Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation
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Unfortunately, I found this foundation to be one of the worst I've tried. It's very difficult to say anything good about it and if pressed I would say that I like the liquid format and that the shade was pale enough (I have very pale skin and sometimes that can be a problem).
I usually wear a light coverage Matte foundation, so was hoping this would cover more flaws, but right from applying it there was nothing but problems. I did my usual skincare routine before applying (exfoliate to prevent peely look), rose water, moisturise and prime, leaving enough time between each of these steps to not interfere with the foundation.
Despite this, it seemed to cling to every flaw, sinking into lines and making my skin look peely and damaged and clinging onto fine blonde hairs. After a little googling, it seems I am not the only combination skin lady to have this problem, so I definitely wouldn't recommend it to those with combination skin.
It never seemed to blend correctly and after a few hours my skin looked patchier than ever. With the foundation applied and blended all the way, I looked like a ghost with bad skin. It evened out my skin tone, but was so heavy that it looked way too white (not a problem if you contour, I guess, but not great for those who like a simpler makeup). It also felt stiff and uncomfortable, like a mask.
The worst was yet to come. When I tried to remove it with my regular AND heavy duty makeup remover, it clung and didn't want to come off. Five cotton pads later, my face was finally (mostly) clean, but the skin was damaged and had broken out a lot. I also had a lot of trouble removing it from my blender.
It also doesn't smell great and the packaging is very cheap looking, but those are the least of my worries when the foundation just didn't work for me, but actively damaged my skin.
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