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By Priyanka Ashok
This is my first article on IMBB and I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am! I have been a silent follower of this blog for nearly a year, but no more! I solemnly swear to review and comment, here on 😉 Anyway, I digress. On to the review! 😛
My mother is exceedingly picky about her lip color, but is also too lazy to go pick one up on her own. She leaves this important beauty task to her favourite slave (yours truly!) and almost always cribs about my choice. So, this time, I put my foot down and physically dragged her to the first makeup counter in sight. Which in this case, was a Maybelline one. Thankfully, once she saw all the beautifully stacked cosmetics, she stopped acting like a mule and got down to choosing a lip color. This beautiful plum is the colour she chose, with its microshimmer and lasting power it is an invariable showstopper.
525 INR for 3.3 gm.
14HR Lipstick with an ultra-lightweight formula:
- Stays fresh, light, and comfortable.
- Super rich color that lasts for 14 hours.
- Pigments are enveloped in a longwearing system.
- 20 long wearing shades.
For best results: Apply your lip color by starting in the centre of your upper lip. Work from the centre to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then, glide across the entire bottom lip.
It is a sturdy, travel-safe tube of lip color, with a plastic white cap that looks ghastly but serves its purpose. The bottom half is transparent and shows the actual colour of your product and makes it easier to locate in the vanity. At this price point, one would expect classier packaging.
I have a perpetually blocked nose, hence most smells, either fragrance or stench, don’t really register. But this lipstick has a really strong Poppins, the coloured candy we used to pop as children, fragrance. I adore it due to the nostalgia it instantly brings, but some might find it a instant turn off.
My Take on Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick – Please Stay Plum:
My mother is in love with this lipstick! She refuses to use any other, and will continue to do so for at least a month more. The colour is a beautiful plumy pink with bronze microshimmer that don’t really shimmer, but rather, glimmer. It is a perfect accompaniment for many ethnic outfits. It has a slightly creme matte finish that remains sticky, which is a deal breaker for me. It sits a little uncomfortably on my lips, but that’s just me being fussy. My mother has no problem with the stickiness. While it lasts for about 6-7 hours , it isn’t transfer proof. It can survive a meal or two with even fading, but I haven’t tested the 14-hour claim and don’t really think it will hold true for this lip color.
Like all mattes, it’s unforgiving on the lips. If you have dry and flaky lips, my advice – exfoliate, exfoliate and in case you forgot, exfoliate! It is opaque in a single stroke, and layering this lipstick beyond 2-3 times leads to some very disgusting stickiness.
Pros of Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick – Please Stay Plum:
- Travel-safe packaging.
- Gorgeous plumy pink colour.
- Beautiful microshimmer.
- Fairly long-lasting formula.
- One stroke opacity.
- The packaging reflects the color of the lipstick, hence it’s easy to locate.
Cons of Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick – Please Stay Plum:
- May not last beyond 8 hours.
- No ingredient list.
- At this price point, better packaging is expected.
- Unsavoury stickiness.
- Isn’t transferproof.
- Expensive for quantity and quality provided.
- Accentuates flaws due to unforgiving formula.
Would I Repurchase Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick – Please Stay Plum?
No, I would like to try the Chambor Powder Matte range next.
Do I Recommend Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick – Please Stay Plum?
Maybe as an introduction to mattes, but not otherwise.
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