Friday, February 23, 2018

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink in Driver

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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Recently, I purchased some products from ULTA from their 20% sale.

Here's my haul. For this post, I will review one of the two Maybelline lip products in the center bottom.
I purchased two of their new lip products. The product isn't new but the colors are. For this post, I will review the one below.
Product Review: Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink in #55 Driver

Where to purchase: ULTA, drugstores, mass retailers, and online at maybelline.com
Price: $9.49 for 0.17 oz

Description from the website: Ink your lips with a flawless matte finish! Maybelline's SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color features a unique arrow applicator for precise application and is available in a range of super saturated shades.

Benefits:
* Flawless matte finish
* High-pigmented color
* Long-lasting, saturated matte
* Available in a collection of intense saturated shades
Ingredients:
DIMETHICONE TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE ISODODECANE NYLON-611/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER C30-45 ALKYLDIMETHYLSILYL POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE LAUROYL LYSINE ALUMINA SILICA SILYLATE DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE PHENOXYETHANOL CAPRYLYL GLYCOL LIMONENE ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE PARAFFIN BENZYL BENZOATE BENZYL ALCOHOL CITRONELLOL PARFUM / FRAGRANCE [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 15850 / RED 7 CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE CI 15850 / RED 6 CI 17200 / RED 33 LAKE MICA] F.I.L. D197345/2
Thoughts: When I first saw this through email, I was curious. I know matte lips isn't in as much as before but I still love my matte lips.
Here's a closer look at the container. It's supposed to be the color of the lip product.
Here's a closer look at the applicator.
Here's a swatch of the lip product on my hand.
Here's how the lip product looks on me.
Here's an overall look with Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette on the eyes.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there's a noticeable scent while applying. It smells like vanilla and last for several seconds. I just sniffed the product and it does smell like vanilla. Secondly, I actually like the packaging. It's very slick and clean looking. It's well-made and sturdy. It's made out of very thick plastic. The top is also sturdy. I can feel a tight seal when I open/close the top. I cannot see it open or break unless you are extremely rough with the packaging. For that reason, it's travel-friendly. It's also easy to grab with your hand. Since it's so sleek, it's easy to throw in your purse, bag, and even your pocket. The doe foot applicator has a sharp tip which makes it easy to outline the lips. The rounder part makes it easy to fill in the remaining. Both sides of the applicator has a dip where it grabs the lip product. Since it grabs enough lip product, you don't need to re-dip into the product. Third, the consistency is liquidity-creamy. It reminds me of a lot of liquid lipsticks except you need to be careful how you pull the applicator. The first time I pulled the applicator the lip product dripped onto the table. I've never seen a lip product drip before. I just pulled the applicator and it dripped again. I'm not too sure why this product does that. I don't know if it's the particular product, this color, or I just got a bad batch. Anything is possible. I cannot wait to try the other color to see if it does the same thing. With that said, it's easy to use. It applies like liquid lipsticks and dries quickly. I would say it dries within minutes. Once it dries, it's matte. I don't know if it's completely transfer-proof because I do see some marks when I kiss my hand. On the other hand, there's barely any mark. Since it dries matte, you need to exfoliate your lips or else it'll show all the dry patches. Fourth, the color is peachy nude. It'll look great with smokey eye makeup. Personally on me I look dead. I don't think the color is for me. I even had someone tell me I look sick that day. With that said, it's good all year round. Pigmentation-wise it's up there. It's not the most pigmented but close enough. One thin layer was good enough. Lastly, it last a good amount of time. I was pretty impressed. Even with greasy food and wiping my mouth with napkin, the color did not come off. It's comfortable and kind of drying. I didn't see the white residue in the center of the lips, but I saw cracking in the center of the lips. Now that I know better, this product is best applied thinly. If you apply thickly, it'll crack easily. I tried removing with micellar water and I had to rub my lips to get some result. It's best to remove with oil more than anything else. I'm glad I got to try this product. I'm mixed with feelings. I definitely need to try another color before I decide if I really like this product.

Pros:
* Scent doesn't last that long.
* Slick, clean looking packaging.
* Well-made and sturdy.
* Sturdy top; can feel a tight seal when you open/close.
* Travel-friendly.
* Sharp tip applicator outlines the lip and the round part fills in the remaining.
* Don't need to re-dip.
* Liquidity-creamy consistency.
* Easy to use.
* Dries quickly.
* Matte.
* Great with smokey eye makeup.
* Great all year round.
* Pigmented.
* Comfortable.
* Need to apply thinly.
* Long-lasting.

Cons:
* Product drips.
* Cracking in the center of the lips.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Maybelline products reviewed/swatch:
Baby Lips Lip Balm
Strike A Rose
Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint
Never Bare
ColorBlur
ColorSensational High Shine Lip Gloss
ColorSensational Lipstick
Dream Bouncy Blush
EyeStudio Color Explosion
EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow
EyeStudio Color Tattoo Metal
EyeStudio Duo Eyeshadow
EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Lash Stiletto
Master Conceal
Stylish Smokes
The Elixir ColorSensational

Nail Polishes
Color Show Brocades
Color Show Polka Dots
Drops of Jade

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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