Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beauty Review: Maybelline Super Stay 14 HR Lipstick & 10 HR Stain Gloss

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How many times do you apply your lipstick or lipgloss over and over in a day? For me I’d have to say at least about 3-4 times sometimes even 5!  But with Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick and Super Stay 10 Hour Stain Gloss it was a lot less than that!  I got to try out a few of these and I must say that I’m pretty impressed with their staying power.  Find out what I liked and didn’t like about these lippies!

Super Stay 14 HR Lipstick
“Meet the 14HR lipstick that won’t weight you down.  Super rich colour with super staying power.  No dragging.  No drying.  No letdowns at all.”

I’d have to say that I was very impressed with these lipsticks.  The above description says it all.  I loved that when I applied it on it glided on effortlessly.  The consistency is not creamy but just really smooth.  I guess you can say it is a little slippery but not messy at all!  The lipstick settles really quickly on the lips but is not overly drying and does not settle into the fine lines or cracks.  The colour payoff is amazing!  The colours are rich and true to the actual lipstick in the tube.  Two colours that I got to try were 030 Never Ending Nude and 065 Ravishing Rouge.  I’m a nude lipstick junkie so I was excited to try Never Ending Nude.  But when I opened the lipstick I was a little disappointed to see shimmers in there as I’m not a fan of shimmery or glittery lipstick.  I thought I’d give it a try anyway and I must say that I actually really like how it looks on my lips.  I think this has changed my view on shimmery lips and I may be open to buying more shimmery colours.  Ravishing Rouge is a beautiful typical red lipstick.  You can probably find this same colour in other brands but with this one you get a really long lasting effect.  

Neverending Nude, Ravishing Rouge

I’m not sure if these actually last 14 hours like Maybelline claims but they did last at least 8 with me with probably 1 or 2 touch ups mostly after eating a meal or sipping on something to drink.  Even after eating or drinking the lipstick gave me a nice stain on the lips that managed to stay on there for at least another day!  I even had to scrub my lips with a toothbrush just to get the stain off!  That’s how crazy long lasting these are!  The downside of this lipstick would have to be its smell.  I can’t help but be reminded of cough syrup every time I put it on.  But as the day goes on I guess I get use to the smell.  Other than the smell these lipsticks are awesome!

Super Stay 10 HR Stain Gloss
“Lasting colour.  Vibrant sheen.  Meet the first-ever 10HR stain gloss.  Shine enhancing formula glides on lightweight colour that won’t dry out.”

I’d have to say that these stain glosses remind me a lot like the Korres Liquid Lipsticks.  Both have that same cooling sensation when applying it on and both have the same texture.  I would describe it’s consistency as a thin liquid cream.  Maybelline Super Stay 10 HR Stain Gloss does not settle into fine lines and is not drying as well.  It also doesn’t feel like you have anything on the lips.  It’s almost like having a popsicle stain on your lips but with awesome colour payoff.  The colours I tried were 100 Pink Plush, 130 Refreshing Red and 140 Ruby Indulgence.  A lot of the colours look very similar to each other and I kinda wish there were was a bit more variety.  Perhaps a nude would be nice.  

 Plush Pink, Refreshing Red, Red Indulgence

These stains were really hard to come off!

One thing I absolutely love is the the way Maybelline’s Stain Gloss smells.  They all have the same smell which reminds me of sweet candy.  But here’s the downside they do NOT taste like candy which I really hate.  If you decide to get these try really hard not to lick your lips or you’re in for some disappointment.  The stains taste really bitter which is a total bummer.  It’s a good think I barely had to touch up with these cause I could not stand the taste!  Man if it weren’t for the taste of these I’d probaby go ahead and pick up some more.  But if you can get past the awful taste, go knock yourself out and get them!

By Donna Marie


Crystal B said...

I love these lipsticks! I have 085 Till Mauve do us part, a darker mauve with a fine shimmer; and 025 beige for good, a very nude, almost matte with no shimmer. These both have awesome colour payoff, the 025 reminds me of MAC's amplified creme formula, very full coverage. I used to have the Never ending Nude, but I accidentally had it in my pocket and washed it. It ruined all my clothes and was VERY hard to get out of some fabrics... But other than that I love them! Gotta go get more, and did I mention they look great with a layer of your favourite complimenting lip gloss? They do!

Anonymous said...

pretty shades

Anonymous said...

One deal with the gloss taste is I put it on then wipe my lips with water, leaving the stain but no taste. Actually I do that with all my stains, it's not as intense but you can layer and see what the fade down will look like.