White Superfresh

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hello again, my bumblebees! I'm about to share my recent purchase, it's the new Maybelline White Superfresh compact powder. I was super excited when I got this because I've seen so many reviews about this, including QiuQiu's sponsored video so I thought, why don't I buy it as well? Since it's an affordable drugstore makeup, and Maybelline is no doubt one of my favorite drugstore brand.

Maybelline White Superfresh review
Maybelline White Superfresh.

This is basically a two-way cake powder that promises you a 12-hours bright matte look and fresh feel. Even better, it contains SPF 34/PA+++, which not many of affordable two-way cake powder can give such quite high sun protection. What a bonus! I get myself the refill packaging because it's cuter than the actual packaging! It's only 5cm length of each side, totally such a perfect size for traveling.

Maybelline White Superfresh description
The description and directions written on the box in English and Indonesian.
Maybelline White Superfresh ingredients
The ingredients.
Maybelline White Superfresh refill
There are 5 shades available and I got myself shade no. 2 nude beige.

It's always important to read the ingredients, because some ingredients might break me out. This one is pretty safe to use, though it contains silicones. I also prefer their refill size because it's very handy, but the original packaging is pretty too, it's fully white like this but it's transparent at the bottom and it includes a mirror, the size is twice bigger than this.

I wonder how will I examine this powder, therefore I come up with a fun way to test this product by comparing it with my usual compact powder from Dior. Just like what QiuQiu did, I wore half of my face with my Diorskin Nude Compact, my own personal purchase as well. I do realize that QiuQiu only compared White Superfresh to another drugstore brand, and that's probably unfair because she (or the production staffs) might choose the low quality brand. Thus, comparing it with a high-end brand and not to mention, it's been my favorite compact powder for years, could conclude a better opinion. 

Maybelline White Superfresh review
Refill pack also comes with a sponge puff.

The sponge that was given by Maybelline was not a bad, it's a pretty good one for the price but when it's compared to the one from Dior, it's undeniably worse. However, I'm quite happy that the refill pack also comes with a sponge :P

Maybelline White Superfresh refill
Zoom-zoom~

One thing that I don't really like from this powder is the scent. It smells okay when I sniff from the packaging but when it's applied, somehow the smell changes like a chemical scent. It just doesn't smell nice. I'd rather use a powder that doesn't leave scent at all. The shade looks too yellow for my skin, I was contemplating maybe I should get the shade no. 3 but the BA told me that shade no. 3 is a bit too dark for me. Not sure if it'd turn out too dark for my skin because there were no samples at the time! The finish is matte, but it gives me a cakey powdery look u_u

Maybelline White Superfresh swatch
Swatch on my hand.

Performance wise, this one is the surprising fact that I couldn't even believe. I used both of the powder evenly on my face, the Dior part started to be oily on the nose area in 1 hour, it didn't look shiny but it felt tad greasy when it's touched. Whereas the Maybelline was still matte. WOW! However after 3 hours, the Maybelline part started to feel greasy, and in 5 hours all of the T-zone on my face looked oily and touch-up was certainly needed. The coverage is sheer, for it can cover the freckles on my hand.

In conclusion, Maybelline White Superfresh doesn't live up to its promises. I have oily T-zone and the other area of my face is normal but this didn't give me such a 12-hours matte look either on the normal part of my skin. Not sure how this will react on dry skin, though. All in all, this powder does give a matte finish and control sebum, but the promises are exaggerated. Anyway, you can't really complain when it comes to drugstore brands, can you?

Price: IDR 30k

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2PM - Go Crazy!

Let's go crazy~! The dance itself is crazy LOL. I wonder why KBS has to ban 2PM's comeback, the lyrics itself when it's translated aren't that rude, such as “guys who planned to go crazy” and “this dude.” It looks like unbelievable if 2PM considers changing the lyrics o_O I don't understand Korean, so please enlighten me. How offensive those sentences could be when you translate it in English or Indonesian?
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37 comments on "White Superfresh"
  1. It's a shame this product didn't live up to the claims and the chemical scent sounds really off putting. I try to go with unscented powders as well.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  2. I cannot used maybelline compact powder because of my face are too sensitive with them. but i'm love their compact powder coz the colors so nice and natural.
    Nah! i also dont understand why this song got controversy because off their lyrics. hehe


    fazleenkamarudin.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeaaa, the controversy is just confusing for us non-Korean :/

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  3. Aw, I'm sorry it didn't work well for what you need! I still would love to try it, I used to always use pressed powder from maybelline but my holy grail is from ZA!

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    1. OMG! I should try that one from ZA. Xiaxue loves that one so much too! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Great review, guess I won't need to try out this product :) I have an oily T-zone too, do you have any recommendations on what helps with that?

