What I Think Wednesday: Maybelline Superstay Foundation

Hello my beauties! Today I’m taking look at a foundation I have been road testing for a few weeks. I’m talking about Maybelline’s Superstay 24H Full Coverage Foundation. I picked this up because of it’s promise to be full coverage. Full coverage AND drugstore? It sounds too good to be true! Keep reading to see what I found out and decided from my testing.

First, let’s talk about the packaging. It’s a nice glass bottle but the cover for the top is flimsy plastic. What I really loved is that it comes with a pump dispenser so we don’t have to try to control it while pouring it on to the back of our hands (or wherever you put your foundation).

Now, let’s talk about the shade range. Given what we’ve been seeing in the drugstore and high end as of late, shade ranges are getting more and more inclusive. The shade range here is 16 in total. I use the shade 110 Porcelain mostly every day but sometimes I need to mix in a bit of 112 Natural Ivory. They have a lot of mid range shades, a few deep, and a few fair. While this is definitely not the worst shade range in the drugstore, I think they could add a few more of the deep shades. But that’s just my opinion.

I really do feel that this foundation can easily be built up to full coverage. Just one layer is on the heavier side of medium but after two layers, I have found it to be full coverage. Their claim of it lasting 24 hours though, I feel is stretching it a bit. I’ve gotten about 15 hours out of this makeup. Around the 9 hour mark I start to see some breakdown in the T-Zone and around my nose. It’s minimal but there is a bit of breakdown nonetheless. By the 15 hour mark when I take it off to go to bed, there is some serious oil breakthrough on my forehead and T-Zone and it has broken down around my nose and on my chin. I would say the best you could get would be 18 or 19 hours and that is with touch ups. I did my best not to touch up so I could get a real sense of what it would do as the hours wore on. As you can see in the pictures, it does blend well and it doesn’t feel heavy or cakey on my skin. I found that the best application I get is when I used a Beauty Blender or a Juno & Co. Microfiber sponge although I never tried a brush but I never have luck with them. With the sponges I found it gave a really nice, skin-like look. It lasts the longest when you use powder and a setting spray, without it lasts about 12 hours and then it starts to look yick. I don’t feel that it is a matte foundation nor is it dewy, the best way to describe it is that it’s a demi-matte. The other thing I noticed is that it is not transfer resistant, but it doesn’t claim to be either. I just thought it was something I should mention.

There you go, I hope you found this review helpful in some way. My final conclusion is that I think it’s definitely worth the money and would be a good investment. I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you on Friday for Whatever I Feel Friday! XO

Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be YOU!!  Because you is the most beautiful you there is.


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