Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

Maybelline super stay matte Ink – Ruler
Price: Rs 650 for 5 ml

Product Claims: 

SuperStay Matte Ink™ Liquid Lipstick gives you a flawless matte finish in a range of super saturated shades.Ink your lips in up to 16 HR saturated liquid matte. 
SuperStay Matte Ink™ features a unique arrow applicator for precise application and is available in a range of super saturated shades.


It comes in a rectangular shaped long colour coded tube which has a good quality white cap tighly packed with tube so that there are no chances of any leakage. 
It has a big applicator having a sponge with a pointed tip which helps in defining the lips well. If size doesn’t matter to some then the packaging is travel friendly.


The texture is medium thick which can be applied easily & doesnot feel heavy while applying. However, it feels very tacky/sticky on lips. 
Like when you press your lips against each other, the texture feels uncomfortable due to stickiness (but some people don’t mind it).
Maybelline super stay matte Ink – Ruler swatch

Shade & Pigmentation: 

It is available in 33 shades out of which I have bought ‘RULER’ shade which is a nice rosy brick pink color. The color is a little darker from what is appearing in the pic.
The color is highly pigmented even for darker lips & just one swipe gives the opaque finish. It doesnot feel patchy on lips & will suit all skin types. It a nice dark pink shade for fair to medium skin tones & medium pink for darker skintones.
The shade is very suitable to wear in weddings & night out parties. Its a shine free color with a matte look.

Application & Formula: 

The application is easy with the use of applicator though you have to be a bit careful while applying on the edges of the lips if u are an amateur. 
Use of lip liner to draw outlines will be helpful while applying the lipstick. Formula is slightly on the drying side but doesn’t feel heavy. It settles down in a minute post which it becomes 99% smudge proof & transfer proof too.
The formula feels uncomfortable due to the stickiness but it starts fading post 1 hour & almost nullify post 4-5 hours but lipstick stays as it is on lips leaving a matte finish. 
Only single layer application of lipstick is sufficient & double layering resutls in caking up the lipstick around corners of the lips. Reapplication is not required at all & is not easy too. It is most suitable to be applied while makeup is on. 
It might not suit well without makeup on.

Staying power:

It transfers very very little (that too only if it has become cakey due to double layering), & is almost a complete transfer proof lipstick and stays for more than 11 hours on lips (I haven’t tried beyond that).
It doesn’t fade at all with snacks & can resist an oily meal too. It forms a visible line between inner lips and outer lips after 4-5 hours which creates a difference between your inner & outer lips which doesn’t look cool while talking.
If by any chance it fades after 2nd meal, it has the tendency of fading from middle. The lipstick doesn’t settle into fine lines but does make lips dry.
Last but not the least, if you have that habit of licking your lips again & again (you know what I mean), then also it stays on lips & doesn’t go anywhere. Reapplication is not easy at all.

My final thoughts:

Pigmentation is just super awesome
Light weight formula
Glides smoothy (Without any pressure)
Settles down immediately
Goes with every skin tone
Transfer proof & Budge proof
Staying power is just super awesome
Shade range is versatile & suits indian skin tones
Best wear for parties/wedding

Feels sticky and tacky on lips
Formula is a little drying & not hydrating enough
Thick texture
Application is complex for beginners
Lipstick cakes around corners upon double layering
Not an every day wear
Doesn’t suit without makeup on

My recommendation: 

I would recommend this lipstick for wearing to parties & weddings due to its staying power & doesn’t matter how much you eat, the lipstick won’t budge at all. Also, it goes really well with medium to heavy makeup.
I will not recommend it for a daily wear as its not that comfortable on lips due to its sticky texture & to no makeup wear people because it doesn’t suit without makeup is on.