Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well! Today I am going to take a look at a foundation that I have been testing out for a while now - the Maybelline Super Stay: Better Skin foundation. This foundation holds bold claims of giving you better looking skin in 3 weeks - so lets take a look and see if it lives up to this claim!
Maybelline Super Stay: Better Skin
The packaging is really bold. I have read some mixed reviews on the packaging and personally I don't really mind it - after all it spends most of the time in my make-up bag or in my vanity! A positive is that you can definitely spot it in shops!
The selection of colours are okay. It wasn't the best I have seen and because it was relativity new when I picked it up a lot of the colours had already gone. I picked it up in the colour 005 Light Beige which I believe is the lightest colour. From looking online there doesn't seem to be a wider range of colours for those with darker skin tones.
Maybelline Super Stay - Better Skin in 005 Light Beige
First off I love that this foundation has an SPF of 20. The SPF in this foundation came at a good time for my skin as the Spring sun was beginning to appear as I walked to and from work. The colour match for this foundation is perfect for me. I would even compare it to MAC NC15. The wear time for this foundation is a bit hit and miss and to be honest it is what really lets this foundation down for me. If you're like me and your day involves a lot of walking and you;re pretty active/on your feet all day then this make-up won't last you through a long day. It will last around 4/5 hours and will begin to become shiny and budge. However if you wear it during a more relaxed day it last for around 6-8 hours which is pretty standard for a drug-store foundation.
So does it make your skin 'better'? Well no it doesn't. To be honest it really is a bold claim for any foundation to make I wore this foundation for over 4 weeks straight everyday and I think the only thing that helped my skin was the SPF. My skin looked a but less red and irritated in the areas that usually catch the sun so I assume that wearing an SPF in my foundation everyday for a month helped my skin not get irritated from the sun. So don't have any mega hopes for clearer skin - this foundation won't give you glowing skin after 3 weeks!
I managed to pick this foundation up for around £5 as a lot of places had this on a special introductory price when it first came out. However now the price is around £8.99 which you can check out here. I think this is an okay foundation but I also think there are plenty of other drugstore foundations for a similar price that have stronger staying power. Really - it is one of those foundations each person needs to try with their own skin type and lifestyle to see if it works for them.