Maybelline SuperStay Lip Liner

Product Breakdown:

There are 7 shades in the SuperStay┬áLip Liner collection, with the colour┬árange reflecting the Maybelline SuperStay Lipsticks. They come in 3 types of finishes – Matte, Satin and Frost.
41 Rosewood: Dusty Pink, Matte finish.1 Rosewood2 Rosewood3 Rosewood
42 Icy Beige: Taupe, Frosted finish.4 Icy Beige
5 Icy Beige6 Icy Beige
43 Bordeaux: Deep red wine, Matte finish.7 Bordeaux8 Bordeaux9 Bordeaux44 Noisette: Caramel, Matte finish.10 Noisette11 Noisette12 Noisette45 Cappuccino: Deep chocolate brown, Matte finish.13 Cappuccino14 Cappuccino15 Cappuccino46 Red: Cherry red, Satin finish.

16 Red17 Red18 Red47 Brown: Sheer brick red, Satin finish.

19 Brown20 Brown21 Brown

The pigmentation on the SuperStay Lip Pencils is quite good as a general rule. The darker shades like Bordeaux, Cappuccino and Red provide almost fully opaque coverage. The exception to this is Brown. Aside from being more of a brick red than a true brown, it is also very sheer. The lighter shades are a mixed bag of medium to full opacity on the lips. Rosewood and Noisette are quite opaque, but Icy Beige lets any lip pigmentation/freckles show through.
Ease of application:
As far as lip pencils go, these are not the easiest to apply. Due to the twist-up packaging, once they are blunt, they stay blunt. The texture of some of the pencils also makes them quite difficult to apply. Bordeaux was the worst in this regard. It was so dry I actually snapped the tip of the “lead”. This dryness also resulted in a rather patchy application. If you were pairing this with a lipstick, this would be less of an issue as presumably the creaminess of the lipstick would even out the patchiness.
As the name suggests, these are very long wearing. I wore the lip pencil in Red to a wedding this week. It lasted through the wedding to a reception full of greasy food before needing to be touched up. This was 6 hours after application. Without the greasy meal I would guess these would last for around 8 hours. Like many long wearing lip products, after a few hours these can start to look a little worse for wear, as they are somewhat drying and can ball up on your lips.
The packaging on these lip pencils is nothing to write home about. Just a typical twist-up lip pencil design. This sounds good in theory, but in practice I find it leads to blunt pencils and an imprecise line. My personal preference is for a pencil I can physically sharpen, to ensure the crispest lip line possible.
Anything else worth mentioning?:
Random trivia: The SuperStay Lip Pencil in Red is a perfect match for MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo.
What they say:
A Lip Look That Lasts.
Let your lips outlast your day with a new long-wear lip liner that does not smudge, smear, feather or bleed. Infused with conditioning vitamins and emollients, the non-drying formula of Maybelline NY SuperStay Lip Liner glides on smoothly and will contour and shape your lips for an even lipstick application.
Complementing the existing SuperStay 24hr Lip Color range, the new SuperStay Lip Liner will launch with 7 shades: Rosewood, Icy Beige, Bordeaux, Noisette, Cappucino, Red and Brown.
Available from:
Supermarkets, pharmacies, variety and independent stores.

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