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      15.06.2011 23:55
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      Good for the price, does the job, but there are better longwear lipsticks out there

      ********How It Works******** Ensure your lips are dry from anything oil based. Apply the coloured end of the lipstick. The recommended time for waiting until it is dry is 2 minutes, but I usually just waited until you can actually FEEL its dry (and you can, its like paint). I would suggest using this sparingly, it seemed to give a more natural effect, but you can build up the colour quite nicely with layers, after you wait until it has dried. Then once dried, apply the lip balm stick throughout the day to keep your lips moisturised and hydrated. Admittedly when I first tried it I did not wait for it to dry for 2 minutes, I think I left it on for 20 seconds then put the lip balm on and saw it did not stay on at all and I felt as though I'd just completely wasted my time with this product. So do ensure you wait until you can feel it set. To get this lipstick off can be a bit of a pain, but just use oil-based products such as dab vaseline on a tissue and wipe over, or use something like johnsons baby oil. ********And......???******** This was the first lipstick I bought that claimed it was "superstay". It does stay put more so than the conventional lipstick, maybe not for 16 hours, but I would say it stays for a good 4-5 hours, perhaps touch up after eating or drinking. HOWEVER I found that it did dry my lips an awful lot, and having used other more pricey "longwear" lipsticks, I changed brands and haven't gone back since. Also I didn't like was the fact a lot of the colours came with glitter and I was looking for a more natural look without the sparkle, and the colours that weren't shimmery didn't quite suit me. Being a llipgloss junkie I am really picky though... For the price, its a really good product (I think you can buy the new "18 hour" superstay lipgloss for £8.19 in boots). I probably used this product continuously every day for about a year (until I discovered MAC's range which I found suited me more and lasted a lot longer). I found that the tube of gloss lasted me ages (I probably needed a new one every 3 months say) which I thought was good considering I wore it pretty much everyday. All in all its a nice little product, would recommend it but if you're willing to pay a little more and/or search, there are better options out there.

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      09.10.2010 13:46

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      This lipstick does not do what it says

      I have bought a couple of these lipsticks in the past and although I do use them from time to time they are not one of my favourites. I find this lipstick very time consuming to apply as you have to apply the lipstick first and then the balm on top but if it stays on for 16 hours thats not a problem. For me though it did not last 16 hours. One of the worst things about this lipstick is the feel of it when you apply it to your lips. It felt so dry and and made my lips feel very sore when I applied it. The comfort balm that is supplied to go over the top of the lipstick does not really do much comforting although does add shine to the matte looking lipstick. I found that after eating or drinking or even a couple of hours the lipstick was starting to look patchy and after the comfort balm had worn off my lips felt even drier and started to look cracked. I do think this lipstick lasts better than others but definately not 16 hours and doesn't stay looking like you have just applied it. I think it is an ok lipstick for occasional use but I definately wouldn't use it every day.

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      11.08.2010 00:09
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      I love it.

