We get swatchy with Maybelline’s SuperStay 24hr lip colours

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Maybelline’s new SuperStay 24-hour lip colour, R129,95, stretches the limits of longwearing lippie.

maybelline 24 hr, super stay
It’s micro-flex formula means it goes on and stays put without caking, crumbling or feathering.

I wore their pink, shimmery shade, Sparkling Fuchsia, over the weekend and was very impressed with its serious ‘stay put-ability’. After applying it, you need to wait a good two minutes for the shade to ‘set’. Next, you slick on a bit of the balm you’ll find attached  to the back of the double-ended wand.

Initially, I worried that swiping the balm over the colour would erode it somewhat, but it didn’t effect it in the slightest. It merely added a nice dose of moisture to my lips, because without it, I’d find the colour a bit drying. Still, I did notice that the very slight drying effect of Maybelline SuperStay is NOTHING compared to that of the ‘old school’ longwearing lippies of the 90’s. Clearly formulations have really evolved…

As far as wear goes, yes, some of the microglitter wore off throughout the day, but the actual colour itself survived lunch, supper, several drinks and kisses. I even made a point of wearing it to bed and when I woke up, it was still there without a smear or feather in sight.

To take it off, simply apply a few sweeps of an oil-based makeup remover. (I used Bio-Oil on a cotton pad and this worked out just fine…)

In all, this is without a doubt the most diehard longwearing lippie I’ve ever used. If you need colour that seriously sticks around, this is your new best friend.

Now lets take a look at the shades:

maybelline superstay swatches
From L to R: Sparkling Fuchsia, Red Passion and Cosmic Coral.
maybelline superstay 24
As above with flash.
From L to R: Timeless Brown, Soft Taupe and Dark Amber.
maybelline superstay swatches
As above with flash.
From L to R: Burgundy Bordeaux Infini, Absolute Plum and Grape Juice.
maybelline superstay
As above with flash.

A nice mix, right? Now tell us, which is your favourite?

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger (LipGlossIsMyLife.com). She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Maddy

    i love absolute plum , rich color and face needs little else

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    I agree with the longlasting stay promise with their lipstick, blends nicely smooth and does not crack on the lips when applying even with dry lips like mine. I got the the MAYBELINE COLOR SENSATION 025 (pinknplease). I must try this new superstay range.

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    The Burgundy, Plum and Grape are definitely my best!

    7 years ago •

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