For the first time in maybe 10 years, my skin has been cooperating with me. It could be the birth control pills, or my skin is finally on my side. I can try new products no problem now, without the worry of breaking out. It's amazing.
Today I will be reviewing the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation and concealer. This line has been in the US for maybe a few months now, and has finally reached Canada. I couldn't be happier as I've been a big fan of Maybelline products and their Fit Me line as well.
The claims: This foundation claims to improve your skin's appearance the more you're in it. Smoother, brighter, and more even skin is supposed to be achieved while wearing it. It also says on the website that the product is longwearing, reduces the appearance of bumps and spots, as well as reducing redness. It comes in 12 shades and the variety isn't too bad.
Coincidentally, I recently purchased the old version of the Superstay Concealer (which I also reviewed), because it was on clearance. I did not like the old one at all. So I was hoping the formula wasn't the same.
The claims: It claims to reduce the appearance of dark circles, spots and imperfections in 3 weeks.
The new Superstay VS. old one.
The foundation feels great on the skin. It dries fairly quick and does not get cakey at all. I love the medium to full coverage on days where I want my skin to look absolutely flawless. This can be easily achieved with this foundation.
Concealing some spots:
This was my second time using the concealer, but the first time I used it everywhere. The first time I used it only on my undereyes, but because I was running out of my regular concealer, I decided to try this one. Fair warning, the concealer works wonders covering your dark circles, but I didn't like the feeling it had when I put it anywhere else. I felt like it didn't set well and my skin still felt sticky for some reason. This only happened when I did it on this day, but using it for a week or so now, I don't have problems with stickiness if I thoroughly apply a setting powder.
Foundation and concealer:
I absolutely LOVE how flawless my skin looks. It's a bit yellow and light compared to the rest of my body, but it still looks great and is pretty close to my skintone.
This foundation is awesome. One of my favourites, well kind of. You'll see why in a second.
12 hours of wear:
Yeah I'm hella oily. Well to be fair, this was at the end of the day, and my face is super oily that most foundations look terrible by 6 hours. This was 12 hours, and I didn't look THAT gross.
I definitely was the most oily on my cheeks, which is fairly common using any foundation. This foundation only holds up on me for about 4-5 hours before the oil is peeking out a lot. If blotted my face throughout the day, it would still look great. Even after 12 hours, everything is still in tact. Surprisingly, my concealer around my nose was pretty much still there, which never happens.
Overall, I love the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin line. It hasn't broken my out yet, and the coverage is fantastic. The price is reasonable and the product works. If only it was long-wearing, then this would definitely be my favourite foundation. I would still use it though, and probably would repurchase it too. Maybe I just need a better setting powder!
What's your favourite drug store brand?