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      01.07.2013 23:11
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      lovely foundation shame its not for sale anymore

      When it comes to foundation I am pretty fussy as I wear it most days of the week and I have long 12 hour shifts so need a foundation that lasts. The maybelline superstay silky foundation became available a few years back and it first caught my eye when it was on promotion for £6 in superdrug. I also wanted to try the foundation as it came with a moisturiser as well that mixed in with the foundation to blend it together.
      This was very different from all the other foundations I had tried in the past and the fact it had a moisturiser made me think it would be better for my skin as wearing foundation a lot can dry out and age the skin.

      I did buy it on offer for £6 but full price it was just over £9 which at the time wasn't anymore expensive than some of the other big brands. The bottle is split in half with one side having foundation and the other moisturiser. The bottle has a pump top which when you press it equal amounts of both foundation and moisturiser come out. The bottle shape means that you get a lot stuck at the bottle that you can;t get out but I found the lid comes off easy and you get out the last bits with your finger. (at £9 you need to get your moneys worth) The foundation cames in 6 shades including: cameo, ivory, nude, sand, fawn and caramel. It does state the foundation lasts for 16 hours however this isn't really the case. If you sit for 16 hours and do absolutely nothing then it might last that long but day to day activities mean it doesn't last 16 hours. I found that brushing all over with a bronzer and then a light spray of hair spray over my face (close your eyes - it is much cheaper than buying the sprays that help set your make up in place) helped to keep my foundation on for at least 12 hours.

      The foundation is easy to apply I use my fingers but you can use a foundation brush or sponge. The moisturiser blends well with the foundation and leaves your skin feeling smooth and the foundation doesn't feel heavy on your skin like some others I have tried. The bottle is quite small but it does last longer than what you first think. Don't be tempted to use a lot as because the two are blending together and it makes it go a long way.

      Unfortunately I had been using this foundation around 2 year when I went into superdrug and couldn't find it. I asked someone who worked there who informed me they had been discontinued and were no longer available. She recommended I use a different foundation and buy some moisturiser and mix them myself as they didn't sell any others that were like this. I was very disappointed as I had got used to this foundation and loved it. I decided not to use her advice and just choose a different foundation. Maybelline brought out a new foundation straight after called 24 hour superstay and it was as close as I was going to get to the maybelline superstay foundation. I have seen them still been sold on eBay but I presume they are just copies and won't be as good so haven't bothered purchasing any.

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        21.02.2011 11:47
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        A gorgeously smooth foundation which lasts for hours

        When it comes to make up I do tend to be loyal to certain brands especially if the products really suit my skin and skin tone. I have olive skin so it isn't always easy to find a proper colour match unless of course I want to pay a fortune for a foundation/concealer or blusher from an expensive brand which as I wear those three everyday it isn't really cost effective! Having used Bourjois for years I noticed in Boots that there was an offer on Maybelline products and as my usual shades were not in stock in the Bourjois selection I wondered over to the Maybelline stand and had a browse.

        After doing the skin tests for the foundations and concealers basically making sure I wasn't going to end up looking like an orange or a porcelain doll I came away with both a foundation and concealer and I have to admit I have waved bye bye to Bourjois as Maybelline has impressed me a lot.

        I opted for the Maybelline Superstay Silky foundation which I chose partly because it had money off the retail price and because I managed to find a shade which seemed to suit my skin really well.

        *~* What is it *~*

        Maybelline Superstay Silky foundation is a unique two in one foundation - a silky extender and the colour foundation. It is meant to provide up to 16 hours of wear teamed with flawless, natural coverage.

        *~* Maybelline *~*

        Maybelline is a global cosmetics company owned by L'Oreal who bought the company in 1996. However, the company first started out in the USA and was founded in 1921. The first product produced was a mascara called Maybelline Cake Mascara and it was the first modern mascara. Maybelline got its name from both the founder's sister Maybel and Vaseline as she had used a mixture of Vaseline and coal on her lashes to act as a mascara.

