In the world of makeup I’m always looking for something that can do better. At this point, I haven’t found that with this foundation. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here…today I’m going to review the Maybelline Super Stay Makeup foundation in Caramel.
What the packaging says:
* withstands heat, sweat, and humidity
* zero-transfer: won’t rub off
* flexible, breathable, all-day comfort
* oil free – non pore clogging
* suitable for all skin types
* good coverage
* good color payoff
* large shade range
* doesn’t break me out
* doesn’t oxidize
* It TRANSFERS!!!!
* doesn’t last 24 hours (not that I expected it to.)
My thoughts: My biggest complaint about this foundation is the fact that it transfers. Like don’t lie and say transfer resistant when that’s all it does. I work with a lot of documents at my job and if I even so much as touch my face, it will transfer to the paperwork. Not ok. So I tried to make sure I was setting with powder…still transfers. Used my Mally Poreless Face Defender… still transfers. Not to mention that I noticed this past week when wearing a lighter colored top, that low and behold, makeup on my collar. Not cute. Now I personally don’t mind that it doesn’t last 24 hours, but I also don’t like that it claims to last that long. I would give it about 8 hours for regular wear but if you live in a humid location, or workout during the day or anything extra…no ma’am, it’s not lasting.
It’s one of those foundations that look great for a short period. Going out for lunch? Out to dinner and dancing? This foundation is perfect for that with the great color payoff. It does not come with a pump but that’s not a deal breaker for me, just a preferred plus.
Overall speaking if you don’t mind that a foundation transfers then it may be for you, because everything else about the foundation is great. It doesn’t feel as heavy as my Revlon Colorstay but if you can’t outperform the Colorstay then don’t even try to jump into that lane. I love Maybelline primarily for mascaras and when I went to the drugstore I was going to re-up my Colorstay, but got swayed by the Maybelline due to the claims on the package and the fact that I had a coupon. (always saving!) So the hunt continues…
Would I repurchase: No