It's no surprise that in a humid city like Mumbai having a perfect, fresh face is a huge challenge. And after slathering on moisturiser and sunscreen on your face, you need that little bit of a matte effect that keeps shine at bay and gives a fresh yet moisturised look to your face. My skin type is combination to oily hence I a little bit of compact is essential to keep my complexion fresh looking. Being a big fan of Maybelline (love their gel liner and colossal black and turquoise kajal) I had to give their White Super Fresh Compact Powder a try. Priced at only 150INR and available in three shades- pearl, shell and coral, my overall experience using the compact was good enough.
It comes in a super chic and minimal white packaging with a fluffy white pouf that glides on the powder easily on the skin. Fits easily in any bag, I think it's one of the best packaging I have seen till date. It claims to keep your face matte and fresh looking for 12 hours. However, in my experience it fails to do that and you need to touch up every 4-5 hours especially if you have oily skin. Moreover, it has a finely milled texture that gives a little powdery effect to the face but lends a good matte texture for oily skin and keeps it oil free for quite a long time.
I never skip my moisturiser and sunscreen. I am using the powder without using any foundation or concealer and the coverage is good enough for a basic day look. But if you're looking for a good amount of coverage you need to use a little bit of concealer. Its coral shade nearly matches my dusky complexion and I would recommend giving it a try.
Photographer: Kosha Gandhi