June 9, 2016

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder Review & Swatches

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I picked up Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder is part of the new Maybelline Summer 2016 and I purchased it on a whim two weeks ago when I was at the Evil Empire (aka Walmart). It’s not really a powder formulated for my particular skin type but when you blog beauty you have this urge to try everything and report back to the world what how you felt about it.

Also, it comes in a rather cool compact. At first, I was pissed off because the label isn’t printed on and it peeled right off. But soon after, I was all, “Hey! Maybelline can go all Too Faced Totally Cute Palette and create stickers to decorate this palette with!” It’s actually pretty cool you can peel the label right off. I wonder if Maybelline did this intentionally? Once you peel it off you’ve left with a simple yet chic white compact. It’s up to you if you want to keep it white or decorate it some other way.

Yeah, I dunno why, but this thrilled me. It’s the little things, people!

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Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder apparently improves your skin’s appearance with each use. I’ve tried the liquid Superstay Better Skin and I wouldn’t say it did much to visibly improve my skin but perhaps my skin isn’t the demographic it was created for as I already have smooth, blemish-free skin. So, I can’t really speak for visible improvements when using this powder.

This was created with acne prone skin in mind as it does contain salicylic acid. It’s a mattifying powder that smooths skin and evens out skin tone with sheer coverage. I purchased it in Nude Beige that was a tiny bit too dark for me (Nude Beige, I’ll update this post shortly with swatches) but should work as we head deeper into Summer, as I tan easily.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder

As I said above I like the compact a lot. It contains a generously sized mirror as well as two compartments side by side one of which holds the powder and the other the sponge. It’s a great compact for travel as the mirror is big enough for easy to touch upos. It holds 0.32 oz of powder.

I’ve been using it for nearly two weeks and so far, I wouldn’t say I love it but I would say it is nice for a more oily skin type than my own. The powder is fairly dense but applies with a silky smooth finish. It does cling a little to my drier areas but this shouldn’t be an issue for oily skin. It isn’t a heavy powder, it feels very light and weightless and provides smooth, breathable coverage. The is sheerer coverage so, if you have a good deal of imperfections to cover it likely won’t do the job. I thought it evened out my skin tone nicely and eased dullness nicely. This is a nice light powder for natural Summer looks or to you use in conjunction with a sheer tinted moisturizer. It isn’t however, a full coverage foundation powder. The wear time was around 4 hours for me in warm weather and a touch up was required. I got about five hours in a colder environment.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder is a good pick up if you like lighter, sheerer powder foundations or if you’re looking for a Summer powder that provides natural, mattifying coverage. This isn’t a good pick for drier skin types but oily ones will enjoy the mattifying, natural finish and it should be an excellent pick for those with problematic skin.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder is launching now at drugstores.

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I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kimmwc03

    Looks like this was made for me. I’ll have to check this out.

  • jade

    It contains palm oil which means I won’t buy it. Tropical forests are being cut down for palm tree farms. That means less area for endangered species like tigers and elephants and other animals like primates and also for indigenous people.

  • Carrie

    Oh this is good news for me! I needed a new powder for summer and I think this one just might be it!

  • Carol G

    I just bought this last week at Walmart as well. I’m using it as a setting powder since I don’t care for powder foundations. It is very light weight and sheer and perfect for what I am using it for. I agree, Muse, this is not going to provide full coverage but it will be nice for summer if someone wants a nice, sheer powder foundation.

    • Isabella Muse

      Likewise! I’m not a powder girl but sometimes in the Summer I’ll get shiny if I’m outside for longer periods of time so this is nice for those days I want something light but pigmented enough to even out my skin tone!

  • Emm

    Evil Empire is right 😛
    I do have a question: do you know if the salicylic acid in the powder will make my skin more likely to tan since it’s an exfoliant?
    Otherwise, sounds like a nice product for us oily folks in the summer

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m actually not sure Emm! With powder, it’s hard to say, I’m not sadly unsure but we have a lot of skincare experts around here 🙂 someone might reply better than I can! <3!

  • Joyce Chitwood

    On my list to pick up just concerned about the color and what to pick up. I’m tomorrow to do some shopping or at least this weekend for groceries. So def getting this and the new Civergirl matte if it’s in my color too. Lots of research for colors. So fun. Thanks so much for ur review