      I tried this lip-gloss once and I have never changed. I can't even begin to explain how amazing it is! The idea of it is that it stays on for 16 hours and it doesn't transfer or fade. It comes in a box with two separate parts, one with a lip-gloss and one with a moisturising stick. It comes in an array of colours and my favourite shade is Coral red. You can re-buy the moisturising stick on it's on in the maybe line make-up isle as it can run out because you're always re-applying it. The lingcod is always a rich colour regardless of what shade you buy. There is no transparency and you are guaranteed a block colour. It isn't particularly skin, but don't worry, the moisturisers there for that! It comes with a very fluffy brush which I think feels great against your lips. The gloss is very thick, and it applies well. Unless other lip glosses, where you're always dabbing and layering just to get a decent colour! You apply this lip-gloss then you wait a few minutes and it dries becoming a rubber-like layer over your skin, which you can peel off. This sounds a bit silly, but it is supposed to do this. Once it has dried in (it only takes a few seconds) you can then apply the moisturising stick. This is what gives it it's gloss effect. You see, the lipstick itself isn't actually a conventional gloss. It is just a substitute that will dry into your skin and attach itself to your lips. This is how the lip-gloss managed to stay on your lips so long! It is more like a lipstick than anything else that is just in a liquid form. Then, when you apply the stick over your lips, it gives it its shine which looks as if the lingcod is wet as a normal lip-gloss would be, but it is completely non-transferable. Of course, fi you kiss something, you are likely to get a clear, transparent mark on it, but it is amazing how it looks wet and real, but it doesn't transfer. Amazing! The moisturising stick does dry off just as a lip-gloss or lipstick would dry off. However, the trick is with super stay is that when it dries off your colour stays perfectly in place. All you have to do to top up is to rub the moisturiser over your lips again and it looks as if you have just applied another layer of lipstick. This is how it managed to stay on for an impressive 16 hours without transferring. I use this lingcod and I hate the idea of my lips going that horrible tinted colour. It looks so messy. I do like the look of a glittery lip gloss, but they always wear off so easily without you noticing it. This is where this lipstick comes in handy. You see, I don't actually use the moisturising stick, I place the superstay on my lips, then put lipgloss over it. This allows me to have a colour all the day long that won't fade away, and it also allows me to have that glittery, shiny lipgloss look also. This is very competitively priced at £8.99 and as it stays ona ll day you are getting the ebst use for your money. This always remains in my hand bag and I would never used another lipgloss, except the ones that go over the super stay, of course!

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      30.04.2010 16:11
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      Well worth buying

      Maybelline 16 Hour Wear Superstay Lip Stick Description; Lipstick If anyone has read any of my earlier reviews (thanks very much, I really appreciate all reads, rates and comments!) then they may already know that I have highlighted blonde hair. During the day, I tend to wear lip balm rather than lipstick but for nights out, I like a bright red lipstick and have tried quite a few. Finding the right shade of red to match my colouring has meant that I have bought and then discarded a few but this one from Maybelline is a favourite in my make up bag, both for colour and performance. You can expect to pay around £7.99 for this product and it can be found in most good chemists in a wide range of colours and finishes. The Lipstick has changed a little since the Dooyoo photo was taken. It is no longer 2 seperate products (one 18 hour transfer resistant lipstick and one condition and shine balm) but has now been made into the same tube which is handy. It is also designed to last for 18 hours and not 16. It basically has the lipstick at one end (which is applied with the little sponge applicator that screws into it, making it easy to apply) and then the balm at the other end. The colour should be applied first and then allowed to dry properly (this takes around a minute) before a layer of the lip balm is applied to the top. The lipstick claims to be non drying but without the balm, I find that it makes my lips feel very dry almost immediately so it is definitely best to use them together. Having said that, the balm leaves your lips feeling soft, smooth and hydrated for hours, so overall, the product is excellent. As for the colour, I love only having to apply lip colour once and not have to top it up through the day or night. The only downside of it lasting so long is that you have to scrub it with make up remover to take it off at the end of the night! 5 out of 5 Dooyoo stars from me, well done Maybelline!

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        07.11.2009 01:27
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        Fantastic product in a great range of colours but unfortunately not recommended for everyday use

        These lipsticks were recommended to me by a friend initially. I was sceptical that they would stay on, as I have tried all sorts of lipsticks that claim all sorts of miracles... and none ever seem to be true to their word. However, I was pleasantly suprised by these, and can honestly say I have never looked back since my first! Whenever I need a new lippy, it's this brand or none at all. I have probably had about 10 of these so far in all sorts of different shades. They range from delicate sheer shimmers, to opaque pastels, and stunning brights. My latest indulgence was "Red Passion", a scarlet red for maximum pout appeal! They go on like a lip gloss - a liquid consistency applied with a wand. This dries within around 30 seconds. Then you apply the super balm, which is just like a clear lip balm, adding some moisture to your lips and gloss to the colour. I find that if you run out you can use any lip balm and the colour won't budge. I wouldn't say the colour lasts completely for 16 hours. I usually re-apply after about 6 hours just because it tends to crack a little. You could get away with it though. If you don't take it off before bed it WILL still be there in the morning, and luckily doesn't transfer onto pillows, sheets, etc. Pricewise, it is excellent value. These are available for around £8 at Boots or Superdrug. Okay, they aren't the cheapest but they do work. Over 12 hours I would say it should be applied twice, compared to 6-8 times for a regular stick lipstick. You definitely get your moneys worth. Also, I recently found them for £2 each at TG Hughes (Bolton). The colours were on trend too - I got a nude tone, and a hot pink! The only bad thing about this lipstick is that I find it very drying on your lips. For this reason I wouldn't recommend it for everyday use. The balm helps, but I don't think it is a complete "cure". For this reason, I have given it 4 stars, otherwise it would have been 5 because they really do work!

