28 responses

  1. germaine
    September 2, 2009

    i tried the pale green one. I have oily combination skin and after applying it true enough my skin was less oily but at the end of the day my skin seems ‘dehydrated’ and looks crack. it also tends to look very made up and cakey. Maybe it work ‘too’ well on absorbing the oil till making my skin all dry up. now it is just lying in my make up box idle, going to throw it away soon :-(
    i pick up one of stila liquid foundation during its clearance sales early this year and its the first time i used a ‘good brand’. Usually this high end brand is out of my budget and stila closing down was a great bargain for me. after trying the stila liquid foundation i finally understand why some women rather spend more on better brand. it looks so great and flawless, makes my skin ‘glow’.
    I’m not a brand snob but i guess higher end brands charge a higher price for a very good reason (most of the time) :-D

    • ParisB
      September 3, 2009

      Hi Germaine

      Hm… strangely though i’m slightly dry on the cheeks, I did not get the cakey effect. Might it have been the way it was applied e.g. using sponge/puff? Try using a lighter coverage and see if it works :) I like my high end products too – but I’m always too scared to travel with them so finding a budget choice works well for travel :)

  2. Jenn
    September 2, 2009

    Thanks for the review!! This one sounds really promising! :D

    I personally think that Maybelline comes out with beautiful foundations (with the exception of the minerals line >.<)! I'll check this out soon! :D

    • ParisB
      September 3, 2009

      Hi Jenn

      Honestly? No Maybelline foundations have ever worked for me due to my inability to find a shade that suits me! This one’s not too bad – just a touch darker but not so noticable ;)

  3. plue
    September 2, 2009

    thanks for the review. am so half hearted with this, becuz the colour, doesn’t seem to match me very well. either too yellow or too dark or too light!

    but hm, maybe it’s the lighting problem, gonna go check it again!

    • ParisB
      September 3, 2009

      Hi Plue

      02 was the best fit – actually the only fit. Anything else was too dark.

  4. Nur
    September 2, 2009

    I tried the pressed powder (green/turquoise compact) I think. And I loved the coverage although it doesn’t really deliver in controlling oil.

    It was Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Control Face Powder in Natural.

    The downside of it was the lousy powder puff. I wish Maybelline could improve in their powder puff. I had to replace mine with one I bought from Sasa.

    • ParisB
      September 3, 2009

      Hi Nur

      This one’s not great with its puff either – I find the sponge way too flimsy and I just use a brush.

  5. xisa
    September 2, 2009

    Personally I haven’t tried the green compact but there are a lot of people use it and I can honestly say that on same people, it can look too powdery (I’m guessing their faces aren’t that oily) and on others, they look quite nice. But usually a couple of hours later, their foundations would fade away so I guess it’s not as long-lasting.

    This looks great, though. I’m sold when you said it felt like Paul & Joe. XD

    • ParisB
      September 3, 2009

      Hi Xisa

      I’m thinking that many people are just caking this powder on with the sponge or puff provided and honestly, that’s a big mistake. The sponge and puff puts too much on the skin so I prefer using a brush.

  6. Stella
    September 2, 2009

    Girl on a budget, that would be me! :D
    I’m currently using the pale green one which is the Shine Free Face Powder that I bought for RM15.90. I have to say I really like it. I use Honey cause I’m tan and it matches my skin colour really well and blends seamlessly.
    I have combination skin and the powder evens out my skin tone nicely and does a good job keeping my face smooth and shine free for long hours but not dry at all. I don’t use the complimentary puff either though as it picks up on the dry skin on and around my nose… and it gets ugly.
    The only qualm I have is that it doesn’t provide as much coverage as I would like (darn my acne scars!) so I’m quite eager to try this new one :)

    • ParisB
      September 3, 2009

      Hi Stella

      If you can find a colour match, this might be good for you – just be careful not to cake on too much!

  7. alex
    September 2, 2009

    really good review, thank you!

    i think it must be a decent product to use especially for summer weathers like in singapore and malaysia? but the oil control function kind of deter me from buying it, i’m afraid it might be too dry for me (combination skin), have used oil control foundation before and they all kinda feels dry…

    • ParisB
      September 3, 2009

      Hi Alex

      Thank you. Its a decent product for anyone with oily skin or who live in hot humid places. I have combination-dry skin too but I’m ok with this if I’m out and about a lot :)

  8. Nikki
    September 2, 2009

    eeeekk they have this in BLUE??? And they have this in full coverage? I haven’t seen them yet! thanks for letting me know about this!

    • ParisB
      September 3, 2009

      Hi Nikki

      Its probably out in PH too! :D

    • Gina
      December 9, 2010

      Been using maybelline ever since. I like there new clear smooth extra shine free powder foundation. It works for me. Love it!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kahani
    September 3, 2009

    I bought this in 02 as well for RM19.90 – I believe it’s still around the RM20 price point. However I have a sneaky suspicion it broke me out. I’m waiting till the hormones die down before giving it another whirl.

  10. jr~
    December 5, 2009

    hmm. what are the colors or shade of the new foundation? what color matches in a white complexion?

  11. Jerica
    April 15, 2010

    hi,,i have a problem in choosing my skin tone,,i also use nude beige,,sometimes it appear good,,but other times it looks like i’m very pale,,what doyou suggest? i still doubt on my skin tone..

  12. NancyE
    July 12, 2010

    Hi guys, i’m curious about the other 4 shades, what r they?
    i have been using the one without foundation in natural
    thanks

  13. maiMai21
    December 18, 2010

    hi paris!

    i just got mine, i got the darkest shade (sand beige) but after i apply it, i look like a corpse. my face gets too caked up. how do you apply yours using a brush? would love to hear from you!

    thanks!

  14. Ashley
    April 26, 2011

    i tried this one and since i have combination skin, it was really obvious on my cheeks that i was using makeup and for my forehead and nose, it really mattifies it to the point where no light is reflected which i really hate. overall, controls oil but doesn’t really give a natural finish. Should i purchase the clear smooth one instead?

  15. pinay
    July 1, 2011

    I recently purchased this but I think the coverage is too much for me, its obvious that I have foundation (looks cakey) . I’m going back to the green one which is just right.

  16. Faizah
    June 30, 2012

    Can you still find this powder in malaysia? please do reply. I am going to be travelling their and i want to buy it!

    • Paris B
      July 2, 2012

      I’m not sure if its still available. I don’t pay much attention to it, sorry.

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