Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation Review

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation

So we are only four days into 2014 but mark my words this will be the year of the hight street/drug store - like a fine wine some brands are getting better with age and at the moment Maybelline are really bringing the heat. If you purchase one beauty product this month let it be Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation - it truly is a marvel and will rival or beat for that matter many of it's high end counterparts...


Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation has been formulated to perfect the skin - it claims to offer medium coverage, smooth out uneven skin be that the surface or tone - bumps, dullness, redness and blemishes is what it is said to target. Oh but that is not all it also comes with a rather hefty claim that it will provide the appearance of better skin within three weeks of use. Truthfully I have doubts about the last claim, in my experience the only thing that has cleared up/improved my skin is eating well and a good skin care routine but don't judge the foundation on this slight over reach. 

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation

I can see where such claims come from though as it does contain some skin care ingredients such as vitamin B5 (binds and attracts water making it great for hydrating the skin), Magnesium (helps promote softer skin great for those with eczema), Copper (another to promote hydration but can help clear the skin as it naturally fights infection) and Zinc (often used to treat acne so can help promote clearer skin). I have been using this foundation for around two weeks veering into the third week and can't say it has I have noticed my skin to be any clearer but I should point out that my skin has been relatively clear for the last six months or so. I can vouch that it is a hydrating formula which has been aimed at normal skin but don't read too much into that as it does not overwhelm my oily skin and it also wore well on my sisters dry skin. I'm sure others may disagree but in my opinion this foundation is suited to all skin types. In terms of wear with no powder or primer I can easily achieve around 8 hours of wear - set with powder (again no primer) it is closer to the 10 hour mark.

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation

From the moment I applied Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation (I find this light liquid to work best with my fingertips opposed to a brush or sponge technique) to the first patch of my skin I knew it was love. In terms of texture it has a second skin, slightly powdery finish and loose texture which may draw comparisons to the likes of Armani Maestro Foundation. The main difference (price aside of course) is that this sits so much better on my skin - it doesn't separate under the stress of my oily t-zone nor does it cling to any dry patches. Rather it glides on to the skin and creates the most perfect almost air brushed effect with no effort what so ever. I truly feel that Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation should be marketed as a 3-in-1 foundation : it disguises my enlarged pores much like a primer would, offers medium to high buildable coverage without caking or appearing heavy and lastly has a gentle matte soft focus powder finish once settled into the skin. Multi-tasker? No this is the all in one foundation I have been dreaming off - I can quickly apply it and don't have to worry about putting in groundwork. Bye bye primer, powder and concealer! Okay if I have a long day ahead I will finish with powder and apply concealer to my under eye but that really is it.

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation

The shade range of Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation isn't too shabby either - there is 8 shades in total. Sure it would be nice to see a few lighter and deeper shades thrown in there too but isn't that the case with the majority of high street foundations these days? I wear the shade Nude which is fairly golden toned and a good match for those around the NC30-35ish mark in MAC foundations. 
Like I said it is only early days but this is a real contender in terms of best new foundation and will be hard to beat. 2014 show me what you got!

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation £8.99/30ml and available now from Boots - link

- This post contains a press sample.


42 comments:

  1. Wow this really does sound great! Think I may have to pick this up and give it a go! :)

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  2. This one looks interesting to try…thanks for sharing!

    The Artistically Challenged

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  3. Sounds like a lovely foundation, and one I will soon have to try.

    http://ambertypes.blogspot.com xx

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  4. Wow! I have to try this! Adrienne you have enabled me once again :) xx

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  5. This sounds really good, i will need to give it a go.

    Clairexx
    Claire does beauty

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  6. Thanks for sharing!! I always get excited for drugstore new products and I'll keep my eyes open for this foundation to hit the shelves. Happy New Year!!

