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This week I received the CozyVoxBox from Influenster, filled with coupons and a few really great new products. I decided to test out the Maybelline SuperStay 24 Color Longwearing Lip Color first.
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I initially described it to my sisters as a lip stain, but after having worn it, I realize that is inaccurate. It doesn't stain your lips, it covers them in an oil-based color that comes of with relative ease when you use an oil-based makeup remover.
The original SuperStay that I received was an incredibly bright (think 1940s style) red that was not my style at all and I couldn't wear because I felt like it made my face look wrong. I'm a big fan of natural looking makeup and this just didn't suit me. This is where my first (and really only) complaint comes in.
In my quest for a more "me" color, I first found this one:
Based on the packaging, I expected a light pink. Unfortunately for me, when I opened it and put it on, I found out it was more of a bubblegum or Barbie pink. Again, not my style. I was, needless to say, not happy and a bit annoyed with the inaccuracy of it's appearance.
My third color is actually perfect. After spending a good bit of time standing in front of the display, opening and inspecting every color I thought might be appropriate for me, I found Cinnamon Toast. Odd name; splendid color. It's a more shimmery, pretty version of my natural lips and that's what I wanted.
I put it on immediately and was thrilled! This product is actually a 2 step process: 1. apply color and let it dry (takes about 2 minutes) 2. apply clear coat. Then you can reapply the clear anytime you feel your lips are dry. Just like chapstick (my typical lip coverage).
I've never had to reapply the color. It lasts through multiple meals, bottles of water, kisses (toddler and husband alike), and even came out flawless after my shower! I was especially impressed by that last bit.
I'm not a typical lip color girl, because I always felt like the upkeep all day was too much work. With SuperStay 24, I put it on once and I'm set for the day! I love it <3