January 9, 2012

Maybelline SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss in #110 Fresh Fuchsia - swatches, pics, review

Hello, Beautiful!

The Maybelline SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss is a product I passed up on several times before finally caving in and buying one. I was intrigued by it, but wasn't crazy for it, so I think that's why I had so much hesitation purchasing this product. Without any prior research, I kind of assumed the color would be on the sheer side due to the translucent cap packaging and it being a stain/gloss combo. Because of my (very wrong) assumption I selected a brighter shade, Fresh Fuchsia. Boy was I wrong! It's not sheer at all!

The color is very pigmented and a lot darker/brighter than I was expecting. And wow does this stain! Even after I removed the swatch from my hand (which I removed right after photographing it using a makeup remover cloth) it left my skin stained and wouldn't go away until the next day in the shower, after heavy scrubbing. It stained my lips for awhile too, but more so my skin. Make sure when applying it to your lips that you are careful not to get it on your skin!

Check out my pics, swatches, stats, and review...

Maybelline SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss
Shade: #110 Fresh Fuchsia
Shade Description: A berry fuchsia; no shimmer.

Maybelline SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss PRO's & CON's:
PRO's: affordable, very pigmented, stain is long lasting
CON's: stain is longer lasting, the gloss part is not

Basic Stats for Maybelline SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss:
Formula: liquid gloss
Wear: very pigmented
Coverage: long wearing (the stain more so than the gloss)
Shade Info: 10 shades to choose from
Cost/Availability: $8.00 to $10.00 depending where you shop (0.36 fl oz full size). Available at Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, etc. Basically everywhere Maybelline cosmetics are sold.
Packaging: rounded white tube with translucent color coordinating twist-off cap; angled open oval doe-foot applicator
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses

This formula combines the staying powder of a stain with the shine and ease of application of a gloss. Glides on super easy, feels comfortable on, and the stain will stick around for a long time.

The stain sticks around forever. Okay, maybe not forever but it will last a very long time. It fades over the hours, but it will still be there. The gloss doesn't last as long, but you can always re-apply.

Very pigmented.

Shade Info:
Currently available in 10 shades. The shades are brighter, darker, and richer in tone. Not really neutrals; they are more intense than that.

$8.00 to $10.00 depending where you shop (0.36 fl oz full size). Available at Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, etc. Basically everywhere Maybelline cosmetics are sold.

Rounded white tube with translucent, color-coordinating twist-off cap. This stain gloss has an angled opened oval doe-foot applicator. I'm sure there is an exact name for it, but I don't know what it is and this product isn't yet on Maybelline's website for me to research much about it prior to writing this review.

Maybelline SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss Review:
I was really intrigued by this product. I had passed up the opportunity to buy this a few times before finally giving in and buying one. I mean, I wanted to buy one but I didn't think I'd like it all that much. Then I thought I would end up loving it and told myself 'just get it'. I'm glad I got to try it out, because I would still be wondering about it now, but this product just isn't for me.

I still rated this product a 4 out of 5 kisses because it's actually a nice product. The unique combo of stain and gloss in one is unique and goes on really nicely. The gloss goes away before the stain does, but wow does that stain have staying power! On my skin (not my lips) the stain will last until you have to literally scrub it off. Makeup remove will not take it completely away. It will still be there; it's crazy. On my lips, however, it didn't last quite that long. It did last a long time though, with color intensity fading over time. This is surely not a color to wear if you're a person who likes to change your lip color throughout the day/night. This is an all-day commitment type of color (at least it was for me with how the color stuck to my lips).

One great thing is how this stain gloss tasted. To me it had a fruity taste... it kind of reminded me of this delicious strawberry (or cherry) licorice rope I used to eat as a kid. Then it kind of reminded me of fruit punch. Either way, it was very yummy and a pleasant surprise.

Would I recommend this product? Eh, it depends on who I'm talking to. If you love lip stains, then yes, I would absolutely recommend this because I know it will last a long time and you'll like the gloss mixed with the stain. But if you don't like stains or don't like wearing brighter/darker/richer tones, then I would not recommend this. If you're sort of in the middle, where you kind of like a stain and kind of like brighter/darker/richer tones, then I suggest you wait for a sale or coupon before purchasing one.

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of this product? Have you tried this or is this on your wish list? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. This is perfection! Exactly how stains should work ;)

  2. I'm on the fence about stains but I really like how the color turned out on your lips. I'm a major lip biter tho so stains and me are not always friends lol great review!

  3. love this one!!! you really take good pictures!!!^^


  4. It looks awesome ♥ I'm not a fac of lip glosses in general, but this one looks amazing :) I haven't tried it, i am sure i will never find it in my country, we never get new things here :/ i love your reviews ♥

  5. Oooh, this color is sooo nice!!

  6. I love stain but hate how drying they tend to be. Is this as drying as other stains on the market or does the glossy part help with the dehydration?

  7. @ rachlovespenguins: It's definitely not as drying because of the gloss. It felt comfortable on. Now as the gloss wears away then your lips start to feel the need for moisture; you can re-apply or just use a clear lip balm on top.

  8. Awesome! This may be a good formula for me then. I'll have to give it a try. :D

  9. Looks great, but expensive from where I buy cosmetics

  10. What a fab review! Thanks. I love this colour. Looks gorgeous.♥


  11. do they sell this at CVS I canr find it on the website ?????????<3 nicee pics cant wait to try it

  12. @ Anonymous: I haven't seen these at my local CVS, but then again my local CVS tends to get products in much later than normal. I've only seen this gloss at Wal-Mart and Target. You may find it at CVS in the spring.


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