have to skip a few irresistible launches till my cosmetics got used up. By then it was just wait and watch as blogger after beauty blogger poured their hearts out about how everyone love love loved it and then after couple of weeks about how everyone hate hate hated it. Oh well, at that time I went to purchase some gifts for my sister and mom, I knew this would be something they could use on a daily basis. So I went ahead and got it. Did they like it? Check out my take on this product.

What does the brand claim

Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder is infused with Pro Vitamin C, it instantly illuminates skin’s appearance revealing a healthy fair glow. 
This is shine free, perfectly matte and fresh compact powder which helps defend from skin darkening & appearance of spots with SPF 26 PA++. 
This ultra fine lightweight powder blends easily giving optimum coverage for smooth, even skin.

How to Use
Apply evenly with sponge all over face and neck. Suitable for everyday use.
It is available in 5 shades- Fawn, Nude Beige, Nature, Nude, Light 
My Thoughts

The packaging is really impressive. It comes in  nice box. As you remove the box you get this lovely sleek compact case that holds the pressed powder. It can be easily used during traveling as the design is really compact and the product will be leak proof. It will stay in the container without any damage. The case is not round unlike most compacts I have used in India. this is a more unique shape. My Revlon one was a square compact. This feels posh. hehe
As you open up the casing, you see the film with the sponge and a nice mirror attached to the case.
Very convenient for use.
The sponge is of decent quality.
                            image courtesy: koolkart.com
The powder on it's own is very soft, almost silky to touch. It doesn't feel cakey at all on application. It blends so easily into the skin and remains matte  for a long time and doesn't form that contrasting layer especially when you get your right shade.
 If you don't manage to pick the right shade and many of my friends who are slightly on the tan side who didn't find the right shade, chose something lighter and found it gave a white cast to the face. It just would not blend in and looked ghastly especially in photos.

I purchased shade 01 which is Light
It gives an even tone and I can't say much about the fairness claims as I don't think many compacts have done that for me.

It has SPF 26
It stays on for a good two hours in humid weather, maybe even less for those who have exceptionally oily skin. It can be touched up over the course of the day but this fairs well and is a decent product for the cost.
If used in conjunction with the BB cream, am sure it would stay on your skin longer.
I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for something to suit your budget and for daily use.
It hasn't irritated my mom's or sister's skin so far.
I have been told by the sales rep that this can be used  wet too but she didn't demonstrate how nor was it written anywhere on the cover that you can use it as a foundation. I doubt it will give any coverage. Have you tried it as a foundation? What do you think?

Hole in my pocket: Rs.175 for 9g of product. It is available for much less here

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19 comments

  1. I'm currently using this compact. :) I looove it! Feels like a cream rather than a powder.

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    1. I am glad you like it, it is a really nice release :)

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  2. am planning to buy a compact for sometime now..may b i will try this ! nice review dear :)

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    1. it is a nice compact indeed and was a great gifting option too :)

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  3. Lovely review Coral Crue :) I have mentioned even minute things.. :) Am planning to get this one.

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    1. Thank you, my dearest Lancy :) I tried :)

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  4. Seems like a good one everyday wear..:)

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  5. Sounds lovely!!! :)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment :)

    Maybe you have time to read my New Post is up- Everything's New: Lots of Surprises

    Love
    Akanksha

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    1. Akanksha, thank you so much and I am just heading to your blog to check your new post. lots of love

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  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment :)

    Love
    Akanksha

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  7. this is my daily office wear stuff! love it!

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  8. @LittleDramaQueen, it's good stuff, glad you like it :)

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  9. hey..can you recommend the shade for fair skin

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  10. @Shalinee For fair skin, the shade 01 Light is perfect :)

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