If I were to pick a favourite makeup product, it would most likely be anything lip-related. I’ll wear lipsticks, glosses, stains, balms, and tints—you name it. My go-to makeup look is usually a couple swipes of mascara, little concealer, blush, and a bright lip. I like to let my lip product take centre stage since it can always be a bold look while remaining effortless.
I have a lipstick rotation, but I recently opted to use a $8 Maybelline lipstick instead of my regular $30 favourite for a wedding, and I received the most amazing surprise of my life. That night, I was inundated with compliments. People were complimenting my lip colour, asking where I got it, and then exclaiming, “Oooh!” when I told them it was from the pharmacy. And I’m not going to lie about it. I appreciated the attention.
So, what was the problem with the lipstick? Founder Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. It’s a striking dark-berry red that looks great with a variety of outfits and skin tones. And the liquid lipstick itself is a definite winner because it applies smoothly and stays put. And when I say it stays there, I mean it—this thing can withstand cocktail hour, appetisers, and dinner. When it came time to go to the picture booth, I simply needed to apply a minimal touch-up. It leaves a classy matte finish that ties your entire makeup look together, whether you’re trying for a more natural look or going all out with smoky eyes or contouring.
Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick in Royal $10
For formal nights out, I like to wear a deep wine colour. It just gives me a classy vibe. This lip colour has a vinyl-like texture that lasts up to 16 hours.
SuperStay 24 Lipstick in Bronzed Dream $9
If you want to try anything other than a conventional brick or scarlet red, this is the colour to go with. It contains orange and brown undertones for a more grounded red.
Lifter Gloss in Moon $8
Yes, this is a lip gloss, but believe me when I say that this glossy hue will fill your lips like whoa. The Moon shade is the ideal nude pink.
Color Sensational Ultimatte Matte Lipstick in More Scarlet $7
This lipstick is perfect for that traditional Old Hollywood red lip. It’s a vibrant crimson with a super-matte finish that’s neither drying nor heavy.
SuperStay 24 Lipstick in Mocha Moves $5
Brown lip colours have made a comeback, and these updated shades look fantastic. This liquid lipstick is applied in two steps: first, you swipe on the colour, and then you apply the conditioning balm for added hydration. The product can be stored for up to 24 hours.
Color Sensational Lipstick in Rum Riche $5
This lipstick is similar to a nude but more dramatic. Because it contains shea butter, the product has a creamy and nourishing feel.
Color Sensational Made for All Lipstick in Mauve for Me $5
This mauve lipstick has been tested on 50 different skin tones, proving that it is universally pleasing. It has a satin sheen to it.
Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Founder $8
In fact, Maybelline manufactures some pretty fantastic lipsticks in general. If you don’t like the matte look, the brand also has several lovely satin finishes. If you don’t like liquid lipsticks, crayons and classic tubes are also available. Do you want to look at some options? Check out some of our favourites below.