Jan 5, 2016

Maybelline New York White Superfresh Perfecting Compact Powder

Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Brightening Compact with Pure Perlite - Photos Swatches Review
Maybelline New York White Superfresh Perfecting Compact - Rs 150
Product provided for review

Maybelline is one of my favorite makeup brands, especially so in India where good affordable makeup options aren't the easiest to find.  Maybelline India has quite a few pocket-friendly products perfect for someone looking for some basic makeup.  One such new launch is the Maybelline White Superfresh Powder Compact.  Available in 3 shades, this pressed powder compact claims to have brightening and whitening properties, UV filters for sun protection, and oil-control properties.  I got to try out this compact courtesy of the folks at Maybelline India, and I received the shade Pearl (meant for lighter skin tones and hence not the best match for my medium skin tone).  Scroll on for more photos and my thoughts on this new powder compact.

Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Brightening Compact with Pure Perlite - Photos Swatches Review
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Compact
The powder comes packaged in a simple white case.
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Brightening Compact with Pure Perlite - Photos Swatches Review
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Compact 
Claims include 12 hour whitening/perfecting properties with pure Perlite.
Oil-absorbing, brightening powder with UV filters for sun protection. 
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Brightening Compact with Pure Perlite - Photos Swatches Review
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Compact
Compact includes a puff and a clear plastic disc that covers the powder and separates the puff from the powder.  The disc helps keep the powder from spreading around and also helps keep it clean. 
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Brightening Compact with Pure Perlite - Photos Swatches Review
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Compact - Pearl
This shade seems best suited for lighter skin tones.  I apply the powder using a fluffy powder brush in a sheer layer, applying the product only on to the oilier areas of my face.  Patting the powder on to the face with the included sponge will give a slightly heavier application.  It's also convenient to use for touch-ups during the day.
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Brightening Compact with Pure Perlite - Photos Swatches Review
Maybelline White Superfresh Perfecting Compact - Swatch - Pearl
Pearl is a bit light for my medium skin tone, though I can get away with using a sheer layer.  This compact is also available in 2 other shades - Shell (medium) and Coral (medium-dark)

Maybelline White Superfresh Compact is a pressed powder compact that comes packaged in a simple white compact which is light and convenient to carry around in the bag.  The compact includes a mirror on one side, a sponge applicator, and a clear plastic disc covering the powder.  Try to replace the disc after each use as it helps keep the powder from spreading around and clouding the mirror, and it also helps keep the used puff/applicator from touching the powder.  On to the powder itself, it's a fine powder that can be applied sheer using a fluffy powder brush or with the provided sponge for heavier application.  It is quite a mattifying powder, and on my oily-combination skin, I only use this on the oilier areas of my face.  I do find it a bit drying for the normal-dry areas on my skin.  As a basic setting powder, I found the Maybelline Superfresh compact quite good.  It keeps my makeup in place and keeps my skin from getting too oily as the day goes on.  I cannot vouch for the brightening/whitening properties of the powder, and it's not something I look for in a powder either, but I do appreciate the additional UV protection this powder offers.  My only gripe with this product would be the lack of an ingredients list on the packaging and no clear information regarding the sun protection factor.  The shade options are limited too, though you can get away with not too exact a match if you aren't applying too heavily.  These few issues aside, I found this pressed powder compact quite good.

Verdict:  Good option for those looking for an affordable pressed powder compact with some oil-control properties as well as added sun protection benefits.  Bonus:  Travel-friendly convenient packaging that's perfect for touch-ups on the go.


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