This idea came to me as I woke up. In a recent post on here I raved about the long-lasting formula of the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks but how I thought the shade range wasn’t great. I loved how they last all day and that I didn’t need to worry about touching up my lip line – I am fussy about wanting a fuller looking shape.
I decided to use the Maybelline product as a lip liner – simply using a lip brush and applying the product precisely as if it were a liner. I used the shade Seductress – a browny nude. Then I went about using a different lipstick. This nude shade works with most beige/pink colours.Therefore throughout the day I kept the shape of my lipline in tack but only needed to reapply the lipstick. This is good for me for two reasons. One, if I had applied the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink all over it becomes quite thick and does start to bunch and come off in the middle of the lips. Using a normal lipstick means being able to apply a fresh coat. The Maybelline product is very difficult to remove. Secondly, I can choose a different lipstick shade that I prefer more.
This led me to think about applying the Matte Ink with only a lip brush all over and seeing if it looks better because of it being a thinner coat. I will have to experiment with this too.
Let me know if you tried my hack and what you think. 🙂