New Drugstore Foundation + Application

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*


  1. FizzyPOP

    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!

  2. Anonymous

    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.

  3. Valerie

    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 im going to try this fonudation from the drugstore 🙂
    love your blog <3
    love valerie

  4. Aria82

    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.

  5. Megan

    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 🙂

  6. TiffanyMonet

    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. =)


  7. Ashley Bonnett

    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!!!

  8. cherchezlafemme

    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.

  9. Anonymous

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


    your son is adorable…………..!!!!

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