New In | Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation & Concealer - La Belle Sirene

New In | Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation & Concealer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hey Beauties! 

When it comes to makeup, the end result is only as good as the base you start with. You need the best building blocks to construct a foolproof face that will look flawless and last all day. When it comes to foundation I am a firm believer that you don't need to break the bank to get the best of the best. 

There are plenty of amazing drugstore foundations that are comparable or even better than more high end options. My foundation collection is packed full of affordable options and they see way more use than any of their more expensive counterparts. Of the twenty-five or so foundations in my collection the biggest section by far belongs to Maybelline. 

Maybelline is definitely one of my favourite drugstore brands and their base products are without a doubt the best of the best. Between their Fit Me foundation, concealer, and powder, their Age Rewind concealer, the Master Conceal concealer and the Dream Wonder foundation they have blown me away with each and every release and have quickly become my go to for the day to day. 

Being such a massive Maybelline fan I couldn't wait to get my hands on their new Better Skin line and my expectations were high. Let's just say that I was not disappointed. 

The Foundation 

Maybelline's new Better Skin Foundation* retails for ($11.99 CAD) and comes in 12 shades including a shade for us very fair ladies. It is a creamy liquid foundation that provides extremely buildable and blendable medium to full coverage. The Better Skin foundation is formulated to move and become one with your skin while enhancing and improving it with an exclusive Actyl-C complex. It provides a flawless airbrushed finish that will wow just about anyone.

The Formula

The Better Skin foundation is a gorgeous creamy foundation with a silicone based formula and MicroFlex technology. It gives medium to full coverage that feels quite lightweight and  layers like a dream. You only need a little bit to cover your entire face and it will leave you with a flawless finish but if you prefer more coverage you can add a little bit more. 

The exclusive MicroFlex technology is created by a special resin and wax inside the foundation that helps it to adapt and move with your skin. This will allow the foundation to settle and become one with your skin leaving an ultra comfortable finish that is never heavy or tight. The silicone inside the foundation is undetectable to the touch but it provides a slight blurring effect that smooths the look of your skin and helps to give that flawless look. Once the foundation has settled into your skin it leaves a soft matte, second skin finish with a slightly powdery feeling. It leaves you with a flawless complexion that looks like you just stepped off of a movie set and it will last a good 10 - 12 hours once set. 

The Science

The Better Skin foundation gets its name from the skin improving benefits all said to target uneven skin tone and help with bumps, dullness and blemishes. It contains Actyl-C, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Glycerin, Copper and Zinc. Actyl-C is a vitamin derivative that is known to help skin regenerate cells faster and to even out skin tone. Vitamin B5 helps to bind and attract water in the skin, helping it stay hydrated. Magnesium softens and smooths the texture of skin over time. Glycerin helps keep moisture in the skin and it also aids with products adhering to the skin. Copper and Zinc both fight bacteria and infection like acne and help to prevent it returning. 

The Results

I have been using the foundation for a couple of weeks and I have absolutely fallen in love with it. It truly provides a stunning flawless finish that looks amazing both in person and on camera. It evens out your complexion and gives you that perfect amount of coverage without ever being cakey. In terms of the science, I can't say I have seen much difference but my skin has not had any negative reactions and I have not had any new breakouts so I consider that a win! 

{L-R Foundation & Concealer}

The Concealer

The Better Skin concealer+corrector* retails for $11.99 CAD and is available in 6 shades. Marketed as a concealer and corrector, all 6 shades are slightly peach toned and perfect for covering up those dark circles. It is a traditional concealer in the sense that it is intended to cover up and conceal problem areas but not highlight. 

 It has a very similar formula to the foundation but is slightly thinner and drier. It is still nice and creamy and it spreads easily with the doe foot applicator. The thin formula provides light to medium coverage that can be built up but it sets very quickly so you must layer and blend quickly. Just like the foundation it sets to a soft matter, powdery finish. 

The Results

I really enjoyed this concealer. It worked wonderfully as a corrector and really helped to give that flawless under eye when I layered it with the Master Conceal to highlight. It is incredibly easy to apply and blend out and I had no issues with creasing or lasting power. 

{Wearing both foundation & concealer}

I really loved both the foundation and concealer but the for me the foundation was the star of the show. There is something about it that really transformed the way my skin looked and I have not been able to stop wearing it. I love that it looks amazing with just one layer or even better with two. It never looks fake or cakey, only like your skin but perfected. I highly recommend that you run out and grab yourself a bottle as fast as you can! 

The Maybelline Better Skin Foundation & Concealer are available now at your local drugstore! 

*press sample but I have already repurchased!*

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  1. I haven't seen this foundation before! It sounds really good! You look fab!

  2. I am not big on the Maybelline brand, however the finish on this foundation looks nice on you.

  3. This sounds really nice! It's hard for me to buy drugstore foundations, it's almost impossible to figure out which shade is perfect!

    Molly and Stacie

  4. I had a very bad adverse reaction to this foundation. /: The concealer though, is one of my favorites! Drugstore wise, I love the L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte foundation.

  5. Oh I love maybelline products and this one looks great on you! I hope I can give a try on this one soon:)

  6. Wow you look amazing, I love that fall make up look!!

  7. I usually prefer L'Oreal for foundation but I am willing to try this out :)


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