Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation Review

Hello all,

Today, I am reviewing the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation which has been around in the market now for quite some time. I started using it sometime last year; read on to find out how this fared on me.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation

$10.99. Prices vary from store to store.

Product Description:

Long-wear foundation that improves skin’s appearance every minute you’re in it.  With the antioxidant power of Actyl-C, a more durable form of vitamin C.  For all skin types. Medium to full coverage.

Why You’ll Love It:  Superstay Better Skin Foundation gives an all-day flawless coverage and better-looking skin in 3 weeks. The foundation reduces the appearance of spots, dullness and unevenness and gives you a brighter, more even and stress-free skin.

My Experience with Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation:

Packaging:  The foundation comes in a rectangular glass bottle with a transparent cap. The bottle is transparent and that can help in identifying the color of the foundation or knowing how much of the product is left. It has a pump mechanism which is quite convenient and hygienic to use. I personally did not like the packaging so much as it feels a bit bulky and hence is not travel friendly.


Texture/Finish/Lasting Power: The foundation has a slightly thick cream-like consistency. It feels quite creamy on the skin and needs a little effort to blend. It is not one of those lightweight foundations but instead feels slightly heavy on the skin.

The coverage is medium and manages to provide an even skin tone. The coverage is surely buildable, but it starts to look slightly cake-y. The foundation does not provide full coverage and you would need a concealer for any heavy skin imperfections.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation

The finish seems a bit dewy when you apply, but it soon settles to a matte finish. The foundation has an average staying power and lasts for around 5-6 hours. I noticed that this foundation rubs off a bit especially in the heat and you would need to set it with a powder.

Maybelline foundation

Overall, I am not overtly impressed with this foundation as it feels a bit heavy and there are better foundations out in the market – surely not “skin transforming” as advertised.


Pros of Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation:

  • Lovely matte finish.
  • Provides medium coverage.
  •  Good staying power.

Swatch blended

Cons of Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation:

  • The foundation feels slightly heavy.
  • Does not provide full coverage.
  • Starts to feel cake-y when layered.
  • The foundation tends to rub off if not set with a powder.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation?
I personally did not like the foundation too much and would not recommend or repurchase.

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