Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder by Face Studio ($9.99) is a new, permanent translucent setting powder that’s launching with the Maybelline Spring 2016 Collection.
I really love how pro Maybelline is becoming! They kinda remind me of a MAC or Make Up For Ever with all their more “professional” makeup releases and fix products. This year, you’ll be seeing a lot of fix or as I call them pro products launching from Maybelline like makeup setting spray, eyeshadow primers, etc….
I like the idea of these products but also, in some cases, they can be a little expensive. But on that note I will say really simple products like transparent powder is kinda sorta hard to come by at the drugstore. I mean, don’t get me wrong, NYX and E.L.F. carry budget transparent powder but brands like Covergirl, Revlon, etc…don’t readily have one available (they have loose powders but they tend to come in colors versus a straight up silica powder). So that kinda gives Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder a little bit of game at the drugstore.
But as I said it can be expensive.
Silica powder on and around the Internet isn’t mighty expensive from a variety of indie brands. Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder is 0.21 oz in size and $9.99 in price. Chances are you’ll never pay $9.99 for it due to sales and such but if you’re one for pinching pennies you may feel the near $10 price tag is a bit much to splurge on simple transparent powder.
For me, well, transparent powder is transparent powder no matter what brand does it. Maybelline’s version is no better and no worst than any other transparent powder out there. It’s soft, silky, applies transparent, and sets makeup to a smooth matte finish. I didn’t have issues with it clinging to my drier areas and it applied very smooth and silky giving my skin a perfected, flawless finish.
I actually typically skip out on powder as I’m drier and I also feel a little too made up with it but I’ve been known to set with powder from time to time and in most cases it is with a transparent one like this. This is great for setting concealer or foundation for all day wear and it’ll also minimize the appearance of pores or finer lines plus reduces shine so it is a nice multitasking formula.
Whether or not you feel Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder is expensive or not depends where you typically purchase your transparent powder from. It could prove a budget pick for you or it could be a bit expensive if you’re more of a mineral indie user and purchaser. P.S. My swatch above is looking all kinds of dry! Sorry my skin is in dehydration mode at the moment!
On that note I’ll say Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder is soft, silky, easy to use, and sets makeup as it should. Nothing really super special here but it is nice to see a brand actually bringing out a completely transparent powder versus tinted ones.
Grab it now at drugstores or online at drugstore.com.
How do you feel about the introduction of Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder?