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So Smooth & Oil Free! BN Beauty tries out Maybelline’s Clear Smooth Powder



Maybelline Clear Smooth All-In-One- Powder Conference - BellaNaija - May 2014 (3)Have you heard? There is an all-new powder from cosmetics brand Maybelline New York. The Clear Smooth All-In-One Powder from the beauty brand which was officially introduced in March 2014, is sweeping the nation and BN Beauty has got your first hand scoop on the powder and all it does.

Clear Smooth All-In-One is available in 6 shades from lightest to darkest- Toffee, Caramel, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Mocha & Cocoa and claims to Control shine, Conceal flaws, Smothen, Even complexion, Mattify, Brighten and Perfect Tone with pro Vitamin C and SPF25/PA++.

With all these benefits, you’re probably wondering if it does all it claims to do. Here is my experience with the product.


Light weight, oil free and non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores). These are the promises from the Maybelline Clear Smooth powder. After having gone through our fair share of products from both big brands and smaller brands, we know that some times brands don’t always deliver. But we cannot say that about the Maybelline Clear Smooth powder.

Packaging: It’s light pink case was definitely something different. We are used to seeing brands go for black or dark colored cases, but Maybelline has added a soft and feminine touch to theirs. It’s slim and quite light; and it can actually even fit in your pocket.

Inside: The case eliminates the issue of figuring out if there is a powder puff underneath the powder layer. Clear Smooth has its puff right beside the powder case in its own compartment.

Use/ Application: At first I decided to try it without a foundation or concealer. It fared well but I realized that some of my spots were still visible (yes, I have spots too); although it gave me a natural oil-free look. After that application, I washed my face and tried it with my regular foundation, as I only use concealers once in a while, and loved the result. It was easy to apply and didn’t require much blending in, gave my face a very smooth finish and had me singing “I woke up like this”.

With how pleased I was with the results, I found myself using it more and eventually hit pan (the bottom) after about 3 weeks. I wish it had more, maybe a bigger version with more quantity.


That’s not all!

Maybelline Clear Smooth All-In-One- Powder Conference - BellaNaija - May 2014 (1)

Sekou Coulibaly, Tara Fela- Durotoye, Idy Enang, Bukola Balogun & Temi Akingbe

At a Press Conference held at the L’Oreal head office, the Managing Director of L’Oréal Central West Africa, Idy Enang officially announced to members of the press that the product will be stocked in House of Tara stores. Yay! It retails at a price of N2,000.

You’ve heard what we have to say, so let’s hear your thoughts. Have you tried it? What was your shade and if you haven’t, would you be willing to try it.

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at) or style(at) | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle


  1. Geebabe

    May 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    The packaging looks like Mary Kay compact powder (the old one).

  2. @edDREAMZ

    May 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Niceone fellas….

  3. Geek

    May 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I will definitely like to try this!

  4. Blackbeauty

    May 10, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Would definitely love to try but finishing in 3 weeks? My powder lasts longer jor. Anyways, I’m totally sold on their mascara though.

  5. me2me

    May 11, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Well BN Beauty, its good to research well. Mary Kay had that sweet look as well. 2k na for 3 weeks for sure, same with MK. In 2months and 1week you have exhausted the cost of MAC and… Cant remember the name of that nice one. So Mac is still cheaper and last longer.

  6. Tayo

    May 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    presently using the “nutmeg” its nice, oil free and lightweight but their mascara is the best…my fear is that d powder wont last a month


    August 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    presently using (cinnamon) without a foundation, and i love it;though i have to apply it twice a day to get that superb look. i will like to use it on a foundation cos i haven’t used 1 b4. Can sm1 pls tel me d type to buy to get dt “wow” look?.

  8. pamela

    November 6, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Purchase mine 16th of April wen Sales Rep stormed my campus and am still making use of mine ..I Got nutmeg ,its really lovely & i wear it without a foundation although didn’t actually help with my oily face But it covers more than any other range I have tried!

  9. chem adol

    November 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I have been using maybeline two way foundation medium coverage rich cocoa for 1 year now. However, I plan to conceive within 3 months time. So I decided to revise all what I use and among the ingredients I read maybeline box is silica. How safe is your product for pregnant women?
    my current maybeline grid is 5091661770017 on it’s box. I bought it from dar es saalam (Tanzania)
    I want to know of safety for pregnant women and also for individuals that are to use the product for long time.

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