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        26.10.2009 04:51
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        Great Product worth the money, Low Maintance, Great Look

        This is my first review so I decided to start with something I am very passionate about. This lipstick is by far the best one on the market and I have tried everything. I have been using since it first came out and have been hooked since. I always wore lipstick and got really fed up having to keep reapplying it. So when this product was lauched I jumped at the chance. The product has changed slightly over the years and instead of coming in 2 parts it now comes in one part which is double ended. Packaging The box is silver and red with a hole/window at the front so you can clearly see the actual lipstick colour. At the end of the box is the lipstick colour name and also a code number. Handy if you want to buy the lipstick online by just using the name or number. The box normally doesn't have any plastic wrapping around it. Carboard is of course recyleable. You can also take the number off the top so you can keep it for re-ordering. Product~old style The old style product came in 2 parts. One part was the lipstick and the second part was the top coat. The lipstick itself has an applicator with a small sponge on the end for applying the lipstick. This applicator/wand is really easy to use and easy to apply so you cover all your lips. I would say personally that it is easier to use than an orginal lipstick as the applicator works like using a lipbrush. The applicator just screws into the container so no chance of it slipping out or falling off. The topcoat is in a separate applicator which just has a pull off lid. It also has a twist action to raise the topcoat. This topcoat is very similar to a lipsalve for chapped lips. It is clear and not sticky unlike other topcoats. It give a lovely gloss finish. Product~new style The item comes in one unit which is double ended. One end has the lipstick and the other has the top coat. This of course is a massive improvement. Saving you from carrying 2 items around. The actual lipstick is the same. When you put the lipstick on at first it goes on smoothly enough and then as it dries it does go very dull and can feel a bit dry. But once you apply the topcoat the lipstick looks and feels much better. It does last a long time and you don't need to keep applying it. Just top up the topcoat as and when you feel your lips drying or you want that fresh look again. The topcoat always finishes before the lipstick but you can buy replacements. I have actually found that you can use vasaline spf15 that you buy in the small tins in boots/superdrug actually work really well as a top coat. But word of waring not all do. If you put something other than the topcoat on that isn't compatible it will react with the lipstick and make it go all gooey and lumpy. So probably better sticking to the topcoat unless you are prepared for some trial and error..lol Removing This lipstick is of course Superstay and it does stay on although it can wear off, but there will always be some left over. I have found the best way to remove it is with Johnsons 3in1 face wipes. They definately get it off unlike some others wipes that dont. Advantages It does last a long time and doesn't really require a lot of touch ups compared to ordinary lipsticks. The packaging is simple and the product is easy to use and fit easily any pocket or bag. Product is much better now that it is just a single item. There is a vast range of colours to choose from and they do change them with the seasons etc. Easy to locate your favourite colour online with the colour or code number. Item doesnt dry out and the lid stays securely on. Product is stong so wont break if dropped. Disadvantages Not many really.But would say one is the wand/applicator for the lipstick doesn't fit right down to the bottom of the lipstick case so you never manage to use the last bit of lipstick. Also if you need to reapply the lipstick you have to make sure that there is nothing on your lips ie topcoat or remover etc as the lipstick won't go on evenly and will go all lumpy. Doesn't contain any SPF. Thanks for taking the time to read to the end. I hope I told you everything about this fab product. Definately recommend it and you will get lots of good positive comments from friends etc.. You can usually find special offers on the Maybelline range instores so worth looking out for. Just written this for ciao..

