This Maybelline Foundation Stick comes in the shape of a small white tube, with two removable transparent plastic caps, at the top and the bottom. The top part is the foundation stick and the bottom part is a sponge, already attached for ease of use. The name of the product is written in grey on a white background on the top cap. The design is quite simple and straightforward, we enjoy the minimalist effect of it. This foundation stick is so compact and easy to take on the go: working at the office or partying on a night out, you can always pack it with you even when you’re wearing one of the tiny purses that are so fashionable at the moment.
The Maybelline foundation stick comes in sixteen different shades available internationally and eight shades available locally, varying from very light ivory and nude to deep bronze and coffee tones. The variety of shades is quite good and offers a large set of choice for different pigments of skin.
The Maybelline Superstay Multi-Use stick is suitable for all skin types. However, we do not personally recommend the use of this stick as a foundation for individuals with a very oily skin, especially if you have a predisposition for zits and blemishes. You can still use it for contouring and highlights, as they require the use of the stick in small areas of the face.
The brand recommends applying the foundation stick onto the skin and then blend with your fingertips, which is strange considering that a sponge is attached to the stick. We recommend using the sponge, but only if you’re up for cleaning it regularly, as for all sponges.
The brand claims this foundation stick conceals, contours, highlights, and covers. An all-in-one foundation stick featuring a cream-to-matte foundation and a pointed blender sponge for applying cream foundation or touching up your look.
The multi-purpose aspect of this Superstay foundation Stick is really interesting. It brings down your need from several products to one, which is quite practical and frankly a very good selling point. The sponge attached on the other side of the stick is also great, it relieves you from carrying around yet an extra item. The foundation works well, lasts for about 8 hours on combination skin, before starting to break down around the nose and the chin. It grants medium to good coverage, and is easily buildable without getting cakey. We are a bit hesitant on the matte effect, as it seems to work a lot better for dry skin, less for oily skin.
We also found it works well for contouring and highlights, especially if you pair it with another shade.
Pro advice: Because of the multi-use aspect of this foundation stick you can purchase multiple shades and have fun with contouring, bronzing, highlighting and more.
All in all, we recommend having this foundation stick for when you’re on the go. It’s easy to use, practical and multi-purpose. We definitely advise it for touch ups, or when you’re travelling.
The Maybelline New York Superstay Multi-Use Foundation Stick is priced at 17.24$ for 7.4g, which is very competitive compared to the much more expensive Inglot stick foundation, priced at 44$ for 9g. It is however, a bit less competitive than one of its direct rivals, the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Shaping Stick Foundation, priced at 16.5$ for 8.5 grams.