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Maybelline Hyper Matte Liner Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Hyper Matte Liner Review and Swatches!

ISLM Writer: Ishleen

Hello munchkins!
Summers are coming, and with it is coming the season of glossy makeup looks. But priorities being priorities, I love my matte black eyeliners and keeping in mind my obsession with the same, I have to give into my very own tube of the Maybelline's hyper matte eyeliner which is a relatively new release.

So it retails for INR 325 for 3 grams of product which is a bit more expensive than the earlier hyper glossy version. Though cheaper, I liked the Hyper glossy’s glossy black packaging so much better than the Hyper matte’s matte white tube and black screw- top lid. But apart from the average looks, the packaging is quite sturdy and also would not ditch you by opening and spilling in your precious vanity.

The applicator is cent percent the same as that of the Hyper glossy version. Sleek, long, thin, and with fine hair--though not the easiest to create a wing, but pretty good for lining your upper eye lids. For review purpose, I also tried it on my lower lash line, but it felt tingling there! *giggles*.

The shade though black is not the darkest of the lot. I like my eyeliner packed with black colour pigments but this baby lacks on the “black pigments” and dries up to a very darkish grey sort of colour which leans towards a lighter shade of black.

Secondly, whereas the “matte” claims are concerned, I am a bit doubtful — I mean it is matte, but not completely matte! I don’t know if I make sense right now, but yes, the eyeliner sets down to a semi- matte finish and to be honest, I don't like the finish of it much.

Coming to the most important aspect of the eyeliner— its staying power— this eyeliner is not the most long staying eyeliner I have ever used. My 92 bucks worth Lakme Instaliner stays for much longer than this baby. The Maybelline hyper matte starts flaking after say 4-5 hours of application and is not at all water-proof despite the claims.*sad*.


Final verdict

I have had a love- hate relationship with this baby, but if you are anything like me and have an instinct to try out each and every black eyeliner in the market, go for it. But for the price, there are better options in the market.


  1. I agree with your review. At times, I find tiny balls of the product on the eyelashes. I find this very annoying.

  2. Better the Lakme one as you said, the maybelline one is a total waste of money as it starts flaking within 1 hr after application. A regret buy for me.

  3. Better the Lakme one as you said, the maybelline one is a total waste of money as it starts flaking within 1 hr after application. A regret buy for me.


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