Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer ($8.99) is a new concealer and corrector that’s popping up with a new Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation formula that’s hitting drugstores now for the Summer/Fall 2015 season.
This new formula contains something called Actyl-C, an ingredient known for its antioxidant benefits. Apparently the ingredient energizes skin so it looks renewed and healthier with continued use. This is one of the selling points of the concealer and one of the things that I imagine Maybelline will hope sets it apart from others at the drugstore. Personally, I haven’t used the concealer long enough to tell you how it is or isn’t effecting my under eye area but I can share what I thought of the application, coverage, and performance of the concealer.
Let’s take a look!
You all know I’m a concealer junkie and I’m still trying to find that one drugstore concealer that might be as great as Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer. I dislike drugstore concealers for the most part and truly believe it is a splurge kinda item but Maybelline Dream Mousse, well, when I think about it I cry inside about the fact it is gone. One day, one day I have a dream that Maybelline will relaunch it or something just as fabulous will come along to replace it.
Unfortunately, Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer isn’t the product that will.
This is a pretty basic concealer and probably most suitable for those with oily skin but no worries drier ones can use it as well. It comes with a sponge tip applicator for application and is formulated to “target dark circles, spots, and imperfections”. Take that with a grain of salt as although it sounds like it’s a treatment of sorts it doesn’t contain ingredients that would lighten up dark circles, spots, etc…
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer Swatches
This has a creamy thin consistency that spreads easily under eyes but has a drier slightly satiny set. I wouldn’t call it hydrating by any means and I feel like those with oily lids will like the texture best as well as the satin set. It does crease every so slightly within a three hour period but it isn’t too bad. I wore on me for about five hours but it did fade away by that fifth hour.
For me, personally, I look for a few things in a concealer. I like something creamy, something pigmented, something hydrating, and something that brightens. This had an ok texture but nothing I’d write home about. Sadly, it did lack hydration but it did have a nice lighter creaminess. The pigment wasn’t quite great here and I could have used a lot more coverage. I got it in medium and felt the shade was rather dulling under my eyes and didn’t really brighten up the area or make me look fresher or more away. On that note, I didn’t feel the shade had any correcting abilities so why even bother calling it a concealer/corrector?
All in all I didn’t feel like Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer was all that great. It’s a mediocre concealer that might be a good pick if you desire lighter, sheerer coverage and have oily skin around your eyes and lids. For those of that need full coverage and a more hydrating formula I fear it’ll disappoint.
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer is available now at drugstores or grab it online at Ulta.com.
Do share your experience!