Maybelline has recently launched their “Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks” in India. This range consists of 10 super saturated shades. The colors vary from nudes to reds to pinks to purples. They claim to give an intensely perfect, flawless matte finish up to 16 hours. To put their claim to test, I picked up the shade “Voyager.”
Price: INR 650 for 5 ml [BUY HERE: Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color, Voyager, 5g]
Shelf Life: 3 years
Product Description: Get lips that Superstay for up to 16 hours! Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink features a unique arrow applicator for precise application and is available in 10 super saturated shades. Intensely perfect, perfectly intense, giving you a flawless matte finish!
My Experience with Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Voyager
Packaging: This matte ink liquid lipstick comes in a long, color-coded tube with white screw-up cap. The color of the tube matches exactly the color of the lipstick. However, the opaque packaging makes it hard to make out how much product is used up. All the necessary information, including the ingredients list, is provided. The long sponge-tip applicator works well in picking the right amount of lipstick and spreading evenly and smoothly on the lips. Its pointed tip helps in defining the lips perfectly. Its sleek, leak-proof packaging makes it travel friendly.
Shade: “Voyager” is a deep red with brown undertones. It is a perfect color for Indian skin tones, especially darker skin tones. It just elevates any look a notch higher. It is the color for festive occasions and night parties. This shade is amazingly pigmented and covers up my pigmented lips in a single swipe.
Here are swatches of all 10 shades available in Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. Except for the nudes, all other shades will suit all skin tones. There is definitely a color for everyone.
Lover is a blush pink with mauve undertones.
Loyalist is a pale nude.
Dreamer is a nude with pink undertones.
Creator is a neon lavender purple.
Pioneer is a statement red.
Heroine is an orange.
Romantic is a fuchsia pink.
Believer is a purple plum.
Escapist is a blackened plum.
Voyager is a deep red with brown undertones.
Texture: The texture of this matte ink liquid lipstick is thick and creamy. It glides smoothly and evenly on the lips. The excess color need to be removed before applying on the lips, else the lips will feel heavy. It feels soft and nondrying on the lips. However, it has a sticky nature to it. Even after the color dries completely to a matte finish, it feels sticky. Because of that it pulls the inner corners of the lips, which I just do not like at all.
Performance: This matte ink liquid lipstick is the most intensely pigmented one. As its name suggests, it has an ink-like color payoff. Even the slightest bit of color in the applicator is enough to cover up the lips. It glides on super smoothly and did not dry the lips out. It gives a velvet matte finish and does not accentuate any dry patches or fine lines. Although it has a thick texture, it feels light on the lips if applied a thin layer. It makes the lips look fuller and plumper. It is 100% transferproof, smudge proof, and waterproof. It stays put on the lips forever. It is truly a superstay, longwearing liquid lipstick. It can survive food and will not look faded. It will look perfect throughout the day. The major downside is its sticky formula. Although it is not that kind of stickiness of a lip gloss, it feels slightly uncomfortable during the initial hours. However, if the lips are pressed together, the color does not crumble or peel. After an hour or so, this matte ink liquid lipstick settles to a nice matte finish with no stickiness as well. Reapplication does not work well with this liquid lipstick. Finally, this no-bother, all-day-long-wear matte ink liquid lipstick will require all your attention as it is pretty hard to remove. An oil-based makeup remover is a must to remove it. Although it is a deep red color, it does not stain the lips. Overall, except for that initial sticky feeling, it is a good, affordable, long-wear matte liquid lipstick.
Pros of Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Voyager
- Elegant color-coded packaging
- Beautiful deep red with brown undertones
- Gives a velvet matte finish
- Intensely pigmented
- 100% transferproof, smudge proof, and waterproof
- Perfect all-day-long-wear formula
- Non-drying and comfortable
- Does not stain the lips
Cons of Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Voyager
- Thick and sticky formula
- Hard to remove
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Voyager
If you want a longwearing, transferproof matte liquid lipstick that is affordable as well as nondrying, then this is the one for you. As it has a good range of colors, I would like to check out other colors as well.