14 hour lipstick?
Hells yes I want my lip color to last that long. Maybelline Super Stay Lipstick promises 14 hours of wear.
Do they really last that long?
Ok, I’m a nit picker so I’m getting it out there right away…I don’t really love these. It’s a matter of personal preference, you might love them, I happen to not like them. One of the main problems with this lipstick is the fact I know I have lipstick on. The formula isn’t incredibly heavy but it lays unnaturally on top of my lips so I know its there, it just feels off to me. I do warn you if you have flaky, chapped, or drier lips be aware during application as these will accentuate dryness and will look terrible. You want a smooth, flake-free surface to apply so perhaps a little balm prior will keep things nice and tidy.
No doubt these have a very glide on lips. They look semi-matte or even velvety in the tube but they apply with a subtle shine and a satiny finish. A single stroke provides plenty of color as these are richly pigmented. I do think, for myself personally, that the pigment is a bit too much. The shades are very, very vibrant due to the pigment so you’re looking at a very bold lip look. I like more subtle shades and I tend to go a bit more for evenings out. On an office day I’m not sure you want to sport such a bold lipstick but I guess it’s a matter of personal taste as some folks look really elegant in a really bold lip look!
14 hours of wear? Mmmm not really. The trick here is after application avoid licking lips, drinking, or smacking your lips together so the lipstick will set for the longest wear time. They take a few minutes to set, I’d say 2-4 minutes. After that you can eat, drink, lick your lips, etc…and your lipstick will remain in place. Eating and drinking through a wear isn’t an issue as color remains true and doesn’t fade. I guess realistically you might see five hours of wear before the color starts looking worn, flaky, and a bit gross in general. I thought the color flaked off a bit in places during hour five and proceeded to look like I had applied lipstick on badly chapped lips, needless to say this isn’t a pretty look.
Shades (swatched left to right, pictured top to bottom):
- Endless Raisin
- Keep Me Coral
- Please Stay Plum
- Pout On Pink
Overall, I’m not incredibly impressed with these. It’s just not the lipstick for me. The colors just seem a tad too bold, the formula wears well enough but feels uncomfortable and unnatural on my lips plus I generally don’t feel like the formula is that of a quality lipstick. At $8.99-10.99 the price tag proves that you can get yourself a much nicer MAC Lipstick for a few dollars extra.
Available now at drugstores.
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