Monday, February 19, 2018

Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection: Review and Swatches

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Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection: Review and Swatches
For Spring 2018, Maybelline is extending its beloved SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ($11.99 CAD) range with ten new unconventional nudes. Promising a superb pigmentation and an all-day wear, the Un-Nudes Collection is the perfect addition to your spring makeup wardrobe. To see some swatches and read my review of all ten shades, click......
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection: Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection
Packaging: 
The Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is packaged in a simple rectangular plastic tube. The body is colored to reflect the shade inside and the tapered doe-foot applicator has a tiny reservoir in the center to help pick up extra product. The overall design feels a little clunky and clumsy but the applicator is very precise and easy to use.
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection: Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection
Formulation:
With a viscous icing-scented liquid formulation, the SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks provide a rich pigmentation with just one swipe and this unconventional nudes shade extension offers the same intense coverage. Compared to the original shades (reviewed here), however, these new colors are much smoother and easier to spread on the lips. They take a very long time to set (~10 minutes) but once completely dried down, they are pretty much bulletproof. The finish is slightly tacky when the lips are pressed together but there is zero transferring, smudging, or fading, even with a moderate amount of eating and drinking. See below for a breakdown of all ten shades.
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection: Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection
55 Driver: This is a soft light beige. The formulation is very pigmented and opaque.
60 Poet: A soft pink beige, Poet is a nice and pigmented.
65 Seductress: A surprisingly flattering shade, Seductress is a dusty rosy beige.
70 Amazonian: This is a rich caramel brown. The formulation is super pigmented and rich.
75 Fighter: Almost identical to Amazonian, Fighter is a rich gingerbread brown. This shade is slightly more yellow in comparison but the two are honestly indistinguishable.
80 Ruler: My favorite out of the bunch, this is a beautiful marsala red.
85 Protector: This is a super deep brown. Dark shades like this tend to be a bit patchy but this one is very even and opaque.
90 Huntress: A dusty medium gray, Huntress is very pigmented and rich. It was a bit difficult to get a clean line on the upper lip but I guess you can apply a second coat to ensure an even coverage.
95 Visionary: This is a very unique purple-gray. As is with Huntress, it is a bit hard to get a clean line along the top of the lips but the formulation is reasonably pigmented.
100: Philosopher: This is a pale dusty lavender. The pigmentation is surprisingly good for such a light shade.
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "55 Driver": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 55 Driver
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "60 Poet": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 60 Poet
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "65 Seductress": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 65 Seductress
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "70 Amazonian": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 70 Amazonian
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "75 Fighter": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 75 Fighter
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "80 Ruler": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 80 Ruler
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "85 Protector": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 85 Protector
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "90 Huntress": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 90 Huntress
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 95 Visionary
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink "100 Philosopher": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection | 100 Philosopher
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection: Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection
Both in terms of pigmentation and ease of application, the Un-Nudes color extension surpasses the original line-up. If you want some kickass liquid lip colors that will literally stay all day, definitely check these out. My personal favorites are "65 Seductress" and "80 Ruler". Which shade is your favorite?

Availability: 
Maybelline is available at various drugstores nationwide.
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