Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Review
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick – ‘Herione’
Maybelline has been one of my favourite brands for makeup because of their availability and affordability. Maybelline has been launching a lot of new makeup, especially their lipstick ranges in India and today I’ll be reviewing their ‘Superstay Matte Ink’ which is essentially a liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Heroine’. They have a nice range of nudes, reds and pinks. Read on to know more about my honest opinion on how the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid lipstick fared for me!
Product Claims: Introducing the New long-lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick by Maybelline New York. 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.
- Flawless matte finish – Upto 16 hrs stay.
- Intensely Pigmented formula.
- Long-lasting and doesn’t dry out lips.
- Available in collection of super-saturated shades.
Price: INR 650 for 5ml
Package Description: This comes in a nice rectangle shaped colour coded packaging that looks sleek and gorgeous. The tube shade matches exactly with the actual shade colour. The applicator has a doe foot and a tapered end which makes application convenient. The formula is quite thick in consistency and is extremely sticky and dries down to a clean matte finish after application. It also has a typical fragrance and smells like praline.
Product Details: I’m on a constant look out for new lipsticks as a lipstick is the only makeup product I wear almost everyday. Since its summers I was browsing through a few bright matte lipsticks online and finally decided to pick out this one as it seemed interesting. Coming to the price point, I think these were slightly overpriced than the usual Maybelline lipsticks and it seemed like I was paying more just for the packaging.
As I mentioned earlier, the formulation of this lipstick is quite sticky. Press your lips even after application it feels very heavy and sticky on the lips. The application of this liquid lipstick goes super patchy inspite of exfoliating the lips, I have no idea if it is because of the colour or formulation but it was very disappointing! This can only be tested if I use another shade of lipstick from the same range. However, the formula is highly pigmented and would cover up dark lips. Once the lipstick is applied, after sometime it dries down to a clean matte finish and lasts about three hours post which it gets patchy and needs to be removed and reapplied again as touch ups don’t work. The formulation of this lipstick doesn’t dry out my lips and that is a good thing but you do need to exfoliate and hydrate your lips before applying this lipstick.
‘Heroine’ is a bright orange with hints of red, it is a beautiful shade but very difficult to pull off. It would work for fair to medium/wheatish skin tones and if worn correctly would amp up any bare and pale face.
Hits – Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
- Pretty packaging
- Easy availability
- Bright, summer appropriate shade
- Doe foot applicator for precision
- Highly pigmented
Misses – Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
- Sticky formula
- Wears off quickly and leaves patchy areas
- Slightly expensive
- Will not suit dusky skin tones
Overall Verdict: Overall, despite of a series of disappointments from this product I do quite love the colour, it looks very fresh on a hot summer day but I just wish Maybelline improves on the formulation of this productto make it a little low maintenance.