While I absolutely love the idea of skin tints, there are very few that I like wearing. It’s hard to find a formula that not only feels lightweight, but also has enough coverage to even out my hyperpigmentation or acne spots. Not to mention, a lot of skin tints or tinted moisturizers aren’t necessarily designed to be long wearing… until the Maybelline SuperStay 24H Skin Tint + Vitamin C!
The Maybelline SuperStay Skin Tint is a makeup/skincare hybrid, offering “skin-like coverage,” with a naturally radiant finish that resists sweat, humidity and fading. It also has Vitamin C infused in the formula, which is an awesome skin care ingredient that helps brighten the complexion.
This skin tint is also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores, making it a great choice for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
It comes in a dropper style bottle, which is not my favorite for several reasons. First off, dropper bottles always get messy around the rim without fail. You can see mine above, which has only been open for a day and a half, is already coated in product that got on the outside of the bottle from replacing the cap.
I also find dropper bottles to be frustrating when you get down to the last bit of product as you can’t quite grab the remaining liquid that sits at the bottom.
Additionally, I’m a bit skeptical about any type of Vitamin C product housed in a clear, dropper bottle, because the ingredient starts to degrade the moment it hits air. It becomes less effective the more it’s exposed, and is best kept in opaque, air-tight containers– which this is obviously neither.
The formula is very thin and liquidy, yet a little goes a long way to achieve very strong coverage. For something that’s called a tint, this can be built up to nearly full coverage while staying extremely lightweight and flexible on the skin. I was shocked at how it evened out my skin tone and concealed my acne while feeling like… nothing! It also layers really well, as I added just a bit more product over my darkest spots. The finish is gorgeous and slightly glowy without being dewy.
As with most products with this consistency, I do find it to perform best when applied straight to moisturized skin, without primer. This way, it’s able to melt into the skin for a truly natural and seamless look. When I tested it on top of primer, it did tend to slip around or become patchy in some areas.
I was downright shocked with how well this skin tint performed. Not only did I test it on a humid day, but I actually went running while wearing it– and it held up without any coverage lost! When I tell you I was dripping sweat and the skin tint was still intact… just watch the video at the top of the page to see for yourself!
Overall, I love how the Maybelline SuperStay Skin Tint looks on my skin– so fresh and radiant, and it actually holds up against intense sweat. I am looking forward to wearing this non stop while we are still in the thick of summer temps, because it’s also so comfortable. I feel like this could easily replace your full-fledged foundation, because you can build it up when you want a full face of makeup, or just do a quick layer for lighter coverage and a clean finish.