Makeup companies are good for selling us on outrageous claims they can never live up to. Blushes that last for 12 hours. Foundation that lasts for over 16 hours without primer. Honey, I’ve heard it all! That’s why I gave Maybelline some major side eye when they released the new Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. It’s a new formula that boasts 24 hour wear time. Yes, an entire day, sis.
But does the formula really last 24 hours?
Lip All Day, Lip All Night!
It actually does! You heard that right. Maybelline has sprinkled a bit of fairy dust and possibly car paint into this formula because the Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks really does last for 24 hours. Wild, right?! I didn’t think I would ever get a full day of wear from a liquid lipstick without touch ups. Even the longest wearing formulas will eventually suck the moisture from my lips and flake clean off. So I wasn’t expecting the Super Stay Matte Ink lipsticks to even last through a cup of coffee.
Boy was I surprised when this stuff just wouldn’t come off!
The Swatch That Wouldn’t Move
I’m a sucker for pretty lip colors so I grabbed a few of the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink lipsticks out of curiosity. I had no idea what I was in for until I swatched them. I couldn’t get those damn swatches off for days! I tried makeup remover, a makeup wipe and even scrubbed my arm in the shower until it went red. There were still traces of these babies lingering on. ‘Gone head now, Maybelline!
I’m so glad I grabbed more than one to try! I ended up snagging 4 including:
- 15 Lover mauve rose
- 40 Believer bright violet-purple
- 45 Escapist blackened eggplant purple
- 50 Voyager warm brick red
What’s the Wear Like?
Honestly, I should have been a little frightened by the Super Stay Matte Ink’s indestructible formula. But I was so damn excited to try a liquid lipstick that will seriously last me all day. I didn’t care if I needed an industrial-grade paint remover to actually take it off. I had to get this stuff on my lips!
The Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks sport a thin, yet slightly plush texture that dries down rather quickly. The thinner consistency and pointed doe applicator makes it easy to apply for a precise application. The formula reminds me a lot of a traditional lip stain. Which is why it works so well!
Intensity + Long Wear = Win!
You get the color intensity and ultra matte finish of a liquid lipstick with the lightweight feel and bullet-proof wear of a stain. It’s the best of both worlds! The Super Stay Matte Ink lipsticks are practically indestructible once they’re dry. There’s very little (if at all) transfer. So you don’t have to worry about your lipstick ending up on your clothes, coffee cup or your significant other. Yes, ladies, you are now free to kiss!
The real treat, though, is that the Super Stay Matte Ink lipsticks aren’t incredibly drying. Or that difficult to remove once on the lips. Naturally, your lips will feel like the Sahara desert if you don’t prep with a good balm beforehand. However, my lips weren’t burning, cracking, peeling or dying for a coat of balm or gloss after rocking them for most of the day. I find the Super Stay Matte Ink lipsticks to be as drying as your typical matte liquid lipstick. It just lasts a hell of a lot longer!
And don’t fret about removing the Super Stay Matte Inks either! Soap and water won’t quite do the trick. But a good oil based makeup remover or some good ol’ Vaseline is sure to do the trick. Just be sure to massage those lips instead of scrubbing because they’ll certainly need a little TLC after!
50 Voyager, 45 Escapist, 40 Believer and 15 Lover