How many times have you applied lipstick and have to put it on again after you eat lunch? How many times have you had to reapply lipstick after you have somehow smudged or touched your lips unconsciously? I am certain that most of you will answer yes to these questions.
More so, many women have this nasty habit of biting or touching their lips, and this can be a headache when it comes to looking your best. Most lipsticks, after all, smudge easily. If you try and feel it, it no longer feels even on your skin. Worst of all, the lipstick has transferred onto your teeth and when you smile, people can see red or pink marks on them. All these can happen even without you noticing them. That is why it’s imperative for women to take quick trips to the powder room in order to check situations like these and fix them. Or maybe, whip out a compact mirror and do the deed.
For the longest time, most women just resigned themselves to the fact that lipsticks come off and you just have to reapply or fix them throughout the day. You just have to make several trips to the restroom to freshen up or just as many as needed depending on your level of activity.
Considering how most modern women are busy and wish that there are more hours in a day, this has become more trouble than it’s worth. Given all of these, it’s no surprise that products like the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink have become quite popular.
This product’s appeal is quite obvious. Imagine a lipstick that can stay ideally even on your lips for as long as 16 hours. Talk about long-lasting lipstick. Its secret, of course, is that it’s not going to come off quickly.
In fact, it takes quite a bit of effort to get it off your lips. Whether you are just touching your face, or you accidentally run your fingers through your lips, or you licked or bit your lips out of habit,
nothing’s going to happen to your lipstick.
The same holds when you’re eating. You may have yourself a hefty lunch where you’re eating a corncob or a saucy dish, or a salad with a slabber of oil-based dressing. Whatever it is that you eat, you don’t have to worry about your Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink coming off. It’s going to stay on.
That’s how tough and reliable this lipstick is. It redefines the whole idea of “long-wearing” lipstick.
Some women are consciously trying not to touch their lips when they eat, just to preserve as much of their lipstick as they can to avoid having to go to the powder room in the middle of lunch or dinner.
Not with this lipstick. It just refuses to come off. It’s literally stuck on you. In fact, it stays on you for as long as 16 hours! That’s quite a long time. Even longer than your workmates can stay with you. They go home, you go home, but your Superstay lipstick stays with you.
You get peace of mind
What does this all add up to? Using the semi-permanent lipstick as part of your daily cosmetic mix can go a long way in giving you the confidence that you need to tackle your day. You don’t have to waste time or energy looking in the mirror to see if you look your best. You don’t have to make several trips to the restroom to straighten yourself up.
At the back of your head, you know you still look fantastic. That is how excellent this Maybelline product is. However, it does come at a cost because it is long-wearing. It is going to stay on your lips, as mentioned earlier, for up to 16 hours. Therefore, you must put it in the right way.
The application must be meticulously made because if you put it on in a sloppy way, you might feel a need to remove it and reapply. It goes without saying that this lipstick will be a challenge to get off so you better get it right the first time.
How to apply this lipstick like a pro?
Step 1. Trace your lips with the applicator starting with one side of your top lip. The first time you do this, please slow down. There’s no need to rush through it. You’re not running a race.
The key here is to focus on the coverage. You need to get this product in the right areas. For this to happen, you must slow down quite a bit. With Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink, outlining your lip with a traditional lip liner is no longer necessary.
Step 2. Do the same thing with the other half of your top lip as well as your bottom lip. The key here is to spread the lipstick evenly. You want to avoid a situation where some parts of your lips have too much of it while other parts don’t have enough.
It must be evenly applied, so it looks beautiful and uniform. It is how well you would look throughout the day. It doesn’t matter how many hours this lipstick has been on your lips. If you spread it out evenly, you will look great.
Step 3. Use the tip of the applicator to trace your lip edges.
The next step is to adequately cover the edges of your lips but without going over the line. You can do this by using little strokes and without pressing too hard.
Step 4. Let the lipstick sit for a few minutes.
It is crucial. You can’t smack your lips or lick them. You should not try to move your lips at all for a few minutes. Give the product enough time to dry properly.
Step 5. Test your application
Try to pucker and smudge your lips by moving your lower lip against your upper lip so you can tell if you applied the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink correctly.
If you don’t see any transfer on the surface of the lipstick, you did it right. It takes time to get this right, so a little bit of practice can go a long way. Feel free to even out the lipstick.
Soon enough, with repeat application, you will get the hang of it.
It takes some time just to get the consistency right, but pretty soon, you will apply it just right every single time.