        *~* Packaging *~*

        As you can see from the picture the plastic bottle the foundation comes in is a dual chamber dispenser with a pump action top. The bottle is semi-transparent so you can clearly see the contents - one half is the white, silky extender and the other is the chosen colour foundation. On the front there is the Maybelline logo together with the product name and on the back there is the usual blurb you would expect to see.

        *~* In Use *~*

        ~ Consistency ~

        What I like about this foundation is that it is a lot thicker than most but easily blended into the skin. It certainly seems a little goes a long way. The smooth, creamy white silky extender is thinner than the foundation but this seems to help dilute the thick foundation. I can't stand watery, thin foundations so this is definitely a plus.

        ~ Aroma/ Scent ~

        As with most foundations there isn't an overall fragrance to them and this foundation is no different. It has a subtle hint of what reminds me of loose powder or even pressed powder, that gentle aroma which is perfectly pleasant and not even noticeable on the skin.

        ~ Using it ~

        The bottle is a pump action bottle and you only need to press it gently as the foundation and silky extender comes out quite quickly. Now, the only problem is I find with this is that sometimes you get more silky extender than you do foundation and vice versa. Now I have never found this a problem as once it is blended on my skin you definitely can't notice anything but I do wonder if I will run out of foundation before the silky extender which then deems this foundation pretty pointless as you use the two together!

        You can apply the foundation using either your finger tips or a cosmetics sponge. I tend to opt for my finger tips as I find I get a better coverage especially around the eyes and nose. A little goes a long way with this product so don't over apply as you will look a bit odd as the foundation won't blend. The silky extender does not stay white once on the skin or mixed with the foundation as it turns clear and therefore does not affect the shade of the foundation.

        ~ Result ~

        After blending the foundation in it really does provide a decent, natural looking coverage which also manages to cover up any blemishes easily. It is quickly absorbed into the skin and doesn't leave an oily feel to the skin, but instead leaves the skin soft and smooth. As long as you blend it in well there are no lines around the cheekbones either! I have found in the past that some foundations can flake or clump which looks horrendous but this foundation certainly stays smooth.

        So does it last 16 hours I hear you say?! Well I have never worn the foundation for quite this length of time! However, it certainly lasts well for at least 10 hours without the need to re-apply which is great as it wears well all day, the colour stays well and your face still feels quite moisturised. It certainly isn't one of those foundations where you apply it and an hour later it looks like you have nothing on! It manages to keep the colour and you end up having even coverage for many, many hours.

        ~ Removing It ~

        I tend to use face wipes or baby wipes to remove my make up and I have to say that compared to other foundations you have to use a few baby wipes to get it completely off and don't be alarmed when the wipe is orange in colour! It isn't hard to remove but as I think it sticks to your skin well it just takes a few minutes to completely remove. Just make sure you give your eyebrows a good scrub with the wipe as a few times I've woken up with orange highlighted eyebrows from the foundation!!

        *~* Price & Availability *~*

        It is available at all Maybelline stands/ concessions in stores such as Boots and Tesco. You can even buy it online at various cosmetics websites. But for ease you can pick it up in Boots for £9.99.

        It comes in 6 shades; cameo, ivory, nude, sand, fawn and caramel. I have seen other shades listed on websites but these shades are from the actual Maybelline UK website.

        *~* Overall *~*

        A foundation that I love! It is easily blended onto the skin and provides a flawless, natural looking coverage which is something every woman needs in a foundation. Although the range of shades are limited the colours are quite generic so they should suit a large range of people. I can't fault this foundation at all, it really does last for hours and doesn't flake whatsoever. Definitely a foundation that I will keep using and something I would recommend.

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          22.11.2010 23:20
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          awful foundation.

          after I'd left my make-up at home one day after a facial, a friend who coincidently has the same skin tone as me lent me the rest of her 'Super stay silky' foundation as she was running out and needed to buy some more. I was quite excited that I had the opportunity to try a new foundation hoping I could possibly end 'the perfect foundation' mission. After all, my friend always looks flawless!

