I’ve had a lot on my plate recently with juggling work responsibilities and parental duties with severe sleep deprivation which translates to tired, dull skin and D.A.R.K. under eye circles and bags. Bring out the world’s smallest violin!
On the plus side, I realised that I was indeed the perfect candidate to trial and review Maybelline’s newest range – SuperStay Better Skin Foundation and Concealer. Bring it on!
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation
So first up, there’s the SuperStay Better Skin Foundation. It is not like every other foundation because it contains a “powerful vitamin derivative”, Actyl-C, which claims to give better looking skin in 3 weeks.
Hello?! A foundation which gives an all-day flawless finish AND has skin-benefitting properties – slap it on my face pronto!!!
I was an eager beaver to put this foundation to the test, but first, I needed to select the right shade out of the 8 available.
Here is my verdict on Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation :
PACKAGING : Sturdy glass bottle with a dispensing pump always gets a big tick from me. However, the clear plastic cap can get mucky if residual foundation is not cleaned immediately after pumping.
APPLICATION : Very easy to blend into skin using fingers which is fantastic for time poor ladies like yours truly.
PERFORMANCE : Medium coverage which did a great job at masking my freckles (I hate them!), evening out my skin tone and hiding my pores. On occasion, I did find it clung onto some extremely dry patches on my skin around my nose, but on the whole, I loved how it made my skin look like I had a good night’s sleep – and we all know that I haven’t had that for a while!!! As for improving my skin itself, there haven’t been any noticeable changes but at the time of writing, I have only trialled it for 10 days – so maybe it will get better with continued usage? I’ll keep you posted!
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer
Moving onto the SuperStay Better Skin Concealer; there are only 2 shades available and it’s either Light or Medium.
Here is my verdict on Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer :
PACKAGING : Nice squeezy tube with a slanted tip gets no complaints from me.
APPLICATION : Like the foundation, I can use my fingers to blend and pat this to cover up my imperfections (and there’s lots of that!)
PERFORMANCE : Just wow! It was love at first use! Fantastic at disguising my dark circles and hiding the redness around my nose. Can’t fault it at all.
Before & After Maybelline Makeup
I’m sure you will all agree that I look better in the After pic with makeup – my skin looks brighter, better and healthier, especially without those heavy dark eyebags. Please note that these photos have not been airbrushed in any way.
Anyway, find out what other ladies are saying about the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin range here.
$100 Priceline Voucher Giveaway
Now onto this awesome giveaway for one lucky reader where you can win a $100 voucher to spend in Priceline. All you have to do is leave a comment (with a vaild email address) with the answer to the following question :
What benefits of the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation most appeal to you and why?
This giveaway is now open till Friday 12th September 2014 5pm AEST for Australian residents only. Get your thinking caps on because the most creative entry will win as judged by yours truly. For full T&C’s click here. Good luck everyone!