And now, for the total opposite end of the spectrum from the hydrating, thick, gloopy glosses Maybelline decided to launch another formula of matte liquid lips this summer: Super Stay Matte Ink. This joins the ColorSenational Vivid Matte Liquid Lips and the Color Jolt Intense Lip Paints in Maybelline's lip lineup. (Side note: Maybelline also launched metallic lipsticks but I'll be passing on those.)
I nabbed one of mine off of Ulta.com for $9.49, but I got the other two at a local CVS when I spotted them in-store. There are 10 total colors, and I'm more than good with the three that have found their way into my collection. These are allegedly a saturated liquid matte with 16-hour wear.
Well, let's take a look:
The first shade that I picked up is 10 Dreamer. Yeah, I know another mauvey pink- but at least this one's warm-toned. Ooh, variations (I'm mocking myself). Or, so I thought, based on the tube which appeared to match the color.
This is the lightest pink of the bunch, and I always like to try these shades. They're not that hard to perfect, but with pigmented lips they are a true test of the formula.
The applicator on these is interesting- it's a totally flat doe foot with a reservoir
By the way, not sure what type of smirk I've got going on in the swatches. Sorry!
Surprise! Not warm toned at all! Thanks for changing it up, Maybelline.
I like it a lot. It does dry down, and these do require some effort to remove. I tested this on a weekend day, and it held up ok to eating and drinking. It is a drying formula, which is to be anticipated.
Next up, 15 Lover.
This is one of those mauvey dark nude/MLBB shades that pull really dark on my pigmented lips. I feel like this is a fall color on me (well, really... this whole formula mostly screams fall to me because I'm feeling glossy lips right now.).
I really enjoy this applicator:
And here's a lip photo. It covered my lips completely, even if I was too impatient to let it dry down fully.
Again- a fall shade for me, so I'm putting it away for a couple of months. But I'm actually more into this deeper shade than the lighter one for some reason. That's new for me.
Lastly, I have a pop of color- 25 Heroine.
Part of me wants to ask "now, what were you thinking?" This bold coral-orange is 100% out of my comfort zone. Then I look over to a pile of 8 other new drugstore releases from Maybelline and L'Oreal and see only neutrals and I remember. This was me trying something different. It's bold, alright.
The question is... can I wear it?
What do you think? I know I missed a bit when I cleaned up, but this was the most accurate photo I've taken to date of this shade. I think I like it.
I feel like I'm missing something... Oh! Swatches!
They're nice. I had to photograph prior to dry down because otherwise they wouldn't have moved.
Maybelline also introduced the Superstay Eraser Lip Color Remover with this collection.
This is 100% a great addition and super portable.
It does the job- but then again, your cleansing oil at home will do the same.
Bottom Line: I plan to play with all but Heroine once it gets cooler, as I'm not into matte lips right now. I think the formula is nice- it seriously won't quit. I recommend trying one out to see if you like the line.