15 August 2014

Frugal Fridays: Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation

Hi lovelies! Today I thought I'd start a new series on my blog called Frugal Fridays where I introduce a beauty bargain that won't break your bank account but still offers a great quality product.

I've already mentioned Maybelline's Superstay Better Skin Foundation in my most recent July Favourites, but I thought it was worth doing a separate post about since it is currently 50% off at Priceline (in store & online) until Monday, 25th August!

This foundation is normally still quite affordable (for Australian standards) at $21.95, but is currently on MEGA sale at Priceline for $10.97!!! I bought mine about 6 weeks ago from Coles when it was first released, however I didn't get to test out the different shades and just guessed and picked up 020 Cameo which I would say is a medium shade with pink undertones. It suits me pretty well and I am happy with the colour match. I have heard feedback from paler girls saying that the shade selection is quite dark and it's difficult to find a shade light enough to suit their complexions.

As for the formula, this is a beautiful medium coverage foundation with a liquid to powder finish. I find that it keeps oil away pretty well and lasts 5-6 hours on me before I have to powder my t-zone. I think it would suit all skin types. I like to do 2 thin layers and I think it achieves a very soft, air-brushed finish. I wouldn't apply any more than 2 layers, since the liquid to powder finish may appear cakey especially if you apply powder over top. This foundation is great for hiding redness and imperfections. I'm really impressed with the coverage.

As for the skin care claims, I think it's really difficult to gauge if my skin has gotten "better" from this foundation, as I think that really comes down to your skincare routine (and mine changes up quite a bit) but it certainly hasn't made me breakout whatsoever and I find it provides a good level of hydration with a primer/moisturiser underneath.

At this price, I'd definitely recommend you check out this foundation!

Will you be checking out the 50% off Maybelline sale at Priceline? 
Have you tried this foundation? What did you think?


  1. I really want to try this foundation! I'm still deciding if I want to pick it up at the sale because I have sooo many foundations that I need to finish. But this sounds like a really good one!
    I seriously doubt any foundation could give anyone better skin though but I'd love to test that claim. Hmm decisions decision...

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  3. I've been hearing good things about this foundation and I really want to try it! Now would be the perfect opportunity to pick it up though I have so many foundations on the go at the moment!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. Love the idea of frugal friday - always appreciate cheaper products being featured! This foundation sounds great, Do they have a concealer in the same brand? Feel like I've seen that around, have a feeling a trip to Boots is on the cards soon! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  5. Sounds lovely! I love trying new foundations!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  6. Thanks for the Review. Will definitely go for this foundation.

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