Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder (10 Ivory)

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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 - 1- Famous in Japan, UK Blog

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder

£5.99 – Boots

They say:

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 say:

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.

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Waterproof Powder -2- Famous in Japan, UK Blog

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!

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Waterproof Powder - 3 - Famous in Japan, UK Blog

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?

Danniella x

May 4, 2014
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  • Reply Laura Jade

    I’ve not tried this, but I’m looking for a new powder.
    I usually use the Rimmel Stay Matte one, but lately it’s been doing the same as this one has on you. It makes me look cakey and it sinks right into my pores after a few hours….mmmm, I don’t think I’ll pick this one up. Have you tried any others you’d rec?

    Laura x |

    May 4, 2014 at 4:25 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      I shall keep you updated with my powder woes :) I like Stay Matte by Rimmel but I might give their other powders a go xx

      May 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    Definitely won’t be trying this, sounds like I’d have similar problems! x

    May 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Back to Boots I go! x

      May 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Mademoiselle Lala

    I have two favourite powders: one is Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundatio, so a powder which can also act as a foundation (if applied over foundation, it smooths the face and you don’t need a lot) and also No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder – transluscent powder and it simply gets the job done. :)

    May 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      I might try the No.7 one, thank you :)! xx

      May 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply The Little Blog of Beauty

    Oh dear, this sounds pretty awful! I don’t think I’d ever consider picking this up if I saw it in Boots as I know it’s a bit shallow but the packaging is awful, it’s looks like it’s been sat in the sun for a long time and has been bleached out. Definitely sounds like one to steer clear of x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

    May 5, 2014 at 11:37 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Hahaha, it does a bit actually. I didn’t mind it because I know sometimes packaging can be deceiving! xx

      May 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Hayley Walker

    I don’t understand the lighter shades. I got a foundation in ivory and it was so dark it matches my mum who is perma tanned. Especially so as L’Oreal are really stepping up in the paler shades lately. They Infallible 24 hour is amazingly pale in porcelain.

    Hayley x

    May 6, 2014 at 9:03 am
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Hahaha, I think I bought the Super Stay foundation and that went to my mum as it just didn’t work on me at all xx

      May 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply catherine titcomb

    ive tried this and I really hated it! it was back just before Christmas and it caked and as you said makes my skin look furry! the colour is awful too, im a little bit paler than you and it Is insane how basically no drugstore foundations go pale enough! Maybelline have always been the worst for it.
    Catherine x

    May 10, 2014 at 5:54 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Agreed, Maybelline have never actually had a pale shade in all the years I have used it! Not impressed xx

      May 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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