Maybelline Superstay 24hr Color in Burgundy (#585) is a deep, dark, red-wine burgundy colour that is packaged in a dual ended tube. The lipstick colour twists off one end of the tube and has a colts-foot applicator. At the other end of the tube is a slide out, retractable lip balm.
To apply the product, use the colts-foot applicator to spread a thin layer of colour evenly over both lips. Don’t rub your lips together as the colour will go patchy. Wait a full two minutes for the colour to dry before applying the low-shine moisturising lip balm over the top. This will stop the colour from feeling sticky or tacky.
This lipstick was very disappointing and didn’t live up to expectations, especially since Maybelline’s website states “No crumbling, caking, fading, feathering or transferring.” I found that this colour “split” if I smiled and remained stripy. This may not be as noticeable with a lighter colour but after trying this darker one and being horribly disappointed, I’m not prepared to purchase another Maybelline Superstay 24hr Color.
I found that I had to reapply the moisturising lip balm every hour, as it doesn’t last very long and the colour underneath feels very dry. This could probably be fixed by applying a small amount of lip balm before applying any make-up and then removing the excess lip balm before applying the lipstick, although this may compromise the staying power of the lipstick even more.
When reapplying the Maybelline Superstay lip balm, the lipstick colour did start to flake off a little and ended up on the lip balm. The amount of lip balm provided in the tube is definitely not enough to last as long as the colour does and if I apply regular lip balm (any other brand) once I’ve run out of Maybelline Superstay balm, the lipstick colour goes patchy and immediately starts coming off. Maybelline Superstay Balm is apparently sold individually with no colour attached, it’s just more difficult to find.
Compared to Maybelline Superstay Gloss 12hr, which comes with a clear lip gloss instead of a lip balm (the gloss tends to run out when there’s still half a tube of colour), the formula of the 14hr seems to be a little better. Even though it pills and looks patchy after about 3 hours, it lasted longer and felt better on my lips than the 24hr colour did.
Personally, I’m very disappointed in this product and would not recommend it to anyone. If you’re looking for a decent Maybelline lipstick rather avoid these dual ended colour and gloss/balm tubes and try Maybelline SuperStay 14hr lipstick in the traditional lipstick bullet packaging.