Anyone who knows me will know that I’m a big fan of red lipstick. I’m talking bright bold red lips, whether it goes with the outfit or not (though I do generally ensure the outfit goes with the lips, rather than the other way round). The problem has always been keeping it bold and bright.
I’ve tried various brands and even tried sealing the colour with lipcote (it’s horrible by the way, feels horrible to wear and is quite dry, but it does work). I recently tried a lipstain pen, which worked pretty well until it dried out after a couple of weeks.
Last week I had a pretty grand function to attend and had planned my outfit around having red lips. Deciding I needed a new product, I schlepped down to Superdrug and began testing on my hand. One of the products I tested was Maybelline Superstay 24 Hours (£8.99). The others all smudged away relatively quickly, but sure enough, 24 hours later, there was still some Maybelline left on my hand.
Back I went to Superdrug and bought the Cherry Pie colour (deep bright red). The instructions tell you to apply the colour evenly, allow it to dry and then moisturise your lips with the balm provided. This colourless balm kept the lips glossy and moist, but does need topping up throughout the day/night. I found the product easy to apply, neat, and most importantly, long lasting.
I applied the colour at 5pm, spent the evening eating, drinking and dancing and, at 2am the colour was still bold and even. Gone are the days of that horrible look when your lipstick has faded, leaving only the lipline (vile!)
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone, particularly if, like me you like bright colours but don’t want the hassle of regular application. My only problem now is deciding which colour to buy next.