Review: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Believer

After a self-imposed lipstick purchase ban that lasted for a whole year (yay, me!) I went ahead and purchased three (THREE!) new lipsticks on the first month of the new year (bad, Krissy). I'm not going to lie, purchasing a brand new lipstick gives me a rush each time. Now I'd like to talk about the first lipstick I bought this year, the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Believer.

I was supposed to be strong and not follow the bandwagon, but after much hype in the makeup Facebook Groups I belong to, I knew I HAD to have it, and so I did, and here we are.

From the swatches I've seen online I had a hard time choosing among my top picks Believer, Pioneer, Lover, and Voyager but in the end I went with Believer because I don't think I have a purple shade like this in my collection yet while I already have favorite power reads, romantic nudes, and bold burgundies. That's not to say I won't be tempted to go back to a Maybelline counter and swipe these, too, though. 

My Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Believer matches my Valentine read: After Eden by Arnold Arre
Maybelline promises "16 hours of water-proof and non-drying intense liquid lip color in extreme precision". I am not looking for a lipstick that can stay that long since my mood can change many times within the day — all I want is for my lipstick to deliver the color I want without leaving my lips looking and feeling parched.


I was actually surprised upon seeing this in person because it was bigger than I expected. It comes with an arrow applicator that allows you to take the right amount of lipstick. The goal is to use the tip as a kind of liner for precise lines and then fill it in with the thick part of the applicator.

First, here is a photo of my made-up face without lipstick on:


And here's a lip-swatch:


This is the part where I preen for the camera. I couldn't help it! This lipstick made me feel really puh-retty!




Aaand because I'm practically blind without my glasses on, here's a photo of myself with my glasses and this bold lipstick:


Verrry nice.

Note that I only used one swipe for all these photos! Just imagine how much more intense the color will be with more than one swipe! @_@

I don't think it stayed for 16 hours on my lips BUT it did stay longer than my usual lipsticks, it is budge-proof, water-proof, transfer-proof, and didn't leave any marks on my coffee cup nor my tumbler, AND it stayed put even after I ate six pieces of my favorite Tokyo Tokyo Chicken Karaage deep-fried goodness. ♥

Seriously, I thought I was clingy, but it definitely beat me. Now I'm a BELIEVER! I need to get the other shades, stat!

No one really asked, but here's a photo of everything else I used for this makeup look:

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Tinted Primer in Light Medium, Maybelline x Gigi Hadid BB Cushion in Natural, Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Blush Queen, Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Fiber Mascara, Maybelline V-Face Duo Stick, Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Brow Pencil in Dark Brown, Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Gel Eyeliner in Nude, and Maybelline HyperImpact Liner
If you love lipsticks, then you simply MUST have at least one of these ten shades: Voyager, Escapist, Believer, Creator, Romantic, Heroine, Pioneer, Lover, Dreamer and Loyalist.


Grab your own Superstay Matte Ink Lipsticks from Lazada and at Maybelline counters nationwide for only P299. For more information about this collection and other Maybelline products and promos, visit Maybelline's website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. While you're at it, follow me on Instagram, too, and subscribe to my blog for more reviews!

Disclosure: I am part of Maybelline Squad Philippines but I purchased this with my own money. I was not required nor compensated for this review. Read my blog's complete Disclosure Policy here.

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