Let me start by saying I really, really wanted to love this lipstick. Really. I was hoping for a great, moisturizing lipstick that I wouldn’t have to reapply right away, and this just was not it. I haven’t completely given up hope, and will probably try a different shade – maybe more of a berry or rose.
I purchased Never Ending Nude at Ulta, along with Mega Plush mascara that I’m super excited to try! I love buying my drugstore products at Ulta – they almost always have a BOGO 50% off sale, plus I get to use my $3.50 off coupon. They are even nice enough to let me split my purchases if I have 2 OF THE SAME coupon. And I’ve never had a problem returning a product I wasn’t into.
Never Ending Nude is a nice pinkish-neutral shade with a pretty pearlescent finish. I’m not usually attracted to pearl lip colors, but I was drawn into this one for some reason. I didn’t notice it had a lot of micro-glitter particles (probably why I was drawn to it) until I swiped it on my hand at home. Even with the pearl and glitter, this is a fairly light shade that does not at all scream “look at me!”
Never Ending Nude has a nice, sweet scent – a little like candy mixed with perfume. It was divine! It doesn’t feel too heavy when applied, unless I add more than a couple swipes.
I applied this lip color and headed to my 9-5, picked up my usual Starbucks Green Tea and started to work. Less than 2 hours in I checked my lips, and the color had rapidly started flaking & disappearing from the center of my lips. I should’ve figured that out when I noticed all the color was already on my straw. So there I was, sitting there with half-lips and no lipstick product. I thought I wasn’t going to need to reapply! Luckily, I always carry Hard Candy Lip Pencils, so I wiped off what was left and applied HC.
I tested this lipstick out again when I got home, but had the same results. So maybe 14HR lipstick, as long as you don’t eat or drink? Eek!
I’m not turned off by Maybelline, though, nor am I going to return this lipstick. I really like the color, so I’ll swipe it on if I know I’m only going to be out of the house for an hour or two. I still love the brand and want to try another lipstick color from this line. I’ll share my selection on Instagram the next time I head to Ulta.