This was my first adventure into the Maybelline Foundation realm. I took a gym class in my second to last semester of college and I wanted something that would outlast my workouts. I purchased the Maybelline Superstay after being lured in by a tv commercial. This foundation for me has become an HG. The color Sand Beige matches my skin tone perfectly and the formula offers medium to full coverage that blends well, finishes super smooth, and actually does provide some longevity; I wouldn't call it 24 hour wear (more like 12) but it is worth it. I haven't had any problems with irritation or breakouts. It's one of the smoothest formulas I've come across which attributes to a great finish. The bottle is pretty standard with a regular screw top but I wish it came in a pump because a little goes a long way and I'm not always the most accurate dispenser.
Pleasantly surprised with this one. It has a lighter, more blendable texture than other longlasting (often thick and paint-like) foundations - so there's no crazy rush to buff it in before it sets. The UK version is packaged in a convenient and sanitary pump bottle - and a couple of pumps covers the whole face (with enough left over to go seamlessly over any blemishes/redness). I had some redness on my chin today and dabbed a thin second layer over the area, and I was pleased to note that the colour wasn't altered. Coverage was medium rather than full, but it seems adjustable. I wore the foundation for about 16 hours...without blotting once. (And I never wear powder or primer.) Certainly it had a sheen at the end of the day and had worn off a little at the sides of my nose, but it looked ok - it was certainly far from an oil slick. Not even formulas like EL Doublewear stay this matte on me! For reference, I have fairly normal skin that tends to get oily during the day. I'm a PPP (with coolish-neutral pale skin) and bought the lightest shade I could find, called 'Light Beige'. I rarely find myself saying this, but I think I could actually get away with using a darker shade. 005 'Light Beige' is very pale - it looks slightly lighter than even Doublewear in 'Shell' or the 'Ivory' shade of Colorstay, and significantly lighter than the palest shades available in various foundations by Dior, Lancome, Guerlain etc I've tried previously. I'd say it's Dita pale, without the orange tinge that even some so-called porcelain or ivory shades occasionally have. In fact I'm surprised this shade isn't called 'Ivory' (the 'Ivory' in the range is actually darker than the 'Light Beige'!) I'm really pleased with the performance of this product - it applies easily, lasts ages without turning into a greasy mess, is available in a truly pale shade, doesn't oxidise, feels light, and at £9 costs about 1/3 of the high end longwearing foundations I tend to purchase.
Update: I've knocked one lippie off because I'm finding that the formula streaks and that I need to be really careful during application to get it even.
I have been using this foundation for two days and so far so good. I usually wear mineral makeup but I didnt have anything in my collection that was matching my complexion at the moment. (I tan several different shades in the summer/spring months).
It is lightweight and it matched my complexion nicely. I havent experienced any rub-off so far. I did notice that when I cleaned my face with a makeup wipe that I had a lot more makeup on it than prior days.
Overall, I may not buy this again b/c I am not loyal to one product but I do not regret buying it.
I felt that this product didn't really match or blend too well. You have to use very little of it to avoid the "cakey" look, or just to avoid the color being off. It didn't last 24hrs on me at all, and I did have a chance to test that at an all-nighter movie party with friends. We also went bowling that night, and it seemed to get very oily very quickly. I had to apply powder and use a lot of blotting sheets in order for it not to be noticeable. I am not very oily, just a bit, and this stuff just didn't feel comfortable at all. I was constantly blotting and I could see seperation after about 3 or 4 hours. Overall, I don't feel that it looked very natural. It also shows up very unflattering in pictures, and I had the color matched as closely as possible. I would not repurchase, and definitely prefer Photoready. I have to say though, the smaller spot concealer version of SuperStay works very well, and blends much easier. It also wears far longer. I actually purchased the SuperStay foundation expecting the same quality result :/ Really not amazing, and I was very dissapointed.
If I had to choose one word to describe this foundation it would be "eh.."
It's not horrible, but it's not jaw-dropingly amazing either. It tends to look oily on my skin after wearing it for a few hours. My skin tone is NW20 and I purchased this foundation in Sand Beige. It starts out matching me pretty good, but turns slightly orange on me after wearing it for a few hours. Which may just mean that I need to try a lighter shade, but is annoying nonetheless.
