Maybelline Super Stay 14 HR Lipstick In Always Plum: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on June 20, 2013

in Grade B+, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Maybelline, Reviews

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Maybelline Super Stay 14 HR Lipstick In Always Plum: Swatches & Review

Guest Review By Lucky (Medium Skin tone)

Being a working girl  and someone who hates touchups, I find the word long-lasting really working for me.  I mean, who gets time to go do their makeup over and over again between presentations, deadlines and never ending meetings ! So when Maybelline came up with 14 Hr super stay lipstick range I wanted to own at least one of them and bought one in shade Always plum.

Product claims:

  • Super rich colour with super staying power.
  • No dragging. No drying.

My views on Maybelline Super Stay 14 HR lipstick in Always Plum:

Always Plum as the name suggests is a lovely plum shade, which looks good in  my medium fair skin. I have yellow undertones and always use to think that colors with a bit of purple will not suit me, but this color looks great – like a beautiful plum rose, and  shows up very well on my slightly pigmented lips.

Now let’s talk about the formula, I have used some long lasting lipsticks in past. Mostly the long lasting lipsticks are very matt and drying in nature. I won’t say this is the most moisturizing lipstick, but for a long lasting lipstick it is not overly drying. Though I always wear this lipstick on moisturized lips, it feels dry only after 4 hours or so, which is quite good. About the 14hr claim I will say that it does stay for 8-9 hours (I eat lunch and one light snacks) but not 14 hours as claimed. It smells like cherries to me, which I like. However the smell is not strong or bothersome, and fades out in 5 minutes or so. There is something left too be desired in the texture- it lacks a certain creaminess but overall is very value for money.

It comes in a transparent packing with white cap, somehow I don’t like the packing, it is not very appealing. There is something slightly tacky about it which i cant put my finger on.

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Pros of Maybelline Super Stay 14 HR lipstick in Always Plum:

  • Lovely plum colour, suits yellow undertone skin (which most of the Indians have).
  • Long lasting formula, 8-9 hours.
  • Very pigmented, shows up well on pigmented lips too.
  • Shelf life of 30 months.

Cons of Maybelline Super Stay 14 HR lipstick in Always Plum:

  • Not transfer proof.
  • Texture not the most creamy

Verdict: B+

Price: Rs. 525

Recommendation: Maybelline Super Stay 14 hr Lipstick in Always Plum is a beautiful plummy rose which looks great against my medium skin. The formula is pigmented, long lasting  and great to wear  but it could improve in texture. They definitely do dry and harden over time.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Krithi June 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

i have this n its pretty color


Lucky June 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Yes it is Kithi :)


xuvious June 20, 2013 at 9:13 am

I have this in eduring ruby. These aren’t my favourite as they are a bit drying but I always moisturize my lips first anyway. So it works. :)


Lucky June 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

True Xuvious… I think most of the long lasting lipcolors are bit drying


Gowthami June 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

plum shade like… its pretty :)


Shikha June 20, 2013 at 11:16 am

I like packaging.. initially it might give impression of some cheap plastic lipstick casing but its different for stereo-type lipstick packaging and same color bottom make it easy to identify.


Lucky June 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm

True Shikha… even i disliked the packaging :P


Tina June 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

I have these in Eternal Rose and Stay With Me Coral. Initially, I liked them a lot as they are really long-lasting (did not wear off completely after a meal), but now I find that I have to really pull and tug the lipsticks along my lips to get some color. Both have become so dry! I don’t know if I got bad pieces or others have faced it too.


Lucky June 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Mine I bought some 3-4 months back but no such issue I faced yet….


Tamanna June 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Is it drying on the lips or does it simply dry over time?


Lucky June 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm

it is drying on lips Tamanna… when applied it feels smooth but after few hours its bit drying on lips


Vipra S June 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I hold please stay plum from the range.. shade look pretty on you :)


lucky June 20, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Thanks Vipra :)


Preeti Kaur June 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Looking pretty on you….. I have this eternal rose, perpetual peony & continuous cranberry and love all of them :) Considering the time they last on my lips, I can let go of their little creamy texture :P


kritiDS June 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm


How many shades are available in this?


lucky June 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm

in india some 8-10 shades are available Kriti


Embellished June 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

This range has some amazing brights.


Bharti June 20, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Oh wow, the shade looks totally different once applied on the lips. Pretty.


sk June 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Hey..I dunno how far its true bt I hav heard dat dese long last lipstics of maybelline contain lead(chemical) earlier dey used to have same kind of long lasting effect. .therefore dis product was discontinued later it somewhere! !


mehak June 21, 2013 at 9:41 am

Hmm..ill look into that
Just a point though- the whole lead in lipsticks thing is a bit of a misconception> Yes they do contain lead but the lead they contain is something like 1/10th of the lead a glass of coke contains…


Arshi June 22, 2013 at 3:00 am

nice lip swatch


Tanmayee June 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Did it feel sticky on your lips? I have the crimson one and its sticky :(


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