I have used several different types of Maybelline products in the past (I absolutely love their mascaras!), but I’ve never used one of their foundations. So the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin™ Foundation was my first experience. *Spoiler alert*I have to say, the more I use this foundation the more I like it! I prefer a light, matte finish, medium coverage foundation, and that is exactly what this foundation provides.
As I said in my previous post about the Better Skin Foundation, I don’t have many skin issues as it is, so I was not really expecting any miracle results. While using this foundation over the last 3 weeks, I haven’t noticed any reduction in the “appearance of spots, dullness and uneveness,” nor have I noticed that my skin is “brighter, more even and stress-free.” What I have noticed is that this foundation goes on easily, looks great, and wears well all day. As with some foundations, it never irritated my skin nor caused any new breakouts.
A few things I have noticed about this foundation over the last few weeks…
When first applying, it has a funny funky almost burnt plastic smell to it. While the smell is weird, it fades quickly and isn’t really a big issue for me.
It doesn’t work well with all primers. I have a few different primers, and some it works fine with and others not at all. This foundation works well enough on its own that it doesn’t even need a primer at all. So once again not really a big issue for me.
It doesn’t apply well with a beauty sponge. I found that using a foundation stippling brush or my fingers works the best. It is quick an easy to apply with my fingers, so this is actually a plus for me.
So, after a few weeks of using this foundation:
Did this foundation live up to all the claims of better skin in 3 weeks…well…they give a lot of claims for a foundation to do all on its own, so I’m going to with no, but…
Would I repurchase this foundation for myself…Definitely!
Would I recommend this foundation to you…Definitely!
**I was sent this full sized foundation in a VoxBox from Influenster for free to test out for 3 week for the #betterskinchallenge, even so, my opinion is completely my own.**