Love it, totally flawless, covers up without looking like I have any makeup on.
Long-wearing powder foundation leaves skin looking pure and fresh
Skin feels soft and comfortable for hours and hours
This is what the description says and I completely agree with it, even though I just bought it.
I put it directly on my skin without any prior moisturizer and it looked and felt so smooth and fantastic. It felt so light and was radiant. I picked up the 40 Fawn and it's an exact match to my skin so I'm in love with it. The label also said that that it's protected against humidity and sweat, and I must agree that it's true. I live in a humid Mediterranean country and the heat of the city makes you sweat, but this powder didn't come off or get icky.
I don't mind the price because it's worth it
update: a week after buying this, I put it ontop of my foundation. cringe. It was so dark, which surprised me because my foundation is pretty light. Anyway people said I looked quite tanned but It was really flaky at my glabella. I retired it on bare skin and it looked much better
I LOVE this product!!! I have been using this for so many years! I always try to cheat on my beloved Purestay and try other brands, high end and other drugstore brands, and try foundation with a powder over it but I always end up disappointed and come back to Maybelline. I always get compliments on my skin and people ask what foundation I use and they are shocked when I tell them my secret! I have oily/combo skin and this goes on and stays well with just a moisturizer underneath but works even better with a primer under it too. They don't have my exact shade (who does?) but with a little bronzer it looks flawless!!!!! If you are thinking of trying this please do!!! I hope Maybelline never discontinues this! The only thing I would complain about is the ugly packaging. You would think they would update it. It's a little embarrassing to pull out of your purse for touch ups but oh well!!!
I have been using this for nine years and it is by far the best I have found. About four years ago, I turned my best friend on to it and she still uses it too. I have tried many other high end brands and they sit on my vanity because I still use this every day. To me, this beats BE mineral veil, MUFE hd powder, benefit's oxygen wow custom powder, and several others. For only $7? Yes please! Highly recommend this
I used this compact for the past 10 years. I could never find another powder that was superior.. Best drug store makeup ever. I recently switched to MAC studio fix simply because I felt it was time to grow up. But I tell you it really is a toss up..idk which one i prefer..However if you don't have a dry face it will cake up. So make sure your face is dry from moisturizers and what not. The packaging sucks and is ugly, but at 7 dollars who cares :) !
Wow! This powder foundation is by far the best quality drugstore powder foundation I have ever used and it is just as good if not better than MAC studio fix powder foundation. I have worn the MAC for 7 years, but I just have a hard time $30 on powder being a full time student, so I thought I'd give this little gem a shot. For reference, I wear NC40 in MAC. The shade Nude is nearly perfect, maybe a touch light surprisingly because I thought it might be a touch dark. Nothing a little bronzer won't fix though. I just can't say enough good things about this powder! It will be a sad, dark day if this is ever discontinued and I will shed the largest crocodile tears a person has ever seen. When I graduate college and am making the big bucks as a nurse practitioner I will still buy this product, God willing its still on the market. Maybelline, thank you so very much for such a wonderful, amazing product! Please, pretty please, don't discontue this!
Best powder Ive ever used, and I have used high end to drug store! Love this!
Slim package with room for a sponge, not bulky in my purse. The mirror is too small but it's usable.
Apply to a clean, dry face. Can settle on dry skin and go patchy over oily. (Wash your face.)
I switched to PureStay about three months ago after reading some reviews on this site. I had used the same powder foundation for 8 years, but it ran out too quickly and did not provide the even coverage I was looking for.
I got the lightest shade of PureStay that there is, because they all look so dark. But it really is the perfect color, even on my fair skin! It provides even coverage, every time, that lasts all day long. I am still on my first compact of PureStay, even though I have used it every day for the past three months. I'm running out now, but plan on buying more soon! I love this foundation. It is great quality for the price. I hope Maybelline keeps this foundation around for a long time, because I don't plan on switching anytime soon.
I will say the packaging is a bit big and bulky for the amount of powder inside. But that is just something you have to get over. Also, I use my own Sonia Kashuk powder brush to apply. I've never liked those sponges that come in the pack.
Again, this is a great product and I would definitely recommend it!