          It's available in 6 shades : cameo, ivory, nude, sand, fawn and caramel
          It has a dual chamber dispenser which combines a primer and foundation and promises it to last for 16 hours. It claims to give flawless coverage with a silky soft feel!

          I did not find the dispenser easy to use, it was hard to get the product out and the foundation wasn't easy to apply. it was dry and extremely difficult to get an even coverage. it's not very liquidy and comes out like a thick mousse, but very drying.
          It didn't feel silky on my skin at all and even applied with a brush it was difficult to achieve a perfect even coverage.

          I used the lightest shade and the outcome was very unappealing, quite patchy and left an orangey ting and looked quite lumpy. it enhanced flaws that I didn't even know I had. Sunk into lines under the eyes and looked like I hadn't had a good nights sleep in years. I found the foundation absolutely useless. It didn't cover any existing flaws and just seemed to exaggerate them. My skin looked blotchy and orange. I did however, have to put up with this awful foundation and it looked just as terrible by the end of the day.

          My friend uses this foundation daily and it looks fine on her. But she is 17 years old with perfect skin in the first place!

          I'm definitely not impressed with this foundation. It's possibly one of the worst I've ever tried, my skin isn't too bad but it managed to make it look 10X worse, did not match my skin tone at all. Definitely not recommended for dry skin as it's not very moisturising at all and cakes up into dry patches. I've chucked the rest out, it was that bad and seriously don't know how my friend love's it! I think it's be better for very young skin as I can imagine it sinking into lines around the face and completely clogging your pores. I didn't suffer any outbreaks from wearing this, but if I'd carried on I might have.

          you can purchase from boots or superdrug for the price of £9.99 which I find very expensive for the product.

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            17.10.2010 17:31
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            i would recommend still trying it

            I am always on the hunt for the perfect make up product, and before i brought this foundation, i hadn't found the perfect anything :/ so...could Maybelline Superstay Silky be the perfect foundation?!?! I wanted to find out because i'd read so much about it and all the reviews seemed to be pretty darn good.

            I found it on ebay for £5.30 - not too bad. The shade i got was light 2, ivory. Now, i had read in almost every review that although this is a good foundation, the shades are well off, too dark and orangey. So i thought, well i usually buy a shade up from ivory, so i'll get ivory this time.

            When i received the foundation, i was very excited to try it. I absolutely love the packaging, it just feels really lovely and smooth and fits really comfortably in your hand - cute ^.^

            The double pump action (primer and foundation) works extremely well. I thought it might not come out evenly so i get different amounts of each section, but no, all very smooth and easy. I find one pump's enough for daytime, and two is good for night.

            The application is okay, not the smoothest application i've ever experienced, bit dry and thick, so you REALLY have to blend, otherwise you get the dreaded foundation line.

            Firstly the colour, IVORY IS TOO DARK FOR ME?!!! Sorry but that's a bit of a joke, my skin tone is one above ivory so it should really be too light! The colours for this foundation are definitely off. If you are going to buy it, please buy it TWO SHADES LIGHTER THAN YOUR SKINTONE. Honestly, i didn't believe it till i experienced it.lol.

            So once i'd got over the initial shock of the colour, the finish is actually quite nice. Its quite velvety, and looks smooth.

            I wouldn't say the coverage was fantastic, it didn't cover the red bits on my face but it did even them out a bit.

            Set with translucent powder, it does last all day and night. So that really is a good point.

            To sum up, this foundations a weird one, i half love it and half don't.

            I think i will try it in light 1 if i can find it. Then get back to you. But for now, i wanna give it three and a half stars but dooyoo wont let me :(

            So it will have to be 4.

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            14.04.2010 00:36
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            Worth The Money

            So, you take a look at this product, nice slick shape, which fits into your palm quite perfectly, but is the inside as good as it looks?

            There are two different sides (one with moisturiser and one with foundation), a bit of a contrast which automatically took my attention. Even when you use the foundation up, it doesn't make it look like there is less in there. This is a good plan from MAYBELLINE's point of view, because your brain thinks it lasts longer.

