Friday, 20 November 2015

Foundation Friday | Maybelline Better Skin

I have had the Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Foundation (£9) for a good few months now so I can finally do a reliable review on this product and go in-depth about what I like about it and what I don't like about it. It is created for stressed-out skin, which is a wonderful concept, similar to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation. For me, this is ideal as the slightest bit of stress in my life shows immediately on my face via dullness, redness, spots, but thankfully not dark circles or under-eye bags. This foundation claims to give you improved, basically better, skin after just 3 weeks of use, I have yet to use it that consistently but I'll definitely try to and keep you all updated. 

Good colour match for my skin tone and I have medium skin; I am in the shade Fawn. 
Great coverage. I skip concealer completely with this. Evens out skin, hides redness, brightens dull skin and covers most blemishes.
Very lightweight, it really does look like skin, in spite of the medium to full coverage you can achieve, and most importantly it feels like skin; very comfortable to wear.
It doesn't seem to transfer, but I always set my face with loose powder.
Fairly long-lasting, I still have decent coverage after approximately 8 hours at work.
Easy and quick to apply, just dot some on the face and use a flat kabuki brush to blend it out. Perfect for when you are in a rush in the morning or if you are applying makeup during your commute.
A hydrating formula yet it leaves me with a demi-matte finish (my favourite).
Perfect for daily wear.
SPF 20

Only 8 shades available, none of them suited to paler skin tones or deeper skin tones. Fawn is the second darkest shade, which is ridiculous to me.
Quite pigmented, I wouldn't recommend using this with a flat traditional foundation brush. A flat kabuki brush, duo-fibre brush or a beauty blender, even your fingers would be better as you'll have more control over the coverage. No matter the foundation, it is always possible to overdo it.
It's not a wow product, it won't blow your mind and I haven't noticed a change in my skin, however, as mentioned I will need to spend a little more time with it to see if it does have an effect. Although, correlation does not infer causation (thank you, useless psychology degree).

photo from makeupbyjoyce
Thank you so much for reading my review, I hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful. What is your favourite everyday foundation? Let me know in the comments below. I haven't tried many Maybelline products but after this experience, I am tempted to try more. Have a wonderful weekend. Take care.

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