Maybelline Clear Smooth Mineral Healthy Natural Powder Foundation Review

Mineral make-ups are the healthier option for many of us. Here I have the Maybelline Clear Smooth Mineral Healthy Natural Powder Foundation to review on.

It contains no preservatives, oil and fragrance. The coverage that is gentle to your skin and allows it to breathe. Triple refined micro-minerals have a closer affinity to skin. Healthy natural looking finish that blends with your skin tone.

The secret of micro-minerals?
Micro-minerals has been selected for their quality and purity. They are gently processed to improve their affinity with skin.

The actual product:

It comes with a 100% natural bristles kabuki brush and an 8 grams of sifting jar filled with minerals.

The product claims

Ingredients listing

The kabuki brush is a total waste of time. It felt rough and scratchy even after I wash them. I kept it aside to maybe use them in case, my brushes are filthy dirty which hardly happens. Bad kabuki, chuck it away! The powder in the jar was pretty yellow to me. When I was selecting my foundation shade, it was pretty difficult to just identify it from the looks of the powder from the jar.

The application:

  1. Moisturize skin
  2. Sift a small amount of mineral powder onto the jar lid
  3. Use your own kabuki or buffer brush swirl on the jar lid to pick up on the mineral powder
  4. Gently tap on the lid ( I hardly do this, skip to the next step)
  5. Swirl into the sifting jar to remove excess
  6. Apply all over the face including neck

It helps to neutralize my skin tone. The redness around my nose and eye area is less visible. The mineral powder doesn’t look yellow on my skin. To prevent such matter to happen, use it at a minimal amount. It provides a medium coverage and doesn’t irritate my skin.

Double up the application to work it as concealer. Repeat step 2,3,4 and 5 from the application. Just apply more around areas to be concealed. Again, try to keep on a minimal amount.  It gives a healthy glow and coverage on my skin. It doesn’t clog my pores. Easily to be removed by make-up remover. This is the first ever powder that last very long and keep shine away .

Neutralize redness on skin
Doesn’t irritate skin
Doesn’t clog pores
Healthy glow
Easily to be removed using make-up remover
Stay matte

Kabuki brush was rough and scratchy
Strong yellow undertone

My rating: 4.5/5


Traclyn Yeoh
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  1. This is definitely not pure mineral makeup from what I can see from its ingredient list. Thanks for posting up the ingredient list, now I know I should not buy it, my skin just hates some of the ingredients!!!

  2. Great review hun!
    what color are you using?
    I never use mineral foundation before because I found is too messy to apply but I might give it a try later 🙂

  3. Usually the brush/puff things come with suck. Like with the Covergirl pressed powder I use, it comes with a puff & you can buy a 3 pack replacement for like $5, which is a good price) but they suck. When O use it, the powder goes on so thick, it looks like dirt!! I use my own brush when I use it. When I use my liquid make up, I use a wet cosmetic wedge. Makes it easier & more natural. I know some people use a brush to put on liquid make up but then you have to go back & buff it & set it. Dont have that much time.

    I agree with Cyndi, it’s not all natural powder looking at the ingredients. It has some but it’s not totally natural but as long as it doesnt bother your skin it’s good. I rarely buy foundation because I never find my skin tone but the few I have, I use sparingly so I dont run out.

  4. my oh my
    this isnt really mineral make up…
    but im so glad it works for you 🙂
    have fun with it girl
    girls so deserve to have fun

  5. @Cyndi – Yeah, its really difficult to assure that it’s 100% minerals. Even L’oreal’s isn’t all natural.

    @Sue – Thanks! If you may afford L’oreal, try on that one instead. I heard the coverage is better.

    @Vonnie – Thanks!! I’m using OC1 Light Ochre. Mineral powder is very lasting. You should give it a try.

    @Enveejay – Thanks! I’m glad to see you around. Hope to see you around more often.

    @Shinbi_Belldandy – Yeah, I hate it when it happens. Usually I chuck applicators aside to make it as disposables. I know, foundation shade is very difficult to identify. Sometimes you just need second opinion from your friend. I had my dad to look for me in this case. My foundations are either too dark or too light but I still be able to make use of them. I love latex wedges but I sort of didn’t like the rubbery smell that came with it.

    @prettybeautiful – Thanks!!! It’s really hard to decide the shade. It’s either too yellow or too dark. So, I picked the closes one since it’s a gift from dad.

    @LyNn – Yeah, that’s why there’s no 100% mineral powder stated anywhere in the packaging. Only the kabuki, but wasn’t a good one at all. I think everyone deserves it including you. Happy to see you around again after your hectic week in university.

  6. I have considered buying this brand, but was a little skeptical. How long have you used it, and does it clog pores?? 

  7. wow the clip is good! did you apply any concealor or liquid foundation before applying the mineral makeup?
    Have u use ZA 2way foundation before? Whats ur shade for ZA? 

  8. @cookie – Thank you. I did not apply anything at all. Just moisturizer. I have not tried ZA’s foundation at all. Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you around more often!

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