Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Maybelline superstay - The best i've ever tried.
Maybelline 18hr Superstay Lipstick
Member Name: rubarbandginger
Maybelline 18hr Superstay Lipstick
Advantages: Lots of shades to choose from, Stays put
Disadvantages: Can't think of any.
My Lip colour Journey:
My lips are strange in that they naturally are quite pale but the outer edges are dark making them look like they constantly have a line of lip liner around them. In the past when I have applied lipsticks or gloss they look strange as no-one including myself is used to me having one colour lips. Lip gloss I don't have time for now as I hate that feeling when you go out and your hair blows face and sticks in your glossed up lips.
Up until last week I was dreaming of wearing letter box red or dark purple vampy colour on my lips and never thought that it would be possible as lip colour doesn't stay where it's supposed to on my lips and bleeds quite badly, in the end I give up re-applying it as it's not worth the time or effort. Generally I stick to lip-balm on my lips and I wear a mixture of naturals to bright and metallic on my eyes, my make-up bag is brimming with mascara's, eye pencils, eye shadows and other make-up items but it is really badly lacking in lip products. With Christmas coming up I decided to try again to find something that I could wear on my lips and finish off my planned outfit.
So what made me buy Maybelline 18 hour lip colour? I saw an advertisement for another brands 'lip stain' with the balm on the end and thought it was a fantastic idea as there's nothing worse than having dry lips so I headed off to Ebay and started looking for that brand but it was really in demand. I accidently came across this and thought it must be similar, although it doesn't state that it's a lip stain, it definitely is.
As soon as it arrived I opened it up, the colour I purchased is shade number 280 and is called 'Magical Merlot' it's a deep plum with glittery bits in it. You screw open the lip colour end and apply it evenly just like you would for a lip gloss. Once that's applied and you are happy with it and it's dry you pull open the balm end and apply in the same way as you would a lip balm. I did think the colour was going to be a darker plum like the vampy colour I had always dreamed of but instead it was a natural looking plum. This is the only colour that I have applied that looks good straight away. The glitter in it isn't noticeable on the lips but it does make it look shiny even when it's not.
The application was easy and it's very hard not to get professional looking results the balm definitely keeps the lips moisturised but you do need to apply it regularly to keep your lips from drying. I tested this even further by taking a drink of juice straight away and only little specks of the glitter came off on the glass. I then tested later on with hot coffee and there was no residue on the cup and I also tested this when I went for a cigarette and again there was nothing. After around 8 hours it was still on my lips looking just as good as it did when it was originally applied.
Although this is one of the darker shades in the range I do feel I could wear this to work or out on the town, I have already decided that I am going to purchase more colours and have my eye on Active Rose, Cosmic Coral, Natural Beige and Red Passion. Making these choices where difficult as there are 26 shades in the range and if I'm being truly honest I want nearly all of them.
This smells quite nice and isn't too strong, I've been trying to think what the lip colour smells like and it smells a little bit fruity and slightly like tropical jam. The colour side twists open and you apply this like you would most other lip-gloss's, it has a wand so you can apply it easily and you only need a very thin layer of colour to give an even coverage. Once applied you pop the balm over the colour so you end up with glossy colour packed lips that really pack a punch without any funny aftertaste.
The original price of these is around £7 but I purchased mine for £2.50 brand new on Ebay. I don't know if I would have purchased this initially at the full RRP without trying it but now that I have tried and tested this I have already started planning which colours I must purchase next. If I wasn't able to purchase these cheaper on Ebay or Amazon I would without a doubt pay the full price and in all honesty it would be worth it.
I am in love with this product. It really has done what it was supposed to unlike other brands claims. I love the colours and how easy it is to apply; even if you're in a rush you can easily apply this. I now feel as though I am a mummy, it sounds silly but when I was growing up ladies who wore lipstick always made me think of someone who was a mummy. I grew up thinking that wearing high heels, wearing your hair down and wearing lipstick was what had to happen for someone to be 'grown up' I've managed the hair, the heels and now the lipstick (or lip colour). Silly really but for me that is just how I associated things. This really does last on the lips and you can continue your day as normal so eating and drinking aren't out of the question and you don't have to worry about re-applying it or if it's bled all over your face.
I definitely recommend this for everyone to try.
Price: £2.50 from Ebay
Colour: I purchased number 280 Magical Merlot.
Other colours available: There are 26 to choose from, each has a memorable name such as red passion, radiant ruby, wine shine, plum dream, wildberry, active rose, golden toffee, lilac glow, cosmic coral and soft taupe to name a few of them.
Summary: Maybelline the magical lip colour