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‘Stayed on when I kissed my man’: This Maybelline lip color rivals Taylor Swift's red lipstick — and it’s on sale for $9

Want that Taylor Swift red lip classic thing that you like? This universally flattering liquid formula will get you there.

Got a blank space in your makeup bag? Fill it with a superstar product. There are few things as iconic as Taylor Swift and her red lipstick. Over the years she's worn a variety of cherry-colored lips (that classic thing that you like...), but her latest favorite has captured the attention of every Swiftie and non-Swiftie alike. Vibrant, long-lasting and basically kiss-proof, the Pat McGrath Labs Liquilust Legendary Wear Lipstick in Elson 4 is incredible but... sold out right now. It's also on the pricier side at $34. No bad blood here though: Swifties have found a terrific alternative: Maybelline's Super Stay Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lipcolor in Wicked. And it just so happens to be on sale for $9. Talk about good karma!

Incredibly shiny, this Tay Tay-like lipstick will ensure your perfect pout lasts all day long. 

$9 at Amazon
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$10 at Walmart$13 at Ulta Beauty

Why is it a good deal?

Taylor can surely snap up $34 Pat McGrath lipsticks anytime she wants. But for the rest of us? We say there's no need to overpay when an almost identical, way more affordable product exists. Its typical price of $13 is already great, but throw in a 35%-off discount and you've got Taylor-made lips for less than a Chipotle bowl.

Why do I need this?

It's seriously long-lasting — up to 16 hours without smudging or color transfer, according to the brand. And that's key for a liquid lipstick. The sleek vinyl-like color it delivers is just stunning.

Not only is the vegan formula top-notch, this cool-toned shade looks good on pretty much everyone — even those who are hesitant to rock a red lip. It's a great color that's not too shocking, so it'll make you look like you were born with red lips, just like our girl Taylor.

Taylor Swift performs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 16, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia wearing a sparkly pink and blue bodysuit.
A moment of appreciation for Taylor's red lips, please! (Getty)

What reviewers say

With more than 30,000 flawless five-star ratings, the Maybelline Super Stay Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lipcolor clearly has its own powerful fandom beyond Swifties.

Raved a shopper: "I’m not a fan of lip products because no matter what, they all dry out my lips and make them very chapped no matter how I prep them first. Definitely not a red-lip girl either. However, I wanted something to complete my Taylor Swift concert look, but I also didn’t want to re-apply. This shade was perfect for my skin tone and looked pretty. I drank water and it stayed on."

"I finally found something that works with the texture of my lips and the dryness. Omg it stayed on when I kissed my man, [leaving] no lipstick on him or anything I drank or ate," wrote another thrilled Amazon shopper. "As a 67-year-old woman who is young for her age, I love it." They went on to say: "I feel gorgeous and sexy with this lipstick on, like in the Trace Adkins song 'Hot Mama'."

A final Amazon shopper gave it a five-star approval, mentioning that the trick is to shake it before swiping it on: "I wore this for my friend's wedding. It stayed on for the whole wedding ceremony and reception. Didn't smudge at all even after eating dinner. Didn’t come off on my glass at all either. It stayed exactly as it was when I applied it for well over 12 hours without me having to reapply or touch up at all."

This Wicked shade looks the most like Taylor's favored Elson 4 from Pat McGrath but the formula comes in 24 other colors. 

$9 at Amazon
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$10 at Walmart$13 at Ulta Beauty

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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