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.
Maybelline’s new range of SuperStay 14Hr Lipsticks come in 20 shades. The shade Perpetual Peony is reviewed, below.
This lipstick comes in a bullet-shaped, plastic tube that displays the color of the lipstick inside.
Perpetual Peony is a bright, blue-based pink. The color applies opaquely and initially leaves a sheen but the dries to a semi-matte finish. You can see the different in finish between the photo of the color swatched versus the photo of it applied to the lips.
The lipstick is slightly stiff in the tube, but doesn’t drag or skip. The formula has minimal emollience, so while it won’t dry out your lips, don’t expect it to give them moisture. The lipstick has a very, very slight tackiness to it when you press your lips together, but you otherwise won’t notice any stickiness.
The product also has a strong, sugar candy scent that is noticeable when you’re applying the lipstick but dissipates after it’s applied.
The distinguishing feature of this lipstick is Maybelline’s claim that it will last for 14 hours. I didn’t have to wear the product for 14 hours to see that it wouldn’t live up the the company’s claims (products like this never do). But, it is much longer-wearing than your average lipstick. The drier-than-normal formula helps the color adhere to the lips. The surface layer of the lipstick will transfer if you’re eating or drinking, but the color will still remain on the lips. The formula is also water-resistant. While the color won’t last a full 14 hours, it will last a good 4-5 hours even if you’re eating or drinking, which is much longer than your typical wear-life. Even after 5 hours, the color will hold on for another 2-3 hours, just not as intensely as when it is first applied.
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
This product doesn’t drag on the lips and applies opaquely, so application is hassle-free.
For $8-11 (depending on your store), you get 3.3 grams (0.12 ounces) of lipstick. This is an average-to-high price for a long-wearing drugstore lipstick.