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 when it comes to longevity. Nevertheless, Maybelline singlehandedly stuffed the lengthy lasting shiny lipstick void with one of the best performing product to aim 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 utility course of, which helps them turn out to be smudge-proof for as much as 16 hours. They keep a vinyl shiny end that received’t smear, even by means of consuming.

I like the lengthy and thinner applicator, which makes it straightforward to get exact lip line edges whereas swiping the colour over the lip. The system may 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 means the Superstay Vinyl Inks defy your typical lengthy lasting system: they’re extremely comfy to put on. The aloe within the substances 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 had been significantly chapped and cracked, and I forgot I used to be even sporting it. The dimethicone within the system additionally helps clean over lip traces or texture.

They’re fragranced, equally to the Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks, with a buttercream scent that’s fairly robust. Not my favourite factor to use straight underneath 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’re going to get little flakes of pigmented switch on cups or straws. In case you 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, but it surely 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 really disturb the look. It doesn’t fade in colour depth, it doesn’t turn out to be patchy, and it additionally retains the shiny end fairly properly. On the very most, the lip traces turn out to be 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 sporting the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick.

Above is earlier than and after twelve hours of sporting the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick in Lippy. That is after two meals and plenty of consuming by means of straws. You possibly can see that the colour continues to be even, and my lips are nonetheless totally coated 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 go away me with a satin end quite than shiny.

I wish 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 comparable, I genuinely assume they’re nearly the identical product. You possibly can watch my comparability and put on check of every product within the video beneath:

I can confidently say that— even with the slight switch— the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipsticks are most likely probably the most lengthy lasting and low upkeep lip product I’ve tried. I really 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 go away 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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