Maybelline Superstay Lip Color Review and Swatches (Stash)

I wrote this post on 24th of November, but never got around to taking the photos until today.

I have the older 16-hour wear ones. The new formula out right now boasts 24-hour wear.

As someone who always forgets to reapply lipstick, I'm always looking for long-lasting, non-drying lip colour products. I have a friend who always wears Maybelline Superstay Lip Color, so I decided to give it a try many moons ago. I must have used this only a couple of times before I gave up on it cos it didn't feel comfortable on my lips. Since I'm shopping the stash, I thought I'd give it a full day's wear to decide whether to keep it or condemn it to the bin.

Maybelline Superstay Lip Color is a 2-step lip product with liquid lip color on one end and a lip balm on the other end.


My bare lips for reference:
Yesterday, I wore 774 Cinnamon to work. It seemed a reddish brown shade to me, but it went progressively pinker on my lips throughout the day, especially with the balm on top.

Today, I wore 755 Plum which was more pink than plum on me. I actually bought this colour first but found it was too pink on my lips. These days I'm getting into brighter colours so I am really digging this colour. It's probably too cool for my warm skin tone, but I'm no good at colour coordination and as long as I'm comfortable wearing it, I'm happy.


Here are the swatches (I was a bit overzealous with the colour correction):

I know these kinds of products can be drying, so I used Suvana Lip Balm for a few minutes before blotting that off and applying Maybelline Superstay in Cinnamon 774. It felt pretty heavy when I first put it on, and especially after I went over the bits where I was too light-handed. I had to leave it to dry for about 3 minutes before I went over it with the included lip balm.

I did re-apply the balm whenever my lips felt slightly uncomfortable. Maybe about 6 times in the 10 hours that I wore it. There was a lot of fading, but it was barely noticeable because the colours were close enough to my natural lip colour so the stain left behind was enough to fake bright lips. The lip balm also helped give this illusion.

Removing the colour took a while. Shu Uemura cleansing oil hardly budged it, but a bit of the bi-facil type Elizabeth Arden makeup remover did the trick.

I'm feeling more comfortable wearing it today. I probably applied it better, sheerer less going over mistakes. It feels less occlusive and there is less flaking. There is a lot more fading possibly because I had stir fry chicken and veg with rice for lunch. So if I were going out tonight, I'd definitely remove and reapply.

Overall, I like that it lasted through a normal work day and it's not too drying. I'm keeping both and I might give the newer formulation a try.

Update: Since November, I've been hooked on much nicer formulations. I still won't throw* these out until they start to separate or smell odd, but they probably won't get as much use as I thought they would back in November.

*I'm loathe to throw away makeup these days. I'm still regretting tossing out dark lipsticks and bright eyeshadows when I hopped on the neutral bandwagon, because now I'm having to re-buy similar stuff!


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