REVIEW: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin

I LOVE Maybelline products and have been a devoted user since my teen years.  So when I decided to give the Better Skin line a

I purchased the foundation in 25 Nude Beige which is slightly pink on me but I made it work. I like the way it blends into the skin and let the natural finish of my skin come through.  I have tried it with and without primer (since I am typically not one to wear primer) and found that it worked well both ways.  I applied it with my Morphe M439 and sponge and liked the application better with a brush. It is build able to a medium coverage and doesn’t get cakey on the skin. The packaging is great since it has a pump but I did find it got kind of messy in the cap after a few uses. Overall I think this is a great daily wear foundation but typically I do like something a little more full coverage

concealerI like my concealer a little lighter than my foundation to highlight under my eyes so I choose shade 20 Light. The consistency is lightweight and oil free.  It blends out easily and provides just the right amount of coverage to help conceal my dark circles.  It does need to be set with a powder to avoid creasing under the eyes.  I did also use this to highlight the middle part of my face along my nose, forehead, and chin.  It features a standard doe foot applicator wand for easy application.

powderSince I have oily skin, 99% of the time I use an all over face powder.  I picked up the shade 50 Natural Beige.  This shade is slightly too dark for me under the eyes but perfect for all over the face.  This powder is finely milled and a great setting or touch up powder.  If I’m at home, I typically prefer a large dome powder brush but for on the go, the sponge in the compact works just fine.  It does give you a little more coverage so I do find when used in combination with the foundation, I can obtain a more full coverage finish.

Maybelline is an awesome brand and I can’t wait to try more new products from their line.

Don’t forget to check out my last makeup review on the Marc Jacobs Remarkable.

Mascara Q & A Time

Thank you Queen of the Girl Geeks for creating a great Q & A all about mascara.  Everyone should go check out her blog.

How many tubes of mascara do you own?

Actually only 10 different ones right now (with a couple of travel sizes as well) but I had just cleaned through my mascara drawer. I also typically run through mascara really fast so it never stays around for very long.

Favorite Mascara?

My favorite high end mascara and go-to is Diorshow by Dior. But I am always down for a good drugstore mascara and that would have to be Best Lash Extreme by Jordana. I always have a tube (or two) of each of these in my stock pile.

How long have you been wearing mascara?

Since I was 14, so about 25 years consistently. I wore it before that but only for special occasions or dance recitals.

Favorite color of mascara?

The blackest that black can get. But I am down for pops of color on my lower lash line every so often. Purple is my favorite with my grey eyes.

Favorite guy in mascara?

To be honest, I haven’t been into the whole “guys wearing mascara” since I was a teen and most rock bands did it. While it doesn’t matter one way or another if a guy wears mascara, I typically don’t notice a guy for that reason. Although if their lashes are on fleek, I will definitely give them props.

One coat or two or three?

Two if not three. I have pretty decent length but need help with volume without taking away from length. I also always curl my lashes before hand. Otherwise they stick straight out.

False or Not?

For daily wear, no falsies. But I love them for special occasions.


Only for the pool or beach.  I like the L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof version. Its not a staple in my collection but I know I can find it on the go at anytime.

These types of Q&A’s are great as you get to know a little bit more about my beauty likes.  If you recreate this blog post make sure to tag me in it.