Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ($7.59) arrives with the Maybelline Summer 2017 in an array of long-wearing shades. This formula promises to provide 16 hours of continuous wear with a matte finish.
I’m honestly not a fan of long-wearing lip products and Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink’s formula is one of the reason I dislike them so much. This stuff is the devil’s work!
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink comes your way in an array of bold shades that are housed in a square barrel that holds 0.17 oz of product and has a flocked sponge applicator for application. I’ve seen prices range from around $8 bucks to $10 depending where you buy it.
These have a sweet vanilla fragrance and flavor that I found pleasant enough but deserves mentioning for sensitive users. The texture is thick, creamy, and spreads and applies easily enough on my drier lips with a smooth, even finish that wasn’t patchy. I had absolutely no problems with the color looking dry or even falling into my natural lip lines. The color I choose was extremely pigmented and I have no doubt all the other shades are as well. A single passed yielded beautiful opaque color.
If you like long-wearing lip products you might potentially dig this formula but the market is so saturated with lip products like this already I think you can do a lot better. Why? Because although long wearing, once it sets this stuff is not going anywhere, it has a very odd set that’s very tacky and gross feeling on my lips. I literally felt like it was gluing my lips together! The tackiness is rather off putting not to mention the formula is very heavy. This isn’t a lightweight formula that you put on and forget. This stuff makes itself known, it’s very heavy on my lips and I felt like it was drying them out through the wear.
There’s no doubt they are going to last you all day but the tackiness feels awful. It’s odd because I watched a collaboration video on youTube for these very early in May and not once did the guru mention the tacky issue. I feel like I’m alone experiencing the odd stickiness that happens minutes after application.
One thing to note is you do need an oil-based remover of some sort to get the lipstick off at the end of the night or Maybelline Super Stay Eraser Lip Color Remover actually does a good job of it as well!
Needless to say, this is why I avoid long-wearing lipsticks! This formula is just too suffocating with a tacky set that wasn’t comfortable to me in the least. Props for pigmentation, easy application, and excellent long wear but big nay for the heavy tacky set.
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink is available now at ulta.com, amazon.com, and should be at drugstores soon.