The one counter I never miss to go while shopping is Maybelline. Every time I go and ask for any new launch, there will be one. Without any hype or fuss, Maybelline keeps on launching new stuff here. This time it was their “Super Stay 24 Color 2-Step Lipcolor” range. This range consists of 10 shades, varying from reds to pinks to plums to nudes. I really liked all the shades in this range as they are bright and bold colors, ideal for the upcoming festive season. More than colors, I was drawn toward their claim of “24-hour super stay” and the “2-step application method of lip color and balm.” I picked the shade “065 Constantly Cabernet,” and let us get to know about it.
Price: INR 600 for 2.3 ml of lipcolor and 1.8 g of lip balm [BUY HERE: Maybelline New York Super Stay 2 Step Lipsticks, Constantly Cabernet]
Shelf Life: 2 years
Product Description: Meet the 24hr lipcolor that stretches the limits of longwear. No other longwear lasts longer. Period! Micro-flex formula glides on and looks gorgeous all day. No crumbling, no caking, no fading, no feathering, no transferring. Two steps in 1 convenient tube.
Instructions for Use:
My Experience with Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color 2-Step Lipcolor 065 Constantly Cabernet
Packaging: This lipcolor comes in a sleek white dual-ended tube with one end having the lipcolor and the other end having the lip balm. The lipcolor comes in a see-through tube, making it convenient to identify the actual color of the product, while the lip balm comes in a white tube. The lipcolor is secured with a twist-up cap, while the lip balm is secured with a pull-up cap. The packaging looks too classy, with the connector holding all the glossy prints. It is indeed a compact, travel friendly packaging. The sponge-tip applicator picks the right amount of product and is quite handy to apply the color on the inner corners. It is housed inside a plastic container, and all information is printed on it.
- Lipcolor: This lipcolor comes in a liquid form and has a creamy texture. It applies really smooth and evenly on the lips. It is a bit thin and nicely pigmented. Single swipe is enough to give a full-on opaque coverage even on pigmented lips. Layering will make it heavy and patchy. There is no scope for mistakes as this lipcolor dries off pretty quickly. Lining the lips will solve this issue if you are doubtful.
- Lip balm: This clear lip balm has a soft and balmy texture. It applies smoothly on the lips. This lip balm is so lightweight. It does not feel sticky and overly glossy. It keeps the lips hydrated and nondrying.
Shade: “065 Constantly Cabernet” is a proper plum color perfect for Indian skin tones. It is blue toned and has more of purple undertones. This color instantly brightens up my face; I am MAC NC 45 and Maybelline Fit Me! 330 Toffee Caramel! It is a must-have color for medium deep skin tones. I am quite enjoying this shade, which is quite appropriate for the upcoming festive season.
The following are swatches of all 10 shades available in this range:
Performance: As the name suggests, it has a 2-step lipcolor application method. First, apply the lipcolor on the lips. As the color dries off quickly, it needs a proper and fast application. As it dries off, the lipcolor becoming very sticky and uncomfortable. It has a bit of sheen when freshly applied but settles down to a completely nontransferable matte finish in 2 minutes. Now is the time to apply the lip balm. It becomes so transferproof that there will be no color transfer even on the lip balm. No flaking, no caking, no fading, no drying, no transferring, nothing! The lipcolor is set on your lips for the next 24 hours; yes, the claim is so true!
The lip balm keeps the lips hydrated, making this longwear lipcolor so comfortable to wear. It does not highlight any fine lines on the lips nor does it settle into them. It can survive any kind of food. It never needs reapplication. However, the lip balm needs reapplication after lunch or after few hours to maintain the hydration. The lips will never feel drying; indeed the thought of wearing a lipcolor gets vanished as you can never feel it at any point of time. Moreover, this lipcolor stays perfectly without any mess.
Some may not like the glossiness of balm to a matte lipcolor, but it will eventually settle down to a matte finish. Avoiding lip balm and wearing just the lipcolor will not work. The downside is lesser quantity of lip balm compared to the lipcolor, because there are all chances of running out of lip balm far faster than the lipcolor. Another downside is removing the lipcolor from the lips. An oil-based makeup remover is a must. Even then it is very hard to remove the stain from the lips. Overall, it is a long-lasting lipcolor that does not fade or transfer.
Pros of Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color 2-Step Lipcolor 065 Constantly Cabernet
- Beautiful plum shade with purple undertones
- Classy packaging
- Highly pigmented
- Gives a true matte finish
- Feels so comfortable and nondrying with the lip balm
- 24-hour super stay claim is so true
- No flaking, no caking, no fading, no drying, no transferring
Cons of Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color 2-Step Lipcolor 065 Constantly Cabernet
- Lipcolor as such is sticky and drying
- Layering feels heavy and patchy
- Very hard to remove
- Less quantity of lip balm
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color 2-Step Lipcolor 065 Constantly Cabernet
Super Stay 24 Color 2-Step Lipcolor range gets my vote! I like longwear lipcolors, and this range is excellent; probably, the best and affordable longwear ones in the market. This lipcolor has become my favorite, and I love how it looks on my lips. I just want to ditch all my lipsticks and stock up all lipcolors from this range; should I say anything about repurchasing 😉