In my beauty noob years, racoon eyes, feathery lipstick, and cracked foundation were just a few things I just had to learn to live with. In 2012, the term long wear didn’t mean zilch unless it came from a high end brand.
Luckily, 7 years later, drugstore brands like Maybelline are giving high end brands a run for their money with products that are both affordable and reliable.
In the last month, they released 3 new products in their long wear line and we were one of the first to try ’em!
- Super Stay 24H Full Coverage Powder Foundation (499)
- Sensational Liquid Matte Lip Tint (219)
- Line Tattoo High Impact Liner (249)
Super Stay Powder Foundation
As the successor of Maybelline’s highly coveted Super Stay Liquid Foundation, this powder has a lot to live up to. It’s meant to rival high end, full coverage powders despite the PHP499 price tag.
We couldn’t test the 24 hour claim at the 2 hour event, but we can definitely vouch for the silky texture!
Line Tattoo High Impact Liner
Each station at the event had challenges we needed to complete to test the claims of each product. For the High Impact Liner, they had us spritz and rub the product to check how water-proof it really is.
We gave the product a good minute to dry before putting it to the test. After a good, vigorous rub, we wouldn’t say its 100% smudge-proof, but for PHP249, we’re pretty impressed that 95% of it didn’t come off.
Sensational Liquid Matte Lip Tint
Lip products are everyone’s weakness, and with the rise of k-beauty, lip tints have definitely grown in popularity. That being said, we (and a few beauty influencers!) have actually criticised this product for not actually being a lip tint.
The whipped texture feels more like the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte line, instead of a typical light and airy lip tint. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because it definitely feels amazing on the lips, but it shouldn’t have been marketed as one.
The product as a whole though was definitely a bang for the PHP219 price tag! We tried these on at the start of the event, and it was resilient enough to last through tons of hors d’oeuvres (and even a Shake Shack burger).