Just last week I was in my local Boots looking for a new foundation to try out. I’ve recently been loving my L’Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh foundation but wanted to try something a little different for a change. I’ve tried my fair share of drugstore foundations in the past which you can find below. I’ll link the foundations I’ve written reviews about so you can take a look;
L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Stay Fresh Foundation – amazing and comparable to MAC Studio Fix Fluid!
L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation – great but a little drying for me now I’ve been through my Accutane treatment.
L’Oreal True Match Mineral Foundation – somehow makes my face look silvery and grey.
Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation – completely terrible – my face looked wet through within an hour!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation – not a fan of the texture and finish. It was very shiny on my skin!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation – not so great on its own, but a dream when mixed with my beloved MAC Studio Fix!
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation – not my favourite and not a great shade match for my skin tone.
Vichy Dermablend Foundation – excellent coverage but a little cakey at times if your skin is a little dry. Great for spot concealing.
As you can see, I’ve definitely explored a few options! After looking through my previous foundation purchases, I realised that I hadn’t used a foundation from Maybelline in such a long time. Sure, I’d tried Dream Matte Mousse back in my school days (in a completely unflattering shade too), but I’ve not ventured back to Maybelline in a fair few years. Enter SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation! As I was perusing the shelves it grabbed my attention with those two little words…Full. Coverage. For anybody who knows me personally, full coverage is my kind of coverage. I love a full coverage foundation that can give me flawless skin when I fancy wearing full on glam, and a foundation that has amazing staying power for those busy days.
The Maybelline Full Coverage Foundation promises 24-hour wear with a flawless finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day. It’s oil free, won’t clog pores and is also dermatologist tested.
The first thing I like about this foundation is the shade range (although not comprehensive, it does have a nice range of fair to darker tones). I find it so hard to find foundations that are light enough for my skin tone but was pleased to see that the True Ivory shade (number 03) is actually pretty fair rather than a murky shade of beige. The second thing I like is the consistency – this really is a fabulously pigmented foundation and smoothes over any imperfections with absolute ease. I loved how the foundation felt satiny-smooth as I applied it to my skin with my dampened Beauty Blender and it was easy to get a flawless finish in double time.
I used two pumps of the foundation before going in with a further half pump to add extra coverage (I know, I know. I’m THAT extra at times) where I wanted it. I finished it off with a little of my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which worked perfectly with the foundation and melted into it effortlessly. I always set my foundation with a tiny coating of translucent powder so that my bronzers, blushers and highlighters blend evenly and seamlessly so this was my last step.
Now was the real test…how would the foundation hold up through a busy photo shoot, and a Yorkshire Mafia business event on one of the hottest days of the year in Leeds? Exceedingly well! So well in fact, that I can’t quite believe that such an affordable drugstore makeup looks so great and lasts so well.
I am seriously impressed with this foundation and can’t wait to continue using it. It’s an absolute steal for under £10! If you’re a full coverage kind of girl or guy, you will love this foundation.
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Maybelline SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation
L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Stay Fresh Foundation
L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation
L’Oreal True Match Mineral Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
Vichy Dermablend Foundation
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Ben Nye Neutral Set
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