Review: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation and Concealer

Good morning ladies!

I have been waiting for my local drugstores to carry Maybelline’s new foundation and concealer and I FINALLY found them!!!  🙂

I’m going to start by reviewing the foundation first.


Around $10

Available in 8 different shades.

I purchased mine in 30 Warm Nude


Dull, blotchy, uneven skin? Visibly improves your skin every minute you’re in it.
Our first hydrating foundation with Actyl C and SPF 15. Flawless all-day coverage.
The formula helps skin look more radiant, fresher and even, with all-day wear.

Why You’ll Love It

Our foundation improves the look of your skin every time you wear it. Skin looks better today, tomorrow and beyond.

Better Skin reduces the appearance of dull, blotchy and uneven skin, leaving you with flawless, hydrated, even and glowing skin.

It evens out discoloration and brightens dull areas, providing a healthy looking glow from day to night.

The formula is suitable for sensitive skin, contains no perfume, and is non-comedogenic. It is tested under dermatological control.

My Skin:

I have combination skin (oily t-zone and dry/normal everywhere else) and also have sensitive skin.

I have a medium skin tone.  Here are some of my foundation shades just for comparison.

Clinique 2 in 1 Foundation in Golden Neutral REVIEW

Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation 842 Medium Beige & 855 Soft Honey

Covergirl Stay Luminous 855 Soft Honey REVIEW

Estee Lauder Double Wear 3N1 Ivory Beige

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 105 Natural Beige REVIEW

Mac Matchmaster 3.0 REVIEW

Mac Face & Body C3 REVIEW

Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC30

MUFE HD Foundation #127

Nars All Day Luminous Medium 1 Punjab REVIEW

Urban Decay Naked Skin 5.0


This has a medium consistency.


This gives a light-medium coverage.  It is buildable though.


I didn’t notice any added fragrance to this foundation.


I applied this both with a brush and a sponge.  It works really well both ways.

This foundation blends super easily and gives skin a beautiful, flawless finish.

It has a satin finish that isn’t too matte but isn’t overly dewy.  It absorbed into my skin quickly.

It didn’t settle into my fine lines or pores.

The directions suggest applying to the center of your face and then blending out.


Wear Time:

I’ve worn this foundation up to 11 hours and it holds up really well.  It does start breaking up around my nose area, but it’s so minimal.  I just added a little powder to that area and it looked perfect again.

The funny thing is that this looks better throughout the day.  I loved the way my skin looked an hour or two after application.

I love that this has great oil control and really didn’t get too shiny.  After about 5 hours, I touched up with a little powder and was good for the rest of the day.

Overall Thoughts:

I really love this foundation!  This has become my new favorite drugstore foundation.  It brightens up my skin while providing great coverage and doesn’t look cakey or heavy.  I also love that this is oil-free which is something I look for in my foundations.

I can’t say anything about their ACTYL C formula or if I’ve noticed improvement in my skin, but I will say this makes my skin look flawless and doesn’t cause any allergic reactions which is an A+ in my book!


Around $8

I believe there were three shades available.

I purchased mine in 20 Light


Dull, blotchy, uneven skin? Visibly improves the look of your skin every minute you’re in it.
Bye-bye stressed-out skin! Used with the SuperStay Better Skin foundation, this concealer helps skin look more radiant, fresher, and even. All-day wear.

Why You’ll Love It

This lightweight, breathable formula is non-comedogenic and is formulated without perfume. In addition it is suitable for sensitive skin and has been tested under dermatological control.

Better Skin concealer reduces the appearance of visible effects of stress including bumps, dullness and redness. It evens out discolouration and brightens dull areas, providing a healthy looking glow from day to night.


This is a thinner formula but it is creamy.


I choose to purchase this in light because I wanted to use it to brighten.  I would need to go up a shade if I were concealing blemishes.

It has a doe foot applicator which makes application very easy and precise.

This concealer blends like a dream.  I was able to blend it in quickly while still getting decent coverage.

I blended this out using a brush, my fingers and a sponge. It was definitely easier and faster blending with my fingers and a sponge. I had to work a little more to blend it out evenly with a brush but I did get a little more coverage this way.

It did an amazing job of brightening.  This is a concealer and a corrector and is meant to target dark circles, spots and imperfections.

It definitely helped minimize my dark circles and make me look more awake.  Keep in mind, I did apply this over my foundation.  When I applied this product first, it did help brighten, but didn’t completely correct my dark circles on its own.

Staying Power:

This held up pretty well throughout the day.  I wore this up to 11 hours and there was minimal break down of the product.  I also didn’t notice much creasing or sinking into fine lines.

Overall Thoughts:

I am pleasantly surprised with how much I love this concealer!  I typically use concealer to brighten rather than actually conceal blemishes.

Now, if you are looking for a hydrating formula, this isn’t it.  I wouldn’t say it is drying, but it doesn’t provide additional hydration.

It didn’t look cakey or feel heavy under my eyes which is nice.

I am very pleased with both products.  I think Maybelline did a fantastic job and I’m glad they released it here in the U.S.

Have you tried these out?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Wishing you a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥


3 Comments Add yours

  1. plus+beauty27 says:

    Great review! I haven’t tried these out yet but they sound really nice! 🙂 xo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you lovely!! I am in love with them!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. plus+beauty27 says:

        You’re very welcome! Enjoy! 🙂 xo

        Liked by 1 person

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