What the brand says: Ink your lips in up to 16-hour saturated liquid matte. SuperStay Matte Ink features a unique arrow applicator for precise application and is available in 10 super saturated shades. Intensely perfect, perfectly intense. Gives you a flawless matte finish.
MY TAKE ON MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY MATTE INK LIQUID LIPSTICKS:
Packaging: The lipsticks come in a simple yet pretty tubes with doe applicators with pointed ends that are extremely easy to use even on lip edges. The lipstick tubes are travel-friendly and color-coded that makes picking up the required shades easily.
Texture: The lipsticks are very much of fluid consistency and spread easily on the lips. They dry down to a velvety-matte finish and are 100% transfer-proof, smudge-proof and water-proof.
Shades: There are a total of 10 new shades in the range, below is a summary on each-
Lover- A light pink shade with mauve undertones. Might look a bit frosty on medium-dark to dark skin tones.
Ruler- A beautiful pink that I absolutely love. Will suit all skin tones.
Heroine- A very bright neon-pink shade that you can pull off if you are confident. Will suit any skin tone.
Pioneer- A perfect red shade. Will suit all skin tones.
Visionary- This is a light pastel lavender shade that almost looks grey on my lips maybe due to my skin tone. I love wearing weird shades and this one will look great on lavender, black or white outfits! Can look a bit frosty on darker skin tones.
Believer- This is one shade that I do not like at all in this range, maybe due to the formula. It does not go smooth and even like the other shades instead looks patchy and uneven on the lips.
Amazonian- This is a nude-brown shade and perfect for all skin tones.
Fighter- This is my favorite shade from the range (from the new shades) and I use this almost every time I have to go out. Is s perfect nude brown and has orange undertones that looks beautiful on the lips. Will look great on all skin tones.
Voyager- This is a deep dark maroon shade and will look beautiful on all skin tones.
Protector- This is a deep and dark brown and will look beautiful on all skin tones.
How I use and staying power: To use, simply remove the wand and apply;single layer works great as the product is quite pigmented. Let it dry for a minute or so and you are good to go.
The lipsticks dries in about 1 minute which is great but has an unpleasant sticky feeling to it fr good 2-3 hours. Because it is completely transfer-proof, I do not mind the stickiness. Also, it does not look completely matte but velvety-matte which also is fine for me. I have used tons of lipsticks till date and this is the only 100% transfer-proof lipstick I have ever used that won’t even fade from the center of your lips after meals. Have oily food, heavy meals anything, the lipstick ain’t going a anywhere babe! I have a habit of eating in such a way that my food does’t really touch my lip and while I have this on, I do not need too worry about my lipstick fading or going away. If you are someone who literally licks lips (in a harsh way) while eating, the lipstick might fade a bit in the middle but this has never happened with me because I have a habit of eating with care. The lipstick stays put forever until you actually remove it with a good makeup remover. I have had this product on my lips for more than 16 hours and it has never smudged or even faded! Feels really comfortable on the lips and isn’t even drying. I always exfoliate my lips which might also be the reason why this doesn’t feel drying on me, I have had friends complaining that this lipstick felt really drying. I did not really have any issue with this lipstick and ever since I’ve received this from the brand, I find myself reaching out for this all the time. I am in love with this lipstick and I give this a big fat thumbs up.
Note: I had a real tough time swatching all 10 shades because the lipstick won’t come off with a regular makeup remover wipe and if you rub too hard, it can cause inflammation and burning. This Garnier Micellar Water worked really well!
- One thin layer is enough for 100% coverage and pigment
- Lasts more than 16 hours for sure
- Feels comfortable on my lips
- 100% transfer-proof, smudge-proof, water-proof
- Easy to use applicator
- Inexpensive considering the product performance
- Easily available
- Not all makeup removers work well for this
PRICE: INR 625/- for 5 mL of product