I recently received this Maybelline Superstay 14hr wear Lipstick after winning a competition run by 'Fab' magazine, which I entered on Facebook.
First and foremost, the packaging is really quite sleek and handbag friendly although for some reason I kept thinking it was a gloss and then getting surprised when I opened it and discover all over again its a lipstick - this has seriously happened every time I have opened it!
An important note, this is the yummiest smelling lipstick I've ever came across, it has such a lovely fruity scent that kept me going back to sniff it!
The lipstick itself had a lovely teardrop shape tip which allows for neat application, especially round the Cupid's bow area.
The colour I was given was 'Ultimate Blush' and although in the tube it looked like a 'just been kissed' kinda rose, on application it actually had a lot more of a shimmer to it. I've tried to show on the picture below how shimmery it was.
The texture was quite nice but I felt it leaned towards the drier side of things, possibly the reason why there was so much shimmer to try and give off a glossier finish?
The longevity was not the 14 hours claimed but more like 6 which is still pretty reasonable. After eating and drinking the shimmer vanished and left more of a lip stain effect behind.
I think that this would perhaps last longer if you do the apply, blot, apply method. Worth a try!
The only downfall to this I felt, was the shimmer, I felt it made me look older!
I've since given this to my boss as I felt it was right up her street and she loves it, she loved the fact that the colour was still there, as a stain, at 2pm after putting it on at 8am.
Do you have a long lasting lip hero?