Review and Swatches: Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in #22 Natural Beige

I have oily and sensitive skin so I’m always on the hunt to find a foundation that’s compatible to my skin type. I’m glad that I came across Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation.

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in #22 Natural Beige

Product Info: Water-based formula gives a light and fresh sensation. Controls shine for an all day perfect and healthy-looking complexion. Evens out skin tone and covers imperfections. Feels soothing and cares for your skin with chamomile, aloe and Vitamin E. 100% oil free. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested. Fragrance free. Hypo-allergenic. Won’t clog pores.

Price: P349.75

Weight: 30 mL / 1.01 FL. OZ.

Availability: Can be bought in SM Department Stores, Watsons, or in any Maybelline counter nationwide

Shades: #13 Natural, #22 Natural Beige, #24 True Beige, Sand

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in #22 Natural Beige

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation is actually small. It’s smaller than my already small hand. For thrift shoppers out there, you’d probably say it’s not worth it since it’s P349 for a bottle this small, but in my opinion, it’s worth every penny. I’m in the shade #22 Natural Beige. For reference, I’m NC30 in MAC.

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in #22 Natural Beige

I love that the packaging is a squeeze tube that sports a small nozzle. I prefer this over pumps, because it gives you more control as to how much product you want to dispense. It’s pretty sturdy, and I don’t have to apply too much pressure in order to get the product, unless you’re almost running out of the foundation. 🙂

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in #22 Natural Beige

It is a yellow-toned foundation, which is a perfect match for my skin. I barely find a foundation as yellow as this one. Because it’s warm-toned, this definitely brightens up my skin when I use this. I’ve tried a foundation that is pink-toned or cool-toned and I looked really dull. This foundation dries up quickly though, so you have blend it quickly. The product glides on so blending is not much of a hassle. It doesn’t have any weird smell, so it’s a plus for me because I don’t like products that have fragrance. It doesn’t have SPF to it, but I don’t mind since my daily moisturizer has SPF already.

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in #22 Natural Beige

It feels light on the skin so it’s good if you want to let your skin breathe but still have coverage. Surprisingly, it has a soothing sensation which makes me feel fresh and happier. 🙂 Though the coverage is light, it can still make your pores appear smaller and even out your skin tone. It also toned down the redness on my face. The best part? It’s suitable for oily skin because it’s water-based. I usually breakout when using a new foundation, but not with this one. I find this a bit dewy so I always set this foundation with my NYC Translucent Powder or my powder foundation when I want more coverage. It doesn’t make my concealer crease when I use this which happened with my Ever Bilena foundation.

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in #22 Natural Beige

Before and After pictures always convince people, so here it is. I’ve applied Maybelline Aqua Gel Foundation and topped it off with powder in the last shot. Click on the picture for a bigger view.

Pros:

  • It doesn’t have any weird smell.
  • Packaging is consumer-friendly because you don’t waste a lot of product.
  • It’s good for everyday use since it’s light and doesn’t clog your pores.
  • Did not break me out.
  • It toned down the redness on my face.
  • It is yellow-toned.
  • Blending this foundation is a dream because it’s so smooth.
  • It’s lasting power is good. I only have to retouch after 4-5 hours.

Cons:

  • Dries a little bit too quickly.
  • Because it has a light coverage, you need concealer to cover your imperfections.
  • Doesn’t have any SPF content to it.

Tips:

  • Avoid using a sponge in applying the foundation. I just use my fingers when I’m in a hurry.
  • Apply foundation on your face little by little so you’d have time to blend them.

Rating: 9/10

I LOVE this. I’d definitely purchase this when I run out. 🙂

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One thought on “Review and Swatches: Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in #22 Natural Beige

  1. Tsina says:

    Might try this one. Although, I’m already using one of their liquid foundation. 🙂