Bangalore weather is really pleasant almost throughout the year, which is why I genereally don't feel the need to use a compact most times, making compacts my least frequent purchase probably. The last drugstore one I had was this Lakme one I think and ofcourse I always have a MAC MSF in my stash coz it is just perfect.
And then Maybelline went ahead and brought out their White Superfresh Compact and I knew I had to try it. Like most of their other products this one didn't disappoint me either!
"Maybelline New York introduces it’s all new perfecting compact powder, White Super Fresh that comes in three shades, Pearl, Shell and Coral. The new perlite formula absorbs oil and sweat and gives you a fresh look all through the day. Now bid goodbye to touch-ups and stay fresh and fair upto 12hours"
The overall packaging is very simple and cute. It comes in the carboard cover. The compact has a large clear mirror inside. The power puff isn't too great but works with touchups. The compact is very light and travel friendly.
The product is milled quite finely and has a light floral fragrance. It has a little powerd-y feel to it which in my opinion works well for oily-combination skins. It controls oil/sebum for a long time and I only feel the need to touch up once every 5 hours or so. If you have dry skin, make sure to moistuize well before. It can look a little cakey otherwise.
I use the shade Shell which suits my medium skintone. The compact has sheer to light coverage and definitely brightens up my complexion. It does not look ashy. It won't cover up blemishes totally but it does blur them.
There are 3 shades available - Pearl, Shell and Coral. This is probaly the major con with the product as dusky complexions will not be able to find a true match.
Rs 150 for 8g
For the price and the quality, the Maybelline White Supefresh Compact is probably the best budget compact available at the drugstore right now. It is perfect for everyday use, office and college wear. It would of course suit oily-combination skins more as it keeps the face matte for a god period of time. If you are on a lookout for a good compact make sure to check this one out. We loved it! :)
* Disclaimer: PR sample. However, the opinions expressed here are our own and honest.