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Maybelline superstay foundation!


Looking for a foundation that magically covers all your acne scars and dark spots with just one swipe? Yayy! You stumbled the right place.

I’ve been using this foundation from 8 months now and I kid you not, it’s by far my favourite foundation in the world. I have worn it to parties, get-togethers, weddings (if you know Indian Punjabi weddings you’ll know how great this foundation is), and at home when I was in a mood to. Yup! that’s me.

I got this foundation when I was looking for something drugstore and full coverage to hide my pesky acne, whiteheads and dark spots. I had 2-3 other options to consider as well but I chose this and I’m so glad about it. One swipe gives more than a medium coverage but lesser than full. More on this below.

Let’s now start with the review then.

First things first, I’m a light-medium complexion with cool undertones. And the shade I have is 130 Buff Beige which has neutral undertone to it.

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Maybelline superstay foundation review



30 ml of Maybelline superstay foundations sells for

  • ₹750 in India ( at the time of publishing)
  • $11.99 in the USA


Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua / Water, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Silica, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Nylon-12, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cyclomethicone, Chlorphenesin, Ethylparaben, Disodium Edta, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride, Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Isobutane, Paraffin, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Alcohol. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides.



It comes in a chic glass packaging with a matte white clickable cap, definitely not ideal for travel purposes and 100% not for clumsy people (like me, Hi!) that means you need to keep it safe, k?

The best part about is its pump. The PUMP! People including me have always complained about Maybelline’s fit me foundation not coming with a pump and all the problems they had to face with that.


So, this time Maybelline heard you! One pump is more than enough to cover your face with a good layer of foundation and hide acne scars and dark spots. The second pump would give you full, FULL coverage ( by full I mean literal full ).

Shades Available

There are just 9 shades available in India which a major setback because we Indians are considered to be a community of various colours. Even I don’t have my perfect match in Maybelline superstay range so I mix it up with my fit me foundation ( bang on match for my skin ).

Where there are just 9 shades available in India, Maybelline superstay foundation comes in as many as 26 massive shades in the USA.

Formula And lasting power

Obviously, it’s a liquid foundation so consistency is runny but not watery. I don’t know if that made sense. It is quite thick and may feel heavy to some. But, is super blendable and easily melts down to make a second skin which is just so flawless!


Maybelline superstay foundation is a matte formula which is why it is considered best for normal to oily skin types. But, combination skin can also get benefited by it. Not the best choice for dry skin but at last it all depends on your choices.

Being an oily skin myself, I have used this foundation for straight 10 hours and it does not budge at all but does crease a little at the end of the day under eyes and around smile lines. Also, being matte, it does allow your akin to be a little oily and shiny. just a little. but, what more do you expect? Magic? No, girl! That doesn’t happen here.

Best way to apply it


I love me a beauty blender. Works absolutely fine with a brush too with no streaks at all but with a beauty blender, it gives me a more natural and light finish. It is already full coverage and I don’t want my makeup to look cakey so better absorbed by the sponge.

My Honest final thoughts

Honestly, I’m in Awe of this foundation and know it is here to stay. Holy-grail product to my oily and acne-prone skin, I feel this is one of the best drugstore foundation available at least in India.

₹750/$11.99 bucks maybe a little too high for some people, but I can assure this is gonna last you a fortune. You’ll be going to grab this every time you get ready.

Pros and cons


  • Full coverage (covers acne scars and dark spots easily)
  • Super blendable formula
  • Extremely matte
  • Lasts up to 12 hours easily
  • Water-resistant
  • Transfer proof
  • Has a pump
  • One pump goes a long way
  • Drugstore foundation


  • Can Feels heavy on the skin
  • Can feel cakey after layering up
  • The very limited shade range in India
  • Can feel drying for normal-dry skin
  • The packaging isn’t travel friendly
  • Oil can peep through the skin after 9-10 hours
  • Does crease a little after a while
  • Not cruelty-free

Overall rating: 4/5


Is maybelline superstay foundation good for acne prone skin?

Absolutely! Its matte formula does not allow the oil to get released for it to clog your pores. So chances of acne reduce to half. But, if not removed properly, it can surely do more harm than good.

Read: Best DIY makeup removers to remove stubborn makeup within 10 seconds!

Which is better Maybelline superstay vs fit me?

It really depends on what you are looking for. Maybelline superstay foundation works amazingly well on covering up acne scars and dark spots, but along with that, it can feel heavy and cakey sometimes. Also, it stays much longer on your face, even without a setting spray. On the other side, Fit me is an everyday kind of foundation. Light-weight yet buildable.

Is Maybelline superstay foundation waterproof?

Um, No. Superstay is definitely water-resistant but not waterproof. And by that I mean, waterproof will stick by you even when you swim in an ocean for the whole day whereas water-resistant foundation will stick to you for a dip in the pool only for a certain time. It’s ocean and pool, you guys;)

Does Maybelline superstay foundation oxidize?

Yes yes! It does oxidizes to a shades darker. So it is adviced you get yourself a shades lighter. Easy leasy?

Does maybelline superstay foundation has a flashback?

No and Yayy! Becaus its hard to find good foundations with no flashback. So i guess you should just grab it now.

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What is Maybelline superstay foundation dupe of?

This 750 bucks super amazing foundation is almost an exact dupe of Huda Beauty faux filter foundation which sells for 2990. Which is more than thrice it’s the price and works exactly the same.

And that is Maybelline superstay foundation review for you guys! If you liked this brutally honest review with al the pros and flaws, Consider commenting down below or just share it with yout friends and family.

Till next time, keep safe and happy! <3


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