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I just returned from a visit to Florida where I stayed with a girlfriend and her hubby, and another great friend. We had a lovely laid back time and they teased me that I was the only person they knew who kept reapplying her lipstick.  When I explained that in fact I just apply it once or twice each day they were shocked.  They demanded that I “spill” about my “lipstick tricks”.


My lipstick is the best one I’ve ever found.  It’s  Maybelline’s SuperStay 24 Color.  The shade I usually wear is 010 Reliable Raspberry.  This stuff actually lasts 24 hours if I don’t remove it!  I know, I know you’re thinking I’m kidding.  Or you’re thinking it dries out your lips…  But I’m not kidding!  It’s a terrific product.  And I’ve figured out several tricks to make it the Perfect Lipstick 💄. 

  1. Start with clean smooth lips. If you’re lips are rough,wet them with a soft wet washcloth. Rub off any dry skin. Pat dry.

  2. Apply the lipstick by opening the side of the Maybelline SuperStay 24 that has the color on it. Put on a thin coat. Smack your lips together and then only reapply to the areas that are devoid of the tint.

  3. If you accidentally “missed” your lips and applied product to the skin around your lips, now is the time to clean up those mistakes by using the Almay makeup remover tips. These ingenious swabs contain a small amount of makeup remover in them. You simply snap off the tip and hold it upright to allow the liquid to flow into the opposite remaining tip. Then you gently swipe it over the areas you wish to correct.


4. Once you like the way you’re lips 👄 look, apply the “gloss” that’s on the other end of your Maybelline Super Stay 24. What I like about this step is the gloss isn’t shiny or sticky. It just gently hydrates your lips and doesn’t stain your wineglasses, coffee cups or grandkids when you kiss them!!!


5. At night when I remove all my makeup I take one Almay oily makeup remover pad and gently rub it all over my lips to remove the product. Then I wipe that off with a Kleenex or cotton pad.

6. Lastly I apply some Baby Lips clear lip balm while I sleep.


Now I know you might be thinking this seems like a whole lot of work for a lipstick.  The reason it’s TOTALLY WORTH THE TROUBLE is because it looks GREAT all the time.  AND you don’t need to find your eye glasses every time you eat or drink something to reapply.  For the most part whenever I eat a meal, I just reapply the “gloss” side.  I only reapply the color if I see an obvious spot where it’s worn off.

Lastly the way I transport this routine is as follows:



I purchase these lipstick cases from Amazon.  In these I carry several of the Almay makeup remover swabs as well as these dental floss sticks.  The case has a mirror so I check my lips and teeth, clean them and reapply the Maybelline color if needed, clean any mistakes, gloss up and am good to go.  Thus in my purse I carry the actual Maybelline Super Stay 24 and the little lipstick case.  Worth the trouble. I promise.

The very last suggestion I have for you is in order to pick your color, you might have to head to Walgreens or CVS for the first time to see your color options.  After that use Amazon for all of it.  That’s what I do.

If you click on these items in this post as an Amazon affiliate I’ll get a teensy commission, but at no extra cost to you. Thanks!  Please let me know below in the comments if you like these lip products or if you have an even better solution!  💋 💋 💋 



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