Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation

Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation

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Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation

Today, I’m going to be reviewing one of my all-time favorite powder foundations from “Maybelline New York” from their “Pure Stay” range. I have been using this powder foundation for almost 5 years now along with my MaxFactor Liquid Foundation and its perfect for my skin. I use this in Shade #30 Nude; perfect for fair-skinned women. The “Pure Stay” range has only 8 shades starting from #10 Ivory (extremely fair) to #110 Tan (tanned olive skin tone). There are no shades for dark-skinned women in this range which is quite a bummer since this powder foundation is amazing.

Let me start off with the packaging. I love the packaging. It is very easy to carry around, sturdy and comes with a cute mirror and sponge. They haven’t changed this packaging for years now; it’s the same from the day I started using this product years ago.


Product Description:

Long-wearing powder foundation leaves skin looking pure and fresh. Skin feels soft and comfortable for hours and hours.

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My Experience with Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation:

As I said earlier, I’ve been using this powder foundation for years. I’m a huge fan of the “Pure Stay” range. This is a medium-coverage powder foundation which means it does cover those red blemishes and tiny marks/scars on the face, but not completely. It gives a very natural finish to the face with its medium coverage. The best part about this powder is its texture and finish. The texture is super smooth and soft and when applied it leaves the skin fresh, matte and not chalky at all.


I’ve had a hard time selecting powder foundations that have the same finish as this one, so I decided to stick to “Maybelline’s Pure Stay” range itself.

When applied, it might look a bit over the top (depending on how much product you’ve applied on your face), but give it a few minutes and it all sets in. If you have dry skin, you” MUST” moisturize your face before applying this powder foundation or else it’ll end up making your dry skin look flaky.

This foundation makes your skin matte and even at the end of the day, all you need is a slight touch up and you’re done. I have sensitive skin and this foundation does not make my skin break out at all, which I absolutely LOVE. It feels really light on my skin and I don’t feel like I have any foundation on throughout the day and it also makes my skin feel super soft. It doesn’t even clog my pores, in fact it makes them appear smaller.

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I use this powder to set my liquid foundation on my face for evenings and just by itself during the day. Full coverage liquid foundation during the day is a strict no-no, so I stick to powders. The added benefit is that this powder has SPF 15 sunscreen, which is quite good for the skin. I apply this using a kabuki brush. Also, it is fragrance free/odorless, which is another plus point for me since I hate perfumed products on my face.

Once purchased, it lasts me for about 4-5 months which is quite good considering how affordable the foundation is and the quantity is pretty good too.

Overall, this is one of the BEST powder foundations and I’m a loyal customer. In fact, a lot of my girls are using the same for years too!


BD 4.5 / Rs. 590 approximately.

Pros of Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation:

  • Long lasting (stays almost the entire day).
  • Gives the skin a matte finish and prevents the T-zone from shining.
  • Sturdy packaging.
  • Contains SPF 15 sunscreen.
  • Gives a very natural finish to the face and does not clog pores.
  • Fragrance free/odorless.
  • Inexpensive for the price.
  • Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic.

Cons of Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation:

  • Non-availability in India.
  • Comes only in 8 shades from extremely fair to medium skin tone.

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20 thoughts on “Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation

  1. Preiti, this looks very nice 🙂 i wish it was available here :((

    b/w i just checkd dis product on that cosmetic calculator site 😛
    FOr 50H601 Batch code
    Date of manufacture:
    June 2011
    General shelf life: 36 months
    Valid at least for the next
    27 months
    :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Nupuuuur! 🙂
      Try ordering it online, no? Shayad mileyga online.

      And I didn’t know the shelf life was this long! I’ve been using this range for years now and never checked the shelf life. But thats so cooool! 😀 😀 😀

      1. howdiee Preiti 🙂
        I wud have pkka se looked for it online, since u have reccod n given it 5/5 n dat itself makes it so worth buying !!!!
        but naa i have 2-2 dabbas of Too faced powder foundi to finish pehle :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  2. Soooooo wish it were available in India! would’ve went & swatched it out TODAY, u wrote very temptingly Preiti 😀 :)) :yes: :yes: :yes:

  3. This sounds really really good preiti. These days maybelline is bringing lots of good products here in India. Hope they bring this as well. :))

  4. .Aww wish it culd be avail in here 🙁 .;(…..thnx fo d revu…first prdct wd 5/5 umm..worth buying…m loyal to maybelline…

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