Maybelline Super Stay full coverage foundation is one of few drugstore full coverage foundations on the market. It has made a major splash in the beauty community so I thought I'd try it out and share my thoughts on this foundation with you. I typically stick to drugstore makeup since it's so affordable and drugstore makeup has truly stepped up over the years. If you are in the market for a new foundation, be sure to read this review!
If you have tried this foundation, share any additional thoughts about the foundation in the comments. You never know who could benefit from your comments.
Let's get into this review...
What is it?
The Maybelline Super Stay foundation is an oil-free full coverage foundation designed to provide a flawless finish for a 24-hour wear.
What are its claims?
- Provides full coverage
- Seamless matte finish
- Doesn't clog pores
- Lasts all day (up to 24 hours)
- Fade and transfer resistant
When I went to Ulta to purchase the foundation, I found that the shade range was limited. The Maybelline Super Stay foundation comes in 16 shades. I wasn't that surprised by the limited selection, being that, most drugstore foundations have a limited shade range. I also found that the same color I purchased in the Maybelline Fit Me foundation was also available in the Super Stay foundation. However, I found this foundation to be more orange/red than the Fit Me foundation. Also, I initially noticed that this foundation had great coverage and appeared to be quite full coverage and worked well at covering any blemishes or spots on my skin.
What I liked
- Has great coverage
- Super affordable
- Doesn't feel heavy on skin
- Blends very well and melts into skin
- Has a pump dispensor
- Matte finish
- Doesn't look cakey
What I didn't like
- Limited shade range
- The darker colors are too warm and are on the red/orange side
- It doesn't stay as matte as the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation does as the day goes on
- It oxidizes (turns darker and more orange over the course of the day) **May want to choose a shade slightly lighter than what you would normally choose.
How does it compare to the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation?
I'm comparing the Super Stay foundation to the Fit Me Matte and Poreless because the Fit Me is another popular and great drugstore foundation. In comparison, the Super Stay is more red/orange than the Fit Me. I wear the color Coconut in the Fit Me foundation and I also purchased the color Coconut in the Super Stay foundation. However, the color Coconut in the Super Stay foundation was more orange than the Coconut color in the Fit Me. In the Super Stay, I think I'm going to have to go up a color (334 Warm Sun) and mix the Coconut and Warm Sun colors for a better match.
Also, this foundation does not keep me as matte throughout the day as the Fit Me Matte and Poreless does. I have normal to dry skin so I don't get too oily by any means but I do notice some oils coming through with this foundation. Not horrible though. Due to this fact, I do think the Fit Me Matte and Poreless may be a better summer foundation than the Super Stay foundation. However, if you use a mattifying primer before applying this foundation, it may combat the oils coming through throughout the day. I used a moisturizing primer, so that could have contributed to my skin getting a bit oily throughout the day.
Lastly, the Super Stay foundation has more coverage than the Fit Me foundation. If you want a fuller coverage foundation that covers all of your blemishes and discoloration with a small use of product (1 pump), go for the Super Stay foundation.
Final thoughts (Hot or Not?)
If you are looking for an affordable, full coverage foundation, I definitely say get this one! It is definitely worth trying out if you've been curious about it or if you just want to try a new drugstore foundation.
I'll also note that I apply this foundation with a Real Techniques foundation brush as opposed to a beauty blender to prevent the beauty blender soaking up so much product. The foundation brush works very well and leaves me with an airbrushed finish.
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