Today, I’m coming at you with a beauty product review!
I know that it’s not too often that I write ‘review’ posts…but this product deserves its own feature. Allow me to introduce you to the new Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. Believe me when I tell you, this stuff is insane!!
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a media event to test out the new Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink liquid lipstick, prior to the Canadian launch. It was a fitness event, held at the Toronto location of SoulCycle. FYI, SoulCycle is a serious workout! The event was held at SoulCycle to demonstrate the staying power of the Superstay Matte Ink lipstick. I felt a little bit ridiculous applying a bold lip colour prior to a work out, but hey – everyone else was doing it!
Well. Not only did my lipstick survive SoulCycle (as did I!!), but it also survived two meals and my softball game that night. As you can imagine, I was shocked and thoroughly impressed.
I’ve tried other liquid lipsticks before and none of them have ever lasted through a meal. Keep in mind, I’ve never tried LipSense. Despite having never tried LipSense, I’d still be willing to bet that the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink is a better product. Not only is it significantly less expensive, but it’s also a lot easier to apply.
If you’d like to learn more about the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink, here’s some additional details:
The formula –
The formula is lightweight, velvety and highly pigmented. A little goes a long way. According to Maybelline, the lip colour is supposed to stay on for over 16 hours – and I can vouch that it really does! It will survive eating, drinking, sweating…and kissing, too 😉
The Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink is different from traditional liquid lipsticks, thanks to its weightless formula. It has 0% clay and elastomer-gel, which results in a quick-drying application.
The application process is easy and precise, thanks to the arrow-shaped applicator. With just one swipe on your lips, you will get full coverage. Of course, if you’re like me, you’ll need to go in again to touch up your lines, especially around your cupid’s bow.
A Few Critiques –
Even though I love this lipstick, there’s a few flaws to point out.
First of all, because the lipstick is so long-lasting, it can be difficult to remove it. What works best for me is to use an oil-based lip scrub. I’ve been using the Honey Lip Scrub from Lush and it seems to do the trick. Just make sure you apply the scrub over the sink, because it can get a little bit messy.
Another issue that I’ve come across while trying out the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink lipsticks is that with some of the darker colours, the colour fades a little bit in the middle of your mouth after a few of hours of wear. Maybelline says that there’s no need to reapply throughout the day, but I’ve had to touch mine up a few times.
Lastly, I do notice that the formula feels a little bit sticky. I’m not sure why that is, since it only takes a few seconds to dry. Even with the sticky feeling, the colour stays in place. It’s not a deal-breaker, but just something to be aware of.
Where to buy Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick –
Have you tried this new liquid lipstick yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts!