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    This Long-Lasting Maybelline Lipstick Is The Single Best Piece Of Makeup I Own

    This miracle product stays on through eating greasy meals, drinking cocktails, wearing masks, and maybe even the apocalypse. TBD on the last one.

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    Hello! If you haven't read any of my posts before, let me introduce myself: I'm Ciera, and while I would never call myself a makeup ~expert~, I love trying out new products, especially lipstick. Last time I checked, I have about 30 tubes in my bathroom 😳.

    the author with lipstick on while sitting in front of a plate of pancakes
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    My other hobbies include consuming gorgeous stacks of pancakes 🥰.

    When trying out a new lipstick, I absolutely hate when a great-looking lipstick completely disappears the second you take a bite to eat, start to sweat, or take a sip of water. That all changed when I tried Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. I have worn it almost exclusively for two years straight, I've rebought it several times, and the best part — it's under $10 a tube.

    five different tubes of maybelinne superstay lipstick
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    I first tried it out when I was shopping with my mom in NYC in 2019 and we walked into Christian Siriano's store. It was National Lipstick Day, and Maybelline was in the store giving people makeovers with the Maybelline SuperStay lipstick. Afterward, my mom and I both bought multiple shades of the lipstick because we loved it that much. 

    Here I am the first day I tried out the lipstick — it was upward of 90 degrees outside, and it did not run, smear, or feather at ALL.

    author of the piece wearing a pink lipstick
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    Look how dang happy 2019 me is! I'm wearing the shade Artist in the above photo.

    In addition to being extremely long-lasting, it's super high pigmented and it doesn't leave my lips all dry and cracked like other matte lipsticks I've tried in the past. Oh, have I mentioned that it comes in 45 SHADES?! Whether you're looking for the perfect red shade or a fun bold lip, there are so many options for you.

    all the pink shades on different skintones

    So many beautiful colors!! And those are just the pink shades!

    I've tried about 10 shades out, and my absolute favorite is Ruler. It's a beautiful darker pink color that I think works great with my skin tone. It also looks fantastic with practically any outfit as well. I love it so much, I have three tubes of it: one at home, one in my purse, and one in the car — for emergencies, of course.

    author wearing lipstick in ruler
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    In the above photo, I am wearing Ruler during my surprise engagement party! Thank god I had this in my purse! BTW — this picture was taken after eating dinner, drinking two glasses of wine, and giving my fiancé some smooches 🙈. My future mother-in-law literally asked me at the end of the night: "HOW IS YOUR LIPSTICK STILL ON?!" Now she wears Maybelline SuperStay too!

    To demonstrate how long-lasting this lipstick is, I decided to do a before-and-after shot the other night. I went to dinner and ordered a very buttery seafood pasta (butter and really any kind of oil always wipes off my other lipsticks), had two cocktails, and wore a mask when I wasn't sitting down, and as you can looks virtually untouched at the end of the night!

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    The lighting is slightly different (the sun went down!), so the color appears a bit faded in the after photo, but in real life the pigment was identical! You can clearly see there is no smudging, and it hasn't disappeared from the inside of my lips, which happens a lot with lipsticks when you eat.

    The lipstick also has a very cool arrow-shaped applicator that makes it super easy to get precise lines. After I apply my lipstick, I make sure to blot my lips with a napkin or tissue to get rid of any excess product.

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    And because this lipstick is so long-lasting, you'll only have to apply it once a night!

    I make sure to apply my lipstick at least 10 minutes before eating or drinking because it does take a few minutes for it to fully dry. Here's a GIF of me testing out the dryness 12 minutes after applying it. Look — no lipstick on the napkin!

    Ciera Velarde / BuzzFeed

    I didn't get a picture of this, but there were also no lipstick marks on the mask I wore either! And this was a particularly hot and humid day, so I was definitely sweating under my mask. 

    Because this lipstick stays on so well, it can be a bit difficult to get off, but I've found that the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes are the best at removing it. I just make sure to rinse my lips well afterward to get that nasty makeup remover taste off of them! 

