L’Oreal Rouge Signature Matte Lip Ink ($11.99) is a new matte lip ink that’s launching in 12 shade selections for Spring 2019 at drugstores. I’m a little weary of these as they do promise a matte, weightless finish that has a stain-like effect but for me it’s just another round of long-wearing lipsticks which I’ve been trying to get away from for the last several years. I’m also a little concerned they’ll be as poorly formulated as the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink which got rave reviews but I felt like they were draining the moisture from my very soul.
I used to love lip stains several years ago! Anyone remember Morgen Schick? She was queen of cheek and lip stains in my humblest opinion! I’m not why I was so into stains but they were just my thing! I still love cheek stain to this day.
But I really don’t think products like L’Oreal Rouge Signature Matte Lip Ink are traditional lip stains. For me, they are just another long-wearing liquid lipstick formula and don’t really capture the essence of a true lip stain.
None the less, here they are and the promise of lightweight, comfortable, and a non-drying formula does sound great! I’ll be checking them out and letting you know what I think!
If you tried them already do share!