I am always on a hunt for a lipstick which lasts long without any reapplication so when I got Maybelline 24 hour stay lipstick I was excited to try because I have seen people raving and it claims to stay on lips for 24 hours.
This is a two-step process in applying lipstick. First you need to apply the lipstick and then after it dries you need to apply the balm to seal the moisturizer.
First time when I saw these I thought they were glosses because there was no mention of its formula but when I tried the lipstick they dried out completely matte and I was totally surprised. However the major concern for me here was it takes forever to dry matte. I literally had to wait 2-3 minutes to dry it matte and then apply the balm which comes along with it for giving a nourishing and moisturized lips. It does what it claims but when the balm is applied the lipstick doesn’t look matte anymore. It gives kind of a sheen finish which I am not a big fan so when I applied the next time I just skipped the balm part and just the lipstick try as I love the matte which it gives. However it was not at all comfortable on my lips. My lips were kind of pulling, felt super dry and stretchy. So again next time I tried it with the balm prior to lipstick application and this time it was super matte and comfortable on my lips. The staying power is actually really good. It lasted me throughout the day for at least 8 hours with little fading here and there but that’s really fine with me considering a drugstore brand. As tried this lipstick different ways and the staying power was equally good. Loved that!
Without the lip balm application
With the lip balm application
I got these in the shade Keep up the flame and Constant toast. I loved the Keep up the flame shade which is nice deep red color and a shade which is universally flattering. I dint like the Constant toast as it was too light for my skin tone and completely washed me out but it’s a really gorgeous nude shade and I am pretty sure it will look flattering on other skin tones.
The packaging is plastic with a lipstick and lip balm on each end. The applicator of the lipstick is really comfortable in applying and easy to use. For a drugstore brand this is a good buy as it’s really affordable and is really long lasting.
Have you used this before? Which is your favorite 24 hour long lasting lipstick?
Disclosure: I received this product from influenster in exchange for an honest review. Thoughts and opinions are my own 100% unbiased an honest.