Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Love and Hate Relationship With Maybelline Superstay 24H Full Coverage Foundation (Review + Swatches)

Maybelline Superstay 24H Full Coverage Foundation
Bought for: 399 | SRP: P499
Bought from: Lazada Philippines

I am a foundation junkie and if there's a new drugstore foundation, I'd love to try it provided that it's budget-friendly of course. I loved the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation which is  a way way old foundation and correct me if I'm mistaken, has already been discontinued to pave way for this new foundation that bears the name Superstay. That saddens me but oh well, it gives us something to road test and criticize. I hate to spill the beans but I liked the Fit Me and Better Skin variants more.


Maybelline Super Stay® Full Coverage Foundation Makeup delivers 24-hour wear for concentrated coverage and a flawless finish that doesn't fade or shift all day.

Be your own professional makeup artist with Maybelline's full coverage 24H foundation. Saturated color pigments provide an ultra-transforming effect in this long-lasting foundation. The lightweight, yet high-impact coverage formula glides onto the skin for a flawless makeup finish that lasts all day. Oil free. Doesn't clog pores. Dermatologist tested.


I bought the shade 128 Warm Nude as it's my match in Fit Me. It appears kind of warmer and darker but looks quite just fine when applied. According to Maybelline website, it comes in 24 saturated shades for us to choose from.


The foundation has a thin consistency yet isn't very runny. It blends well whether you use a damp sponge or brush though I find that using a brush gives it more coverage. I like that it sets very easily with just a few dabs or swipes without emphasizing dryness or being streaky or cakey at all. It just looks flawless and it seems to smoothen out my over-sized pores and hides redness and veins without the need of a concealer. Coverage wise, this foundation does great (about medium-full). It smells like typical foundations and which I have nothing against with.


The 24-hour wear was kind of exaggerating because who would wear foundation for 24 hours? Er, not me. But anyway, given that it claims to wear for a day meaning we should expect it to look good the entire day, right? That's not the case. It applies so beautifully, to be honest, but doesn't stay exactly the same the whole day, not even for 12 hours. Sure, it will still show I have foundation on but everything else has faded--blush, shadow, everything. Also, I noticed that the foundation has sunken on my entire nose area faster than the rest of my face--nothing new as that's where I'm the oiliest.

The foundation and coverage is still there after about 7-8 hours except it has oxidized. Not the worst in all the foundations that oxidize but still one of those. To improve longevity, you may want to set it with a matte powder and make sure you have a primer underneath.

This foundation is still worth your money and the flawless coverage and finish are unbeatable. I like that it feels so lightweight on the skin, photographs nicely, does not move around and I appreciate that it's oil-free and has a matte finish. Just what my oily skin needs. But how ironic, I kept blotting away oils every now and then. There's just something about it that makes my skin so oily. Other than that, this foundation didn't cause me to breakout so that's something. I just think I'd rather reach for it during colder months when my skin is more balanced (so we can keep oxidation and oiliness more under control!)



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