A bit of a 2 in 1 review today. I will start with the foundation and then the highlighter.
As per the website:
WHAT IT IS
Maybelline SuperStay Long-Lasting Full Coverage Foundation delivers 24-hour wear for concentrated coverage and a flawless finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day.
Be your own professional makeup artist with Maybelline’s full coverage 24H foundation. Saturated color pigments provide an ultra-transforming effect in this long-lasting foundation. The lightweight, yet high-impact coverage formula glides onto the skin for a flawless makeup finish that lasts all day. Oil free. Doesn’t clog pores. Dermatologist tested.
HOW TO USE/APPLY
Apply to the face and blend with fingertip, sponge, or Maybelline Blender.
I purchased mine in the shade 51 Caramel Beige which is a very good match for my skin tone. It contains a pump with glass packaging.
The formula isn’t too thin or too thick or mousse like. It’s that perfect in between.
I applied 2 pumps to cover my face and neck. One half of my face I applied with a brush and the other with a damp sponge.
I found both methods gave me the same result. It defiantly is medium to full coverage, but buildable. It does not oxide/ go one shade darker on my skin after it’s dried down. It felt super lightweight even though it was full coverage, it felt like I was barely wearing anything makeup.
When I was in store I applied this on the back of my hand, let it dry for about 20 minutes and then only removed it. Before removing it off my hand the coverage was excellent, it was transfer proof and my hand appeared flawless and smooth.
Thankfully on the face my skin looked absolutely amazing. Flawless, smooth with a natural finish. Not matte or dewy, more in between.
I wore this for about 8 hours at work with no touch ups and I can usually judge by then if I’ll like a foundation. I don’t wear makeup for an extended period of time unless I have plans straight after work, but never full 24 hours so I can’t advise if really does last that long. But the amount of time I’ve had it on, it lasted and still looked as stunning as when I applied it the morning.
This performs like a high end foundation in my opinion and as you can tell I don’t have any bad things to say about this foundation. It can be worn on the daily or a night out and I would say it’s suitable for all skin types.
I’m usually very seldom let down by Maybelline foundations, the formula, longevity and appearance on the skin is usually spot on.
Contains 30ml/ 1 fl. Oz. of product. Available in 16 shades.
(with and without flash)
As per the website:
WHAT IT IS
Facestudio® Master Chrome™ Metallic Highlighter effortlessly envelopes the skin in a molten metal sheen.
Meet the secret to brilliant and luminous skin. This highlighter powder drenches skin in a melted metallic finish. Maybelline’s pearl pigments leave a reflective finish for a brilliant glowing skin.
HOW TO USE/APPLY
Step 1. Apply with brush or fingertips.
Step 2. Sweep onto targeted areas, such as cheekbones, brow bones, and down the bridge of the nose.
Step 3. Blend for a seamless metallic glow.
I purchased this in the shade Molten Gold as I figured this would suit my skin tone, although I like the Rose Gold too.
The packaging is simple, plastic, clear but with a decent amount of product which should last long.
The texture is very smooth and pigmented. I applied this on the back of my hand with 2 layers and it didn’t seem as blinding or metallic as I hoped it would be. Everyone raves about this highlighter and how blinding it is so my hopes for this was set very high.
I applied this with a fan brush (no Mac fix+ or setting spray) and still not blinding. I then switched to a different brush and sprayed my face with setting spray before applying the product. I could only then see the pigmentation and sheen. But still, not metallic. However, it’s beautiful there’s no denying, but I was expecting a ‘daaaaammnnnn Gina!!’ effect and was a bit let down.
One good thing about this is that it does not emphasize texture at all. If you have fine bumps, texture or pimples this is most likely a good option to go for. The shade is also true to color, what you see in the packaging is what translates on the skin. This is stunning on the nose, inner corner of the eyes and brow bone. But on the cheeks it’s not as blinding or metallic.
I would recommend this if you looking for a highlighter that doesn’t emphasize texture. To build up the intensity I would need to spray my brush or my face with setting spray and then apply the highlight. Maybe if this wasn’t labeled as ‘metallic’ my hopes wouldn’t be that high for that blinding effect. It does however provide a beautiful sheen and glow on the high points of the face and lasts the entire day/ night.
I do think Wet n Wild MegaGlow Highlighters has more of that metallic/ blinding effect than this does, so the labeling should have been switched… Also the MegaGlo is less than half the price compared to the Maybelline Master Metallic.
I will continue to use it as it’s not a complete failure.
Available in 4 shades. Contains 9g of product.
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