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  7. Lovely review, I used to love the super stay foundation but all the shades are too dark for me now :( it's such a shame many high street foundations aren't made for the super pale, like me! <3
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Sounds great! I usually wear SuperStay or L'oreal True Match because I love the coverage and finish, so this foundation will be even better?! Yay :D

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  9. This sounds lovely! Haven't used maybelline foundation before I'll have to test this out next time I'm in Boots!

    Samantha at
    sjmcdf

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  10. Sounds like a nice product. Thank for the review
    E, x

    http://loveisrealbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. It sounds great! I deffinately should try it!

    Victoria ♥
    http://victressvic.blogspot.com/

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  12. This foundation sounds fantastic!! I definitely will check this out once my current foundation runs out - that coverage is soooo good and check out that price! Fab all round it seems x

    Candy Cosmetics | Beauty Blog

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  13. I have to admit, I've never fallen in love with a Maybelline foundation!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxxx

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  14. Is this replacing their origional Superstay foundation or is it running alongside it?

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  15. I love the sound of this! I've not tried a Maybelline foundation for years but might give this a go x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  16. This sounds like it could be really good, I'll have to give it a try!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  17. wow I can't believe how much you love it! can't wait to try!!!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  18. Looks like a great foundation, I'll give this a try!

    Beth | BeautyBubbles♡

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  19. This sounds like the perfect foundation and I'm so excited that it's affordable too! Thanks for sharing :)

    http://thecosmeticeffect.com/

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  20. Is it sticky to the touch I wonder.x

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  21. Just run out of my Rimmel Wake Me Up so may have to pop to Boots and give this one a go! Very rare to find a foundation that fits both dry and oily skin :D

    http://chloesthoughtss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. This sounds amazing :) I'll definitely be giving this a try. Great review!
    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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  23. Wow! I'm actually really impressed with the coverage! runnning out of my No7 perfect skin so may give this a whirl. Fab review! :) x

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  24. Eep that sounds amazing! Seen it in store today and walked past it, will have to go back tomorrow haha. Fingers crossed they've got a shade light enough for NC20 skin tones xx

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  25. wow sounds amazing!! I hope they bring this to the U.S soon :( haha

    CSTEPHRUN

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  26. This does look so good, I've never tried any Maybelline foundations but maybe I'll give this a whirl.
    CatrinTeleri

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  27. This foundation sounds great! I may try it out when my Bourjois one runs out! Xo

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  28. This sounds so lovely! Can't wait to try it!

    www.niamhholly.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  29. Great in depth review, I would love to try this but I haven't seen it out yet, I will try a larger boots store!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  30. I am super excited about this! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. This foundation sounds amazing - you sure have talked it up haha! I can't wait for it to come to my country!

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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  32. Ill just add that to my list of products to buy in 2014. hehe. Great post!

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  33. I'm really impressed with Maybelline. I was browsing superdrug last night and came across so many things I wanted.they seem to really have pulled it up a level xx

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  34. This sounds fab!!!!

    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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  35. Thanks for the review this sounds like a winner. I will have to give it a whirl when I run out of my current foundation.
    Love Lana xx

    lovelanaxx.blogspot.com

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  36. Think I'll have to try it because of this great review! Sounds like exactly what I want.

    Abby xo | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. Cool review.. :)
    Happy 2014

    http://www.glossandmagic.com/

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  38. The foundation sounds too good to be true! The only thing that doesn't please me is the packaging, seems a little bit tacky. But other than that, I can't wait to give it a try! :)

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  39. I love maybelline and I love liquid foundation for my extra dry skin! And the price is amazing too! Would love to try this out!

    Narine from - Mad About Beauty

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  40. I am determined to find this in the US. I've said this before, the UK get's all the best products. I am in need a good foundation that doesn't cling to dry patches and in the US I have yet to find one. I love maybelline but I don't think that any of their foundations have worked well for me in that respect. Great post!

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  41. This sounds perfect, I've been really impressed with high street foundations recently.

    www.northoflondonblog.com

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  42. Didn't know about this foundation. Thanks for sharing : )

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