            The top (where the foundation comes out) looks good when new - curvy design and look professional. When you start using this product, the foundation gets stuck around the edges - for people that can see you putting this on wouldn't think much of it; it looks slightly dirty and cheep. That is a problem from MAYBELLINE's eyes as less people will buy it.

            When you squeeze the top to get makeup out, the moisturizer is more liquidised so comes out faster - this automatically means you use it up first and it gives you finer converge maybe not hiding the bits you want hidden.

            It mixes together without you even thinking about it - fast and easy!

            The title says 'SILKY' this is definitely true, when you apply this onto your face, your face feels smooth which is obviously a good thing. The other main work 'SUPERSTAY' isn't quite as true, it has 16hr flawless coverage written, which isn't true. With is product you get about 1-3 hours flawless coverage and if you want the full effect you have to reapply then.

            If you have bags under your eyes, this is not the ultimate solution, you are going to need to use something else as well, and it will cover up most of the dark circle but leave a grey smudge, which makes you look worse. I can suggest if you are using this product with this problem, use concealer under your eye and this should do the trick.

            The cost of this product is aright at £9.99 from http://www.superdrug.com/ and also £9.99 from www.boots.com but it is a bit pricy seeing as the disadvantage of it not covering up everything you need it two.

            Try taking this product to a recycle centre once using it - a good system is www.tesco.com when you go to the supermarket you can recycle all o your bits and pieces with ease.

            This product is completely safe as has a lid but keep away from small children - it could be dangerous for them to eat.

            The size of this product is 10cmx5.5cmx2.5cm which is a handy size to fit into your bag or purse.

            My overall view on this product is very good and I will definitely keep using this, my only problems are it doesn't fully cover dark areas or red blemishes. I would definitely pay the price of £9.99 it is worth it.

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              05.01.2010 21:12
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              Excellent for my complexion

              The 'Maybelline Superstay Silky Foundation' comes in a small pump with two 'halves'. One half is a 'silky feel extender', which is essentially a moisturiser and then the other is what I would refer to as the actual foundation, showing the shade it will be on your skin. The two sides blend together to create a smooth, silky foundation. It is sold in twelve different shades. The bottle mentions it is oil-free.

              It can be bought from shops like Boots and Superdrug where it costs £9.99 for a 30ml bottle. The price is reasonable as it lasts quite a long time (one bottle lasts me six months!) and the coverage is really good.

              My only real criticism is that it claims to give perfect coverage lasting 16 hours - for me I find it comes off a lot sooner. Sometimes after just a couple of hours it looks patchy and not as good.

              I first had a darker shade than I have now and found it was slightly orange, and after recommending it to a friend she found it was not right for her paler complexion. She brought to my attention that it does actually come out darker than it looks, so I would advise being careful when choosing the shade.

              Over the years I have tried many different brands of foundation and I've found this one the best for my sensitive, quite dry complexion. I would recommend it to people with similar skin types as it covers well. Free testers are available off the Maybelline website so I would definitely try this before buying one if you are uncertain.

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                02.01.2010 14:53
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                An excellent flawless cover foundation

                An excellent, and average priced foundation, perfect stay and coverage all day and is light enough for use everyday, but heavy enough to cover all flaws and blemishes.

                I highly rate this foundation as an excellent buy, it lasts extra longer than other foundations as it has a seperate cream based liquid that goes on with the main foundation helping it to stay on the face much longer and therefore use less foundation each time. Only a small amount is needed as the coverage is of such excellence.

                A favourite of mine and many people I know, and each time I use a different foundation I always come back to this one, for a high street priced excellent base.

                Forms a dewy complexion and powder both loose and pressed glides on top of it and sticks to it substancially, flawless finish in various shades from light to dark skin tones, also the only foundation I have ever used and not had any skin problems with so recommended for sensitive skin types.

