I'm a big fan of Maybelline as a brand because of their mascara's, my favourite being this one! Other than that, I hadn't tried many products from their range, so these Mayelline Superstay 14hr Lipsticks were a bit of an impulse buy. I'm actually really impressed with them, especially with the rather outrageous claim of 14 hour staying power?
Let me tell you that deciding on only two from the twenty shades available was a pretty hard task, but I finally chose Stay With Me Coral and Persistantly Pink. I prefer to wear deep/bold shades rather than nudes or pale colours which tend to make me resemble something from The Walking Dead! So these two shades really caught my eye, and I love the pink!
The packaging is a little different from your usual lipstick, its so pretty, with it's transparent base and chrome styling. Upon opening the lipsticks I instantly noticed they have the most amazing Strawberry scent, I personally really like this, but some people may find it a little sickly. The lipsticks have an initial matte look but once swatched you can see they are a little glossy. Surprisingly they applied really smoothly and didn't tug my lips. They have a lightweight feel and aren't sticky.
Maybelline Superstay 14hr Lipstick Stay With Me Coral - 430 is a gorgeous peachy coral shade, which does have a slight shimmer effect, but nothing too dramatic and is barely noticeable upon application as you can see from the photo's above. Maybelline Superstay 14hr Lipstick Persistantly Pink - 190 is a deep plum-pink, again it does have a slight shimmer. The colour pay-off is intense for both shades, even after just one swipe. I will also mention that the formula doesn't transfer easily onto surfaces, so great for a night out when you're drinking/eating etc.
Now, onto the wear... I have worn both lipsticks on several occasions and I can confirm that they do indeed last for 14hours, but by this time you will have patchy colour and peeling. I'd say that to keep the colour and finish as intended, you would probably need to re-apply after around 6 hours of wear(including eating and drinking) which isn't bad at all! Using a good lip scrub and balm after wearing is advisable.
I would definitely advise trying them if you're looking for a rich colour and staying power but with a lightweight, non-sticky feel! These lipsticks are available at Boots and Superdrug and retail at only £6.99 each!