Try It Tuesday: NEW Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Liquid Foundation

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Just foundation –> full face –> 8 hours later

Hey you! Yes, you. Have you been to Target recently? No? Well, considering I go on regular 48-hour intervals to buy things I don’t need and try on heaps of clothes I won’t buy, I’ve gotten to know the store pretty well. So, when I was perusing the makeup aisle the other day, I happened to notice a new addition to the Maybelline display in the makeup aisle! I’m always on the hunt for a good drugstore foundation, so when I saw that Maybelline had revamped it’s SuperStay makeup and released the SuperStay Better Skin foundation ($10.99 at Target.com, I paid $9.99 at my local store), obviously I had to try it out. I’m running low on my ever-loved Covergirl 3-in1, so it was perfect timing. Without further ado….

About:

Per Ulta,

Maybelline’s SuperStay Better Skin Foundation gives an all-day flawless coverage and better-looking skin in 3 weeks. The foundation reduces the appearance of spots, bumps, dullness and redness and gives you a brighter, more even and smoother skin.

Benefits:

  • All-day, flawless coverage and a better-looking skin in 3 weeks
  • Longwear that improves skin every minute you’re in it
  • With the antioxidant power of Actyl-C, a more durable form of Vitamin C
  • For all skin types
  • Medium to full coverage

That’s a pretty impressive list of claims. Better skin is on most of our wishlists, and it’s definitely on mine! I really only break out on my chin anymore, but I have years of acne scarring, redness, and freckles that I prefer to keep hidden, so this really appealed to me.

Pros:

It has a pump!!!! (Revlon…put a pump on ColorStay and I might start using it again) Having a pump is SO important to me for convenience and sanitation. It’s definitely medium-full coverage (except for on my nose – you can still see my freckles), and I was able to blend it flawlessly with my RT miracle complexion sponge. I was also able to find a perfect color match (25 Nude), which is a huge plus for my light, yellow-undertoned skin and it has a demi-matte finish.

Cons:

This list will be much longer. When I first applied this foundation, it looked beautiful. My skin was flawless, and the finish was gorgeous!….for a few hours. I have combo skin, and this really accentuated both my dry patches and my big pores, as well as turning my face into the inside of a frying pan. Within 4 hours almost all of the foundation had broken up on my skin and I looked like I had rubbed tinted Crisco on my cheeks. Seriously unattractive. It’s also very thick, and I didn’t like that I could feel it sitting on top of my skin. It looks very cakey with even translucent powder, and it oxidized to at least one full shade darker and much pinker than the original shade. Honestly, it was pretty bad.

Overall opinion:

I will be returning this. I wanted to love it, and I think it may actually be a really good foundation for someone who already has smooth-textured, normal skin without big pores. The coverage is great, and I like the packaging, but it just does not work for my skin type. If you have combination or oily skin, I highly recommend skipping this foundation. If you have dry skin, beware. For those of you with normal skin: you’re lucky and I hate you. (jk) I can’t judge this foundation’s abilities to improve skin, since I think it would take continued use to make any determinations and I’ll be returning it, but I can definitely say that this does not last “all day” as advertised.

Below is a photo of me wearing the foundation with concealer, powder, bronzer & blush in natural lighting. You can see how it accentuates the uneven texture of my skin and didn’t cover the freckles on my nose and forehead.

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Have you tried this foundation? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

xx

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