Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-NudesThis isn’t really a review, it’s more a swatch and tell. I do this a lot when I get things through the door and can’t wait to get stuck in a show you a product. These are the new-ish Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes liquid lipsticks.

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes

Now don’t despair if you clicked for a full review. I have you covered as I already did a post here when the Matte Ink range were initially released. Spoiler alert, I am a fan of this formula. I will say it can vary a little from colour to colour though. Also, I am not really going through a bright or a matte lip phase. But when I am, these are front and centre, ready to go.

I have five shades to show you of the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes liquid lipsticks. I believe there’s ten shades in total in the collection looking at the Maybelline website. We seem to have gotten the most wearable shades available to us here in Ireland. They are called Un-Nude because Maybelline said they are more ‘unconventional neutral shades’.


First up we have ‘Driver’, this is the lightest of the bunch. It’s a nude brown.

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Second is ‘Poet’. It’s a more peachy nude.

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Third up is ‘Seductress’. This is a cool toned mauve-y nude shade.

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Fourth is ‘Amazonian’. This is a deeper terracotta brown.

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Then finally number five. This is called ‘Ruler’ and it’s definitely not nude. I would describe it as a berry toned mauve.

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Overall, I think there’s some interesting shades to choose from in the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection. I think my favourites are going to be, actually the last three Seductress, Amazonian and Ruler. They suit my colouring and my makeup taste best.

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They are available now in store from Boots and Superdrug. We can also buy them from Feel Unique. They have a couple of other shades from the collection which we can’t get in store here. Are you interested?


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This is a bit of an all over the place February Favourites!

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The cabin fever has gotten to me and the tangents are mighty. Hope you don’t mind a bit of rambling 🙂

february favouritesAs I write this, the snow is still coming down strong and after three days indoors, I miss civilisation. Ok, I am being totes dramatic and I hope everyone who stumbles across this post in real time is safe and warm. Oh and has enough bread and milk to keep you going. 🙂

In my cabin fevered state, I managed to add in a favourite that I spoke about already in my January favourites. I could have edited it out, but then I thought, I loved it enough to talk about it twice, so I must really like it!

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It’s all beauty related chatter for February favourites 2018. I did try to see if I had anything else to add into the pot, but I want it to be genuine. Beauty is the thing I am consistently trying, hence the monthly turn beauty blogger

As always I’ll list and link everything below, just in case anything takes your fancy and you want a closer look.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Foundation.

Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer.

Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer.

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette.

Kérastase Balancing Shampoo.

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And I think that’s it. It felt like so much more when I was talking to camera about them ha! I really hope everyone had a lovely February. March is off to a bit of a miserable snowy start, so surely it has to be all up from here?

Oh here is my Edinburgh haul in case you want to check it out!

As always thanks for clicking, I really appreciate it. Let me know if there was anything you were loving through the month of February.




Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage FoundationI had seen the Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation advertised on their Instagram page. I often take screenshots of product, to either spread the word, or to remind me to keep an eye out for them in store.Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation

Maybelline say that it: ‘delivers 24-hour wear for concentrated coverage and a flawless finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day’.irish beauty blogI was in Dundrum Shopping Centre a few weeks ago and remembered to go to the stand and have a look. I was actually surprised we had it. We don’t always get the new releases as quickly as they do in the beauty blogger
I’ve been using it on and off for the past few weeks. Blindly, I picked up the shade Ivory. I didn’t swatch, I just picked it up assuming it was my shade. It’s probably a shade or even two too dark for me. There is a lighter shade in the collection, so if you’re a similar skin tone to me (NC20), get that one.
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 It definitely is a medium to full coverage foundation. The consistency of it isn’t too thick though. For example, I reviewed the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer here a while ago. This is a full coverage foundation and I find it harder to work with because it’s thicker in formula. I also find I can feel it on my skin even after it settles. I don’t find this with the Super Stay.
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For me, the Maybelline offering is easy to blend for a more full coverage foundation. It doesn’t dry too fast so I can use a brush or a sponge with it and they both work really nicely. It covers redness and applies well over textured irish beauty site

The finish isn’t too drying either. I would class it as a satin matte finish. Not quite satin, not quite matte 🙂 It lasts reasonably well on me too. I do get some t- zone shine after a few hours (with primer and powder). There’s no oxidisation or major movement though.

Overall I really like it and find myself reaching for it a lot since I bought it.
 I picked up the Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation from Boots for €15.99. I think that’s a bit steep for a more ‘drugstore’ foundation. However I found it online here for €11.99. Have you tried it?