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Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Liquid Foundation Review

Hello my lovelies!

I am always on the hunt for a good foundation that won’t melt off my face, and having combo/mostly oily skin doesn’t make the hunt any easier for me. I have heard many things about the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation on both the internet and in person. Some good things and some bad things, so I thought I would put it to the test and see how it performs.

Product Description:

I bought this foundation from £9.99 from Boots, while it’s not as cheap as my holy grail Fit Me Matte and Poreless by Maybelline (£6.99, BTW) it’s still a pretty decent price for a budget foundation. The foundation claims to be full coverage that will can last up to 24 hours. It also claims to be lightweight, matte and suitable for all skin types.

If I could complain about the initial product, it would probably be the shade range. There are 12 shades, which isn’t a lot considering how many shades other brands can produce and how many skin shades exist in this world. So, there isn’t a lot to choose from if you’re very fair or very deep.

First Impressions:

Once my primer was applied, I used one pump to the back of my hand. My first thought was this foundation is very thick with a similar consistency to the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation. I used my Morphe Y6 brush to blend the foundation on my skin. It felt very heavy and it looks kinda cakey. I switched to a damp BeautyBlender which helped it blend better, in the end I had an airbrushed kind of look. The coverage is crazy good, pores? I don’t know her. But…even after I used the sponge, it still felt heavy on my face. I also noticed after I wore a collared shirt all day that I had transfer on the collar and if I touched my face at all, you could feel the makeup coming off. 

The next day, I used a smaller amount. Half a pump of foundation still covered my entire face and still gave me the coverage that I like. It felt a lot better and didn’t transfer at all compared to the day before. So, I definitely recommend starting off with a small amount and apply more as you see fit.

 

Is It Long Lasting?

With other foundations I nearly always have to touch up a few times a day, you know the drill: blotting sheet, powder, repeat. Oily skin, forevs <3. However with this foundation I only touched up once in 8 hours. I also noticed that I still had okay coverage after a full shift at work, which is more than what could be said for Kat Von D’s Lock It foundation which vacated my face after a few hours of wear.

Could it last 24 hours though? I’m not so sure, I was pretty oily after a full day and it was starting to separate a little on my nose and cheeks. My guess is, if I had gone over even 14 hours of wear, it would stop looking good.

Final Thoughts:

Honestly, I like this foundation. The coverage is seriously impressive and the fact I didn’t need to touch up as much proves it works pretty well. This definitely works better using the littlest amount. Foundation on the collars of your shirt ain’t cute and this foundation definitely transfers. Overall, it’s high up on my list of budget makeup and I absolutely love wearing it.

Rating: 4/5

Love, Beth x

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How To Apply Makeup To Oily Skin

Hi guys!

In an ideal world, I’d have beautiful blemish-free skin, zero pores and no excess oil. In the real world, my face is so oily and makeup thinks my face is a Slip ‘N Slide. I’m going to share with you step-by-step, what products I use to help keep my oily face at bay throughout the day.

The best way to start is to make sure you have a clean face and clean fingers. Clogged pores ain’t cute and there’s less chance of dirt and oils being trapped if you’re working with a clean base and clean tools.

  • Once you have completed your prepping, it’s time to finish that up with an oil-free or gel based moisturiser. I like to use Simple’s Oil Balancing Moisturiser from Boots for £4.29. It’s really moisturising and lightweight enough that it doesn’t leave a greasy texture. This is a great base on its own however I still like to go in with a primer on top.
  • After your moisturiser has soaked into your skin and your feeling hydrated, it’s time to apply your primer. Benefit’s ‘The Porefessional’ primer gel is ideal for people with combo/oily skin, however it does come with a bit of price tag of £23.50. The matte primer instantly blurs pores, and absorbs excess surface oil. It’s best to apply a small amount of primer only on your oily areas, and not your whole face.
  • Once you are primed and lovely, it’s time for foundation. For my everyday look, I like to use Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless. This foundation offers a lot of coverage (what pores?) but still feels so light on your face. It’s also really affordable at £6.99 from Boots, which is a bonus if you ask me! But if you are looking for a more high-end foundation, Urban Decay’s All Nighter  retails for £29.50 and is an amazing foundation for this skin type as it is oil-free and absorbs excess oils to reduce shine.
    • Avoid applying your foundation with your fingers as you will have a better finish using a BeautyBlender or foundation brush. My favourite brush is Morphe’s Y6, this leaves an almost airbrushed finish and you will look FLAWLESS!
  • The next step is to apply your concealer, you can use whichever one works best for you. After you’ve blended your concealer, you need to lock it in with loose powder. Too Faced Peach Perfect Loose Powder is a really good powder to use under your eyes and over your T-Zone. I also like to dab a bit on my chin as that can be quite oily too. Leave this for a minute or so to allow it to soak into your skin then dust off the rest with a powder brush.
  • You can then carry on applying the rest of your face as normal. Before you leave the house to start your day, be sure to apply setting spray to really make sure your makeup stays put. Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray is a classic which everybody loves, you can buy this for £24.00. Another great setting spray is Skindinavia’s Bridal Finishing Spray, this costs £16.80 from BeautyBay and I find it to be stronger than the UD spray.

When you are out shopping for makeup it is always best to go for products for your skin type, the product needs to be oil-free and please avoid coconut oil at all costs. Coconut oil will sit heavy on your face, making you more oily than before.

Here are a few tips to help you combat that oily sheen:

  1. Avoid washing your face too often, it may seem like the obvious choice to wash off the oil but this means you are stripping the natural oils which will encourage excess oil production. No thanks!
  2. Try not to touch your face as this will transfer the germs from your hands to your pores, causing them to clog.
  3. Carry blotting paper in your bag to dab at your face during the day.
  4. Another staple in your bag should be pressed powder for you to touch up during the day.
  5. Keep your makeup brushes clean. They are a gold mine for germs and so, ideally you want to wash your base makeup brushes after each use or at least after every 2nd use.

I hope you liked this post, and has helped you! I am always looking for new tips so if you have any, feel free to leave them in the comments below 🙂

Love, Beth x