Saturday, April 9, 2011


hello all, as you guys know I recently purchased the Maybelline whitestay UV base .This is a primer/makeup base .

What is Maybelline Whitestay UV Base? as mentioned on the bottle)
  • The first step to perfect your makeup finish .Instantly enhances skin’s natural luminosity and provides natural radiance all day.
  • Superior UV protection – SPF 35 PA +++ Dermatologist tested
  • Allergy tested
  • Non-comedogenic /won’t clog pores
  • Fragrance free
  • It is available in 3 shades:
  • White – for people with normal skin(TheSA said this was for very fair skintones)
  • but there is also a pink which is for people with p ink undertones(she did not have this one)????
  • Purple – neutralizes yellow skin undertones ( I bought this one)
  • Green- neutralizes redness of skin (rosacea etc..) 
Made my wallet lighter by:Rs 300/-

Quantity: 30ml 

Packaging : Small bottle with a nozzle.
  • The product: very light purple tinged lotion .spreads easliy and leaves a  very dewy glow.( in photos though without makeup it made me look slightly whitish).It did neutralise my yellow undertone but this left me with a whitish cast(ONLY IN PHOTOS). .I tried it  next time with lesser amount for a sheer coverage and there was no whitish cast.So use only a tiny amount and spread well.
  •  After applying loose powder,the glow vanished but so did the whitish cast(IN PHOTOS).
  • In matural light there is just a dewy look ,no cast seen.
  • A primer is usually used to minimize apperance of pores.I have large pores too,but did not  see them smaller at all :((
  • Fairly controlled my oil ...had to touch up very few times
  • Made my makeup stay on longer than i expected......Its humid in mumbai and after a while my base makeup along with my blush vanishes.After this makeup base,it stayed for 4-5 hours.
fragnance : none (have a cold could not make out any).

light ,non oily base
Dewy glow.
has SPF 35+++.would work great as a suscreen.
Non comedogenic.
did not make me break out.
decently priced.
Increases make up staying power.
no fragrance.
fairly good oil control.

whitish cast in pictures(if clicked without loose powder).
no decrease in size of pores.

RATING : 4/5 :::-1 for no effect on pores which was the main reason I thought of buying it.
REPURCHASE: am looking at MAC primer or NYX mostly nnah!!

Overall a decent makeup base for prolonging makeup stay.Do not expect it to do much in terms of pore closure or evening out your skintone.

which primer do u use...??let me know!!



Zestful Uzma said...

Dr.Shivani thanks for the review :),Could please any other product that works for minimizing size of the pore?

Anonymous said...

Nice review Shivani. I have MAC Prep+Prime and it does make makeup last longer till the end of the day but I didn't see much difference in the pores either. I don't wear makeup for very long hours so I use it very rarely. My mum though finds it a miracle product for her aging skin. I think Clinique makes a pore minimizer lotion and I once ordered it on but my package got lost :(!!

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

hi uzma..thanks
Nyx primer does reduce pores a review somewhere....i think on IMBB
will recheck
also See ankita's reply below she has mentioned clinique which is too high end me thinks...
@ ankita ..I am planning to try MAC next ...for my aging skin ;)

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

how has your experience online been otherwise, esp.with me knw desperately wnating to try but am worried about

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

hey uzma I checked its on IMBB in the NYX category...NYX studio primer

Zestful Uzma said...

Thanks Dr.Shivani, will check on IMBB :)