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          27.05.2009 21:26
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          Don't waste your money!

          I am not particularly good at remembering to put lipstick in my handbag so normally only add one coat to my lips during a day. However when I first heard about this lipstick it quite excited me! I had visions that I would only have to add one coat in the morning and it would still be there helping me looking pretty and pouty by the end of the day. This sounded like a little bit of magic to me so I actively sought it out on my next visit to Boots - and ended up naively buying two! 'Superstay' Lipstick is made by Maybelline and claims that it will last 16 hours without loosing its colour and shine. The lipstick basically comes in 2 parts. There is the colour itself which is in liquid form in a small tube. This is applied by the wand which is attached to the cap of the tube. The wand has a soft sponge on the end. The gloss part of the lipstick is like a lip balm and is in a separate tube to the main colour. It is in the same format as a regular lipstick whereby you twist the tube and the head of the white stick pops up. Application Firstly you add the colour to your lips - this sounds a lot easier than it actually is with this product! You have to be very careful applying it as if you accidentally get it over your lip line, it will stain your flesh - and you will look like a toddler who has been drinking blackcurrant juice! The soft, squidgy brush makes it seem more like applying lip liner than a lipstick so you do have to have quite a steady hand. Yet you also have to be quite quick at applying the lipstick or it can look very uneven and almost patchy. I found that I also had to apply quite a lot of liquid to make it look like the actual colour in the bottle as the liquid does seem quite thin. You then have to wait for the lip colour to dry before adding the gloss. This really is were this product becomes one of the strangest things I have ever used! As the liquid dry's you can feel it tightening on your lips - and when I tried to open my mouth it was like my lips were sticking together - pulling them apart was quite sore actually! After the colour has dried, you then apply the gloss which thankfully did soothe the weird tightening sensation on my lips! Results Well, the colour on the centre of your lips totally disappears within several hours -leaving you looking like you are sporting a very dodgy lip liner. However the outline lasts a very, very long time. So long in fact, I still had the clown-like outline the next day when I got out of bed! The lipstick just doesn't look at all attractive either. Your lips dry very quickly so you look patchy and flaky. You have to add the gloss often so that it's more comfortable and so that your lips don't look quite so silly! I also managed to snap the white balm in half - possibly through overuse! Thankfully can buy the balm/gloss separately -which is useful as you will spend most of the day constantly applying it! Conclusion I had really high hopes for this product - hoping that I would find a lipstick with such staying power that it wouldn't need reapplying throughout the day! Whilst there is a great range of colours and shades available - it's just a real shame that this really isn't a very good lipstick. For the approx price of £7-8 you may as well buy a nice lipstick and actually remember to put it in your handbag!

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            23.05.2009 23:04
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            Twice is quite enough

            I bought this Maybelline Superstay lipstick because I was looking for a lip product that I wouldn't have to keep reapplying and the fact that this lipstick promised this and that it would last 16 hours plus high shine was an attractive prospect for me. When I went into Superdrug they were £2 off from a normal price of about £7 or £8. So that clinched it and I bought one. They have changed the packaging since I bought it a couple of years back but my pack came in a cardboard pack with two tubes. Firstly the lipstick in one tube and the gloss in the other. The lipstick is liquid in the tube and when you unscrew it there is a sponge wand on the end and you apply the lipstick as you would a gloss. The bottom part is see-through so you can check the colour immediately and the top is silver. The other tube is all grey and this has a white balm which you twist to bring up and you apply after the lipstick to add the gloss and shine. It's a good idea they have now redone the packaging so it's one item because if I ever took this out with me I would grab the lipstick and forget that I needed to pick up the other part too so it didn't score top marks in the design department. Sadly neither did it score top marks in the use department either. I found the liquid lipstick really difficult to apply. It used to start to dry out before I had finished applying it and I would be trying to even out the liquid but it had already started to dry which meant it would be all patchy and uneven which looked silly. Then you had to apply the balm on top. This would be good for a while but would wear off quickly which wasn't nice because the lipstick alone felt a bit drying. So the balm would get used far too quickly in comparison so you had to rely on other products for the balm effect. In terms of colours there was quite a good range. I bought two. Firstly I bought shade 427 which was a mid to dark red which looked really bad so I went and got another one, shade 413, a sweet dusky pink, thinking that I had just got an 'off' one last time but there was no improvement in the look of the product once on. Moreover I found it did not live up to the 16 hour claim either and when I started to eat or drink I noticed that it would flake off slightly just leaving the lipstick around the edges of my mouth and all gone in the centre. Not a good look. To sum up I can't recommend them at all. They have just lain in my drawer ever since. Every now and again I have tried them again but the results are always equally bad so clearly it wasn't meant to be for me though I know there are a lot of people who just adore this product but I'm just not one of them.

