I’ve never worn a foundation for 24 hours. In fact, I’ve had absolutely zero desire to wear anything on my face for that long, but when I saw that the new Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation claimed to do so, I had to test it out! I wore this foundation on my longest day, starting bright and early at 6:30 in the morning and did not take it off until a little past midnight. I napped in it, worked out in it, and put my best customer service face forward in it, and I have survived to share the results.
Study Up: This foundation claims to provide “24-hour wear for concentrated coverage and a flawless finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day.” It’s also oil free and is supposed to stay out of your pores. It comes in a sleek glass bottle with a pump on top (Halelujah!!!) and you can pick up 1 oz. for about $10. There are 16 shades to choose from, which I think is a pretty alright number for a first launch.
The Part that Felt Like I Forgot the Information Before the Test: The first thing I noticed, as I always do, was that the color selection was a little odd. At the Walgreens I went to, the closest match they had to my skin was 355 Coconut, which I already knew would be too deep. My main problem wasn’t even that the shade was too deep, but that it was a deep red/orange, which is how many brands formulate their “deep/dark” shades. I’d call it my exact color match circa “The Great Sunburn of Summer 2014.”
The other discovery I made about this foundation was that while it lasts for 24 hours, it did not last the way I wanted it to. Maybelline said the foundation would give a “flawless” finish to the skin, but that’s not a real finish. Like, is it matte? Dewy? Natural? It initially went on semi-matte, but within 4 hours I was shining! Then the foundation began to crease in my smile lines, and these problems only got worse as the day went on. Also, this product is super transfer happy. I started out the morning in a blue collared shirt and finished in a rust one.
The Part that Felt Like I Made an A on the Test: That all being said, this was not a terrible foundation. Though I did get super oily very quickly, powdering up again revived the look for a few more hours. It also didn’t get cakey throughout the day and the only place it faded was in the spot that was pressed into my blanket during my mid-day nap.
It did come through on the claims about coverage and wear time. I only needed to use one pump and it covered my whole face and most of my hyperpigmentation. It also made it through the full 18 hours, even though I turned into a grease ball. Personally, I don’t think anyone should really be wearing a foundation for a full 24 hours, so I’m not particularly upset that I didn’t look my best at midnight!
This isn’t my favorite foundation, but it is inexpensive, long wearing (especially if you have more dry to normal skin), and full coverage. I’m just not drawn to it, because there are other foundations that suit me better. I really don’t have the time or the will to touch up my foundation throughout the day and I don’t like getting my foundation all over everything I touch. Moreover, while I wore this foundation on it’s own for the sake of the review, in my daily life, I actually have to mix it with two pumps of a light Elf foundation to fix the shade. This product is just too much work for my lazy self.
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