Trying to find a decent drugstore foundation with super pale shades is a pretty difficult task, with my best colour match being Rimmel’s Light Porcelain shade. Recently Maybelline have advertised that they’ve introduced some pale skin friendly shades within their foundation ranges so I decided to purchase the Maybelline Super Stay 24hr Fresh Look Longwear Foundation £9.99 in the shade 03 True Ivory. Maybelline have very strange shade ranges both name wise and number wise as the palest shade isn’t necessarily the lowest number which makes purchasing foundations online somewhat of a nightmare. There was a risk that True Ivory wouldn’t match me but I have the NYX White Foundation Mixer to lighten foundations so although it’s not ideal to have to lighten it every time I use it, at least it’s still usable – I hope.
“Flawless finish, in any light, from any angle. For a makeup look that lasts through: 200 face touches, 200 phone calls & 1000 water-drops. Contains micro-flex and friction resist technology. Up to 24 hr wear; stays in place day and night. Never off duty. Make it 24/7. Life-proof your foundation for a photo-quality, camera-ready finish.”
The Maybelline Super Stay 24hr Fresh Look Longwear Foundation is suitable for all skin types and claims to have a flawless, semi-matte finish. I don’t tend to use matte foundations as they’re aren’t the most forgiving on drier skins, but the ‘semi-matte’ description intrigued me and I thought I could always mix it with an hydrating primer if it was a little too matte. Starting off with coverage, this is a medium coverage foundation in my opinion with my freckles still being visible but my skin is left looking better and more even with only two pumps of product.
It feels completely matte to me rather than being semi-matte so it’d work well for those with oily skin as it’ll help mattify any unwanted shine. Shade wise True Ivory is too deep, and too warm for my skintone which is an issue in itself but even more so as it oxidises so bad. I’ve never found a foundation to oxidise on my skin as much as this one, so make sure you take that into account when choosing a shade as it’ll potentially darken within an hour of application.
If the foundation hadn’t oxidised so badly, it would have been one I’d recommend as the coverage is decent and it is longlasting on the skin but I hate foundations which oxidise as you risk looking like a mango when you’re out and about. It doesn’t contain any SPF so it might be a good one for nights out when oxidisation isn’t as noticeable as you know it’s going to last all night and not give your flashback in your photos. After trying the Maybelline Super Stay 24hr Fresh Look Longwear Foundation I’ve got the new Maybelline Super Stay 24Hr PhotoFix version which is more lightweight so I’ll review that once I’ve thoroughly tested it to see how it compares to this.
Have you tried any of the Maybelline foundations?