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              22.05.2009 21:35

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              Buy it with confidence, at least one. You will never look back.

              I have tried Coty, Cover Girl, Revlon, Chanel and L'Oreal supposed 8-12 hour lipstick. They faded in the center if I ate anything with oil in it and couldn't take any other lip gloss on top. Problem was, their moisturing lip glosses only lasted minutes in the Tucson environment. Which brings me to the first all day/all night lipstick that delivers. Superstay Lip Stick does exactly as it promises. And more. I put it on at 8am and it survives lunch, dinner, wine, other lip gloss, everything I could throw at it. Really! I would rank this as the best lipstick I have ever tried, no over drying, no stinging, no fade off around the center of your lips which appears as if you applied lipliner with your eyes closed. Oh, yes, it even survives major kissing! I would say they appear on the lips slightly paler then the tube. That said, I heartily recommend this product. I tried one, then two now have a slew of them.

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              30.03.2009 10:48
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              A long lasting lip stick that atually lasts a long time.

              Lipsticks that claim to last for hours on end aren't a new product on the market. But following a few disappointing experiences with various products when the idea was new and over hyped, I have never trusted or invested in a lipstick that promises to past all day long without reapplying. It was purely by chance that Maybelline's 16 hour Superstay Lip Stick got a look in as it was on offer for £1.99 in my local TJ Hughes and was the exact colour I was looking for. The lipstick is sold boxed as it contains two separate products. Firstly there is the colour itself which comes in a tube with an applicator built into the lid, similar to most lip glosses. Secondly is a long silver lipstick tube that contains a conditioning lip balm to ensure your pout stays silky smooth after applying the lip colour. Applying the product is easy, though perhaps a little more time consuming than applying a normal lipstick due to the two stage process. Firstly, you need to apply the lip colour which is simple enough to do. One thing I have noticed is that the colour does appear darker and more intense on my lips than in the packaging. I'm not sure if this is a consistent feature of the range but you might want to test the colours before purchasing or buy a shade lighter than the colour you're hoping to achieve. You will then need to wait for the colour to dry which takes about a minute. This may sound like nonsense but the first time you use it, you'll understand. About a minute after applying, my lips start to feel sticky and tight which I'm sure you'll agree is not pleasant at all. So the next step is to apply a generous slathering of the conditioning balm which is a clear lip balm that's similar to Lypsyl in appearance. This instantly counteracts the sticky tightness that the lip colour leaves on my lips leaving me with a soft kissable pout that's ready to face a day at work, a night on the tiles or whatever life throws at me. But of course the question you're all dying to have answered is 'Does it really last 16 hours?' Well, I have to confess to not having timed it but it does last all day or all night depending on when I use it. The balm does wear off but the colour itself lasts for hours and even when the balm has worn off, the initial sticky and tight feeling from applying the colour fortunately doesn't return. Of course you can always reapply the balm but that sort of defeats the point of having a lip stick that lasts 16 hours. Although, having said that, as the balm is clear, a quick top up can be done in seconds without the aid of a mirror. The other bonus of this lip colour is that the colour doesn't seem to transfer once it has set. I find I don't end up with wine glasses covered in lipstick smears and I can give the new fella a quick kiss without having to have a tissue on me to clean his cheek (or lips!) after. In fact, the only problem I've had with this colour was due to my own stupidity when I applied the lip colour and then decided to wear a different coloured lipstick. I foolishly smeared the colour off using the makeup artists favourite hand swiped over mouth technique. The lipstick then set in a clown like faux smile on my face and left my hand and wrist looking battered and bruised. The colour set within seconds and I was left looking like an extra from Night of the Living Dead just minutes before a night out. Fortunately, makeup remover did work but not makeup removing wipes. I found an oil based makeup remover took the colour off quickly and easily and I have since learnt a very valuable lesson! But besides that, I haven't had any problems with the colour bleeding or smearing. So it would seem that I've become a convert and will no doubt be investing in some more colours soon.

