Thursday, December 14, 2017

Maybelline SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation Review

Maybelline recently reformulated and launched a new version of the SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation. It used to come in cylindrical glass bottle but now it comes in a rectangular bottle with a pump! I have not tried the old version but I have heard a lot of good things about the foundation. I am all about full coverage foundations for oily skin!
This retails for $11.99 on Ulta and Amazon at the moment but will hit stores in January 2018. I believe it has launched in Europe already but the shade system is a little different. There are currently 16 shades available in the US. 

I use 120 Classic Ivory in the Fit Me Matte + Poreless range and that is a pretty spot-on match for me. I am NC20/Laneige #21 with neutral warm undertones and oily combo skin. I got the shade 112 Natural Ivory because I got it off ebay and this was the only light shade available at that time. It's a bit more pink-grey toned than the fit me classic ivory but I can pull it off. It just looks a little brighter, which I don't mind at all. From what I have gathered so far, the shades in the SuperStay range tend to run darker than the Fit Me counterparts.

This comes in a glass tube with a cheap plastic cap and pump, but not gonna complain much because it finally has a pump. 

This has a thick liquid consistency but it spreads well and easily. I have tried applying it with both my fingers and a brush and while they both look great, I think I prefer using a brush. This dries and sets quickly so you should work in sections. 
Bare skin with only primer and moisturizer. I primed with ColourPop's Amethyst Setting Spray, YSL All Hours Primer and Innisfree No Sebum Primer.
One layer of foundation applied. Redness has been evened out. Some spots still peeking through. A lot of dry flaky skin on my nose.

This has a smooth matte finish. However, the first time I used this, it left behind a tacky finish so I'm not sure what went wrong. If you do not use a pore filling primer, this foundation will not minimize or cover up your pores at all. It does not accentuate pores so it will look natural. Overall, I think this has pretty high coverage but it does not build up to a complete full coverage. I still have some spots peaking through. Any dry flaky skin will show up once you apply this foundation so exfoliate well beforehand!

Oil Control
This has pretty good oil control on its own. I can get 4 hours of wear before starting to look a little dewy on my cheeks. With setting powder, I can get 5-6 hours of oil control but I am still far less dewy. I think it has better oil control than the Fit Me Matte + Poreless. 

This foundation does not provide any hydration at all. In fact, it may be a little drying. I have to wear a light moisturizer underneath to prevent my skin from drying out and to avoid the foundation from getting cakey.

Without setting with powder, this transfers quite a bit when you blot. Oil will definitely remove this foundation, so as long as you can find a way to control your oil, you can keep this on for a really long time. Even so, it does not hold up to its claim of 24h because I have other 24h foundations that do not transfer even with facial oil. After 10h of wear, this foundation noticeably faded away from my nose and chin. My cheeks still had a fair bit of product left. 

Coverage: 4.7/5
Oil Control: 4.5/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 4.3/5

I decided to rank this foundation above the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless because it has higher coverage and better oil control. The Etude House Big Cover Concealer BB has super full coverage, SPF and decent oil control so I like it better. The Laneige BB Cushion has extremely good oil control and great SPF. The other foundations that I have ranked higher up have much better finishes, oil control or longevity.

To read up on other foundations/bb creams that I have tried and reviewed:

Current foundation ranking list:
1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 (2N1 Desert Beige)
2. Catrice Cosmetics HD Liquid Coverage Foundation(030 Sand Beige) 
3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (140)
4. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation (#363C Nude Ivory)
5. Catrice 12H Matt Mousse Foundation (010 Soft Ivory)
6. Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF 50+/PA+++ (#21) 
7. Etude House Big Cover Concealer BB SPF 50+/PA+++ (Sand)
8. Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation (112 Natural Ivory)
9. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (120 Classic Ivory)
10. VDL Perfecting Last Foundation SPF 30/PA++ (V02) 
11. LA Colors Truly Matte Foundation (CLM352 Natural)
12. Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream SPF 30/PA++ (Natural Beige) 
13. ZA Total Hydration 12-in-1 BB Cream SPF 43/PA+++ (Natural Beige)
14. Etude House Double Lasting Foundation SPF 34/PA++ (N04 Neutral Beige)
15. La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 (Creme 03)