Maybelline Lippy Vinyl Ink Lip Color Review & Swatches

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Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor
Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor


Maybelline Lippy Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor ($12.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark reddish-plum with warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Fluid, spreadable, creamy
  • Set to a lightly-to-moderately tacky feel, no lifting
  • Transfer-resistant
  • Very long-wearing (13 hours of solid wear, some remained after 16 hours), lightly hydrating

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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Formula Overview

$12.99/0.14 oz. - $92.79 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "no-budge" color that stays on for "16 hours" without smudging or transferring. It had a lightweight, smooth, and spreadable consistency that was quite fluid but typically not too thin or too runny, so it was easy enough to work with on my lips. Those with less lip real-estate may want to use just one side of the applicator initially, though.

The majority of shades had opaque coverage delivered in one layer. With this formula, you'll want to give it at least 15 seconds to "set," which is when it turns tackier, adheres, and doesn't transfer, but it is better to give it 30 seconds, then gently press lips together. There is a little tackiness that comes off but no visible color. (Before it is set, it is easy to get on teeth, but once it is set, then it doesn't transfer onto teeth!)

I found that the initial "set" phase can feel a little clingy--not uncomfortably so, but I know I'm wearing something--but it gets increasingly flexible and more comfortable after an hour or two of wear. The product was forgiving of lip texture imperfections, and it was quite long-wearing. There were a few shades that had a more jelly-like, slightly translucent finish rather than a more "vinyl" like, creamier sheen.

I had no issues with the color lasting through drinks (water, latte) and one meal, but two meals definitely wore it down more noticeably. It seemed to wear away evenly. I was impressed by the overall longevity but in particular the comfort: really quite comfortable and dare I say, lightly hydrating, over the 10-14 hours the shades wore for. The lighter shades tended to wear away more quickly compared to richer/deeper hues, which is typical of most lip color formulas.

It had a very sweet, caramel-like scent but no discernible taste. I didn't notice the scent much after the initial application.

Browse all of our Maybelline Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor swatches.


Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane, Bis-Stearyl Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Trihydroxystearin, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Limonene, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Linalool, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Parfum/Fragrance. May Contain (+/-): Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 15850/Red 7, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 45410/Red 28 Lake, Ci 45380/Red 22 Lake, Ci 15985/Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 17200/Red 33 Lake, Ci 15850/Red 6, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake. Fil T286301/1.

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PPermanent. $12.99.


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Christine Avatar

Hi Amalia,

For mental health reasons + physical pain reasons, those photos are no longer part of the routine. My right wrist is in chronic pain, but then I broke my left wrist, which put further strain on my already painful right-wrist, and I stopped doing those photos as they were less useful and I needed to make changes in order to move forward… otherwise I’d probably have to stop entirely.

Snorky Avatar

I’m so sorry to hear that. Thank you for continuing to provide such an amazing service.
Please know that you never need to give more than you can, or want to. If you stopped everything right now you’d still have done such a massive amount of good. I love and regularly use your website but hate to think of you being in pain maintaining it.

Nancy T Avatar

Love the incredible lasting power of this formula, plus how beautiful they look applied. This is a gorgeous one for a more everyday lip color. My only problem? I did buy Capricious. Looked AMAZING! But, the texture drove me a little bit nuts with how my lips were sticking together as I tried to talk! Could have been user error, as I may have over applied it? Or perhaps my own tactile oversensitivity? Going to give it another try, but with a lipliner first so that I’m not using the applicator to get a perfect line, thereby unintentionally adding more product than ideal.

Christine Ghere Avatar

I wore one of the bright red shades to a concert a few days ago…so impressed! I ate a cheeseburger & fries, drank beer, etc, lipstick stayed on aaaalll night, despite being a glossy finish. Unbelievable!

Tina Tritsch Avatar

Wearing shade Hot today. Love it. Quality is awesome. Seriously can’t tell difference between a $40 Dior liquid lipstick I recently bought too.

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