Maybelline is not my brand of choice, when it comes to makeup. It’s nothing against their company; they just tend to be out of my price range. They are more expensive which makes me question whether they are worth the extra dough. But, I am I am surprisingly happy/hooked on Maybelline’s Super Stay 24 Color Lipstick. I picked up the Keep It Red shade for my most recent outing to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I thought it would be fun to have red lips like Dr. Frankenfurter’s. When I looked at the the packaging, I worried that it would run out fast, since it had 2 steps/was 2 sided. There is much more in the container than it appears though. The color is also vivid, and (unlike other lipsticks) it dries the same color as the packaging shows. This is exactly what I was hoping for!
In the interest of making shopping easier on other people, I decided to write out a review as I tried out this new (to me) product.
Over a period of 24 hours, I made notes of my experience with the lipstick. Here are some of the highlights.
It goes on like lip gloss (liquid wand application) but dries like lipstick.
The color matches the outside.
The lipstick was not heavy or thick, so I wasn’t constantly thinking about the fact that I was wearing makeup.
I did not have to continually reapply the lipstick throughout the day.
There was little to no smudging or rubbing-off when eating, drinking, and kissing.
I received compliments all night on how great the lipstick looked.
It did not dry out my lips too much.
The lipstick only lasted 16 hours, instead of a full 24 hours.
After 12 hours, it started having a sticky feeling which was unpleasant (though not unbearable).
I could not apply chapstick over-top to rehydrate my lips because it took away the smear-resistant quality. (I have naturally dry lips.)
This lipstick, despite it not lasting as long as advertised, was high quality. The product’s good qualities outweighed the downfalls. I thoroughly enjoyed the way it looked and felt. My confidence sky-rocketed while wearing it. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a little boldness in their life.