Today I want to tell you about my negative experience with this new product from Maybelline - Super Stay Multi-Use Foundation Stick.
The liquid Superstay Foundation appeared on the market some years ago. And it has immediately become so hyped. In 2018, the Maybelline team decided to go further and changed the formula as well as the packaging of the product and released the absolutely new foundation, which instantly hit YouTube as a bomb. Even Jeffree Star was charmed by it, and he is known as a rather picky guy.
I couldn't dare purchase it, because my collection of liquid foundations was so full that it’s enough to use for the next 5 years minimum.
But, recently, they announced the new launch of that foundation, featured as a stick. I wasn’t looking at it for long and soon I grabbed it.
So, literally the past week I replenished my foundation collection with this babe. Why babe? I’ll tell you a little bit lower.
Place of purchase - Walmart
Price: $9.98 + a tax
Size: 7g all in all
For a comparison, the liquid foundation offers 1 oz (30 ml).
❇️The product is actually a dual-sided stick: one side features a blending sponge, while the other is the foundation stick itself.
❇️ There’s too little of the product inside. And the spending is huge, by the way. In the picture, you can see the brand new stick. Honestly, I expected more content for $10…
❇️The blending sponge is porous and rather rough, especially after the BeautyBlender. And it doesn’t even affect it if I dampen it. Wet or dry, it blends the product the same way.
It’s still possible to apply my foundation with it, but it’s so uncomfortable: the sponge feels terrible on my skin and it leaves a streaky finish behind. And yeah, it’s so difficult to wash off then. I can’t leave it dirty, after all, it’s non-hygienic.
The maker suggests that this multi-functional foundation stick will be essential for contouring and concealing. It can be used on the go and the sponge is here a mobile helper. But in reality, it doesn’t work like this, you see. It’s better to blend it with your fingertips, rather than use the featured sponge.
❇️I have mine in the fairest shade 110 Porcelain. It suits my pale skin tone well.
❇️The aroma is unpleasant and truly chemical. They didn’t even try to hide it. A dollar foundation smells better than this one.
❇️ Ingredients - nothing natural. I’m not complaining: I don’t expect any organic or skin-friendly components from Maybelline.
Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isodecyl, Neopentanoate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Aqua/Water/Eau, Nylon-12, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille, Candelilla Cera/Candelilla Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir CI 77007/Ultramarines CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides CI 77713/Magnesium Carbonate CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide] F.I.L. D215035/1.
❇️ The stick offers a smooth texture, which glides over my skin when I apply it.
For the first time, I followed a YouTube blogger's advice and tried to apply this product with the featured sponge. And it was an epic fail.
Next time I tried out the original BeautyBlender and to my surprise, I found out that it was impossible to blend out the formula with it at all. Even though I saw those beauty bloggers could do it. I don’t know why but my BeautyBlender was just flaking the foundation off, making it impossible to place back. I have never had such an experience with a foundation before, even with those cheapest ones.
That’s why after a fail with a Beautyblender, I started to use my fingertips as a tool. After the first application and blending, which I did by the dim artificial lights, I concluded that the product wasn’t so bad.
But when I applied it the next morning with the same technique, I was shocked: the foundation showed patchy finish and all my pores and flaking skin were accentuated. None of my foundations have ever revealed anything like that on my skin. It might be advantageous, though, because the product showed me the patches on my skin, which I had to polish more, but this feature of the formula wasn’t stated on the packaging and I don’t even need it. :)The only bearable tool for application of this foundation has turned out to be my Cailyn oval brush, which polishes the product over the skin, never letting it sit in the pores.
As for the coverage, it’s okay here. I’d say that from medium to thick. It’s buildable. But you’ll see a mask on your face then.
And now I want to show you the product in action.
In this picture, I’m ill and my skin doesn’t look its best, especially around my nose, so irritated from tissues.
☑️ So my face without any makeup on:
The flaking patches are almost invisible.
In general, I can even go to the office with that face.
☑️ I take the stick.
☑️ And apply it only over the left part of my face.
☑️ After that, I blend it out with the Cailyn brush.
And at first sight, it might look good because the skin tone is smoothed out and all the blemishes are concealed.
But then look here, a little closer…
And here all the beauty vanishes: the product is settled in my pores and it doesn’t seem blended out to the fullest. It accentuated wrinkles, skin relief and flaking skin on my nose, showing off that I’m far from being an 18-year-old girl.
At first, the finish is matte. But during the time that I was putting my makeup on (10-15 minutes), my face started shining with oil. So now the finish is more satin. I can’t say that it’s critical, maybe it’s even for the better, but where the hell is the promised matte coverage?
❇️ My skin is oily and over me, the product stays on for 6-8 hours (closer to 8 hours if I set it with a powder and a setting spray). If I wear it solo, then it vanishes within 6 hours and by the end of my working day it partly dissolves and disappears.
And all that despite the promised 24-hour wear.
When I finished doing my makeup, I sat to watch telly and within 3 hours my makeup already looked like this:
My face has become even more oily, the dry patches were drier and more detectable. And yeah, the wrinkles as well.
❇️ It’s not a problem to wash this foundation off because the formula doesn’t stand out with its wear time. Micellar water will do the job nicely, even though I’m more into some other products for my makeup removal.
▶️ So, what’s in the end?
Am I disappointed? Yes, I am. I wish I spent those 10 bucks for something better and didn’t waste on one more failed foundation… But, I paid for my curiosity.
I won’t throw it away, I’ll keep it for summer when my skin won’t be flaking and I believe that in summer it’ll perform better.
Who is it for?Young girls with perfect skin.
This stick foundation is prohibited to everybody with dry skin types.
I give it 3 stars and I won’t recommend it.
For the same money, you can find better products with better performance.
Thanks for your attention and see you in my next reviews!