I liked it. I needed a true red. I usually don't wear red lipstick because I'm very fair but I am tan right now and needed a red for a special event. I also wanted something that will last. I purchased Ravishing Rouge. It is a great neutral red. I like the fact that there's only 1 step. Whether or not it lasts remains to be seen but the color is beautiful. Feels a little dry but I am 57 years old and don't like the shiny glossy look. So far, so good. I'm pleased with everything so far but I guess time will tell regarding the last-ability.
I am a very pale brunette with a cool (blue-based) skin tone. I bought this lipstick in Continuous Cranberry on a whim, but it is absolutely the perfect shade of red for me! I fill in my lips with red liner before I apply it, and it stays on all day. I love it and I will definitely buy this product again.
I am not much of a lipstick person, but I've been wanting a brighter red that wouldn't make my lips look like vinyl (so many bold reds are too glossy). It's usually impossible to just pick up a red at random and have it be flattering and yet that is exactly what happened to me with this line's Ravishing Rouge.
Despite it's longwear claims, this lipstick is not drying or sticky like so many other lasting lipsticks can be. The bullet is a good size and goes on easily (no need to fuss with liner, brushes, etc.). This shade in particular is a very wearable; flattering to my pale, warm skin tone and exactly what I was looking for. Slight sheen to the finish but nothing so obvious that it looks unkissable. I wish the formula was a little bit more opaque, but two-ish coats will get you there, or if you want to wear it more sheer, it's great with just one. The formula doesn't feel drying, although it does look in the tube, but not feel, the tiniest bit gritty. I didn't notice any sparkles on my lips from this (a good thing).
It doesn't last 14 hours, of course, but it does last pretty well and you'll need less touch ups with this than a lot of other lipsticks. The packaging really appeals to me - cute, clean, modern looking. It's a bit of a steep price IMHO for Maybelline at $9, but if you get it on sale like I did, it is totally worth it. Based on my positive experience with this shade, I think I will be buying more colors in this formula. Recommend overall.
Update 2/2/13: The same formula in the shade Never Ending Nude I would not recommend. The nude color is, although just barely there, pretty but mostly what shows up are big specks of silver glitter. I don't know about you, but I am not into glitter lips. Pass on this one if you aren't either.
It works! It lasts! Gasp! After drinking, eating, and I haven't tried kissing yet so I am still waiting for the result. Haha. My advice for people who have warm skin tones (especially with a yellowish hue to their skin) to try brighter shades that are offered. My favorite would be "eternal rose". Please don't trust any current claim of any company that says something will last over 10 hours. This product does not, but, it is FAR better than other lipsticks in its lasting powers---it lasts longer, surprisingly, from its sister product called Maybeline 24 Hour Lip Color.
It doesn't last anywhere near 14 hours (try 2!). I bought it in the mauve shade, which looked matte, but it had a slight shimmer to it, which I didn't want at all. The nude shades all were too pale. Maybe if they come out with a darker nude matte shade I will try it again. But then only if there's a coupon for it womewhere.
Have this in Never Ending Nude and it's a dud for me. I saw it on Anne Hathaway in a magazine and it looked beautiful on her. The problem is that being so pale (NC15), the nude lip thing just doesn't work on me and it makes me look like a corpse. With my strong yellow undertones, this pulls orange on me and is really unflattering. It also has very large glitter sparkles in it and after the color fades, the big glitter sparkles remain on your lips all day. That's the only part that's longlasting - the actual color disappears after only a few hours. This also bleeds like crazy, and is very drying if used on its own. I'll be throwing it out because the store where I bought it doesn't take returns on used cosmetics. What a waste of money.
This is my new favorite lip product! I am the pickiest female on the planet when it comes to make up, I find nothing is ever good enough for me and I spend tons of money trying to find something I like whether it be mascara, lip sticks, eyeliners etc. I like make up that stays put all day long since I'm up at 645 for work and am usually running around till 9PM. I find with every lip product I spend half my day re-applying it in my little compact mirror at my desk(I'm kind of a perfectionist I admit). So when I saw this I was skeptical but thought I would give it a go. I first bought it in Perpetual Peony but find it to be much too bright of a pink/purple when wearing it alone so I usually put a shiny berry coloured lip-gloss over it to tone it down a bit which works great. Second colour I bought is Infinite Iris which is a darker pinky-red colour and I love it. I don't put a ton on, I just sorta brush it lightly over my lips and it gives them this lovely colour, which is perfect for my everyday wear. You can apply it with a heavier hand and it'll be quite dark, perfect for an evening out. Now of course it doesn't stay on for 14 hours, but lets be real, none of them ever do people.. But I find I only have to apply it 2 times a day, once in the morning, and once either after lunch or before I go out for dinner. Everyone having issues with it I think just need to try and play with it a bit, putting on less or more and seeing where that gets you. This is coming from a hugely perfection obsessed chick :P Took one lippy off simply for the lack of range in the colours, other than that I'm loving it.
I tried this in Pout on Pink, its a bright rosy pink with a sheen to it. Its too bright for my everday look (NC25 & barely pigmented lips). I don't like the frosty finish on this one either. But its a good creamy long lasting formula so I'l definetly purchase others. The swatches on line can be deceiving. TIP: Check the swatches on hands/arms vs lips then picture it on your own shade of lips. It may look softer, more natural on darker lips or tanned skin..so picture the whole face with any lipstick shade!
UPDATE- Just picked this up in Ultimate Blush. Its a cool toned pink, almost violet shade. Not too bright/loud but definetely a pastel family shade that would be best for spring or pop of color looks.
I bought this in Ultimate Blush and I have to disagree with the negative reviews. I have plenty of experience with "long lasting" lipsticks and most of the first-generation lippies of this sort (the kind with the double applicator - lipstick plus gloss) were drying and inconvenient. This Maybelline lipstick may not last 14 hours but I rarely need lip color to last that long. I need it to make it through one meal or a wedding or something along those lines - 6 hours at the most - and this baby made it to the finish line. (I also experimented by putting it on before I went to sleep and after 8 hours of smushing my face into the pillow, etc. my lips were still pink and moist in the a.m.) The color is nice - lively pink with just a hint of sparkle - perfect for a special occasion (a little too sparkly and light for every day). It has a funny sweet candy-ish smell, which I kind of like. This is my long-laster of choice for now, until something better comes along (at a similar price).
I have this in "Timeless Crimson" but I don't use it for lipstick. I use it for blush. It's an absolutely PERFECT color and looks 100% natural. After applying, I dust a bit of Sally Hansen - Skin Equalizing Powder Makeup on top of it and it looks like a "natural glow" that stays all day. I absolutely LOVE this for blush. For lipstick no it doesn't have the staying power it claims to have. I use Maybelline's Superstay for lipstick.