I’ve seen so many people rave about the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink that I just HAD to try them. Chelle from Makeup Your Mind even called this the best lipctick formula that’s she’s ever tried! Watch her video review with swatches. So I just HAD to see what these were all about. I bought the colours Lover and Seductress.
First up, the ingredients. There are a few tongue twisters in there! 😛
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Ingredient source: product label
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.
Maybelline describes the applicator as a unique arrow applicator for precise application. I was going to call it a pointed doefoot with a hole in the middle to capture more product, lol!
Lover, a dusty rose, is the type of shade I always go for so it’s no surprise that I picked it up. It’s definitely a me colour.
Seductress, a rosy beige, I picked up because I loved how it looked in Chelle’s swatches. It ended up being more beige than I expected, but still a pretty colour.
As a test, one day I wore Lover to work and I left the lipstick at home so I really could not reapply it (in case I forgot and did it without thinking). This is what my lips looked like at the end of my work day (roughly nine hours after application). I took this picture as soon as I got into my car which explains the poor lighting and colour.
Apart from wearing away a bit on my lower lip, the rest looks the same as when I had applied it in the morning.
I’m not used to wearing liquid lipsticks so I can’t really compare these to other products, but they are comfortable to wear and they really do last well. One thing that irks me a little bit about these is that for a good half hour after applying them, my lips are really tacky/sticky so closing and opening my mouth is kind of annoying because my lips stick together. But once that’s over then my lips feel comfortable, and they don’t feel dry at all.
Overall I don’t wear liquid lipsticks all that often because I don’t like mattifying products on my face, lips included, as they highlight all the fine lines and wrinkles. I’m a gloss girl, give me all that shine! 😉 These do keep a sheen to them though so they don’t get fully flat matte, which I like. I still haven’t used these all that much, but now that autumn is around I think I’ll give Lover more wear time.
One more thing, these have a light sweet vanilla scent that is quite pleasant. It’s not strong or overpowering though as I only notice it when I smell the product directly, not when it’s on my lips.
What shades have you picked up from the SuperStay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks?
– Chantal 🙂
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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.