Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review, Swatches & Shade Comparison

maybelline superstay foundation review

Maybelline New York Super Stay 24H Full Coverage Liquid Foundation was launched in India recently. I ordered it up the day it was launched and was trying it out since the past couple of months. This foundation claims to be a 24hr, long-lasting, full coverage foundation which has a light-weight consistency. So, let us see whether these claims are true or not!


maybelline superstay foundation ingredients

PRICE: Rs. 750 for 30 ml 

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maybelline superstay foundation 220 review

 Maybelline Super Stay Foundation comes in a classy glass bottle with a pump. It has a sturdy cap which clicks back and stays in place. I really loved the fact that this foundation has a pump which allows us the control the amount of product we need to dispense. This is not travel-friendly as the bottle is made of glass but it does look and feel very luxe. 

You might know that Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is one of my favorite drugstore foundations but it does lack a pump. So, when this foundation came with a pump, I was pretty happy about it.

maybelline superstay foundation pump


In India, only 9 shades are available. But in the US, this foundation is available in 28 shades. But, some shades from the Fit Me range do not have a corresponding shade in the Superstay range. I got the shade 220 in this range, but I am 230 in Maybelline Fit Me range.


The consistency is neither too runny nor too thick. It has a perfect texture which is easily blendable. It gets spread easily and be blended using a sponge or a makeup brush. I personally prefer my Sigma HD Kabuki Brush to get that Full Coverage look. 


maybelline superstay foundation 220 swatch

On the above picture, you can see the swatch of the shade 220 which has yellow undertones to it. It is slightly lighter than my skin tone. But since this foundation oxidizes, so it totally becomes my perfect shade. After blending, it gives a full-on matte finish which can be a problem for people with dry skin.

Below are three of my Maybelline Foundations all swatched and compared. I've included:

maybelline superstay foundation swatches


This is an ultra-matte foundation which sets very quickly. Once it is set, it does not budge at all. I've tried it with my Wet n Wild Dewy Primer and it did make this foundation have a healthy glow to it. I've even tried with my Colorbar Perfect Match Primer which made the foundation glide on smoothly. I'd advice everyone to prime your face before application so that it does not settle into your pores.

It is transfer proof so once it sets, it stays in place for a long time. I haven't tried it on for 24 hours but I did use it for 7 hours and even after 7 hours, my base game was strong. All you need is a pump and a half of this for your full face. 

Coming to the coverage, it gives full coverage finish when used with a brush, but beauty sponge will shear it out a bit. You can even use your fingers to blend the foundation without any streaks or finger marks. I'm absolutely in love with the coverage and finish of it. 

I'd suggest that you choose a shade lighter than your skin tone as this foundation tend to oxidize after some times. Overall, I'd also suggest that you prep your skin before application as this is a matte foundation. It does not give flashback so it is great for flash photography. 

Coming to the cons, I'd not suggest layering this foundation as it may make you look cakey. Since it is an extremely matte foundation, you would have to hydrate your skin well. One tip to avoid the cakey look is to set your face with a makeup setting spray after your full face of glam.

maybelline superstay foundation review


  • Gives full coverage
  • Blends easily
  • Long lasting
  • Super Matte
  • Does not budge at all after setting.
  • Transfer-proof
  • Sets quickly
  • Does not settle into your pores
  • Need a small amount of product 
  • Comes with a pump
  • Easily available


  • Can get cakey if you try to layer it up
  • Can be too drying for people with dry skin.
  • Packaging is not travel-friendly
  • Maybelline is not cruelty-free :(