As for it's claims to last all day, I would say yes and no. Yes, in that it doesn't fade or crack or slip off blemishes. No, in that it gets so darn OILY. I feel that if a foundation is to claim that it "lasts 24 hours," then oil control should be part of that. If my face looks like an oil slick mid-day, then I don't consider it to be a true 24 hour wear foundation. My skin is combination, but leans more towards the dry end of the spectrum. I tend to get patches of skin so dry that they flake, so to go from that to an oil slick leads me to blame the foundation.
It claims that it doesn't transfer, which is untrue. I've pretty much given up hope of finding a foundation that doesn't transfer at this point, so no big surprises there. Though in SuperStay's defense, it doesn't seem to transfer as much as MACs Studio Fix Fluid.
However, when I use this foundation in combination with a primer, it looks pretty great, and does not turn oily. But I don't like wearing foundation primer everyday, as it tends to aggravate breakouts and prevent the skin from "breathing." Therefore, I don't see SuperStay ever becoming my everyday foundation.
On the plus side, I've noticed that SuperStay makes my skin look especially flawless in photos, even more so than Revlon's PhotoReady. That's all well and good, but it would be better if it looked as good in person as it does in pictures.
I don't think that I will repurchase this foundation in the future. I still prefer Studio Fix Fluid and PhotoReady over SuperStay.
i would say this product is ok.
it does not last 24hours at all!
i go dancing and after 20 mins its completley gone and if i dont exfoliate before wearing the product it just seeps into my skin and brings out my pores.
however its one of the longest lasting foundations ive had.
it last up to 6 hours with one application depending on the weather.
one the advert it states that its protected from humidity it doesnt it makes your skin feel tight and you can feel it running.
it has a yellow/pink base tone and if too much is used it goes orange! its not a natural colour unless you use a pea sized amount.
i wish i'd never bought this product.
I have no idea why I did not try this before. I tried the old version of this and I found it useless... Maybe, that is why I was apprehended to use this one. I am NC30 and the shade Classic Beige was my exact match. The shade is yellow but not to a degree that is offensive. The foundation blends very well and stays on, which is a huge plus for my very oily skin. I am not happy with the packaging but hey, this beats MUFE Matt Velvet in shade and staying power. The claim that it stays on for 24 hours on is surprising true. You have to wash your skin thoroughly if you are using this mu. BUT one huge advantage to Rev. Colorstay is that it does not dehydrate my skin. Usually after using Rev. CS, my skin looks horrible but when I wash off this foundation, my skin looks and feels great.
Not bad for a drug store brand. I don't like the glass bottle and the color selection is pretty minimal. This goes on smoothly and spreads easily. A little goes a long way. It WILL transfer onto clothing, tissues, etc., (why do cosmetics companies say their products won't transfer? Such a crock!) but I expected that. I will repurchase if it hasn't been discontinued by the time I run out.
I've bought this product two times already. It's a pretty great d/s foundation.
* great staying power - usually 8am to 10pm
* stays in place when i sweat
* takes a while to remove, even with cold cream - (yes i consider this a pro lol)
* decent price - around $12 CAD
* no pump
* weird colour collection for some
* my mom bought a lighter shade than mine and the consistency of her's was a lot thicker than mine's... not sure what this means though, maybe just a bad batch :S
This product is OK. I have been searching for a med-full coverage foundation for a little while now and am still on the hunt. First off, this product provides decent coverage. The color does not match perfectly, but it is more yellow-toned than the range of Colorstay. I am mixing in some mineral makeup and find that this works pretty well. It seems to accentuate flakies more, though. The smell is fine and the wear is OK. Not as good as Colorstay. It has rubbed off on clothing and napkins, leaving a streaky nose. I think this makes me break out, too. I only wear it about once a week, but I can tell the next day and couple days after that nodules start to pop up and this is the only change to my routine. A pump would be nice, but is not a huge deal. Too pricey to buy not on sale. :( I am returning my Maybelline products because they don't work...not to mention they test on animals. WHY???