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                21.10.2009 20:48
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                not really worth it

                ill start by saying that i have oily skin and this foundation just didnt stay any longer that 3-4 hours for me so that was a disappointment.

                the foundation was very dark for me even though i got ivory which is supposed to be the lightest . it went on very silky but wasnt the best coverage for me even with concealer. i have acne and scars but it didnt cover . also i found that even though i had let it dry after application and applied setting powder it just looked wet all the time .

                more about the product

                has two sides one is a foundation and one is a cream which is supposed to keep your foundation for longer. it has a pump which pumps out both sides at same time. but if you just pump out the white side and apply to face it gives you a shimmery glow (which i did since i couldnt use the foundation)

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                had a nice container which is easy to use .
                white side can be used to give skin a glow

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                very dark for me even thought colour was ivory
                didnt have the staying power i wanted.

                £9.78 in boots .

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                16.07.2009 21:36
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                This foundation is a two part foundation designed to give flawless coverage and apparently give coverage for up to 12 hours. I've only personally experienced one of those claims.


                The foundation is fairly easy to use. The applicator it's just a simple pump action which usually releases the foundation half and the white half. You then just apply it to your face as simply as any other foundation.

                I've loved the effect this foundation leaves. It doesn't result in a too shiny appearance and actually does give me a perfectly flawless and yet natural look.

                To be honest I've never noticed this foundation 'staying' on my face any longer than any other foundation I've ever owned. The colour on my face stayed pretty much the same in shade for the first 2/3 hours after application and just gentally faded from there, really no different from any other foundation which doesn't have a 'superstay' claim.

                This is just another branded cosmetic product which is priced pretty standardly at around £8, just about the same as all other branded foundations you'll find on the same aisle.

                My main problem with this product was sort of the same and the opposite at the start of using it and at the end. When I start using it obviously using the pump function the only product I got out was the white liquid which is useless for me as foundation and therefore as wasted. Towards the end of using the product I obviously ended up just pumping up the darker, shaded liquid. When applying just this to my face (as it was the only foundation I had left) this was thick and gloopy and way too dark for my face. So once again I'm left with part of my product to waste. But this was a minor problem and I was personally able to look past it to buy this product for a second time.

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                07.07.2009 17:59
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                love this founattion!

                This is one of my all time favourite foundations and I always go running back to it. I say it's best for oily to combination skin because it dries very fast and mattifies your skin. Sometimes, I don't even have to apply powder on top of it because it seems to absorb all the excess oil on my face.

                When you apply it, its best to only do one section at a time or it will clump up in areas and look cakey. But the advantage to this product? I don't even have to use concealer on my problem areas because it covers my problem areas beautifully.

                To get a perfect finish, I divide my face into four sections, and work on one area at a time (its best to do this as the product is quite thick). I use a penny sized amount and I don't rub too hard. Rubbing too hard may cause caking.

                This foundation is great at absorbing oil, and my face tends to get oily and very shiny but this foundation absorbs the oil very well.

                it sets really quickly, so you have to be pretty fast in applying it aswell! I have been swimming with this before and it still didn't budge! It has a pleasant smell unlike some foundations which is an added bonus! I bought this last month on offer for only £4

                Overall, a fabulous product that does more for me than just being a foundation!

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                  04.03.2009 02:53
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                  A foundation to avoid, unless you have flawless skin.

                  During one of my eternal searches for the perfect foundation, I picked up "Maybelline Superstay Silky Foundation". I chose it primarly because of the dual chamber dispenser. On the one side is the foundation, and on the other is a "silky feel extender". At first, I assumed the white silky feel extender was a kind of primer, so hoped for good things.

                  What does Maybelline say about it?
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                  Maybelline states that this foundation will give you up to 16 hours of wear. It promises flawless coverage and comfort. they promise that the dual dispenser is easy to use, and that its available in six shades, including, cameo, ivory, nude, sand fawn and caramel.

                  It is available on the Superdrug website for £9.78.

                  What did I think?
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                  Unfortunatly, although I have heard good things from other people, I found this foundation to be a major disappointment.

                  Firstly, unlike the website promises, the dispenser is not easy to use. I found that it pumped the foundation side out about three times faster than it pumped the silky extender out. I was left with a hugeglob of foundation, and the teeniest bit of silky extender.
                  It doesnt matter how you press the lid, at what angle, or at what pressure, the silky extender just doesnt want to come out, unless it also pumps out the foundation.
                  This was messy, annoying and a waste of money, as so much of the product ended up wasted.
                  I finally managed to get an equal amount on my finger (after wiping away most of the foundation with a tissue).

