We all know that sunscreen should be re-applied every 2-3 hours to maintain its efficacy and for maximum sun protection. Dermatologists do suggest that after 3 hours we should remove our makeup, apply sunscreen and re-apply makeup. To be honest, though this tip is useful, I do not find it practical. So when I saw a pressed powder with SPF 32 and PA+++, I was overjoyed! This is one product that I sure can re-apply every 3 hours and remain sun protected everyday. This one factor was enough for me to purchase this baby and I am more than happy I did!
Product Description: Maybelline New York introduces its thinnest two-way cake foundation with the all new Dream Satin Skin Two Way Cake Powder. Providing a non-cakey effect, ultra-breathable satin perfection and SPF 30+ protection to your skin, this product is set to become a must-have for the Spring Summer season. The unique one-film technology in the powder makes it 5X thinner than conventional powders and extremely fit for a stretchable finish that lasts 12 hours. Discover the illuminating difference with Dream Satin Skin Powder.
My Experience with Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Ultra Breathable Two Way Cake
I always wanted to purchase the Bioderma Photoderm Compact Powder with SPF 50, but the hefty price tag of INR 2500 (approx) always turned me down. But when I saw a compact from my beloved brand Maybelline only for INR 550, also at a discount of 15%, I could not stop myself. Let me explain this baby in detail.
Packaging: This powder is housed in a cardboard box which contains the actual compact and also has all the details of the product mentioned on it. The compact is a sleek and chic peachy cream coloured compact with 2 compartments – one for the powder pan and the other for the sponge (which is useless). The best part is that it comes with a mirror. The packaging is like the Maybelline Clearglow Compact, but much classy and high end looking!
Colour: I am in the shade B2 Soft Honey which matches my skin tone perfectly. Soft Honey is a light to medium shade with yellow undertones. It does look a bit dark in the pan, but when blended into the skin, it’s perfect!
Texture: The texture is absolutely soft and silky-creamy and blends into the skin flawlessly. It provides a satin skin finish which makes the skin so beautiful and natural.
Coverage: The coverage is mind blowing! It does cover minor skin issues all by itself. Sometimes I just wear a moisturising sunscreen and top it off with the powder and I am good to go! The coverage is also buildable and it does not cake up on the skin. This is like a powder foundation with great coverage.
Smell: Fragrance free! Lovely!
Longevity: Another amazing feature of this product that it lasts on the skin for a good 6 to 7 hours which is commendable!! It does not slip off the face and soaks up the excess oil from the face, keeping it matte and shine free. Such a boon for oily skinned ladies!
Quality: The overall quality of this compact powder is just awesome! But only when it is used dry. The moment you try to wet it, it renders the product cakey, chalky and useless. Just forget that it’s a “two-way compact” and use it as a regular compact to derive maximum benefit of this great creation by Maybelline!
- SPF 32 with PA+++ (The main reason why I bought this)
- Fantastic packaging with mirror
- Works excellent when used dry
- Heavy coverage
- Silky smooth texture
- Very natural finish on the skin
- Covers skin pigmentation and dark spots to a great extent
- Absorbs excess oil (Just wow!)
- Does not oxidize even after long hours of wear
- Very long lasting even in summers! (Big Yaayy)
- Little goes a long way (I have been using this baby for the past 2 weeks and I have made no visible dent in the powder pan)
- Can double up as a powder foundation
- Easily available online and in stores
- Horrible finish and texture if used wet
- Sponge is useless – it was basically provided for using the powder wet I guess
Rating: A (when used dry) D (when used wet)
Price: INR 550/- for 9 gms
Recommendation: I highly highly recommend this awesome product to everyone. When I came across Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, I was convinced that my search for a perfect powder has ended. Enter – Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Ultra Breathable Two Way Cake. I urge all you beautiful ladies to try this at least once and in no time you’ll be a fan. This has become my new HG powder and a permanent member in my makeup vanity.
PS: Please bear in mind that all my explanations and judgments about this product is when it is used dry. I highly recommend NOT using this compact wet!!!
Guest Review By Priya Sinha (Oily skin with occasional breakouts, fair skintone)
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