Today I’m looking at Maybelline New York SuperStay 24 Lipcolor (2-step system).
I’m all in for a long-wearing lip color! The issue that people have with these are that they can leave your lips feeling dry, or can cause this kind of gummy ring to form inside your lips after wearing for a while. I haven’t experienced those issues with this particular lip color.
It has a micro-flex formula that glides on easily, dries fast, and has an all day staying power. I’ve used this for a long time and I don’t have issues with crumbling, caking, fading, feathering, or transferring. Both of the two steps are in one convenient tube for carrying and application. In addition, it’s available in 30 long lasting shades! I’ve used about 10 of the shades over the years, but 075 is my staple in this line.
The wand for the lip color has a sponge applicator that is angled and firm to apply color to your lips. After it dries (in a minute or so) you add the clear moisturizing balm that is located on the other end of the stick. You can also add the balm again to revive your lipstick later on in the day. It goes on easy and stays in place. I have not had any transfer, bleeding, feathering, or meltdown after it dries. In all honesty it does fade off some if you eat a more greasy type of meal. This is a waterproof lipstick, so you will need to use a makeup remover appropriate for waterproof makeup.
I give Maybelline New York Super Stay 24 Color 2-step Lipcolor in the color 075 Berry Persistent a 5 out of 5. This is a “Holy Grail” product for me. It goes on and stays on … and on … and on.
If you have a tendency towards dry lips this might not be a win for you. Also, the cap of the moisturizing balm side can tend to come off after a while if you don’t keep it wiped clean where the cap and the stick of the lipcolor meet. This is not good when it happens inside a purse.
Tip: As we age, our lip line and even lip color begins to fade, and I’ve found that this lip color is a great base color for my lips to give a long lasting appearance of “lips.” It’s all smoke and mirrors friends! Also, when I want to wear a lipstick that doesn’t last as long and I’m not sure if I will remember to reapply, I will apply 075 Berry Persistent as a base. After it dries I add the other lip color on top. That way when the top coat of lipstick wears off there is still a nice color on my lips.
Bonus: If you like this and want to try another color, I also love and wear 010 Reliable Raspberry for a brighter lipcolor.
For more lipstick suggestions check out Four Every Day Nude Lipsticks for On-The-Go Women, 4 Dark Lip Colors You Can Rock (on Any Budget), and A Little Love for NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick