Most girls have felt the irresistible pull of a tube of liquid lipstick. It's one of those products that can instantly glam you up. Unfortunately, it comes at a steep price: dry lips, tricky application, and uncomfortable wear.
Maybelline's Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks promise to be different. Their Elastic Ink technology doesn't contain clay (a common lipstick ingredient meant to absorb oil), making them non-drying.
They also have an arrow-shaped applicator that lets you apply an even and precise coat with one swipe. Plus, their waterproof formula allows a 16-hour wear! And with 10 shades ranging from nude pink to vibrant violet, you're bound to find a flattering hue for yourself.
But as with most things, prep is everything. Check out how these ladies achieve the best lipstick application below.
1. Prime your lips by exfoliating them.
Liquid lipsticks tend to cling to dry spots. To ensure the smoothest application, gently exfoliate your lips with a warm washcloth to remove excess dry skin.
Bubbly ladies should try on Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Heroine (left), while Pioneer (right) will suit passionate, career-driven women to a T.
2. Apply lip balm.
Once your lips are exfoliated, they're going to need some moisture. Swipe on the Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm to keep your lips hydrated.
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Voyager (left) is a sophisticated pick for independent ladies. Loyalist (right), meanwhile, is a dainty nude option for ultra-feminine girls.
3. Choose a lippie that feels comfortable on the lips.
Not a fan of liquid lipstick's heavy look and feel? Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipstick offers full coverage with one swipe. The result? Intense color that will last for hours.
Deep purples, like Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Escapist (left), are always a great match for adventurous, fearless women. Dressing up for date night? Bring out your romantic side with a sweet pink lipstick like Dreamer (right).
4. Lip liner is optional.
A lip liner's main purpose is to keep the color within your lips' perimeter, but smudging shouldn't be a problem if you're working with a budge-proof lippie. Use the applicator tip to glide around the curves of your lips.
Swipe on a wine lippie like Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Believer (left) for an instant boost of confidence. A vibrant purple hue like Creator (right), will bring out your playful side.
5. Use some concealer.
Apply some concealer (like the Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer) along the edges of your lips prior to liquid lipstick application. This will give your lips a more defined outline, making your lippie pop.
Be the life of the party with a fun fuschia lip, courtesy of Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Romantic. If you're a fan of Liza Soberano's girl-next-door aesthetic, swipe on Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Lover—it's her personal fave!
6. At the end of the day, remove it with an oil-based makeup remover.
Maybelline's Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks don't move for anyone! To remove it without drying your lips, use an oil-based makeup remover like Maybelline's Lip and Eye Makeup Remover.
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink lipsticks are available starting January 15 at all Maybelline counters nationwide for only P299 and partner eTailers such as LAZADA and BeautyMNL. For more information, visit Maybelline's Facebook page.