Sooooo I was given the opportunity to participate in the Maybelline 3 weeks to better skin challenge courtesy of Influencer! Yay!

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The challenge 

Use the SuperStay Better Skin: Skin Transforming Foundation exclusively for three weeks straight!

The Claim

“It’s longwear foundation that improves skin’s appearance every minute you’re in it.
With the antioxidant power of Actyl-C, a more durable form of vitamin C.
For all skin types. Medium to full coverage.

Superstay Better Skin Foundation gives an all-day flawless coverage and better-looking skin in 3 weeks. The foundation reduces the appearance of spots, dullness and uneveness and gives you a brighter, more even and stress-free skin.”

My Thoughts

Typically on a day to day basis I use the Maybeliine Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector. Which has Titanium Dioxide  Sunscreen in broad spectrum SPF 30, which I love because I do live in the dessert and the temps get up to 115 degrees in the summer! That, plus clear blue cloudless skies, means no break from the sun and its essentialllll that I’m protecting my skin from the harsh elements. I also like the BB cream because its oil free which is a must for me because I have a tendency to get really oily on my cheeks and in my t-zone so I don’t need anything extra added. lol
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So as I mentioned I was sent a complimentary full size bottle of the SuperStay Better Skin: Skin Transforming Foundation in the color Nude Beige 25! I was verrrryyy happy to see that it, not only, is oil free but also has titanium dioxide sunscreen SPF 15, which is awesome!
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In case you don’t know titanium dioxide sunscreen is a physical sunscreen which actually reflects UVA and UVB rays opposed to chemical sunscreens that work by allowing the rays to hit the skin before being absorbed and turned into non-damaging rays. Ekkkk, thats a no no!
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Knowing that the foundation I would be using had the key things I look for in my facial make-up I started on my 3 week challenge with no worries. 🙂 I’m two weeks in and so far I must say it does do what it claims to do!
I must first admit though that since this was sent to me by Influenster ( and they did a pretty darn good job matching it to my skin) I’m not sure that nude beige 25 is the perfect match for me. It is a little chalky looking so it’s hard for me to say with certainty that they don’t all do that unless I was able to have done a swatch test of other colors.
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Bare face on the left.  SuperStay Better Skin: Skin Transforming Foundation on the right. 
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Top:  SuperStay Better Skin: Skin Transforming Foundation.
Bottom: Maybeliine Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector.
(Notice difference in color)
Anyway moving on, I find that I do have to moisturize well underneath the foundation. Unlike my BB cream which hydrates my skin as one of the 8 benefits, this foundation will leave my skin looking dry and thirsty unless I use a cream moisturizer first. Which isn’t a HUGE deal, but for someone like me who fights with oily skin, sometimes too many products just makes my situation worse. I find the less I can use on my face the better.
With that in mind the SuperStay Better Skin: Skin Transforming Foundation offers nice coverage. Maybelline suggest applying it in a thin layer, doing so offers medium coverage, that is without a doubt, is buildable if you desire fuller coverage!
As far as breakouts go, I haven’t experienced anything out of the ordinary, I def do not feel like the foundation added any skin issues.
So far after using this for 2 weeks I have noticed that my skin does appear more even and even my under eye dark circles have diminished! Whattttt!? That is amazing! I have been struggling with under eye circles for a while and have yet to find a remedy that helped reduce them. I’m thinking that its the Actyl-C (more durable form of vitamin C) that is doing the trick. I have never been one to shy away from going bare face in public but now I can step out even more confident without anything on my face, which is a great feeling.
I’m excited to see what this last week does for my skin. I’ll be posting a final results video on my Youtube channel so be sure to check back for my update! 🙂
* I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
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