    In addition to my beloved Ruler shade, I'm also a big fan of the shade Groundbreaker for the days I want that classic red lip look.

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    Pssst – if you like that red wrap dress on the left, it's available on Amazon for $24.99 (available in women's sizes S–2XL and 19 patterns)!

    Of course, I am far from the only person who loves this magical lipstick. On Amazon, it has over 37K five-star ratings! Check out this glowing review from another lover of this trusty lipstick:

    Promising review: "This is the BEST liquid lipstick I've ever had the pleasure of purchasing. It's better than Rimmel's Provocalips, Ciate's Velvet matte liquid lipsticks, Nyx matte lip creams, Milani's matte liquid lipsticks, and Tarte's matte lip paints! The formula stays on ALL DAY (10 hours plus, for me) and it's SO freaking comfortable. Its texture, once dried, is unlike ANY liquid lipstick I've ever tried before. It's very soft, but lightweight, and it doesn't do that gross cracking or caking thing that some matte liquid lips do (looking at you, Colourpop Ultra Mattes)! Be aware that this formula can be hard to remove, but it doesn't stain your lips at all. The smell is very pleasant, and frosting-like, but not overpowering. Add this to your Amazon cart already — it's more than worth the $8 price tag! I bought the color Dreamer, and it looks great on my pale, cool-toned skin. I do wear a lip liner with it though, because it's slightly lighter than my natural lip color. Try this, and you won't be disappointed :). Just remember to give it 20 minutes to FULLY set and dry down, then it'll stay put and feel comfy all day. I'm hoping Maybelline comes out with more colors, but until then, I'll definitely be buying the colors Lover, Loyalist, and Heroine." —K.M.

    This reviewer found the perfect nude shade for her skin tone:

    reviewer wearing a nude shade of lipstick

    Promising review: "I love this lipstick and the color! It feels moisturizing on my lips, I can add ChapStick and it doesn’t get all streaky and gummy and it lasts forever. I was looking for a nude-ish color that didn’t make my lips look like ashy versions of themselves and this is it! Definitely recommend. Included a picture because nude colors tend to look a bit different on chocolate girls, so I wanted to give ya a gander at what this color looks like on this chocolate gal." —Queenofthehouse

    If you've made it this far, you've heard me say multiple times how well this stays on through meals, but just in case you don't believe me yet, here's a reviewer with perfect-looking lipstick after EIGHT HOURS OF WEAR. They also have some great application and removal tips:

    close-up of a reviewer wearing the shade amazonian

    Promising review: "This photo was taken after three meals, with NO touch-ups. I am wearing the color Amazonian and have fair skin with golden undertones. I’m usually REALLY not a fan of liquid lipstick but I must say, this one is making me a convert. It might just be my new holy-grail lipstick. It does dry just a *tiny* bit sticky in my opinion, but that’s the reason it doesn’t dry out your lips! It feels like I am wearing Burt’s Bee’s classic lip balm all day, when really I’m wearing a beautiful, matte, smudge-proof lipstick. It’s so nice to not have to reapply lipstick after every meal. It’s also nice to wear lipstick and not have to worry about kissing! I wore this one for over 11 hours yesterday and it still looked perfect when I took it off before bed. THE TRICK: dry your lips completely, then apply one light coat, let it dry, and then apply a second coat. Then it’ll stay perfect and won’t flake off your inner lip. To remove, use something ultra-conditioning and scrubby, like Sugar Lip Polish. It will literally melt right off, with zero lip agitation." —Lauren

    If I haven't convinced you by now that this is the best lipstick on the market, check out the rest of the glowing reviews from other people who have tried and now swear by this product.

    TL;DR: do yourself a favor and try out a shade (or ten) of the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink liquid lipstick starting at $7.98 a tube on Amazon (available in 45 shades). You won't regret it!

    You after wearing this lipstick for 12 hours and it still looking absolutely flawless:


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.