Maybelline Superstay 14 Hours Lipstick in Always Plum – There’s nothing like a quick swipe of lipstick to instantly change your look, and sometimes even your mood. Plumy lips are hot for fall; this deep hue is surprisingly flattering on many skin tones and is perfect for making a statement. Dark and daring-plum lips really complement a lot many Indian skin tones. So when I thought of picking a plum lippy for myself I decided to get a Maybelline Superstay 14 hours – Always Plum for me due to two reasons- the first being lovely matte plum shade and secondly 14 hours stay claim and I really am a sucker of long staying makeup products. Lets see how it fared on me.
About Maybelline Superstay 14 Hours Lipstick in Always Plum :-
14HR Lipstick with an ultra-lightweight formula:
- Stays fresh, light, and comfortable.
- Super rich color that lasts for 14 hours.
- Pigments are enveloped in a longwearing system.
- 16 long wearing shades
Application: Apply your lip color by starting in the centre of your upper lip. Work from the centre to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then, glide across the entire bottom lip.
Price: 525 INR for 3.3 gm.You can buy it online.
Shelf Life: 2.5 years.
Shade: This shade is a very pretty plum shade very apt for its name. It has got deep plumy tones with slight mauve tones.
Packaging: Maybelline 14 hr super stay lipsticks comes in a bullet shape with a white cap and the bottom half of the tube clearly displays the shade. This unique packaging makes it easily distinguishable. The shade name is printed on the bottom of the lipstick.
My take on Maybelline Superstay 14 Hours Lipstick in Always Plum:
First of all the shade. This shade is a very wearable muted plum which either you can layered singly for a sophisticated and subtle look or swipe on heavily- when it deepens and darkens and give a more dramatic look. The lipstick brightens up the face instantly, is perfect for winters, and as I’ve already mentioned it compliments my dusky skin tone beautifully. Although it glides on easily on the lips but the texture is not buttery smooth.
Pigmentation is amazing, just a swipe and you are good to go. Equally amazing is the staying power. Although it stands nowhere near the claims of 14 hour stay but it is definitely there for 5-6 hours on your lips without touch-ups and then starts fading. It fades evenly without leaving any stains. As with other matte lipsticks this beauty neither smudges, nor bleeds and never seeps into fine lines.
Two things which I don’t like are packaging and smell. The packaging is pretty simple with the tube being the shade of the lipstick. The top white cap is a bit flimsy and loosens after a few usages thus it is not a travel friendly packaging. It has got a weird artificial fruity fragrance but the good thing is that it fades away few minutes after application. Then one more concern- It feels a little drying and lips feel a little stretchy post application, so you need to hydrate your lips before application. Thus it may feel a little sticky or tacky owing to its matte finish. Since it is a long stay lipstick, it tends to dry your lips after a while if used alone i.e. without lip balm underneath.
Maybelline Superstay 14 Hours Lipstick in Always Plum Swatches:
What I like about Maybelline Superstay 14 Hours Lipstick in Always Plum:
- The shade is very pretty wearable plum.
- Impressive staying power of 5-6 hours although not 14 hours as per claims made
- Does not bleed or budge at all.
- Extremely pigmented.
- Never seeps into fine lines.
- Does not transfer post application.
- No feathering, glides evenly on lips.
- Indian skin tones can easily flaunt this beautiful plumy shade.
- Sets to beautiful matte finish.
- Easily available.
What I dont like about Maybelline Superstay 14 Hours Lipstick in Always Plum:
- Texture is not buttery smooth, sometimes when don’t have well moisturized lips you may have to drag it for proper application.
- Weird smell.
- Boring packaging.
- A bit pricey.
- Sometimes feel drying if used without lip balm.
Shall I recommend this? Yes I do. Have you tried Maybelline Superstay 14 Hours Lipstick in Always Plum?