Maybelline V Face Duo Powder Review
I was looking for a no-fuss product for a subtle, everyday contoured look when I came across Maybelline V Face Duo Powder and thought of giving this a try. There are two shade options available: Light-Medium and Medium-Dark. I opted for the shade Light-Medium.
Price Rs 500 for 8.5 gm
About Maybelline V Face Duo Powder
The first Duo Finishing Powder. Smaller V-Face look in a NY Minute!
My Experience with Maybelline V Face Duo Powder
The packaging is quite attractive and sturdy – it comes in a lovely travel friendly compact which closes with a click. The compact opens both sides – on one side is the product. And on the other side it has a mirror and a brush. I would have preferred the mirror to be on the side of the product, not the other side. This is however insignificant. The brush quality is quite nice, good enough for touch ups. As you can see, the powders are placed in V -shape. The inner lighter one for highlighting and the outer darker one for contouring. The highlighter powder has very subtle, non-gritty shimmer in it.
- Mix both the powders and cover your whole face
- Highlight T-Zone, under eyes and on your chin with the lighter one
- Shade along the jaw bone with the darker shade
Then how do I use it? I use my Real Techniques face brush and swirl it over the compact, thereby picking up both shades with the brush and then use it over my face and neck with a light hand. Surprisingly, it works better that way. Blends quite well without appearing chalky. Stays for about 4-5 hours without budging. The shimmer in the highlighting powder gives a subtle glow and quite decent coverage.
For a change I want to list down the cons first here –
– Though the highlighter is pretty nice, the contouring powder is poorly pigmented – hence redundant as a contouring product
– Just two shade options with not much difference in both of them
Now that we know that it is not good enough for contouring, these are the pros as a compact-
– Has SPF-32
– Good packaging
– Blends well, not chalky
– Gives a nice glow and decent coverage
Would I recommend it?
As a contouring product – no. There are definitely much better products out there.