Beauty Reviews

REVIEW: We slathered on these bold lipsticks from a drugstore to test if they really do last the day

Affordable, yes. Long-lasting? We try it on for 12 hours to find that out




The newest Maybelline Colour Sensational Loaded Bolds lipsticks are marketed to be loud, daring and ultra intensive. The lipstick claims to give a hyperpigmentation with a single stroke, giving a creamy and opaque finish. Hmmm...sounding too good to be true? There’s only one way to find out! We decided to test them out with a 12 hour test, to see if it really lives up to its name.


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First, we had to test out the one-stroke wonder.



And true enough, the colour payoff is amazing with just one stroke. Keep your grip steady and brush over your lip with precision, you won’t even have to layer on the second time. For all the busy ladies out there, we think Maybelline’s Colour Sensational Loaded Bolds lipsticks are your answer.



Second, yes it is indeed ultra long lasting because one stroke goes a pretty long way. The colours remain on, retaining its boldness even after a meal. Even better? We applied it on right before dinner and it lasted all the way till after cocktail hour, so that’s a solid eight hours right there. And, there wasn’t a need to touch up at all throughout the night. Plus, it remains moisturising and creamy throughout --- all that colour without the drying factor of a matte lipstick, score!


Fearless Purple


Fearless Purple, Midnight Date, Wickedly White


If you’re looking to explore some outrageous colours, this collection of bold lipsticks boasts of deep plums, vibrant reds, 90s brown that is just all the hype right now and…electric blues. Yes, you heard us right, electric blues.




Pick out a few colours and layer them on each other, create an ombre look with their Wickedly White as base, or put on a smile with their Pitch Black lipstick for that party you’re going for. Over here, we applied on a base colour of Wickedly White, then Fearless Purple all over, Midnight Date on the inner lips and finally a dab of Pitch Black before blending it all together.


Plus, they are really affordable at $19.90 per pop, so go on now.