Claims: Lightweight | Long Lasting | Oil Free | Non Pore Clogging | Full Coverage
Size: 1 oz. or 30 mL
Price: $11.99 (about)
Shade Range: 28 Shades; 8 Exclusive to Ulta
Recently I was gifted a bottle of the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation to review. I don’t know by who but I do know that it was NOTInfluenster *shrug*. Anywho, before that I had purchased a different shade of the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation that I intended to review for you all but never got around to it. So I figured now would be the perfect time to share my thoughts on the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation For my thoughts, check out the video below or just keep scrolling.
About Maybelline SuperStay Foundation
The Maybelline SuperStay Foundation comes in a 1 oz. bottle and retails for around $11.99 and can be found at Ulta, your local drugstore, or where ever you purchase your drugstore makeup but it can be very YMMV. There are 28 shades of the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation, however, 8 of those shades are exclusive to Ulta!
Maybelline claims that the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation is light weight, full coverage, long lasting, oil free, and that it won’t clog the pores. Some of those claims may come from the fact that dimethicone is the 5th ingredient in the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation. Here are the other ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua / Water, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Silica, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Nylon-12, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cyclomethicone, Chlorphenesin, Ethylparaben, Disodium Edta, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride, Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Isobutane, Paraffin, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Alcohol. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides
Maybelline SuperStay Foundation Review
As I mentioned at the beginning, I had previously purchased a shade of the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation and I received another shade to review. The shade that I had previously purchased was the 112 Natural Ivory and the shade that I received to review was the 120 Classic Ivory. The shade 112 Natural Ivory is a shade in the light skin tone range and is meant for those with slightly yellow undertones. The shade 120 Classic Ivory is more toward the light-medium skin tone range and is meant for those with more neutral undertones. Basically, the 120 Classic Ivory is my perfect shade of foundation from any foundation that I’ve tried. It is a hair dark but not in a super noticeable way. The 112 Natural Ivory, that I purchased myself, is drastically to light compared to the 120’s being to dark and it’s slightly to yellow as well…which becomes an issue with one of the problem that I have with the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation
Now that we’ve laid out exactly what shades I have on hand and how they work on me match wise, let’s talk about how they work for me product wise. I told you the claims, and they’re listed at the top for easy reference, but as a quick refresh: the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation claims to be light weight, full coverage, long lasting, oil free, and non pore clogging. I have to say that after testing it out multiple times, under different weather conditions, and with different primers and setting sprays I feel safe in saying that this is hands down one of my favorite foundations! The coverage really is full-coverage, and it’s buildable which is like WHOA!, but that full-coverage doesn’t look cakey on the skin nor does it feel heavy during wear. As a matter of fact, it is so light weight on the skin that I would often forget I was wearing it. In regards to the longevity, I have dry skin so I didn’t have to worry about oil breaking down the foundation. I was able to wear it for a solid 9+ hours and the only places I had issues were where my glasses sit, but I have that problem with EVERY foundation it’s the life of a glasses wearer, and one of the days I had some nose issues and had to use tissues a lot so there was some wear around the edges and tip of my nose. Aside from those though it looked as good as when I put it on! Now let’s talk about that non-pore clogging bit. If you don’t use a primer this foundation WILL sit into your pores, however, the reason they can call it non-pore clogging is because when you remove the foundation at the end of the day it comes out of the pores very easily and does not leave any behind. HOWEVER, for that to be the case you HAVE to remove your makeup at the end of the day and use a cleanser. If you don’t do those two things and want to come back and complain that it clogged your pores, well that’s on you and not doing what you should be doing not on me *shrug* My only actual complaint about this foundation is that it oxidizes like a BEAST and I’ve not see a lot of people mention that but it does it. That being said, even though it oxidizes I feel like its strengths outweigh this one complaint.
Final Thoughts on Maybelline SuperStay Foundation
Ultimately, I feel that even with the oxidizing that the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation is a for sure pick up. I just highly suggest that you pick it up ahead of any events that you might be wearing it for so that you can make sure to compensate for the oxidizing. For me, the 120 oxidized slightly which is what made it a hair to dark, however, the 112 oxidized so much and with that yellow undertone I looked like a sickly Oompa Loompa. With this one my suggestion is to pick it up BUT pick it up from a place that you know will let you exchange it if you wind up with a shade that oxidizes a bit to much for you!
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