Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick: The Shiny Lip that Lasts

Shiny lips are in, however there’s no denying that they usually don’t maintain a candle to a matte liquid lipstick by way of longevity. Nevertheless, Maybelline singlehandedly crammed the lengthy lasting shiny lipstick void with one of the best performing product to try the feat but: the Superstay Vinyl Liquid Lipstick.

The Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick are about $10, and obtainable in 15 shades– 5 of these Goal exclusives. They function a shake-to-activate software course of, which helps them change into smudge-proof for as much as 16 hours. They preserve a vinyl shiny end that gained’t smear, even by means of consuming.

I really like the lengthy and thinner applicator, which makes it simple to get exact lip line edges whereas swiping the colour over the lip. The components could be very skinny and light-weight, however packs a ton of pigment. You get utterly opaque protection with out the necessity to construct up layers.

Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick swatches: Peachy, Cheeky, Lippy, Witty | Slashed Beauty
Swatched left to proper: Peachy, Cheeky, Lippy, Witty

One other manner the Superstay Vinyl Inks defy your typical lengthy lasting components: they’re extremely comfy to put on. The aloe within the components helps moisturize and soothe the lips, and the lipstick by no means feels dry or tight. I wore this on a day the place my lips have been notably chapped and cracked, and I forgot I used to be even carrying it. The dimethicone within the components additionally helps clean over lip strains or texture.

They’re fragranced, equally to the Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks, with a buttercream scent that’s fairly sturdy. Not my favourite factor to use immediately below my nostril, however not a deal breaker.

Open tubes of Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick on a marble surface | Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipsticks Review | Slashed Beauty

Now right here’s the factor: these declare to be transfer-proof, however they’re not. You’ll get little flakes of pigmented switch on cups or straws. If you happen to press your lips onto the again of your hand, you will note product coming off. It’s a lot lower than an precise moist, shiny product, nevertheless it occurs. Additionally after consuming my first meal post-application, I did get a little bit of the decrease lip switch onto the chin.

With that stated, the switch doesn’t truly disturb the look. It doesn’t fade in colour depth, it doesn’t change into patchy, and it additionally retains the shiny end fairly nicely. On the very most, the lip strains change into much less crisp, however don’t look smeared.

Lip swatches of Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick in Lippy freshly applied vs. 12 hours later | Slashed Beauty
Earlier than and after 12 hours of carrying the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick.

Above is earlier than and after twelve hours of carrying the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick in Lippy. That is after two meals and a variety of ingesting by means of straws. You’ll be able to see that the colour continues to be even, and my lips are nonetheless totally lined in colour.

The one place it light from was the moist a part of my inside lip, which is a given. I do really feel like after the second meal, whereas I didn’t expertise any extra decrease lip switch, the shine dulled a bit extra to depart me with a satin end quite than shiny.

I need to shortly acknowledge that these are, in actual fact, dupes of the City Decay Vice Lip Bonds. Really, contemplating each manufacturers are owned by L’Oreal, and the ingredient listing is so related, I genuinely assume they’re nearly the identical product. You’ll be able to watch my comparability and put on take a look at of every product within the video under:

I can confidently say that— even with the slight switch— the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipsticks are in all probability essentially the most lengthy lasting and low upkeep lip product I’ve tried. I truly assume they outperform their matte counterparts from the model, which all the time kind of crumbled on me after consuming and required a touch-up. Whereas they do require a fast mirror test after lunch, I might even be assured sufficient to depart the home with out bringing it with me for reapplication.

Get the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipsticks at Ulta Magnificence, or Goal for five unique shades.

– Miranda

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