                  I found that when i applied the foundation, it dried so quickly that I had literally seconds to blend it out, before it dried in big nasty clumps on my face. Distributing it equally was nigh on impossible, and i ended wasting even more of the product, just trying to get an even base.

                  When the foundation did dry, it felt very chalky and flaky on my skin.

                  It didnt do a particularly good job of covering any blemishes, as the foundation was so thick, and the consistency was so dry, that it kind of glooped around them, making even the smallest of blemishes look like a volcano about to errupt.

                  I am 24, and I dont have a single wrinkle on my face (I am vampire like in my loathing of the sun), but somehow this foundation managed to sink into the invisible lines around my eyes, making me look at least five years older. I dont want my undereyes to look crepey. Its the last thing I need.
                  This foundation also seemed to clog over pores, making them look far more pronounced.

                  Still, whatever doubts I had, I battled on. I put the rest of my makeup on, went outside, got in the car, checked the rearview mirror....and to my horror, realised that my face was orange.

                  The forgiving light in my house had kept me unawares, but in the (very) harsh light of day, there was no mistaking the orange tinge to my face, an the unslightly tide mark around my jaw. I swear that my face wasnt that dark when I applied the foundation, but I know that some foundations can have funny reactions to different peoples skin.

                  I bought the lightest shade possible, but unfortunatly it seemed to morph into some vile toasty beige tone, on my lily white skin.

                  So. There I was. Orange, with wrinkles, massive pores, and infectious looking blemishes. not the best look ever.

                  i still battled on though. I wore my face all day, feeling more and more put out when friends asked me if i was tired or unwell.

                  After about two hours I noticed that patches on my nose, cheeks and chin were wearing away. Showing off my white skin underneath.

                  So not only did it change colour, illuminate blemishes and age me five years, it also didnt even cover my face.

                  I dont even really need to tell you, but as soon as I got home, I resigned this foundation to my old makeup box. The one full of broken lipsticks, facepaint, and dried out mascaras.

                  This product, for me, and Iimagine for anyone with blemishes, slightly dry skin, or the finest of lines, was a complete and utter waste of money. The bottle is nigh on impossible to use unless you cut the top off, it doesnt blend, and it gives such terrible results, that i was embaressed to wear it on my face.

                  i think this is one of those foundations that only works on people with absolutely flawless skin...and thats only if it doesnt sneakily turn thm into an oompah loompah when they least expect it.

                  i shant be buying this again, and I would heartily advise others, wholack th perfect skin of five year old children, to avoid this like the plague.

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                    Perfect blend foundation, not very long lasting.

                    Just as the kind people at Dooyoo completed my suggestion for this product my internet connection decided to have a holiday and not work... for two weeks! So apologies to Dooyoo. I did intend to be the first to write the review but my internet had other ideas. Anyhow, I decided to write about Maybelline Superstay Silky Foundation because it is one that has very mixed feelings from me and I am interested in seeing what others have thought and if they agree with my opinion. So here is my belated review.

                    ** WHO ARE MAYBELLINE**
                    In 1915, T.L. Williams came up with a way for his sister, Maybel (spelt slightly odd I know), to darken her lashes, this was the very beginning of the Maybelline brand. Now the American company is the number one cosmetic brand in the world, which is not really a surprise as they are one of the first cosmetic brands that comes to my mind. I think that most people now recognise the advertising slogan "Maybe she's born with it. Maybe its Maybelline" I find it funny that everyone mimics this in a very bad, high pitched American accent. Or maybe that is just me!
                    The Maybelline brand creates new and adventurous make-up and they are mainly famous for their colour expertise and being able to match the perfect make-up to any skin tone.

