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Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation | REVIEW

This week we are reviewing the new, and super hyped up Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation!

This post also accompanies my very first, and very awkward YouTube video! Check it out below, watch a few others, and subscribe while you’re there. It’s a great time 🙂

And – my usual Leslie Here treatment/review will be below, if you want to skip the video –



The new Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation is apparently a re-launch of an older version (I have never tried this older version and have no input on their comparison. But everyone else has feelings that they are not the same.)

It is listed at $11.99 for the standard 1 oz and is available in 24 shades at Ulta.

Maybelline’s website shows 28 available shades

And good luck trying to pick your shade up in store. I got the wrong color at first (did you watch my video?!) and when I went to pick up a lighter shade, every single one was open and disgusting. This is a NEW foundation! How were they all already disgusting?!


Let’s just say 130 – Buff Beige seemed like it was going to be much lighter and pinker than it really was. (Did I mention there’s a video? You can see how pale I am in the video) It doesn’t seem to oxidize after application though, so that’s good.

This foundation “delivers 24-hour wear for concentrated coverage” and a “flawless finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day.

  • Full-coverage foundation with a seamless finish
  • Evens out, camouflages, and enhances (…?)
  • Minimizes the appearance of flaws and imperfections
  • Glides onto skin for smooth and breathable wear



I had no issues or differences applying this foundation with either a damp sponge or a buffing foundation brush. It was very easy to blend out with no patchiness or brush strokes. It dries to a satin matte, and still needs to be set – or your powders on top will be skippy. I was able to get a high amount of coverage out of a ‘breathable’ layer of product.



Let me just get this out of the way here. This is not 24-hour wear. This is nowhere close to 24-hour wear. (I guess in its defense, the bottle says UP TO 24 hours. That could be one and one-half hour for all we know)

It did, however, look very nice for a very long period of time. And I think it depends on if you set it with powder or not. In my actual wear of the product out n about, I set with NYX Set it Don’t Fret It and it wore pretty well. I was only a little shiny and there was minimal fading of any kind throughout the day. It DOES however…look a little makeupy, and does enhance texture. It is a breathable, light layer, sure. But it definitely looks like makeup. Makeup that wore well – but everyone knows you have makeup on.

What I found really strange was on the day I mixed it with my Estee Lauder Double Wear (a notoriously matte and long-lasting foundation). It is one of my go-to mix-ins because I have a way too light shade, and at first it was GORGEOUS. But my god was I shiny by the end of the day! Like – it was pretty bad…

All shininess aside, there was only a little bit of sliding around, and mostly around my nose, where I get extra oily anyway.

I think the oiliness myself and others are getting is due to the high levels of silicones in this foundation – which are supposed to help smooth the skin for a more flawless looking finish…but doesn’t play nice with natural face oils. While the foundation does boast to be ‘oil free’, that does not always mean it will keep YOU oil free. It TYPICALLY means it will not clog your pores. Just a lil tip.



Compared to some recent high-end foundations that really disappointed me for their price, this one does perform well for only $12. That being said, there is much to improve on. There are a ton of silicones in the formula, which does not really mesh well with oils in the skin. So to even pretend that it would last 24 hours on facial skin with that much silicone is a joke. And while it does feel lightweight and breathable, it does not look very effortless and lightweight.

I’m a little on the fence about this one still, but simply because the shade is 100% incorrect for me, I will be returning it, unfortunately.





**Bonus Minis – some final thoughts from product also featured in the video!**

Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil – This pencil is pretty so-so. It is only $8 bucks, but NYX options are way better. If you have a lot to fill in, and not a whole lot of hairs, this will be way too patchy for you.

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara – I really like this mascara! It stays put really well considering it is not waterproof! Like, my makeup remover even has a bit of difficulty. The wand is a bit fluffier, so if you have smaller eyes you may have trouble getting it all over. And it definitely has a scent to it. Why the roundtable felt the need to add fragrance to a mascara, we may never know. But here we are.