Review: Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Shine Free Foundation

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Hello everyone! :)

In my previous post, I talked about my super exciting experience during my Maybelline shoot for their Do You Dare Campaign!

I styled myself and here are the photos! (I had to walk back and forth in a street in UP Diliman and it was kinda funny because jeeps would pass by and I’d feel people staring. hehe!)

(Photo taken from Maybelline’s Do You Dare Campaign Website!)
Top from F21, Shorts from F21, belt from SM Department store

Me wearing the Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation.

Bracelet from HNM, watch from Michael Kors

Here’s my review!



Maybelline has 7 claims with this foundation: Shine Control, High UV Protection, Instant Fairness, Dark Spots Blend Away, Long Lasting, Visibly Smooth Complexion, Conceal Blemishes and Pores and Tone Perfecting. Let’s see if the product stays true to their claims! :)

I was reading a couple of people’s comments on Maybelline’s Facebook page and I saw a lot of complaints regarding the product’s durability. A lot of people had complaints that the product cracked easily. Maybelline responded to the users’ comments and said that the product was repackaged. :) I did my research and found photos of the old Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One foundation. Indeed, it is repackaged. I don’t have the old one but you can look here to see how it looked before.


To test the product’s durability myself, I dropped it. I had to drop it TWICE for it to look like this. Considering how other people complained about the product cracking without it being dropped, I do think that this is a new and improved version of the Maybelline Clear and Smooth Foundation.


What I love: 

  • packaging seems sturdy.
  • it has SPF 25 +++
  • although I don’t really have oily skin, it did decrease the shine of my face
  • comes with an applicator; handy to use daily
  • the mirror it comes with is very handy; not too small
  • I don’t really have major complexion problems however I can see noticeable changes in my complexion
  • shades are custom made to fit asian skin
  • full coverage foundation
  • good for everyday use
  • very affordable at PHP 250
What I don’t like:
  • I wouldn’t say it’s “tone perfecting” because there are only four shades
  • the shade I got must be wrong but it was a tad bit too thick or it made me look a bit ghastly in perso when first applied.

me without any makeup on

me with the Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation

me with Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Foundation

Final Thoughts and Tips

This is a very good foundation if you want a foundation that’s affordable AND efficient. I’m really impressed but I’m not really a powder foundation type of girl so I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this soon. I’ll probably be using this once in a while to powder the oily spots on my face like my nose. I recommend this to girl’s who have oily skin and are looking for an everyday foundation. Girls with normal skin will also enjoy this.

Although this comes with a sponge applicator, I would rather use a fluffy powder brush to apply this to be able to control my application. And I feel like sponges absorb too much of the product and I end up wasting product.



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Do you have this as well? What are your thought on this product? Comment below! <3

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