Long Lasting Foundation by Maybelline- Could it be True?
I have found that I have become a true connoisseur of cosmetics, especially foundation and other makeup that evens out skin tone. I recently had the opportunity to purchase Maybelline Super Stay 24-hour foundation makeup. This foundation comes in a 1.0 ounce glass bottle; it is a liquid foundation that can easily be applied by using either a makeup sponge or your fingertips, whichever you prefer. I was most intrigued when I saw the bottle that stated that this foundation was a 24-hour foundation. It also boasts other exciting features, such as no transfer wear, and the micro flex formula is designed to flex with your skin. This makes sense, considering how much our face moves throughout the day after our makeup has been applied. There are few things that look worse than creased foundation under your eyes, on on the sides of your mouth. Liquid foundation, if applied properly, should do an excellent job of enhancing your facial features, not aging you prematurely. I have tried a variety of foundations, from liquids to powders and everything else in between. This review covers my recent experience with Maybelline Super Stay makeup foundation.
Maybelline 24 Hour Foundation Offers Superior, Long Lasting Coverage
I purchased this makeup in my local drugstore to the tune of approximately $12. It came in a nice, heavy glass bottle with a lid that screwed on tightly to keep the makeup fresh. I sampled a tiny bit in the store on my inner wrist to ensure that I purchased the correct shade of color. I ended up settling on Maybelline's Natural Beige. It added just a kiss of color to my skin without appearing too dark or unnatural. The liquid foundation applied easily, but should never be applied without proper lighting. I have made this mistake myself and will not make it again. To help eliminate missing a spot or two due to poor lighting, applying a primer can be useful. This product spreads very nicely over primer and can be easily blended in to help ensure a more even coverage.
This foundation makeup is a bit on the heavy side, so if you're looking for a very light foundation, this may not be what you're looking for. Nonetheless, despite being a bit heavy, Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Foundation does offer long-lasting coverage. I have not left this foundation on for a full 24 hours, as I am usually dying to take it off after a 13 or 14 hour shift. However, I would imagine that it probably could last a full 24 hours if you were willing to leave it on that long. It will not rub off on your clothing or with a tissue. You need either make up remover or a complete face washing with soap in order to remove this foundation. The micro-flex formula does seem to be effective as I didn't notice any lines where I usually see them with other foundations. I did not notice any tingling or sensitivity after prolonged use, which is a plus. I think this is a great drugstore brand foundation that I will continue to use.
Personally, I apply this makeup with the tips of my fingers after applying a primer to my entire face. You may find it easier and more effective to try using a makeup sponge for a nice, smooth, even application. If you choose, you may also wish to dust your face with a little bit of translucent foundation powder to help set it. This will also help ensure that your face is nice and dry to the touch after applying your foundation.
The bottom line: Maybelline did a great job with this 24-hour foundation. I would definitely buy this again and recommend to a friend.