Thursday, June 20, 2019

Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition Collection: Review and Swatches

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Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition: Review and Swatches
New from Maybelline comes a bold shade extension of the SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ($11.99 CAD for 5 ml) range. Inspired by the unique and iconic beauty of New York City, the City Edition Collection gives us ten fun and fearless urban-inspired shades. I have reviews and swatches of a few to share with you today. To read on, click......
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition: Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition Collection
Packaging: 
The Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is packaged in a sturdy rectangular 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 but the applicator is precise and easy to use.

Formulation:
Hands down one of the best matte liquid lipsticks on the market, the SuperStay Matte Ink has a viscous, creamy formulation that spreads easily on the lips. The pigmentation is super strong so one swipe usually provides a fully opaque coverage. The lipstick dries within a few minutes, after which it becomes pretty much bullet-proof. The color will last a full day, even with heavy eating and drinking. Although not drying, the formulation does feel a bit mask-like, which is really the only downside of the lipstick. If you are all about a smudge-proof and transfer-proof liquid lip color, the SuperStay Matte Ink is a must-have! Ten new shades are introduced as a part of the City Edition and I have six of them swatched below. See below for a description of each.
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition: Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition Collection
105 Explorer: A daring indigo blue, this is definitely one of the bolder shades in the range. The formulation is pretty pigmented but I found the application quite tricky as it's hard to ensure an even application, especially around the edges of the lips.
112 Composer: This is a very dark oxblood red. The formulation is slightly patchy so it's not one I would recommend unless you really love the color.
115 Founder: A deep rosy berry, this shade is a slightly pinker version of "80 Ruler" from the SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection. The formulation is opaque in one swipe and quick-drying.
125 Inspirer: This is a lovely light pink that the Matte Ink range desperately lacked. The formulation is great but the drying time is a tad longer compared to the other shades.
130 Self-Starter: A unique muted smoky peach, this is super creamy and pigmented.
135 Globetrotter: This is a gorgeous burnt orange. The formulation is extremely pigmented and opaque.
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "105 Explorer": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "105 Explorer"
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "112 Composer": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "112 Composer"
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "115 Founder": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "115 Founder"
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "125 Inspirer": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "125 Inspirer"
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "130 Self-Starter": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "130 Self-Starter"
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "135 Globetrotter": Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in "135 Globetrotter"
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition: Review and Swatches
Maybelline | SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition Collection
Have you spotted the new City Edition shades in stores? Which is your favorite? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability: 
Maybelline is available at various drugstores nationwide.
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