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. I think this one is good for oily T-zone! It's affordable as well, but I'd still go with my Diorskin Nude. Please give it a try ^^

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  5. Seems like a good powder. I'm not sure if it's available in the Philippines though.
    I'll probably try it out once it gets released here. :)

    Your post reminded me to watch 2PM's comeback vid. Thanks for sharing. Now I'm ready to go crazy! ^^

    xoxo,
    Anna Luisa
    Giveaway: http://lotsofgirlstuff.blogspot.com/2014/09/klairs-be-clean-natural-soap-wishtrend.html

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  6. Mmm.. Too bad the product doesn't live up its promise.

    I will always be a fan of loose powder instead of compact one, because compact usually appear cakey ):

    Cheers,
    Dreamy Princess

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  7. i loved the post :) I have been listened about that produt . However I never stopped to trying. Now, your words convinced me to trying... :) Thank you


    http://sarameirelesthesnowwhite.blogspot.pt/

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  8. I don't really use a lot of Maybelline products but I remember that I wanted to pick up one of their mattifying powders just yesterday. Too bad that the one you got didn't live up to your expectations, Mitch. I'm not a fan of touching up my face every few hours so I don't think that this product would be for me.Thank you for the great review!
    Elina | Miss Blue Eyes

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    1. I'm not happy with the idea of touching up as well, but thank goodness the packaging is very handy :D Only if it has a nice scent *sigh*

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  9. Oh man, I love seeing what Maybelline releases by region. THIS COMPACT IS GORGEOUS THOUGH. Love how minimalist it is--kinda looks like an Apple product, not gonna lie. Also, is this a...foundation...or just a setting powder? (I have no idea what 'cake powder' is...LOL ;-;) Does the chemical scent eventually disappear or does it stay on all day? Because if it stays on all day...well that sucks D:

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    1. Yeahhh! I think this is like the most gorgeous Maybelline compact powder lolll.. This is like a foundation in a pressed powder, the coverage is just sheer though. Well, the smell doesn't stay all day (that would be suckkk!) but I really prefer a nice smell or even unscented for a powder T-T

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  10. That's a shame that it's not brilliant but I suppose a touch up throughout the day will be ok!!? :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  11. Interesting conclusions in your review. I hadn't even noticed that powder in the drugstore before. But I have a hard time finding foundation or powder that doesn't make me itchy or red. I have super sensitive skin.

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  12. So sorry it didn't work for you. There's just too many things that are wrong. Excellent review!

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  13. I haven't seen this at the mall,
    is this quite new?
    great post!


    Ms. Kei

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    1. Yuppp, this is quite new, it's just launched too in Indonesia :)

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  14. I have not seen this one here in melbourne however I have something similar to this from Maybelline which I'm pretty disappointed with 😞
    Great post x

    Varinder Makeupmeandyoyo

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  15. Aaa~ the container looks cute <3

    cheer, michelle
    http://livedreammagic.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thanks for sharing! Mm, if it's sweat-free... does it means there's like tons of chemicals? D: But that also means it's hard to remove isn't it? :/ x

    Angelus || http://angelus-officially.blogspot.sg/

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    1. It does smell like chemicals too :| I don't think it's hard to remove, but I always do double cleansing :)

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  17. Thanks for introducing this product, I've never seen this before. It looks really nice. Handy size too. Great post!
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

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  18. Cepet banget kau sudah ngereview beginian XDDD

    Pingin nyoba, tapi aku punya pengalaman dengan bedak dari maybelline yang bikin kulitku iritasi + berjerawat banget T^T jadi masih maju mundur gak jelas gitu deh u___u

    Kalau kena keringat beneran gak rusak ya? Kan kalau di iklannya jadi keren gitu XD << sering kemakan iklan

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    1. HAHAHA iya harus gerak cepet xD Nggak rusak bedaknya kah? Aku gak cobain kayak iklannya sih yang disemprotin air gitu hahaha sayang juga kalo rusak walaupun 30ribu saja huhu..

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  19. Sorry to hear you didn't like the scent. Another great review, Mitch!
    Luxury Haven

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  20. Ah, it's such a shame that it didn't live up to its standards, but you're right though... when it comes to drugstore brands we really cant complain! Thanks for sharing.
    P.S love your posts :) can't wait to read more.

    www.withloveploy.co.uk

    Ploy x

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  21. That product looks nice, sincerely any product can control my oily sensitive skin combination for over 5 hours so, well this is another product that is just promises.
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  22. I've never before heard of this Maybelline product, but it sounds fantastic and especially as Maybelline is such a trusted brand! :)

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk/
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    x

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  23. i did not see this in india till now.. :( looks great

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  24. Nice review :) Your blog is very lovely and interesting! I`m glad if you visit myblog, too <3

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  25. Hallo Mitch..
    this is the first time I make comment here ^^
    kalo menurut aku, pake bedak ini cakepan pake brush, kalo pake kuasa agak cakey gitu ya akhirnya :(

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    1. Oiya yaa? Nanti aku coba pake kuas deh ^^

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  26. too bad the powder didnt live up to its promise ...

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh wow, you can hardly tell it's on your hand! That's pretty awesome. Must check this out!

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