Hello! It’s been a while since I did a make up review, isn’t it? I thought I would talk about the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder today after what seems like months of trialling and testing. I always use a powder in my make up routine to set my make up and minimise shine throughout the day.
Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder
Exclusive mircroflex formula contains silicon coated pigments that repel water oil and sweat all day.
For flawless coverage and shine control all day long.
I love it when brands provide completely uninformative overviews… nawwwt.
I bought the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder after seeing it featured on The Sunday Girl (where else?). I was coming to the end of yet another pot of Rimmel Stay Matte and I fancied a change. You know how fickle we beauty bloggers are.
It honestly confuses me that Maybelline refuse to offer some sort of light shade. For years, their Ivory offerings across their foundations have always been anything but. The powder comes with a small mirror and a little sponge for applying. The sponge is a little on the flimsy side but it usable. I wouldn’t say the mirror is anything to write home about but it’s better than no mirror at all.
The product itself is quite soft, and in sense “creamy” when applying. However, I don’t like the way it sits on my skin and my make up. It goes a little weird, so to speak. Apart from noticeable on the skin due to the obvious orange/brown tone, especially around the nose and mouth area, it seems to make my skin look really “furry” and to me, it makes me look really cakey. I am wearing it over Barry M Foundation in the below picture but when I wore it over the La Roche-Posay CC Cream (which I am currently testing), it looked absolutely awful. It emphasised the pores on my nose so badly, and it seem to make my nose seem “scaly” – yikes!
In terms of longevity, it does last throughout the day, but that is probably due to the powder “sticking” to my foundation. I wouldn’t say it gives me flawless coverage neither. I can’t use it on my T-zone, where I struggle with shine the most, as that is really where it oxidises and cakes.
I am a little disappointed that this product was a little bit of a let down. I think if it had actually been a lighter colour I may have been able to forgive the furriness and cakiness, as it wouldn’t of been as noticeable otherwise. I think from now on I’m going to avoid Maybelline bases as the shade lines are a bit of a joke now. To say they are one of the biggest make up lines on the high street, and they are owned by L’Oreal, why is it so hard for them to just invest in lighter colours?
What is your favourite powder? Do you have any new recommendations for me, or should I stick to Stay Matte?