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                10.10.2008 20:13

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                rubbery lips for the day

                I'm not entirely sure how anyone manages to keep this stuff on their lips for even 2 hours... though I know its meant to last 16 hours, it won't even last 2 on me. The reason for this, is that I find this lipstick way too drying, even with the balm that they've provided with it. This lipstick consists of a permanent lip colour and a balm to apply over the top to keep the lips glossy looking and moist during the day. This lipstick comes in a variety of shades; from browns to reds to pink, neutrals and purple's. The colour selection is pretty good and the balms that come with the lipstick can also be bought separately. I guess they would have to sell the balm separately, as I nearly used half of mine in one day. You firstly apply the colour and wait for it to dry, say a minute or two. I did not like how this felt on my lips at all. It felt like a drying acrylic paint that wouldn't let me lips breathe. I also felt that I had to apply loads of the colour in order to get the desired intensity of colour I wanted. After the colour has dried, you'll need to apply the balm. Because my lips felt so dry after 5 minutes of wearing the balm, I'd have to keep reapplying. After one day of wearing this lipstick, I decided I couldn't wear it ever again as it just felt so drying and even with the balm on my lips just felt very rubbery and uncomfortable. That was a waste of 8 quid for me.

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                24.08.2008 14:33
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                Like all Maybelline products it does what it says on the tin

                I wanted a really good lipstick to wear at work that would withstand drinking, snacking and constant talking. I don't have time to refresh my make up so everything has to be long lasting and durable. I also wanted a subtle colour for daytime wear. I was obviously impressed by the 16 hour wear idea. Choosing a rose pink that matches my complexion nicely I found the double ended lipcolour easy to apply with a wand to apply the liquid colour at one end and a stick at the other. It has a rich depth of colour. The lipcolour feels very dry until you add the top coat via a stick This balm gives you the shine and conditions your lips with vitamin E. The lipcolour isn't greasy like some lipsticks and really does stay on. I think its a good price too, I paid £5.99 in Superdrug but it was on special offer. The RRP is £7.99 Overall I like this lipcolour, its easy to use I have always trusted Maybelline products and have never been let down by their brand. Maybelline Superstay lipcolour comes in a nice range of colours - grape juice, crimson crystal, forever heather, rose dust, soft taupe, sparkling fuschia and plum seduction.

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                  25.07.2008 16:08
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                  Great for lazy girls who like to party!

                  Being a fairly low maintenance girl who likes to look glam but really can't be bothered to put much effort in and definitely isn't going to be popping off to the loos to reapply make-up ever 10 minutes (I'm far too busy chatting) - the idea of lipstick that would stay past my first glass of wine or dunked digestive really appealed to me. (Those are different social occasions - I don't dunk in wine!) However, I did try a few 'long lasting' lipsticks before settling on this one. The obvious problem with ordinary classic lippy is that it comes off on your glass and anyone you snog, and the new problem with extra stay lipsticks is that they dry your lips. Maybelline Superstay does indeed stay on, and as long as you keep applying the moisturiser you should keep a decent pout for ages. You might argue that if you are going to reapply moisturiser you may as well reapply lipstick... but I would counter that lip balm is easy to do without a mirror, sneakily mid conversation, and doesn't require a full scale flounce off to the toilets. If you don't moisturise though, the colour bleeds to the edge of your mouth, and dries up - not sophisticated at all, and it is a bit like a spell a bad fairy would cast, woe betide you! I am a fan of this product, and have today bought my third. I really like the fact that the balm can be carried and purchased separately, as there is never enough with one pack. The 18 hour version has an integral balm (other end of the applicator) which I am not keen on. As others have already said, scrub it off before you go to bed, otherwise you are a sight to be seen in the morning!