                    **WHAT IS MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY SILKY FOUNDATION**
                    Well, the long name sort of says it all. The company claim that the long-wearing foundation delivers 16 hours of flawless coverage, has a super silky feel and blends in one step. The make-up itself is foundation, which if you don't know, is a pigment of colour that is applied to the face and usually before any other make up. It is use to cover any blemishes and to add a glow to your face, that is if it works right. But all foundations can do different things. It costs £9.99 for 30ml which is a pretty standard price and you can get it from anywhere that sells Maybelline products, I bought mine from Boots.

                    **WHAT IS IT LIKE TO USE? **
                    Well, to be honest I like a quick and easy foundation, mainly because I don't have much time in the morning but also because I hate having to fiddle with make up for ages. I am also not one for having to reapply during the day as I think it never looks the same as when you are fresh faced in the morning. So, when I saw this 'Superstay' foundation, I thought 'ohhh go on then, let's give it a go!'. The foundation itself is available in 10 shades; I am quite fair so I chose Ivory which looks fairly pale in the tub. But *WARNING* the colour of the foundation in my opinion is at least 1 shade darker then I would expect and also I found the foundation quite orangey rather then creamy which is a little disappointing. So I have to apply some powder afterwards just to give it a slightly more natural tone.
                    The product itself has quite an interesting application method, it has a pump so it is really easy to get the foundation out and it has a clear clip lid. Make sure you keep this lid on otherwise the pump gets all clogged up as the foundation dries up and it becomes horrible to use.
                    The tub itself is actually split into 2 little chambers. In one chamber is the foundation and in the other is what the company call a silk feel extender (in other words a bit of a primer / moisturiser) and this is what makes the product work. When you press the pump a little bit of each compartment comes out. For me, the white cream that is mixed with the foundation lets you apply the product really smoothly and evenly. The foundation is quite thick and without adding the extender would be difficult to apply. Not many foundations work on my skin without leaving orange blobs near the hairline and the neckline but this worked really well as I did not have to spend a lifetime blending in the edges!
                    As for staying put for 16 hours. No Chance! It really lasts as long as most other foundation, a few hours before it needs touching up. Maybe a little longer if you add powder and bronzer etc. I think 16 hours really is an exaggeration! I did notice that it didn't feel heavy on my face, and unlike some makeup I didn't feel like I was wearing a mask. It didn't completely cover my face and my freckles and moles were still visible (which is a good sign as if you can't see these then in my opinion I am wearing to much makeup!) but it did give me an even looking tone and covered up my small red blemishes. Just what I need! This is not for someone who wants a complete overhaul of their face every morning as the product is not rich enough, but I think it is perfect for some one who wants a sheer matt finish just to even out their complexion and to make that little difference everyday.

                    ** EXTRA ADVICE FROM ME**
                    Because of the pump action, you can't actually take the lid off to see inside the tub and as it is foundation it tends to colour the sides of the tub and makes it hard to see how much is left. So make sure you have a backup as there is no warning when the foundation runs out and you don't want to end up only half made up!

                    Definitely make sure you test the colours out before buying. Don't assume that a certain shade will be ok because it resembles the colour of your other foundation. This one comes out quite a bit darker.

                    ** CONCLUSION **
                    It really did give me a smooth and silky finish, almost as though I was just using a tinted moisturiser. It did not last as long as promised but I didn't really expect it to.

                    The main selling point with the Superstay is the primer that comes with the foundation, but don't be fooled. You could easily do this yourself my mixing your normal foundation with a bit of your normal face cream or moisturiser and it does exactly the same thing. I also felt that I was only really getting half of what I would get if I bought a normal foundation as half the product is actually just white cream!

                    No matter what I am an experimenter and once this one has finished I will move on to the next new thing on the market, it had nothing special to make me go and buy it again so this one is probably a 3 star from me! x

                    Thank you for reading.

