Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer Review+Swatches (Ivory)

 Maybelline's SuperStay Better Skin Concealer is a "2 in 1 targeted concealer and corrector with Actyl C, an ingredient known for it's antioxidant benefits. The concealer instantly provides all day, flawless correction and visibly reduces the appearance of dark circles, spots, and imperfections in just three weeks," This liquid concealer is available in half a dozen shades - I use the lightest of them, Ivory. Maybelline's SuperStay Better Skin Concealer contains 7.5ml (.25 fl oz) of product and sells for around $8 at the drugstore. Maybelline is not cruelty free. This concealer was made in the USA.

The SuperStay Better Skin Concealer has simple packaging - it comes in a clear plastic tube with a bright blue cap. The Maybelline logo and product name are printed on the front and back of the tube. This concealer comes with a handy doefoot to make application effortless. Packaging does not seem to be recyclable. 
I tend to really like Maybelline concealers, they just work well for me, and the SuperStay Better Skin Concealer is no exception! This liquid concealer is thin and light,  not particularly moist or creamy, yet still easy to blend. Speaking of which, I've found the Better Skin Concealer to be most easily blended with a fluffy brush like It Cosmetics' Blending Air Brush for the under eye, or patted on with a finger for blemishes. A sponge absorbs too much product, and a flat brush will only push this thin concealer around.  

Regardless of application method, Maybelline's SuperStay Better Skin Concealer provides medium to full coverage with a matte finish. This liquid concealer sits nicely on the skin - it doesn't cake, cling to dry or uneven patches, or sink into pores and fine lines. Better Skin seems to be compatible with most powders - I've tried it with five different powders, both pressed and loose, with only good results.

 This concealer wears pretty well on my normal to combo skin. On the under eyes, Maybelline's SuperStay Better Skin Concealer lasts around 8 hours before it begins to break down. Wear time varies when this concealer is applied over blemishes, depending on if it's active or dry but on average this concealer still lasts 6-7 hours. The Better Skin Concealer doesn't need to be set with powder - though of course it doesn't hurt. 
The SuperStay Better Skin Concealer is a good multi-tasker - it can do just about anything you need a concealer to do. This thin, liquid concealer provides enough coverage to conceal acne and acne scarring. This concealer, or at least the shade Ivory, has enough of a yellow tinge to it to help correct redness and partially cover dark circles. Very dark or purple-y dark circles will still need a more salmon toned corrector.

I can usually trust Maybelline to offer a shade to offer a shade fair enough for my pale skin, or at least a close enough match. Ivory is a decent but imperfect match for me. This is a pale ivory shade with a yellow undertone and matte finish. The Better Skin Concealer shade range is limited, but fairly inclusive; it could benefit from one more shade on each end of the spectrum.
Maybelline's SuperStay Better Skin Concealer is good - much better than the coordinating foundation! Packaging is functional and attractive. This liquid concealer is thin and easy to work with, but it still provides solid coverage. The Better Skin Concealer wears well and suits most situations and skin types. All up, this concealer is pretty good, I'd recommend it!

Aqua / Water / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Glycerin, PEG-9, Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Cyclohex- asiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-10, Dimethicone, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4, Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-9, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Copper Gluconate. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides

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  1. I've been on the fence about this getting this concealer, but I think you may have just convinced me. I've been using the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Concealer and like it, but I am always looking for something new. Great post!

    1. Thanks! I'm not sure how much this one differs from the original SuperStay Concealer, but I can only assume they're similar. I hope you like it.

  2. I would hope that powders you apply to your skin would not hurt =o