Friday, 6 April 2018

Review: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks

I am a massive fan of liquid lipsticks (well, any kind of lipstick to be fair), but I do tend to gravitate towards liquid lipsticks a little bit more.  I find that these can be great if you want something slightly longer lasting for a night out or if you're after a great matte lip look.

I saw these Maybelline Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks posted on Facebook (I can never remember where I see these things) and hadn't seen them before so thought I'd go and check them out.  They are priced at £9.99 but always on offer and Boots and Superdrug are both doing a 3 for 2 on all cosmetics promotion at the moment. 

First of all - the shade range is huge! Maybelline have recently added around 10 more shades to the already large collection.  The original shades ranged from the classic nudes to pink, oranges, reds and plums.  They have now also added an "Un-Nudes" range which is classed as an "unconventional nude" range with purples, greys and browns.

I picked up a pretty nude colour in the shade Lover (15) and a red in the shade Pioneer (20).
15 - Lover

20 - Pioneer
I tested each shade for an entire day (from 8.00am through until 8.00pm) and took photos throughout the day to see how they lasted.

The first shade I tested was the nude (Lover) and this was how it fared:
Just applied - 08.00am

After work - 14.30pm

After dinner - around 17.30pm

I tested the red shade second:
Just applied - 08.00am

Transfer test - around 11.00am

After dinner - around 17.30pm

I do have a couple of tips for application:

Line lips with an invisible lip liner first just to stop any bleeding.  I'm not saying these will bleed if you don't do this but I personally tend to find matte formulations can sometimes have a tendency to bleed on me. 

Try not to smack your lips together when you apply it (like you would with a gloss or lipstick).  This is tricky (a bit like being told you can't lick sugar off your lips after a doughnut but concentrate hard)! Try to give the colour the maximum amount of time you feel comfortable with to dry otherwise it will feel slightly sticky for a while.  Once these dry though I promise you they won't feel flakey, cakey or uncomfortable and you will keep checking it's still actually on your lips. 

Lastly, use an oil based make up remover to remove these easily.  As a test I left a swatch on my hand and it was still on there nearly a week later with showers every day!  These have serious staying power I'm not kidding!

If you are after a long-lasting liquid lipstick that is going to see you through the day or night without the need for any touch ups then this is the one for you.  I will definitely use the brighter colour on any night out's I'll be going on and the nude is the perfect option for work and days when I really want my lippie to last.

What's the longest lasting liquid lipstick you've found?

Love Katherine xxx

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  1. Ohhh now these look right up my street! i love the colours you chose too, especially the nudey one. I may have to pick a couple up, thanks for the thorough review. Fab xx

    1. Your welcome as always my lovely. They are great and such good value for money. They would be great for an all day event xxxx