In todays post I am reviewing Avon True Powerstay 24 Hour Longwear Foundation and compare it against Maybelline’s Superstay 24 Hour Foundation.
First I should start by telling you a little bit about my skin, as everyone has different skin types which therefore will change the outcome of the foundation. My skin has literally never been completely clear. I have acne scars, as well as chicken pox scars over my face, as well as areas of discolouration. I have combination skin as my ‘T’ zone is oily majority of the time, but I can also get areas around the edge of my face that become dry and slightly flaky. Therefore in a foundation I will 9 times out of 10, be looking for one that is able to cover my imperfections, as well as keep me looking fairly matte and actually stay on my face for the duration of what I would consider to be a normal day (around 12 hours of wear).
Avon True Power Stay 24 Hour Longwear Foundation
Since being released early 2020 in the UK, I have found that this foundation is very similar to the Maybelline Superstay Foundation which is why this post has come about. There are 20 shades, which goes all the way from ‘porcelain’ to ‘rich sienna’. This foundation covers a wide variety of different skin tones, which is something I think it slightly excels in compared to SuperStay. This will cost you £15 for 30ml, but is often on offer alongside other items in their PowerStay range.
On Avon’s website it states:
We’ve reinvented longwear foundation with our Avon True Power Stay 24-Hour Longwear Foundation. Are you ready to put it to the test?
It claims the following:
THE POWERSTAY PROMISE
• STAYS FRESH: maintains a natural matte finish in heat, humidity and non-stop activity* (and it’s SPF10)
• STAYS PUT: won’t transfer onto your clothes, smudge or fade*
• STAYS COMFORTABLE: lightweight and breathable, high-impact coverage
I have now tried out this foundation several times, and applied it both with a foundation brush and a sponge. If I want a lighter coverage I would recommend applying with a brush, but if you want a heavy coverage and one that you can build up then it would be best to opt for a sponge application.
Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hr Foundation
Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Foundation has been a firm favourite of mine for a while now and it has been hard to find one that I think works as well as this for me personally. It has 18 shades within the range, which is fairly good, but by all means could equally be more inclusive to a wider variety of skin tones, especially for those who are darker. You get 30ml of product which will cost you £10. However, places like Superdrug often have offers on to make it even cheaper!
On Maybelline’s website it states it is a:
Super full coverage foundation with a lightweight feel, lasts from day to night. Perfect for a flawless base to any makeup look
It then goes on to claim the following:
It is super full coverage because of pigments within the foundation. It has a super lightweight feel, and super staying power. It is transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant, and water-resistant. It doesn’t clog pores, is dermatologist tested, best suited for normal-oily skin types with a matte finish.
I have shades Light Ivory, Ivory, or Light Beige depending on how tanned I am and the time of year. Online it recommends to apply using your fingers, however I always apply using a sponge as I believe this gives you the best and most flawless coverage, especially as this is normally the foundation I go to for nights out and events where I know pictures will be taken.
Personally, I think that Maybelline SuperStay is better value for money as I feel it has slightly better coverage and delivers on everything it states. However, if you currently use and buy a high end foundation such as Mac Studio Fix, or Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation then the Avon PowerStay is an excellent alternative if you want medium to high coverage and not the massive price tag to go along with it. Maybelline’s SuperStay is higher coverage and so this is one that I would recommend to those who always want high coverage, as opposed to someone who likes a medium coverage foundation (PowerStay) with the option of increasing the coverage to full as and when they need or want it.
All in all, I am finding it difficult to come up with any definite negatives to Avon’s PowerStay and think it will be one that I will continually repurchase for my day-to-day foundation due to the flexibility and control you have over the coverage. It keeps matte all day, and you have to use an oil-based makeup remover in order to get it off, so once it is on…. it is NOT budging!