Maybelline • PureStay Powder Foundation • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Amazing. Always try to find new foundations to try . But always go back to this. I can only find it online now- they discontinued my color TAN 110 . I wish they would but the original colors back !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Also- this products first ingredient is Talc which can cause cancer if you inhale. A major con.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This powder foundation is amazing. I've been using it for years and have heard it's being discontinued.
Snap it up if you see your shade on clearance somewhere!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's fantastic. The shades are a pain to match to my skin but i combine Ivory and Nude and it seems to work. I think it's being discontinued because it's harder and harder for me to find it in stores. So each time i see one, i buy it and stock up. Why does that always happen? Crappy products stay around forever but things that are actually good get discontinued. This gives a flawless finish, stays put, doesn't oxidize, doesn't cake, it's light and feels like you have nothing on. Perfect alone or on top of skin perfector or other liquid foundation. It's wonderful and if i could give it 100 stars i would! Please Maybelline, DO NOT discontinue this! Maybelline foundations in general are wonderful and i wear them exclusively!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I always thought the saying was true, that ''you get what you pay for''. That doesn't apply here. This is the best powder foundation I've ever used and I still can't believe I only spent $6 and some change for this! The only negative thing I can say is there's not many shades to choose from but if you can find one that works for you then definitely try this out. For reference, I'm pretty pale (nc15) and their lightest shade ivory even looked to dark in the pan but it goes on much lighter then it looks. I've tried powders by bare minerals, laura geller, MAC, Lanc�me and this beats them all. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about that the packaging is ugly. I mean really? What do you expect? I don't really care because I'm not paying for pretty packaging and a mediocre product here. This is amazing!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I just randomly got this in a walgreens clearance and I am SO impressed! I have been using it for a week, and it is hands down beating out Bare Minerals as well as Lucy Minerals. It covers well, lasts all day, and most importantly looks like I have nothing on. I feel like it holds my blush on better too. Since it is being clearanced, I am wondering if it being discontinued? Planning to get a few more this week to stock up. I can't believe a 5 dollar maybe line foundation is the best kind I've ever used.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Just bought it in CVS clearance
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Love it, totally flawless, covers up without looking like I have any makeup on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
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
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
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 :) !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Best powder Ive ever used, and I have used high end to drug store! Love this!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
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.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Everytime I use this powder foundation it really WOW's me. I'm always feeling like I have to try the newest things that come out so this gets pushed to the back or bottom of my makeup collection from time to time, and I forget it's there until I find it again in a month or two..
I've been using this again for the past 6-7 days in a row (which is more days in a row than I used it in the past) and have to say I'm impressed! My skin is fair with neutral leaning warm undertones (between N10 & NC15 if I wore MAC) and also oily (yet can get dehydrated in cooler/changing weather) and very clog-prone and slightly acne prone.
This powder has never given me any issues with clogged pores or breakouts and controls my oil surprisingly well for a $7 USD powder, even without a primer or another powder "setting" it over top.
I used this powder on and off in HighSchool (more than 14yrs ago! o_O) but couldn't remember much else about it other than that I liked it. After reading a few recommendations on the MakeUp Board of it being a favorite powder foundation of many, I went out and picked it up again about 6 months ago. My initial reaction when I saw the poor shade selection was that the lightest shade would be too dark for me but I picked it up anyway for right around $7 at my local WalMart. It seems that every drugstore has this ALLLL the way at the bottom of their Maybelline display, barely noticeable to anyone who's not *looking* for it, which is disappointing to me :( I think for as awesome as this powder is, it should be promoted by Maybelline a bit more.. Regardless, the lightest shade (Ivory) IS indeed a good shade match (actually it's a near perfect match) So if you are on the lighter side of N/NC15, the lightest shade should work for you as well :) If you're more fair with pink undertones (NW10-15), then the Ivory shade may be a bit too yellow for your taste, but it's so inexpensive I'd say give it a try anyway!
The first time I tried it I used the enclosed sponge - bad idea.. It gave a patchy application (this was my experience at least..) So I ditched the sponge and used a brush, which is typically what I use for powder foundations anyway(usually ELF's Flat Top Powder Brush or Studio Kabuki Brush for reference) and while those brushes made application much easier and even looking, the coverage was very light this way. So if light coverage is what you're looking for from this, I'd definitely recommend brush application for Maybelline PureStay. I wanted more coverage though so switched to a fluffy powder puff for applying this. I've found that dabbing/bouncing the puff around on my skin blurs out imperfections best. (Dabbing rather than swiping because swiping motions seem to emphasize my large/visible pores) &The dabbing method provides more medium coverage and is easily buildable without ever looking cakey. If you DO apply a bit too much and get the "cakey/powdery" look going on, just spritz a little RoseWater (or something like MAC Fix+ Spray) and it will tone it down to a more natural finish. (I like Boot's RoseWater Toner from Target - I've decanted some into a spray bottle just for situations like this) Plus it lasts all day on my oily skin, with or without primer. I kept glancing at myself in the mirror quite a few hours after initial application and thought WOW, I can't believe my makeup still looks this fresh and perfect! &Those of you with difficult or oily skin and large pores (like mine) know that this isn't something we get to say often when we see ourselves in the mirror many hours after we apply makeup (I know I don't at least..lol ;D)
If you're someone who needs full on heavy coverage on a daily basis I'd still recommend this to you, and would just suggest you use this more as a setting powder for another foundation rather than using it alone. I've found that sometimes layering two light/medium coverage products can give a better looking full coverage appearance and more staying power vs. a full coverage foundation on it's own.
