New Drugstore Foundation + Application

Friday, August 20, 2010

I went bargain hunting for a good drugstore foundation.
Super Stay 24hr Makeup Micro-Flex
by Maybelline NewYork
The lord knows I shouldn't be buying MAC foundation right now, so I saved about $20 and went with this affordable drugstore alternative.
I also wanted to try out one of my new Sigma Makeup Brushes and see if all the talk was true, and I was happy it was! I love this combo.
If I had to compare this foundation to anything by MAC it would have to be the Studio Fix Fluid Foundation with a few exceptions.

The formula is almost the same.
I think the Super Stay by Maybelline is great because you get just as much product for less money, and it lasts longer. This one is true to its bottle color also.
(I am NC30 by MAC - This is True Beige)
This brush, Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki - F80, is like no other brush I have ever tried. I always used a sponge, clean fingers, or a foundation brush. After trying out this beauty, which will run you a nice $16 on the Sigma website, its a small price to pay for a perfect application.
The bristles are softer than you could imagine. The thing I hated about the Duo Fiber brushes is that it does eventually give you the "airbrush" look...but with this one its almost at first stroke it gets the job done. I want to order one for each kind of foundation that I own.
(I'm a lazy brush cleaner)Unlike the traditional foundation brushes, this one leaves your face streak free!

I was so happy with this duo I had to share it with you all.
I hope this post helped those of you who were looking for a drugstore brand of foundation that gave you the department store coverage without kicking you in the purse.
What drugstore foundation do you love? Any dupes?
Let me know, I am always out on the hunt for great dupes.
*Latina Kisses*
-Sonia

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FizzyPOP said...

cool! first comment! well i heard the neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup is good too,and you have convinced me 2 buy the flat top kabuki everyones been raving about what a dream it is!
i just started making youtube videos i would really appreciate it if you would take a look at my channel! it would mean the world to me! http://www.youtube.com/user/HelloFizzy

Miss♥Nikka said...

I so want that brush! It reminds me of Everyday minerals flat top brush I own.

xoxo,
Miss Nikka
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Anonymous said...

Another alternative for this brush is the Sonia Kashuk flat-top brush. It is very similar to this Sigma brush and is very dense and compact. Sonia Kashuk brush is $14.99 at Target. Hope this helps!

One question, does the superstay really last very long, I have oily skin and have a hard time with my foundation lasting!

Thanks for sharing Sonia.

Andrea. said...

I might try that foundation. You should post a tutorial along with a review I've never tried any drugstore foundations I'm Nc30 as well so I'd like to know if this would work for me, and btw you looks gorgeous in the 1st picture.

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Christine said...

really want this brush :)

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Valerie said...

GIRRRRLLLL!!! im so glad u posted this...i was at the same point like u were..i wanted to buy sumtin from mac but i gta save sum money..so im going to try this fonudation from the drugstore :)
love your blog <3
love valerie

Aria82 said...

this brush is very similar to Coastal Scents synthetic large buffer brush...and it's AMAZING!!! I agree, the duo fibre eventually gets it but with this brush it's immediate!!! the best for application!!! i did a review on my blog...and i switched to Revlon ColorStay because my skin wouldn't stay clear with the StudioFixFluid.

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Megan said...

Hey girl :) I was thinking about picking this foundation up at the drugstore the other day but I went with my usual Maybelline Instant Age Rewind liquid foundation. I'm only 18 so I don't have to worry about wrinkles but it works very good at covering my acne/acne scars without looking heavy or cakey. Recently they seem to have improved the formula by adding Goji Berry and Caffeine. I don't notice any difference in consistency but the texture is kinda thick and nice, not runny. It's def. not as thick as Revlon Colorstay (which I don't like because I find it too thick to look natural on me). If you're interested in purchasing another drugstore foundation in the future, I'd def. recommend it :)

TiffanyMonet said...

Yeah!I'm a MAC NC30 also but I haven't been wearing it b/c it so hot and humid in AZ..I'm all about saving money too.. I've been using Sonia K tinted moisturizer and Maybelline dream mousse foundation..I really like them Alot! I'm going to try this foundation for sure!.. Thanks for the review. =)

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Ashley Bonnett said...

awesome!!!ive been looking for the perfect foundation from the drug store and i havent even seen this one!!! You always point out the best products!!cant wait to try this!!!!next week when i get paid im buying the sigma brush kit and some coastal scents pallets im sooo excited!!!

¡¡Maquíllate!! said...

OOOHH!!!! I want this brush for so long time, but I haven't money!!! OMG!!jaja

Besotes!

Love Always, Me. said...

that particular foundation also works well with a wet sponge if it feels to cakey for some people Rather than wipe it across your skin, you just dab and dab and dab.

jessica. xox said...

im going to try this foundation out tomorrow it looks really promising xox.

cherchezlafemme said...

Definitely try elf's studio powder brush. It gives the most flawless liquid application! I use Revlon colorstay foundation and stipple it on with this brush and voila! Perfect looking skin.

Anonymous said...

SONIA!!! DO YOU DO YOUR OWN NAILS? PLEASE LET US KNOW! IF SO YOU GOTTA DO MORE NAIL TUTORIALS!! =)

Elizabeth said...

I use my MAC duo fibre brush for stipling my foundation on. Have you tried this? It's actually much better to be used for this technique than buffing with it and the results are a quite airbrushed finish. It can be a bit more time consuming, however.

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Elenium232 said...

Queda fantástico!!Me estoy animando a comprar esta brocha de Sigma, buscaba una para el maquillaje y esta me parece estupenda...
Muchos besos desde España

De'Shelle said...

I want to try this..
your so convincing.
I think i want to purchase that flat top kabuki from sigma. your vids and blogs are always amazing!

please check out my youtube channel..
http://www.youtube.com/theshells23

Anonymous said...

try the Neutrogena Healthy Skin liquid is the dupe for the Nars Sheer glow...

kissesssssssss

your son is adorable..............!!!!