Our lips do so much in a day; smiling, eating, drinking, and for those of you who aren’t in a single slump such as myself, maybe even some kissing. Long-lasting lipsticks promise to last throughout the day without smudging or fading away. The question is can you add some serious staying power to your pout without subtracting some serious cash from your bank account?
Maybelline’s Super Stay 24hr lip color is a two-step lip gloss/balm combination that promises up to 24 hours of continuous wear. Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipstick is a one-step application that guarantees up to 8 hours of wear.
|Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in True Vintage|
Retails for approx. $6.99
|Maybelline Super Stay 24hr lip color in Cinnamon Stay|
Retails for approx. $12.99
I wore each color for one day without reapplying; these are the results.
|Maybelline after 12 hours|
|Rimmel after 6 hours|
The Maybelline contender stayed put relatively well, the balm wore off at the same rate as any lip balm would, but the color had hardly faded after 12 hours. Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipstick on the other hand hardly lived up to its promised 8 hours of wear, most of the color had faded after 6 hours leaving only the edges of my lips outlined, not such a good look.
You may have to reapply the balm throughout the day, but even without it, Maybelline’s Super Stay 24hr lip color doesn’t dry out your lips, which is a big plus. I’m not sure if it could last the promised 24 hours, but it would definitely make it through date night. The verdict: splurge.