Needless to say Maybelline PureStay will NOT be getting pushed to the bottom of my makeup collection anymore, and has made its way into my high rotation makeup bag (where I keep the products I love and use most often) I certainly plan to repurchase and highly recommend :)
It's been several months since my initial review and this is something that I'm still using almost daily (or several times a week at minimum). I've already completely used up/finished my first compact and have started on PureStay compact #2 :) Like before, I had to duck down & search to find it at my local drugstore as it's not something that Maybellinle promotes very well, so I Pray that it's not going to be discontinued or reformulated or anything of that nature! =( I actually had CVS Extra Bucks saved up and a CVS Extra Care Coupon for BOGO 50% Off Maybelline Face Products so purchased two of these for the price of one :) That way I have a back up which is ideal since I love PureStay so dearly <3
I actually wore this powder foundation layered overtop L'Oreal's Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream on Christmas and had many pictures taken. I got to see all of the pics several weeks ago and couldn't believe how well my skin photographed! Some pics were outside, some were inside in weird (kitchen) lighting, some were by the Christmas Tree, etc. &They all looked equally good. No "flashback" of any kind, nor was any pores/uneven skin visible. This has become my HG Powder Foundation (which used to be Clinique Perfectly Real - &I still like the Clinique one, but I'm preferring this, especially for the price & availability of it)
So obviously I still highly recommend this and plan to repurchase for as long as Maybelline allows me to ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite powder foundation. I really hope they do not discontinue it. I use this in the Nude shade. Matches my skin well and does not streak. Gives me a good, medium, matte finish. I love it! I have been using this for a few years now and just love it. Affordable too!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
There is not enough good things i can say about this compac, but there are some bad qualities that should be mentioned.
I have incredibly Oily skin. I usually take a shower twice a day and in an hour of taking it my skin will be an oilslick. Its repulsive. This powder/foundation halts all oil for up to 8+ hours! Crazy am I right? So I just pop this baby all over my face and WAM! I feel and look good all day. Keeping the oils at bay,
With Oily skin of course acne comes into the picture at some point.. Cystic acne is starting to be an issue in my day to day life. The infections keep progressing and leaving behind some scars and the redness never dissapates. Thank you adolecence...
With that being said this powder has made a remarkable difference to my skin. The coverage is breathtaking. No redness.. Some dark spots are visible but only if you get up close an personal. I can not stress how fantastic the coverage is for a powder.
The packaging is nothing special, its sturdy, but no where near eye catching. I do use the sponge it comes with. I find it works well and as long as you clean it every other day bacteria should not be a problem. I also want to make a comment that it can be flaky on your skin in some places that are dry. My chin and mouth area are prone to this, but do your makeup like normal put it on and let it manipulate it's self onto your skin and you'll be fine.
Now there is an uglier side.. This powder/foundation's first ingredient is Talc. Talc is a mineral that has been linked to cause cancer in some people. BUT Lady's and Gentlemen we all know there probably more cancer causing ingredients in that "healthy" living diet everyone raves about. If i'm gonna die i'm going to look good at my funeral.
With That being said I love this Stuff and will be repurchasing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Firstly, I shall get my worst comment out of the way by saying the compact leaves much to be desired. Aesthetically, the gray plastic compact which houses this powder foundation is, by far, the least attractive of any of the compacts I've ever owned. That being said, the powder foundation itself is quite nice, if a suitable shade can be found to match one's complexion. Being only slightly more colorful than a white sheet, my complexion is a bit too light for the "Ivory" shade, but I've been wearing it anyway because it has a nice texture and evens out my skin tone. Having discovered that my areas of hyperpigmentation on my cheeks from melasma was actually caused by gluten sensitivity, I have eliminated gluten from my diet. Some of the hyperpigmentation from melasma still remains as the epithelial cells continue to regenerate, so in the meantime, I like to camouflage them as best I can. This powder does a nice job of the aforementioned camouflaging, and still feels lightweight, fresh, and comfortable. Although my skin on my cheeks tends to be slightly dry, I haven't noticed any flakiness at all, and I attribute that to starting out with well moisturized skin prior to application. For the application, I actually use a kabuki brush and swirl the powder onto my skin in a technique similar to the way one is instructed to apply Bare Minerals (et al). Following application with the brush, I then spray my face with rosewater in an atomizer bottle. This really "sets" the powder, and it gives my skin a flawless finish with just enough moisture to not look like makeup. Now if Maybelline can work on creating a very pale yellowish shade AND ditch the atrocity of a compact, I think this could be my new favorite powder foundation!