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Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Powder Foundation

Happy Sunday!  I’m finally getting back into the  swing of things after being on vacation for 10 days.

Being an avid beauty junkie, I’m always on the lookout for the next best thing. About two months ago, I started using Maybelline Superstay Better Skin skin transforming powder in Classic Ivory.  I purchased it at Ulta for $10.99.  I try to use a foundation with an SPF of at least 30, along with a moisturizer with at least a SPF of 30 every day as well. This foundation does not contain any SPF. It has Salicylic Acid  and promises to transform your skin in three weeks.

Here is the description from Ulta’s website:

What if a powder could cover like a foundation and control shine all-day?

“Superstay Better Skin Powder covers like a foundation. It uses a unique blend of soft, finely-milled powders to deliver all-day complete coverage that feels lightweight and breathable on skin.

In addition the powder’s creamy texture blends seamlessly and gives all-day oil control for a shine-free finish.
Finally, the formula contains skin-clarifying salicylic acid, which is proven to reduce the appearance of imperfections, pores and unevenness while flawlessly covering.”

You can adjust the coverage easily by how you apply it.  If I want more coverage, I use the sponge applicator that came with it.  I prefer using a kabuki brush, as it’s a much lighter coverage.

I was leary of the Salicylic Acid being too harsh for my mature skin.  I’ve never had a problem with acne, and I know this ingredient works well for that.

I have to say  I’ve been very pleasantly surprised with this product.  Not only does it give me all day coverage, but I do feel my skin has improved.  I have very nice skin for my age, and don’t need too much coverage. The picture below was just taken last week, we were on vacation in Central America, so I have a bit of a tan. It lasts all day, and I never need to touch it up.

If you are looking for a nice drugstore brand powder foundation, this is a real winner.

Thanks for stopping by.


Just another reason to love Ipsy.com!

I have had my subscription to Ipsy.com for two years now.  For $10 a month I get five cosmetic items, plus a cosmetic bag.  I usually get several full size items, along with deluxe samples.  I get skin care, nail polish, hair care, etc.  As you can imagine, after two years, I have a lot of stuff. A lot of cool stuff that I usually put in a drawer and forget about.  I have a stash of unwanted stuff that I have been sending to my niece over the years.  For the most part, I love everything I get.  It is fun trying brands I have never heard off. I got some blue brown eye shadow that simply looks amazing with my blue eyes.

I’ve been in menopause for five years now, and let me tell you it sucks!  Most of the unpleasantness I’ve been able to handle.  My skin is one of my best assets, so when I got a funky rash on my face recently I was flipping out.  I mean really, it is a good thing I don’t smoke, as my hair is a fire hazard these days.  I can deal with most things not looking so great, but when the hair and skin go, I’m basically screwed.  I’m a middle aged woman, and I know  I’ll never look like I did when I was in my 20’s; and I’m fine with that. But I do want to look good for my age.  So I’m trying everything I can find for this stupid rash, and nothing was working.  We had a party to go to this past weekend, and I was hoping it would clear up. You can only cover up so much with make-up.

I was rummaging around in my junk drawer in the bathroom trying anything that could help with this rash.  I came across some Josie Maran Pure Argan oil I had gotten in one of my Ipsy.com bags. I thought, what the heck, let’s give this a try.  I had never used oil on my face before, but given the dry patches I had everywhere, I had nothing to lose. OMG! This is the best face product I have encountered in my 50 plus years on the planet! It’s that good.  I have used super expensive face creams to drug store brands, but never had such immediate results.  Within several days of using the Josie Maran Pure Argan oil at night, my rash was gone.  Plus my skin looks amazing.  I just ordered some Josie Maran sunscreen .5 ounces with a 47 SPF on eBay for $9.50.  The price of Josie’s products are very reasonable, with travel sizes available.  On Josiemarancosmetics.com, the same SPF was $14, and I paid $9.50 with free shipping on eBay.com.  I was comparison shopping between Josie’s website and eBay.  One thing you will want to note on eBay is you have to look closely at the size.  Some eBay sellers have the wrong size listed.  It is a good idea to look at the photo on eBay to see the actual size.  Also for sunscreens be sure to check the expiration date.  If you don’t see one, don’t order it.

Here is a photo of me from the party I was at this past Saturday.  Doesn’t my skin look great?  Not too shabby for a soon to be 56 year old woman.  Now, if I could only make my nose look smaller.




Using Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil for three days

Using Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil for three days