This is a quick post to share my thoughts on Maybelline’s new SuperStay 14 Hr Lipstick. Before I get started, let me just say that I won’t be switching my allegiance to Maybelline from Revlon.

I was walking through Walmart looking for a specific shade of Revlon’s Lip Butters (I’m still obsessed) and spotted a Maybelline display with new products. I read about them, before-hand, so I knew what they were. I haven’t tried their StainGloss yet due to some negative reviews I’ve read. (The idea is really cool!) But I probably will as curiosity shall get the best of me!

Let me rundown the things I loved:

  • The color. I picked Ravishing Rouge, which was a bright red. I lucked out because you can’t really tell from the packaging what shade you’re getting.
  • The application. It went on really smooth!
  • The color payoff. Very pigmented. So, if you’re looking for a toned-down look, these may not be for you.

These are kind of like my beloved Revlon Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in that you should let them set for a couple of minutes, then you’re good to go. I only had it on for a little while, but I started drinking some pop, and there was very little transfer. More than the Revlon lippie I just mentioned, but not much at all.

I want to say that these could last 14 hours, but I’d be lying because I wasn’t able to test it that long. Let me tell you why…

There’s really only one thing I do not like, but it’s a huge one! I’m not sure if it was just the one I bought, but my tube has a really strong scent and taste. And I mean major! Not a good one either. I’m not typically one of those people who scents bother, but this was one was off the charts to the point that I can’t see myself buying any more of this product.

I started drinking my Mt. Dew and I almost gagged because that strong smell morphed into a terrible taste as well. I was done! I immediately wiped the product off my lips, exfoliated, then sat down to write this post!

I’ve heard that sometimes strong scents are a sign of a bad batch, so I hope that’s what it is, but I’ll never know because I won’t be spending my money to see if it was a one time deal or not.

A shame, because, everything else seemed to be going well!

Anyone else tried this product? Let me know your thoughts!