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                    18.06.2008 18:36

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                    good value lipstick

                    WOW what can i say it actually does what it says on the box! I found this product by chance i was browsing in Boots trying to kill time before i started work when i walked down the aisle with the Maybelline products. I noticed it was on offer with extra advantage points and for £5.99 i thought why not! I bought the colour velvet red which looked dark and when i applied it it was even darker. You apply the lipstick first and allow it to dry which dries quite quick then you apply the lip balm on the top, i always forget to take the lip balm wth me and i was expecting the lipstick to come off but it didnt even with all the drinking. My fiance always hates it when i kiss him and he ends up wearing my lipstick but this time he didnt because it stayed on me. The only problem was i forgot to take my make up off before i went to bed and in the morning i was still wearing it and i found it hard to remove but i will buy this product again!

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                    A 2 step process for long lasting lip colour

                    I have tried a lot of lipsticks in my time. And like a lot of women i have a favorite, mine was a L'oreal shine gloss one that i got in France, when it run out i went hunting for another one. But like everything i find that i like they no longer made it! So i had to find another one, I tried a few duds and then i saw this one in Boots. PACKAGING ------------------ It comes in a silver and red box and states that it is 16 hour wear . It also states that it is a 2 step process. The number and colour is on the lid. On the back is the instructions. Inside you have the 2 products. The first one you can see through the window at the front of the box. This is the colour, it is in a long container but as usual there is more packaging than product! The applicator for the colour is a small brush pad thingy. The second tube is the shine balm and you get a bit more of this(not much more). The container is silver plastic and looks a bit cheap.The actual shine balm is white and looks a bit like a lip salve. DIRECTIONS ------------------ Step one: Apply a thin layer of the colour to the lips ( where else!) Allow to dry completely, about 2 minutes. Step two: Apply the lip balm generously and then re-apply when needed. They also say to use the 2 products together for best results. You can use make up remover to take off but an oil based one is recommended. USING ------------- Ok, for once i actually did what the directions told me. I applied the colour first, it went on quite smooth and i did notice the colour did look a bit darker than i thought it was.I also noticed it had a really nice smell. After a minute i suddenly felt that my lips were very dry, the closest i can describe it is it felt like a face pack when it is dry and your face feels tight. This did feel a bit weird. After the 2 minutes i felt my lips and they were bone dry and felt a bit shriveled, no colour came off on my hand. Then i added the shine balm and that felt much better. It also looked really good. The colour seemed to die down a bit as well. The first time i used it and i was going out for the night. I took the shine balm with me and re-applied it about 3 times that night. The colour stayed on even after a few drinks. When i got home the colour was still on, it had now been on about 6 hours. I was quite impressed. Then i had to take it off, I used a oil based remover and scrubbed. It did come off eventually, the next morning my lips felt a bit funny ( proberly all that scrubbing!). The next time i used it was for work and i must admit i won't be wearing it again all day, my lips felt very dry a lot and i had to keep applying the balm. It did last about 8 hours before i had to take it off because it was getting on my nerves a bit. RANGE ------------ 401 morello cherry 407 soft taupe 409 timeless brown The one i am using. 410 nude pink 413 rose dust 415 grape juice 412 spice pink 416 absolute plum 417 forever heater 418 blushing pink 424 plum seduction 427 velvet red 419 raspberry 423 dawn pink 430 chocolate 431 soft pink PRICE ---------- Actually i thought this was quite reasonable at £5.99. If you shop around you may get it cheaper. MY VERDICT ------------------- I do like this one but (there is always a but!) I do only wear it at night when i am going out. To be honest the longest i have had it on for is 8 hours but it didn't come off i did take it off. The lip balm is running out a lot faster than the colour and i would go for a different colour next time, a bit lighter. Also it does feel a bit weird when you take it off. All in all it does work and at least on the rare occasions that i kiss the other half i don't leave sloppy lipstick marks on him! Property of madmum71 and Lisa 8871

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