PRODUCT REVIEW: MAYBELLINE NEW MATTE MAKER: AS HIGHLIGHT POWDER
So I just incorporated highlighting/contouring into my makeup routine, I shared that in this Tutorial
, I got a few questions about the highlighting powder I used, so I thought to do this post.
Most makeup gurus I follow often use the famous “Ben Nye banana/Topaz powder” but for some reason I never got to jump on the bandwagon. Anytime I plan to buy, it’s either they don’t have my preferred shade or I just can’t find a reliable U.K retailer. So I opted for basically any oil controlling powder I found.
I went to the Tesco in my area to buy groceries the other day and took a stroll to the makeup aisle, they had quite a range of products but not powders for dark skinned ladies like me. However, I saw this powder above and I was interested in the “mattefying” effect it claimed to have (Ad’s work). All the shades they had were for lighter skin to be honest, but since I was using it for ‘highlighting’ I wasn’t really fazed. I opted for the darkest-pale shade in the range i.e Sun Beige.
Matte Maker all-day powder, Maybelline’s face powder with millions of powerful mattifying particles! Instantly absorbs oil and blends seamlessly with your skins tone and texture, for a perfectly flawless matte finish.
Talc, Paraffinum Liquidum/ Mineral Oil/ Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol.
[+/- May Contain: Cl 77492 / Titanium dioxide/ Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Iron Oxides
Packaging: It comes in a simple transparent package as seen above, however I never got to open it. The case ought to be twisted and opened but I just couldn’t open it. I googled ‘maybelline new matte maker can’t open’ to be sure I wasn’t lazy or crazy and I got a host of similar cases. Many users complained they couldn’t get their cases open. Eventually I had to use a knife to lift the edges which I ended up breaking the entire compact powder. I had to place it in another container to avoid stains everywhere. Cost: £3.99 at most outlets.
Application: I used it underneath my eyes to set the highlight concealer. Since it had broken I had to use my brush to control the powder particles, The powder applies easily and absorbs into your skin almost immediately. The sun beige reminds me of Ailin powder just without the talc scent or saturation (shout out to everyone who used that product, it was the bomb lol).
It looked good on my face and didn’t create any white cast in photos. The “matte maker” controlled oil for about 3-4 hours maximum and I needed to blot my face. So nothing out of the blues. I also used it to church yesterday where I danced and walked around quite a bit. On getting home, my makeup was still intact but could have used a dab/blot. (watch my application in this foundation tutorial
Overview: Good product, very affordable, Horrid packaging. I rate it 6/10. I would continue using it till I find a better substitute if necessary.
I hope this review was helpful, Do let me know what highlight powders you use and your review on it! would love to know..
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