July 2, 2019

Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon is a new, permanent lipstick crayon that launched in 12 shades with the Maybelline Summer 2019 Collection. I’m a huge fan of lip crayons its a beauty trend that’s still alive and kicking in my makeup world. I love how easily I can travel with these, how super fast I can apply them, and I just generally like the texture of a lip crayon. A few years ago L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lipcolour Stick and La Lacquer Lip Colour Pencils which quite reminded me of these new Super Stay Ink Crayons. I was a little concerned blind buying my shade online though because I thought it would be a drier long-wearing matte.

Turns out it’s anything but!

Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon arrive in a slim, twist up barrel holds 0.04 oz of color. Each pencil has a stealthy, hidden sharpener located in the top cap of the pencil so you can keep the sharp, precise point. According the marketing they wear for eight hours and have a matte finish that glides across lips easily with a smudge and transfer-resistant finish.

They prove pretty handy if you want to line and fill easily as the the precise point easily lines lips and you can fill easily by swiping the side of the color on lips. They have an easy glide across my dry lips with a smooth, soft finish that I’d describe as semi-matte in finish. There’s no sparkle, glitter, or shine here but the finish has more of a soft, demi-matte finish that feels lightly hydrating and not super dry nor super matte either. The texture is very lightweight and comfortable to wear and didn’t dry my lips out. There’s a faint sweet flavor when I apply but it disappears really fast. I detected no fragrance.

Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon Swatches (Enjoy the View)

I think the eight hour claim is misleading as is the transfer-resistant claim. I can get about six hours of wear with these and had no issues with migration or feathering but they do transfer on my cup a little bit when I’m drinking something. None the less, the color wears quite strongly without fading.

All in all, the Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon is a nice little lip crayon that wasn’t drying, had excellent pigmentation, and wear long!

Worth checking out!

Anyone try them yet?

Do share!

Where to buy

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  • Affordable.
  • Smooth, easy application.
  • Excellent color pay off.
  • Comfortable, long-wear.


  • Does transfer a bit contrary to advertising promise!


Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon are a handy little lip crayon that should be popular with those wanting an easy, quick way to apply their lip color!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Jessica

    I got one through Amazon and I am in love. It is transfer RESISTANT, though, not transfer proof, as you point out…but as it wears it leaves the prettiest stain behind. When I need long wear, but not suck-all-moisture-from-my-face budge-proof. I will be grabbing more colours (if they ever make it to a Canadian retailer near me)

    • Isabella Muse

      ITA! It leaves a small trace behind but overall, it is pretty transfer resistant just not completely transfer proof ;-D again, agreed! I like they aren’t sucking the moisture and soul from my lips haha. They are quick and easy and wear quite long! Glad to hear you liked ’em as much as I did 😀 I’ll def be grabbing and few more!

  • Andrea

    I have two of them and LOVE them!!! It doesn’t try out my lips like some matte lippies and the shades I have look nice when they fade kind of like a flushed look. I have the shades Lead The Way and Stay Exceptional.

    • Isabella Muse

      Agreed! Def not drying at all! Almost a satiny matte sort of feel! Nice and creamy too 😀