I tested out 3 popular drugstore brand glosses:Maybelline’s SuperStay 24 Color in Blush On, Revlon’s ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor in Neverending Nude, and L’Oreal’s Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour in Hibiscus.

Quality

 

Maybelline: 9/10
This gloss did a great job staying on all day. It withstood eating, drinking, and talking. I only had to re-apply the chapstick 2-3 times and that was mostly to give my lips moisture, not to keep the color on.

Revlon: 5/10
This gloss applied similar to the other two, but as the day wore on, it cracked and flaked. I tried to re-apply gloss to smooth out the flakes, but it didn’t help. The flaking looked so bad after a couple of hours that I tried to remove the color all together, but it wouldn’t come off even with scrubbing. It wasn’t until I got back home and could use an oil-based remover that I got it off. So, in terms of staying power, this gloss is great–it won’t budge. But the weird flaking it caused was frustrating and unattractive. The caking and flaking was so weird that I thought I must not have exfoliated my lips properly. So I tried again the next day, but the same thing happened (admittedly not as badly). The gloss also has an off-putting smell, but you can’t really smell it after it’s applied.

L’Oreal: 9/10
This gloss did a great job staying on all day, much like Maybelline’s gloss. It withstood eating, drinking, and talking. I only had to re-apply the chapstick 2-3 times and that was mostly to give my lips moisture, not to keep the color on. The color faded only very slightly on the innermost part of the lips (closest to the teeth).

Ease of Use

 

With all of these glosses, you first apply the color side and wait at least 1 full minute for it to dry. The gloss will feel tacky and drying at the same time. You’ll then apply the chapstick or clear gloss on top of the color.

Maybelline: 9/10
Applying is simple. The slanted doe-foot applicator lets you get precise application and the chapstick is easy to apply on top.

Revlon: 8.5/10
This applies the same as the other two, except that you have to go back and do multiple applications because the applicators for both the color and gloss are small.

L’Oreal: 9/10
Applying is simple. The slanted doe-foot applicator lets you get precise application and the chapstick is easy to apply on top.

Price

 

Maybelline: 9/10
You get 0.077 fl oz of color for about $8. Of the 3 glosses, you get the most for your money with Maybelline.

Revlon: 9/10
You get 0.07 fl oz of color for $8.

L’Oreal: 8.5/10
You get 0.077 fl oz of color for $10. This is the most expensive of the 3 glosses.

 

90/100

 

Maybelline

 

 

 

69/100

 

Revlon

 

 

89.5/100

 

L’Oreal

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Maybelline’s SuperStay 24 Color Just Applied

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Revlon’s ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor Just Applied

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L’Oreal’s Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Just Applied
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