Skin Tone: Medium Tanned
Maybelline New York has recently has launched its ‘Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick’ range with 10 beautiful shades. Since I am crazy for nude shades I picked up a beautiful mauve colour called Lover. Read on to know more about it.
Price: $9.49 for 5 ml
SuperStay Matte Ink™ Liquid Lipstick gives you a flawless matte finish in a range of super saturated shades.Ink your lips in up to 16 HR saturated liquid matte. SuperStay Matte Ink™ features a unique arrow applicator for precise application and is available in a range of super saturated shades.
How to Apply:
Step 1. Apply liquid lipstick in the centre of your upper lip and follow the contours of your mouth.
Step 2. Glide the liquid lipstick across the entire bottom lip.
My Experience with Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Lover:
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lipstick comes in a beautiful, long, colour-coded tube with a white cap. It is a big tube and the overall quality is really good. Also, the shade name on the bottom makes it easy to find a particular shade in the stash. It has a nice, big applicator wand that works perfectly. The sponge has a nice pointed tip which defines the lips well without any struggle.
This range offers 10 beautiful shades for all skin tones and I picked up the shade ‘Lover’, which is a beautiful, neutral cool-toned mauve colour. It is good for all skin tones. I have tanned skin and it looks very pretty on my complexion as well, but somehow it carries a grey tone which might wash out deeper skin tones. Otherwise, it is a perfect everyday MLBB shade.
I love such mauve shades on my skin tone as they look great with every makeup look. This shade doesn’t contain any shimmer, which are also good. Though I love a little warm shades for my warm skin tone I love this one, too. The shade is super pigmented as well and requires a single stroke for the perfect colour pay off. It evenly occupies my lips and can hide lip pigmentation as well.
Texture and Quality:
This lipstick has a medium-thick texture that glides smoothly on the lips without any tugging. It doesn’t create any problem during application and works easily on my lips. It doesn’t feel patchy, but due to its thick formula, it feels slightly heavy on my lips. Also, the formula is a little sticky; even after the lipstick dries out completely, it feels sticky.
If I press my lips together it feels quite uncomfortable and sticky but amazingly the product doesn’t peel off. Otherwise, it dries out quickly and sets to a nice, velvety-matte finish with a slightly tinted look. It’s not a drying matte lipstick, so it never feels extremely chapped. But it takes longer to set to a nice matte finish, and after 1 hour the stickiness also starts to fade.
The formula doesn’t transfer or smudge at all, just like the lipstick claims. It is a 100% smudge proof and waterproof lipstick which stays super long without any mess. Yes, it has a slightly uncomfortable formula but most qualities are amazing of this lipstick. But due to its thick texture, it flakes from the inner lip line. I’ve noticed that a single normal layer works better than more layers. If I apply it properly then it performs well.
It stays super long, i.e. until I remove it. It can survive over 10 hours without any smudging and transferring. It looks perfect throughout the day. It also survives a meal properly and never looks faded. It doesn’t settle into the fine lines either. As I said earlier, it slightly flakes from the inner lip line and sometimes also from the centre by the end of the day. It depends on the timing. Otherwise, it lasts long on me. But reapplication is not an easy procedure with this lipstick.
Also, it is very hard to remove. An oil-based remover is necessary to take off the colour from the lips. I use my Maybelline clean express total clean remover and it takes a few seconds to remove it. But it takes forever to clean with a normal wipe.
I like this shade and the staying powder is absolutely amazing. I don’t like the stickiness, though, and the formula could have been a little better. I mean, these days so many brands are offering great, affordable liquid lipsticks. So, I won’t rate this one very high. I was expecting a perfect matte liquid lipstick. Still, it’s a pretty good one to try.
Pros of Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Lover:
• Nice packaging.
• Good shade range.
• Beautiful dusky mauve shade.
• Shade will flatter all skin tones.
• Great pigmentation.
• Smooth and soft texture glides easily.
• Dries out within a few minutes.
• Sets to a velvety matte texture.
• Smudge proof, transfer proof and water proof.
• Never feels dry on the lips.
• Lasts super long, throughout the day.
• Can survive a meal.
• Does not settle into the fine lines.
• Does not stain the lips.
Cons of Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Lover:
• The formula is thick and a little sticky.
• Slightly flakes from the inner lip line.
• Difficult to remove.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Lover?
I love everything about this lipstick except the stickiness. So, if you are planning to buy it make sure go through the pros and cons. If you want a lightweight, comfortable matte liquid lipstick then you can skip it.
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