Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Beauty Review - Maybelline Superstay 18 Hour Wear in 510 Red Passion

Red lipstick - it is one of the cornerstones of a vintage look and there is no getting away from it.  While I dabble with Coral and Rose and Pink and Plum my heart belongs to Ruby...

The problem however, with such a strong colour, is that it is more obvious when the colour transfers to your cup, cigarette, lover...and thus also more obvious when it has worn off your lips.  Not a good look.


Following a recommendation from one of the most perfect looking vintage gals around I recently invested in Maybelline's 18 Hour Superstay lipstick in Red Passion (colour 510).  Its one of those double ended (phnar) things with the colour in a lip gloss type pot with a sponge applicator on one side and a clear gloss on the other.

The packaging is quite nice actually, not as cheap looking as similar products from L'Oreal and Max Factor, despite Maybelline being a cheaper range.

I tried it first on Saturday afternoon, I was heading over to a friends for 6pm and so got ready at about 4pm (I like to faff, so tend to get ready early and then have plentiful faffing time after).  I used a lip liner (MAC Cherry) just around my lips and filled in with this.  The colour is a perfect match for the MAC pencil.  Once the Maybelline was dry I applied a very light amount of the gloss, let it settle and then used my usual MAC Ruby Woo over the top.  I then headed our the door for funtimes with the Vintage Mafia.

Luckily, given I didn't take any lippy with me, it lasted a good 12 hours, through eating and a lot of drinking.  And I really do mean a lot.  This is me, very drunk at about 3am, posing about and still with my lippy on.  Huzzah.  And around 40% of it was still there when I crawled from my bed some 10 hours later...



Yesterday I tried it without the Ruby Woo on top.  The pic below shows my lips just after applying, not a great photo as my camera is useless but you can see that its a strong, clean red.


It lasted a good 12 hours again, even through the eating of a very greasy pizza.

Sadly I haven't given it the kissing test, but when I do I'll let y'all know.


I have to say I'm very impressed with it, great colour, not as drying as expected and it does last very well!  A bargain at between £6-8 (cheaper online, as all things are!).  I might even give some of the other colours a go...

Below is a silly I took while trying to get a lipstick image - just for your amusement n'all.

12 comments:

  1. Well, with a thumbs up from you and Fay both, time to invest, methinks!

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  2. Methinks Hannah uses it too...but I could be wrong.

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  3. Hmm, I may have to try this! I usually don't buy Maybelline (I'm a Revlon lady ;D), but a lovely red that really lasts would be grand!

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  4. I have given it the kissing test, and yes, it will not transfer! The only way to get it off is with make up remover. I LOVE the long wear lipsticks now and find the less expensive drug store kind are better than Mac.

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  5. Oooh great tip, I'll be buying this one for sure (I usually get Ruby Woo EVERYWHERE. Lipstick klutz) x

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  6. Hannah recommends it too, yes she does! It's an absolute beast to get off though - several applications of cold cream work best for me but Fay swears by baby oil.

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  8. Wow! Sounds good. Wonder if I can get it here? Thanks for the review =D
    -Andi x

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  9. went to bed with it on last night after a night of red wine drinking and its all still there this morning and it didn't smear over the silk pillows. Genius. I find Ponds cold cream gets it off. I'm a total Ponds convert.

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  10. The last photo is amazing. Nice colour of lipstick!

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