Apology for the lack of posts over the last week or so, but I'm back with my (current) favourite drug store/high street foundation. Finding that holy grail base that just works for you and your skin is the most annoying mission ever. I still don't believe this is my holy grail, in fact I'm pretty sure I know it isn't, but nonetheless it's a great drugstore foundation and my current go to.
This is the Maybelline SuperStay 24HR foundation which claims:
"Stays comfortable and looks naturally flawless all day Micro-Flex formula provides 24-hour wear and no transfer Withstands heat, sweat and humidity Oil-free, dermatologist-tested, fragrance-free Suitable for all skin types"
First up the packaging, well I literally have no complaints whatsoever in this department. It's in a glass bottle and comes with a pump which I'm sure everyone wants in a foundation. This foundation has a rather thick consistency although it does apply rather light/medium. This foundation does build up but too built up and it does get cakey, warning. Although I find one layer on me and then a slight build up only on the areas that I feel I need more coverage with a good blend works well for me. I also mainly use my fingers to apply this foundation and then use a brush to give it a good blend into my skin which I feel is the best way to apply this foundation, for me.
I think the 24HR claim is rather ambitious from Maybelline, although the staying power is pretty good it's not outstanding and no where near the 24HR claim. I would say it lasts around 7/8 hours before I feel I need to touch up. I do have an oily t-zone and that's obviously where I find the foundation slides off my face quicker than the other areas of my face. Yes this is a downside to the claims of the foundation but I do find with a touch up on my t-zone, however annoying, it's ready to go again. I have this foundation in the shade Ivory but I do feel that it's slightly orange toned although I do have a different Maybelline foundation in the shade lighter to this, Light Beige, and I find that too light. I feel to get my perfect shade I would need to buy both shades and mix the two together. I do however make the shade Ivory work, with quite a bit of blending and working into my face I do find this shade does work.
Overall I am a lover of this foundation and until my holy grail is found, soon I hope, then this is definitely the one I will be reaching for! You can buy this from Boots here for £8.99, it does just seem to have a slightly different packaging to the one I have photographed. I'd definitely recommend this foundations and love to know your thoughts on this if you've tried it :-)
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