It’s pretty safe to say that powder is an absolute essential in every girl’s make up collection whether is compressed powder, mineral powder or God knows what. Powder is what helps us to hide oily skin, cover imperfections and achieve a flawless and evenly skin. So far my go to powder has been the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder. I tried it once and stuck with it because I absolutely loved it.
Clumsy me dropped the powder and now it is completely shattered and broken up into a bunch of tiny little pieces and I can no longer use it. Of course I freaked out and immediately went to the nearest drug store to get a new one. Unlucky as I am they were sold out in my usual shade. Oh joy. Now I was a little desperate and started browsing through the shelves for something else. As a beauty blogger I should probably always have a back up but I have to admit when it comes to foundation and powder I tend to always stick with what I like instead of switching things up too much. Hence I’ve only ever really used either my Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Powder or my Rimmel powder. Yes, I have tried other drugstore powders but most of them didn’t work that well for me.
Okay long story but let’s get on. I spotted the Maybelline Matte Maker Powder and figured since it’s supposed to give you a matte finish just like the Rimmel London one I might as well try that. At first I was a bit sceptical because I had tried the Maybelline Pure Powder before and let me tell you I didn’t like it at all.
Still I thought hey why not give it a shot and I was in for a positive surprise. The powder itself comes in a rather cheap packaging but since the price itself is just 4.95 (!) you can’t really complain. Now on to the actual product. For me it’s really important for a powder to reduce any shine and give my face a matte finish without looking chalky or caky. The Maybelline Matte Powder does exactly this. I applied it in the morning and it kept my skin looking good all day long. I personally don’t suffer too much from oily skin, so I can’t tell you how it works on oily skin but if you have regular skin this is definitely worth checking out.
I love its texture as it is quite creamy and really easy to apply. It spreads evenly and doesn’t make you look orange or muddy. I got my powder in the shade 20 Nude Beige. It is currently available in 4 shades, which isn’t really much. I’m pretty pale but Nude Beige was a perfect fit for me.
Over all I have to admit I was really surprised by how much I liked this powder. For me it worked really well. In fact it was just as good as the Rimmel one and I think I will repurchase this after I’ve used it up. The Rimmel Powder is with 10€ twice as much as the Maybelline, so why pay more when you can get a cheaper product that is just as good, right?
Have you ever tried this powder? What did you think of it?