Well, I was in Priceline the other day as I wanted to check out the new Sally Hansen Gel polishes (OMG, side note, I got them - they're the best! Will have to review later). Ok, so I was at Priceline and noticed Maybelline had a new foundation range out - Oh hellooo! Normally I'd do a bit of googling before buying a new product, but after liking how it swatched on my hand I had to have it.
The foundation, called Super Stay Better Skin, provides medium coverage that lasts. It claims to even out skin tone, and make it look flawless and I'd have to agree to that. It's also SPF 14, so a bonus there. I use it straight onto my skin, with no primer underneath. I actually found that when I used it with a primer it started clinging to fine lines and not blending as well, however used directly on my skin this blends beautifully, makes my skin look smooth and lasts for at least 12 hours. I also love that the bottle comes with a pump dispenser, so much more hygienic.
Now to the name Better Skin? Why is it called that ? Because this claims to give you "better skin" after 3 weeks of continuous use. I can't tell you whether this is the case or not, because a. I've only used it for about 10 days, and b. I've already got fairly good skin thanks to a simple skincare routine, so who's to say whether my smooth skin is due to my cleaners, moisturiser or foundation? This would be a tough one to prove unless I stopped all my normal skincare routine and only relied on this.
I think it was the usual Maybelline foundation price of $21.95. This isn't available on the Maybelline website yet, so I can't confirm the price. Also only certain Priceline stores stocked these, so I think it's still too new and is being progressively released.
One thing to note, especially if you're a regular user of Maybelline foundations, is that the colours across the various foundation lines aren't the same despite having the same names. For example I use the shade Nude in the Dream Matte and Dream Liquid ranges, but the Nude for this foundation was far too light and pink toned, so I had to go "up" to Sand. I do wish Maybelline would make the colours standard across their range, it would save a lot of time in trying to decide what colour to buy.
|Wearing Maybelline Better Skin Foundation in Sand.|
Coverage: Medium, semi matte
Consistency: Thick Liquid
Longevity: 12hrs +
Application: Blends easily with fingers on moisturised skin.
Price: TBC (somewhere around $22 mark)
Will I repurchase?: Yes
What do your think of this foundation? Do you use drugstore foundation or do you prefer department store brands?