Review and swatches: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes

Prepare your wallets, folks, we have new game-changers here!


Following the success of the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick collection earlier this year (you may check my review of the shade Believer here), Maybelline brings in ten new gorgeous and ultra-wearable nude shades, dubbing them the Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes!

Maybelline is generous enough to send over all ten shades; there was collective excitement in the office when this package arrived. My friends in the office and I tried a different shade per day, and here I am to present our notes and my swatches!

Are you ready to stay nude all day?
You bet I am!
Like the first wave of Maybelline Superstay Matte Inks, these liquid lipsticks are housed in a durable plastic tube and have arrow applicators that allow you to take the right amount of lipstick. The goal is to use the tip as a kind of liner for precise lines and then fill it in with the thick part of the applicator. Since the Superstay Matte Inks became instant cult favorites when they were launched, the Un-Nudes aimed to use the same unmatched Maybelline-patented “Elastic Ink Technology” [completely having zero clay] formula that allows intense pigmentation with one easy and precise application lasting up to 16 hours. Aside from being long-lasting, it also promises to be water-proof and deliver a non-drying and ultra-comfy matte finish.

Aaand udging from these swatches alone, the Un-Nudes are definitely anything but boring!

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes from left to right:
Driver | Poet | Seductress | Amazonian | Fighter | Ruler | Protector | Huntress | Visionary | Philosopher
Seductress was quite popular when I posted this on my Instagram although I didn't veer towards it initially because I thought it looked too similar to a couple of Happy Skin Liquid Lipsticks I own. It's a different story when I applied it on my lips, though. And that is why it's really better to test lip colors on your lips.

Here are ten photos of myself on ten different days wearing ten different Un-Nudes.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 55 Driver
Driver is a soft light beige that I stalled in using (it's the very last shade I picked up and tried on me) because I was afraid the color would wash me out. When I finally put it on, it actually brightened up my face! It's an insta-pretty color—provided I do the rest of my face—and I'm sure it will reach out for it often.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 60 Poet
Poet is a beautiful soft pink beige but I find that these peachy shades don't really flatter me. (I'm still digging this photo because of my hair here, though. Heh.)

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 65 Seductress
Seductress is a dusty rose beige that is very flattering. My friend Jean liked it so much that she purchased a tube after trying mine on. As I mentioned, I initially dismissed it because I thought the swatch looked too similar to other liquid lipsticks I already own, but it's now one of my favorites!

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 70 Amazonian
Amazonian is a rich caramel brown that looks like the liquid lipstick version of the Maybelline Creamy Matte Brown in Clay Crush. It's the first color I picked out from the bunch and it did not disappoint.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 75 Fighter
Fighter is a rich gingerbread brown that is just a tad darker than Amazonian. You can skip this to be honest because the colors are almost identical.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 80 Ruler
Ruler is a beautiful marsala red, kinda like a muted cherry red. It's a pretty, unassuming color that is unique from all the other red lipsticks I already have in my extensive collection.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 85 Protector
Protector is a deep burgundy-brown perfect for fierce lewks. It's my least favorite from the bunch only because I don't do makeup looks that require this lip color often.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 90 Huntress
Now THIS is a unique color. Huntress is a dusty medium gray that is like the color of wet cement. I am half kidding, but that is actually what this lipstick reminded me of! It's a pretty color, though, and I am happy to wear this on casual days out.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in 95 Visionary
Visionary is another interesting color that I am excited to add to my collection. It's a unique purple-gray hue that gives a modern and sexy yet mysterious vibe.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection in Philosopher
Philosopher is another color that I didn't think would flatter me, but I guess it depends on how you do the rest of your face. It's a pale dusty lavender and it's the only lavender lipstick I have.

I have Pioneer and Believer from the first wave of Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink, and even though I really liked those liquid lipsticks on me, I loved the formula of these Un-Nudes even more. I felt they hugged my lips better and the shades are more sophisticated and chic.

True to its promise, the new Maybelline Superstay Un-Nudes deliver excellent pigmentation and matte finish without leaving your lips parched and cracked. I have never tried these on without slapping on some lip balm first though, although my friends apply these without lip balm and they still perform the same. You only need one swipe for most but for lighter colors like Poet and Philosopher, you will need to wait for a few seconds for them to dry before applying a second layer.

As the name Superstay suggests, they do stay for a long time and you will need makeup remover at the end of the day. Hurrah for wearable lipsticks that don't require regular touch-ups! At only Php 299 a pop, that's a BIG deal!

I am so excited for you to find your perfect Un-Nude. And because Maybelline is feeling extrrra generous, you can get Php 500 off when you purchase the whole set at Lazada if you use my code UNNUDEKRISSY! Note that this is a non-affiliate link meaning I won't earn anything even if you click on the link and use my code. Just sharing the love to y'all. So choose your favorite shade/s, round up your friends, and purchase a set OR buy the whole set for yourself. No judgment here. ;)

What's your favorite Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nude shade? Let me know in the comments or tweet me! It's always nice to hear from friends. ♡ 

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