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Maybelline Lip Gloss and Liquid Lipstick Review

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CU Boulder chapter.

Whether it be plain chapstick or colorful lipstick, I love wearing something on my lips. Just like shoes or jewelry, the right lip product can turn a simple outfit into something classy. This week, I tried Maybelline’s Lifter Gloss and Vinyl Ink, and here is what I think:

Lifter Gloss: 

In the color Petal, this lipgloss has the perfect balance between color, sparkle, and shine. It is smooth to apply and feels light on my lips. I usually don’t wear lipgloss because I’m always overly conscious of it on my lips, but this one felt light and soft. It also smells great, which is a definite plus. My stray hairs did tend to stick to my lips, but not enough to be a real bother. I carried this lip gloss with me all day and reapplied twice, once after eating, and the second a few hours into the day. The color doesn’t fully fade as the glossiness does, so it’s not necessary to reapply, but it does help keep the look fresh and lasting. 

Superstay Vinyl Ink

In the color Royal, this has become my favorite lipstick. It was very flattering on my skin tone and accentuated the shape of my lips. I’m probably biased because I’ve always preferred liquid lipsticks, but this one is definitely worth it. The color survived breakfast, lunch, coffee, and dinner: only fading after nearly twelve hours and a late-night, post-concert taco. Like the Lifter Gloss, the Vinyl Ink was smooth to apply. Though, it is important to have a steady hand when applying, since it is difficult to clean up if you mess up. It will lightly stain cups, but don’t fret. It barely affects how it looks on your lips if it does at all. 

All in all, these were great products to try and I’m personally very happy with the results. They add another degree of elegance and femininity to my looks, and they make me feel gorgeous. And that’s the point, isn’t it? To feel as beautiful as you look.

Mariana Bastias

CU Boulder '25

Mariana Bastías is the Director of Outreach for Her Campus CU Boulder, where she is in charge of coordinating volunteer and social events as well as connecting with local businesses for partnerships. Her articles will range from profiles to movie and book reviews to current events to her own experiences. Mariana is double majoring in Creative Writing and Psychology, with a minor in Business, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the current manager of Brewing Market Coffee & Tea Emporium on Pearl St. Mall. As an aspiring novelist and poet, she has published a short story, Midnight Adventures, in Meridian Creative Arts Journal in their 50th edition, and she is currently working on a novella for her honors thesis. Whenever she can, Mariana likes to curl up with a book and a cup of tea and read the afternoon away. Her favorite novel is “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde, and she always pairs it with a cup of Earl Gray. Mariana is also an avid coffee drinker; as a professional and at-home barista, she’ll experiment with flavors and roasts. As a writer, Mariana loves filling notebooks with stories, poems, and observations of the world around her, as well as ideas for future articles.