I decided to try Maybelline Pure Powder simply because I forgot my compact while vacationing and my face was super shiny. I went with the light shade because I am fair skinned. While the packaging claims flawless skin, blemish free appearance and long lasting matte finish, this was not what I experienced with Maybelline Pure Powder.
First, I loved the packaging, and the applicator is great too. I was not pleased with the finish. My skin was so not shiny it looked weird. This powder made me look like I was wearing clown make up or something. My skin looked uneven in texture and color. The shade was the best to suit my skin tones, but it looked horrible and cheap. Which it was cheap, about six dollars a package. I guess that old saying is true, you pay for what you get.
Also Maybelline Pure Powder does not do anything to hide blemishes, no matter how minor! Take my word for it, this product is really not that great!