Battle of the Liquid Lipsticks: Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink

December 17, 2017Reviews, , Standard

Time for another liquid lipstick review! I haven’t heard too much about the Maybelline formula in the YouTube beauty influencer community. But I have seen some good things on other blogs and on Insta. So I decided to give the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink lipstick a try! Will it be as good as some of the high end alternatives?


For starters, this is a drugstore brand so of course, it’s at a more affordable price point. It retails for about $9.50 at Ulta and comes in 20 different shades. And I’m pretty sure they’re releasing a few new shades soon if they’re not out already. In the spirit of fall and winter being the seasons of deep, vampy shades I picked up the shade Voyager. It is like a deep cranberry red shade which I think is perfect for this time of year. It is a more liquid formula and it dries pretty quickly so you can’t take too much time. The applicator takes some getting used to because it is very pointy and has a hole in the middle for the product to gather in.


Applying this formula to my lips was a struggle. Yes, the applicator is tricky but the color is super patchy! I tried putting on 2 thin layers and even with a lip liner underneath I had a very hard time. My lips were on the dry side when I was trying this out but I prepped with lip balm and a lip liner. After about 2 hours, the color was literally flaking off in the center of my lips. I had just been drinking coffee when this happened- no eating even! I did touch up after lunch which made my lips look a little better but then I ran into a different issue. My lips felt sticky. They looked matte but I could feel my lips sticking together as I was talking to coworkers and it was so distracting! It felt worse than most lip glosses I’ve tried!


This might have been the worst formula I’ve tried so far. I was really hoping this would be another drugstore hit but for me it just isn’t worth the cost savings. Plus there’s other formulas in a similar price range that I love so much more. Have any of you tried this formula? Did you have a hard time too or did I pick a bad shade or get a bad batch?!

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