Makeup review: Winter foundation

Review: Maybelline 24 Hour Super Stay Foundation v Clarins Everlasting Foundation

I have been testing foundations to find the perfect solution for my skin type during this time of the year, the transition from Winter to Spring and I am certain I have found my Holy Grail base product.

Having tried and tested my fair share of drugstore and high-end foundations over many years of wearing makeup, I could not recommend Maybelline’s ‘24 Hour Super Stay Foundation’ enough having used it every day for the past two months.

Seeing how it wears through the change of weather, through both snow and torrential rain, I am confident in its ability to transform my skin and last throughout the entire day without moving around.

The formula of the foundation is definitely medium to full coverage depending on how much you apply, and along with being easily buildable, it is perfect for covering any blemishes or red patches for the days you are struggling with your skin.

Unlike some foundations, as this product has quite a dewy finish, it allows enough time for you to equally dab the product around your face before it dries which is great for when you are in a rush and want to apply it as quickly as possible.

Despite its full coverage, the foundation doesn’t feel heavy throughout the day allowing your skin to breathe without clogging up your pores or giving you any spots; perfect for women who enjoy wearing a full coverage foundation on a daily basis.

I have also set this foundation with different powders since I have been testing it and it has always looked perfectly even and lasted throughout the day, which shows it has a great formula and blends well with products from different brands.

Compared to the Clarins Everlasting Foundation, although they are quite similar, the Maybelline 24 Hour Super Stay Foundation gives a better coverage and is a lot easier to build up on the skin without disturbing the product that is placed underneath.

The Clarins foundation is £30 on the Clarins website and claims to deliver a flawless complexion and comfortable skin for up to 18 hours, and although this is true, it is £20 more expensive than the Maybelline foundation which lasts for longer and is also comfortable to wear.

Although you get 30ml with each foundation, as you have to use more of the Clarins product to achieve more of a flawless look, you would need to repurchase this product more often than you would the other one.

Similarly, although it claims to correct spots and imperfections, the Clarins foundation is a lot thinner than the Maybelline foundation making it less able to cover imperfections, which isn’t great in comparison considering the price difference.

However, the glass bottle packaging of the Clarins foundation makes the foundation itself seem very chic and makes the price tag a little bit more bearable.

It also claims to provide absolute comfort for your skin which is undeniably true, the product sits well on the skin and doesn’t look or feel too heavy.

Overall, although both foundations are quite similar and can both be used to achieve a flawless finish, I would recommend Maybelline’s 24 Hour Super Stay Foundation as it is a lot cheaper and has definitely became a staple in my everyday makeup routine.