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                      30.11.2008 00:26
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                      a really good product

                      I have spent so much time and money trying to find the perfect foundation for me and I think I have found it with this one.
                      It costs £9.99 for 30ml and you can get it from anywhere that sells maybelline products.
                      It has a pump top so its easy to get out of the container. There are two parts to this foundation one is the actual foundation itself and the other is a silky feel extender they both pump out at the same time. You just apply it to your skin I like to do so using my fingers but it also works well with a brush or a sponge. It is easy to apply as it blends very easily on your skin the silky extender makes it flow better over you skin and makes it easier to blend at your hair and neckline.
                      It comes in a quite a few colours but in smaller stores they are limited to about four or five shades.
                      It is quite a thick foundation and it does give quite a heavy coverage. It is really good for covering spots and if you have any redness in your cheeks you want to hide it gives a smooth and flawless finish. It is a matt foundation and with powder it doesn't go shiny.
                      It lasts all day and if you set it with a powder it doesn't rub off. It is great for wearing in the night aswell as it stays on even if it is really hot. It doesn't feel heavy on your skin and it doesn't go cakey and get horrible lines in it like some thicker foundations can.
                      One problem with it is because it is so thick it can clog your pores if you don't take it off at night so make sure to try to remember. When you do come to take it off you can do so very easily using ordinary make up remover or make up wipes.
                      This product does last a long time as you don't really need that much to get a good coverage from it.
                      This is well worth trying if you want quite a thick coverage but not really if you prefer sheer foundations.

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                        27.11.2008 00:09
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                        Above average foundation at a medium price - worth a go!

                        Whilst I am quite excited by lipstick, and even more excited by glittery eye shadow (well, Christmas is coming up!)... I have to admit that I'm not excited at all my foundation. To me, it is a (quite boring) means to an end. I don't have any major skin problems save for the odd spot, so foundation just helps me not look blotchy or too pink, or whatever my skin has decided to do that day.

                        For longer than I care to admit, I've been using Maybelline Mousse, and have reviewed this product on Dooyoo. I was quite happy with it until I noticed that some other reviewers said that it doesn't stay on well, and now I am inclined to agree. Anyway, in Boots last week I was forced to make a change in my conservative foundation buying habits - there was no Maybelline Mousse on the shelves! (At least not in a suitable colour.)

                        It was Saturday and very busy so I didn't take advice - I just grabbed this one from slightly further down the shelf. Maybelline Superstay Silky (TM) Foundation is unusual looking, because it has two shades. The foundation colour looks darker than you might expect, but that is because it is then mixed with a pale cream as you apply it. I'm quite pale, and it is winter, so I chose 'Ivory'.

                        Superstay comes in a pump action bottle with a clicky lid. when the lid is removed it reveals a double pump - one button to press but two holes for the liquid to come out of. The first time I used mine the liquid only came out of the coloured side and I had to fiddle with it a bit to get both parts working. As you use your fingertips to apply the foundation, it mixes together to make the specified shade.

                        Why? I have no idea - this could be just a gimmick, or it could have some marvelous scientific basis. It is quite a satisfying procedure, but I can't say that it makes all that much difference. I will say that the colour seems a bit darker than I would expect - to be honest you don't expect 'Ivory' to be dark at all, and this is not exactly orangey but it is hardly Wednesday Addams either.

                        The foundation goes on and covers really well. It isn't as light as Maybelline Mousse but I do think I prefer it. It gives a very even finish, although it was harder to blend in some places, I think due to being a tiny bit too dark. It occurs to me that by pressing on one side of the button more than the other you could vary the mix and so therefore the shade - but then you'd be left with some in the bottom of the bottle. As I have just started using this, I don't know how easy it will be to get the last dregs out of the bottle with the pump, but I don't imagine it will be as easy as a mousse pot. This system is more hygienic though.

                        The packaging claims that this foundation gives 'flawless coverage' for 16 hours. I think the 16 hours is a bit optimistic, unless perhaps you sit still, indoors, all day, but the coverage is pretty good. I would recommend this foundation as a medium coverage product. It feels lovely and stays on fairly well. I have not found that it clogs my pores like some liquid foundations have in the past.

                        Maybelline Superstay Silky Foundation is available in Boots and other make up stockists, and costs around £9.99 for 30ml. It has a SPF of 12. Selected Maybelline products are 3 for 2 in Boots at the time of writing.

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