Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review: Maybelline Superstay Lip Colour

Posted by Miss Makeup

 
Anyone who's been reading this blog would know that I'm a fan of drugstore beauty products. They're easy to get a hold of, and some of them perform better than high-end brands. But, of course, one simple drugstore product in Canada can set you back $20.

 
It's crazy. And I hate it when you lucky American girls complain that a lipstick cost $7. That's crazy cheap here.

 
I know that for the price I should just give in and buy high-end. But I live nowhere near a Sephora, and I'm so close to a drugstore that I could walk there. So it's just easier for me to get drugstore beauty products.

 
One drugstore beauty product I picked up today was Maybelline Superstay Lip Colour, about $15 with tax at Shoppers. I had a gift card, so it was ok. Now normally I just use lip balm or lip gloss. I hate lipstick... it just dries out my lips and most lipsticks turn bright red on me anyway. I've always hated my lips- they're not thin or anything, they're a good size for my face but they are too pigmented imo. A clear or pink gloss is all I usually use or sometimes I just use my Smackers Dr. Pepper lip balm for a rosy tint.

 
But I'm getting back into the whole dating thing and school and everything which for me means awkward moments where reapplying lipgloss every hour just isn't practical, but I still want to know that my lips don't look hideous. So I figured I'd give longwearing lipcolour another shot. I've tried a Joe Fresh lip stain with no luck and L'oreal's Infallible lipcolour which was a disaster. But I just don't give up! I picked up Maybelline's Superstay Lipcolour in Blush and Blossom.

 
Blush is a mlbb (my lips but better) shade for me. It's pink with a golden sheen to it.It's prettier than naked lips but looks very natural. Blossom is darker and a bit more pinkish. Blossom seems to have much better staying power than Blush; at the end of the day I had to scrub my lips with baby oil just to get Blossom off but Blush is gone by that time. I think Maybelline does sell a product to remove the lipcolour but I haven't seen it anywhere.

 
For those who aren't familiar with the process, you apply the lipcolour first with the doe foot applicator, then wait 2 minutes and apply the included lip balm.

Pros:
  • long-wearing
  • there are many great color options (most longwear lipcolours seem to come only in dark, harsh colors, but Maybelline's has a nice variety)
  •  nice fruity smell
  • not too drying
  • balm gives a healthy sheen to lips

Cons:
  • expensive for the amount of product
  •  lips can get a little dry if you don't remember to keep applying the balm.

1 comments:

Cinnabunnie on December 6, 2010 at 6:15 PM said...

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