Friday, February 8, 2013

Be Talk: Maybelline 14 Hour Superstay Lipstick "Stay with me coral" : Review and Swatch

Product name: Maybelline Superstay 14 Hour Lipstick

Price: 525 INR, 10.95 Euro

Weight/ Quantity: 33gm

Shade:  Stay with me coral , No. 430

See! even I keep promises! I said that I would post my views on the Maybelline 14 Hr superstay lipstick and here it is !

What the Maybelline website says about this Lipstick: 

Meet the 14HR lipstick that won't weigh you down.Super rich color with super staying power. No dragging. No drying. No letdowns at all.

Product Details(From the Maybelline Website)

Why You'll Love It

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
• 20 long wearing shades 

For Best Results

Apply your lipcolor by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

Me Talk:

I have mixed opinions about this lipstick. "Stay with me coral" is a soft coral pink with dollops of fluorescence in it.  Nowadays I opt for more formal shades of red and peachy browns rather than bright floral pinks which I used to like as a teenager. Well that rings a bell-yes-this color is very vibrant-one you would expect a 14 year old bubbly girl to happily flaunt in a friend's meet. But yes- this brings a pleasant change to my lipstick collection.


I dont like the texture much. From the look of the bullet-the lipstick looks matte. On applying it feels smooth-but not the kind of smoothness you find in a Maybelline Moisture Extreme lipstick. And after application, it feels sticky. 

Then comes the pigmentation. I wouldn't rate it as bad-but the lipstick doesn't deliver color uniformly. One would need at least  3-4 swipes to get the lips uniformly colored. This can cause quite a trouble- since more swipes would make the color look really loud. 

This took at least 5 swipes
And well-about the staying power-the word which highlights this range-I find it good. It survived a dish of lamb curry and garlic naan with raita and lassi (ahemm- my diet would put a dietician on diabetes :D). It faded a bit but stayed put. What I disliked is that it faded in patches. 

Pro Side:

1) Vibrant pink color. Would pep up a dull colored outfit or even a simple black one.

2) Stays put until you remove it with a makeup remover.

Down Side:

1) Lips feel sticky after applying and the stickyness sticks around :D

2) Without 3-4 swipes the color doesnt get uniformly applied. With 3-4 swipes, the color looks screaming loud!

3) Not drying but not moisturizing as well. If you have dry lips- RUN ! In fact my lips felt dry after about half an hour of application.

4) Fragrant like a teen diva's closet ! A con for me and many! If I open the tube in my office -my office mate might ask if I am having a fruit salad :D :D

5) Not really a lightweight formula-it feels sticky and heavy on application.

5) Overpriced for the quality and quantity

It looks entirely coral on my lips :/

Overall rating: 60% Buy if you only like the vibrant color and dont have pigmented or dry lips 


  1. Replies
    1. yaa-its the shade that drew me to buy it-but the sticky texture is a big let down :(

  2. very pretty shade girl... loving it

    1. thanks a lot girl!! yes the shade is indeed nice-I wish it had a texture like the maybelline moisture extreme/ color sensational range !

  3. looks lovely on u.... u got a cute face & pretty eyes :)

  4. It luks fab on the last pic.. but with so many cons..i don't think am getting this ! good to see you blogging :)

  5. i am loving this shade might give it a try despite the cons... the color and the packaging are so attractive to look at... <3 quite honest review :)

  6. great post! will tel my friend about your blog! :)

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  7. Thanks for the comment, following you back

  8. Love your blog! This colour is pretty on you!!
    It be great if we follow each other! :)


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