I'm enough of a demon when let loose in Boots, but add a 3 for 2 deal into the mix and it's just bad news. The're running this deal across loads of brands at the moment - Soap & Glory and L'Oréal are two I can remember off the top of my head. I plumped for Maybelline this time, and I'm really pleased with what I got for my money!
|Swatched: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer, SuperStay 14H Lipstick in Non-Stop Red, and SuperStay 10H Tint Gloss in Endless Ruby|
First up, I picked up the Dream Lumi Touch Concealer. From what I've heard there is little--to-no difference between this and the concealer from the L'Oréal Lumi line, which makes sense as they are owned by the same people. I'd heard good things about this concealer on YouTube - it's supposed to be a decent-ish Touche Éclat dupe (although there are hundreds more), with a little more coverage. I'd agree with all of that - I think it's brilliant as a final step in your make-up routine to finish off concealer and add a bit of radiance underneath the eyes. It's really easy to blend and it sits well on my skin.
Now, on to the real fun - lip products! I grabbed this first lipstick (SuperStay 14H) as I remembered Lisa Eldridge used it in a video a while back and it looked amazing on her. The shade is called Non-Stop Red, but there is quite a bit of pink and coral in it too. It's kind of like a pinker, more summery Ruby Woo, and the quality is right on par with that of a MAC lipstick - not bad for €11! The SuperStay claim is also pretty accurate, as this lasts very well on me without the dryness of a MAC matte.
Rounding up my trio of products is the SuperStay 10H Tint Gloss in Endless Ruby. I already have one in Forever Coral which we were sent last year, and I've used it tons but never mentioned it on here which is strange! I absolutely love these lip tints - they are not really a lip gloss at all, more of a drugstore dupe for the YSL Glossy Stains (again, not surprising as Maybelline and YSL are both under L'Oréal's company umbrella).
I think perhaps the reason that these have not received the amount of praise and hype that they deserve is that people are using them with other lip products as a gloss on top - for me at least, these only really come into their own when used solo and built up in thin layers. The result is a long-lasting glossy stain which wears off nicely and evenly. The applicator is extremely precise and easy-to-use and, well, I just love everything about the product, really. Between these and the new L'Oréal Caresse Wet Shine Stains, I can't ever see myself every shelling out for a YSL Glossy Stain again!