I’m really excited to be sharing my thoughts on the brand spanking new Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin range with you. Want to know why I’m so excited? It lives up to its name. Yes, really.
It is a long lasting foundation that looks as good at the end of the day as when freshly applied in the morning. The active ingredients have actually given me better skin in the four weeks I’ve been using it. My skin is smoother and plumper. I even think my pigmentation has lightened.
I haven’t used foundation in a while because I haven’t been happy with the finish and results. I’ve been using a tinted moisturiser, concealer and powder combo – it gives me a great look but requires regular touch ups. Who’s got time for that? I keep lipgloss in my car so I can apply it on the run. I don’t have time to redo my face during the day!
The Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin range sounded too good to be true and I have to admit I approached it with some trepidation. When I saw how easily it smoothed onto my skin, I was impressed. When I saw how good my skin looked after applying, I was impressed. When I saw how good my skin looked at the end of a busy day, I was uber impressed!
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin | the review
What Maybelline says
The NEW Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Range is our first vitamin enriched long wear foundation and concealer with skin improving Actyl-C for all-day flawless coverage now, smoother, more even skin, in 3 weeks! The key benefits are:
- Enriched with Actyl-C – this powerful vitamin derivative leaves skin feeling energised. Skin looks fresh, healthy and radiant. Helps promote skin regeneration, evens discolouration and dull areas for a fresh, healthy and radiant glow.
- Visibly improved skin in just three weeks – you will see noticeable changes in your skin in just three weeks including smoother skin, more even skin tone, brightening of dull areas and altogether more hydrated, supple complexion.
- Flawless all-day coverage – the innovative air-cushioned pigments feel lightweight and comfortable on your skin while providing full coverage all day and a flawless finish.
- That’s not all – you can further brighten and conceal problem areas with the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer. It’s enriched with the same skin improving ingredients and is perfect for blemishes, redness, dark circles and other imperfections.
What Kimba Likes says
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I’m thinking I’m going to have to change my blog name to Kimba Loves. I’m serious. I adore this foundation. My skin looks better, I’m saving time and my skin looks flawless All. Day. Long! My makeup seriously lasts all day long. My face looks as good in the morning as it does in the evening.
The Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation feels like I’m not wearing makeup but gives me a really good coverage. My skin has a dewy look, whilst providing a really good coverage that enhances my skin, not hides it.
I’ve tried long lasting foundations in the past. They either seem to clog my skin, don’t last, or leave me looking mask-like. I’ve tried foundations previously that claim to have skin improving benefits. Most of these tend to be very light formulations that don’t give me enough coverage or only look good if I reapply throughout the day.
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation not only gives me a flawless long lasting makeup look, it has improved the look of my skin too. My skin appears smoother, brightened and glows. My skin looks plumper because of the hydrating effect of the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation.
The concealer in the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin range is very good. It is a slightly more liquid consistency than the creme concealers I usually prefer. However, the Actyl-C and other skin improving ingredients create a concealer that provides excellent coverage for my under eye dark circles and hormonal pigmentation.
Oh and did I mention that it doesn’t crease? Is there anything more annoying than a concealer applied to disguise fine lines around the eyes that creases and makes it look like you have even more wrinkles and fine lines?
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin | how to apply
After giving my skincare and primer time to sink into my skin, I apply a pump or two of Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation to the back of my hand and use my foundation brush to pop it onto my skin in strategic spots. I swipe a little across my cheeks, my forehead and my chin.
Then I use my foundation brush to buff the foundation into my skin, working from the centre of my face outwards. This ensures that I get the coverage where I need it – on my T-zone and around my mouth – whilst not concentrating too much colour around my hairline, where I just don’t need makeup.
Next up, I pop a little Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin concealer onto my fingertips to warm it a little. Using my concealer brush, I pat some product under my eyes in a triangle shape. I smooth it into the skin using my concealer brush.
I follow it with some translucent powder applied on a big fluffy brush all over my face. That’s it! Just leave it until you need to take it off at the end of the day. No need to touch up or blot or reapply throughout the day.
I’ve even gone out again in the evening without touching up my face. I’ve reapplied a little blush and highlighter, but no need to touch my face base. Impressive huh?
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin | colour options
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation comes in 8 shades and the Concealer is available in Light and Medium.
If you’re looking for foundation that does more for you, then Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin might be just what you’re looking for. If you’d also like your makeup to stay flawless all day long, and have skincare benefits of reducing redness, brightening skin and keeping the skin plump and hydrated, why don’t you give it a go?
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