Being the lazy woman that I am, I strongly believe longwear lipsticks are a boon. Usually weird thoughts like whether I've eaten my lipstick, whether I need to touch up go through my head when I'm out. And long wear lipsticks (whether they promise what they claim or not is another issue! ;)) ) assure me that I don't need to be bothered about my lips. So when Maybelline launched their SuperStay range I knew for sure that they were here to stay! (pun intended) :P
Maybelline has been hitting the right note or atleast they know how to make us all burn a hole in a pocket :P with all their recently launched products. Not only did they launch fantabulous products in terms of quality, but they also launched a variety of products to satisfy all their loyal customers.
Price: 525 INR for 3.3g (a little pricey for lesser quantity compared to other Maybelline lipsticks??)
Packaging: The lipstick comes in a really cute tube with a white cap and transparent lower half through which the color of that particular lipstick can be seen.
Color: In terms of the colors in this range, there is something for everybody. You can check the swatches here. This particular one, Infinitely Fuchsia is a super intense, bright fuchsia.
My grandmom, mom and I were trying to figure out what this lipstick smells like and guess what it slightly smells of cough syrup! :D My grandmom recently had her cataract done and when I took the lipstick next to her to identify the frangrance, she asked me what I was doing with a cough syrup!! :P
I've noticed that there is a slight transfer of the lipstick to the glass while drinking water. But that didn't affect the color on my lips. I tried removing the lipstick with several things (I experimented on my hand :P). The lipstick didn't budge when I used cream but was completely removed when I used the Lakme Bi Phased Remover.
When I applied it, it glided on my lips like a satin lipstick would but stuck/adhered to my lips like a matte lipstick would do. In the beginning it looked pretty okay, but after a few minutes, my lips became dry and my lower lips started shrivelling up; I tried applying a lipbalm over it and that solved the problem of the dryness but the matte effect disappeared and I wasn't sure if the lipstick would last as long as it was supposed to.
The fine lines showed up pretty badly.But I guess thats how long wear lipsticks are, aren't they? Exfoliating your lips and a lipbalm is a definite much needed preparation, but despite that there is still a little dryness (atleast I faced dryness!) when this is applied.
Now coming to the 14 Hour Staying Power, yes! it is partially true. True in the sense, it lasted for a longer time than lipsticks usually do, but not 14 hours. I tried it last Saturday morning, left it on till the end of the day. It lasted on me for 7 hours and faded off and mind you, it didn't fade off evenly. It was patchy.
Final Word: 14 hours staying power is something that would have made my life easier but sad to say, I'm on my way.. 14 hours is just a claim. :D