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For me, this summer is quickly becoming the season of the killer lip. Between these and a few other really fantastic launches (which you’ll be seeing in the coming weeks), I’ve been having a hell of a good time playing with new formulas & shades. Today though, we’ll be talking about one of my new faves – Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ($11.99 CAD).

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Maybelline is definitely upping their game by joining in on the liquid lipstick trend, and I’m so happy they did. I’m a big fan of this type of lipstick and am really happy to see a great quality drugstore version, which makes picking up a few different shades a lot more accessible than some of the other versions I love.

I want to kick this review off by talking about the staying power of the Superstay Matte Inks. This was one thing that the brand really stressed when they launched the product, noting that once it’s on it stays on – my kinda lipstick. I tend to throw it on before I head out the door for the day and I’m usually so busy on the go that I don’t pay attention to reapplication, so this fits for me. I’ll find that sometimes I even have to wash it off at the end of the day because my lips are still a little stained. I’ve been wearing these since the launch a few weeks ago (where you might have seen we tested them out during a Soulcycle class that nearly killed me) and I’m honestly really impressed with the wear time once they set.

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They’ve lasted through work days, wine tastings, lunches, etc. and usually without the need for a touch up. One thing I will stress though is that given the long lasting nature you will probably want to be careful with application; as I mentioned, once they’re on, they’re on so fixing up mistakes can be a little tricky. The pointed tip of the applicator definitely makes precision a bit easier though. I suggest starting off by lining the lips using this before filling in with the flat side to avoid making mistakes and having to attempt cleanup.

Moving on to the formula, this is where I hit a bit of a snag that prevents me from giving these 5 full golden stars. These definitely feel a little different from other liquid lipsticks you’ve probably tried, and upon application, they feel a bit sticky. I’m not a big fan of a tacky feel, so if you can get past the initial feel and give them time to set (which doesn’t take long) I suggest giving these a try. The formula is nicely creamy, which means that even though the finish is matte the lips are left feeling soft. Try not to apply too much to avoid any “crumbling” and give it a couple of minutes to set once you’ve applied.

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Currently, Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink is available in 10 shades, swatches of which can be seen above (a few minutes after application once set): Loyalist, Dreamer, Lover, Pioneer, Heroine, Romantic, Creator, Believer, Escapist, and Voyager. The colours are bold and extremely pigmented, which helps the with the long lasting look. Lover and Pioneer have been in heavy rotation for me, and I feel like Believer will be added in very soon.

Which shades do you want to try out?

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Disclosure: This post contains PR samples sent for editorial consideration but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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Ahhh! Amazon Prime Day is finally here and as you can tell I’m super excited! I have my wish list all ready to go and I’m tracking the things that I want in hopes that they’ll pop up as lightning deals. What are you on the lookout for?

If you’re ready to start shopping, make sure you sign up for an Amazon Prime Membership (new members receive a 30 day free trial and then it’s time to get shopping! Before you begin, make sure you check out my tips so you can make the most of the deals and then start saving on beauty products, fashion and a ton more!

Youll have to keep an eye out for “lightning deals” throughout the day as they’re limited time and will be randomly popping up, but you’ll be able to take advantage of many other deals that will last all day! I’ve pulled together some of the deals that I’m most looking forward to here to you can snag them:

Those are just a few of the deals that I’m going to be snagging. I’m also definitely going to be on the hunt for some fun kitchen appliances & gadgets and will be keeping an eye out for laptop deals since I’m very much in need of a new one! What are you looking for on Amazon Prime Day?

 


Disclaimer: I am part of the Amazon Associates Program but as always opinions are 100% my own! Xo 

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Oh, hey there. I know, it’s been a couple of weeks since my last POTW post, so I’m making up for it with something that I’m absolutely crazy for. If you’ve been following me for a while, I’m sure you have a pretty good idea of how much I enjoy Maskeraide products. Their Pre Party Prep sheet mask is my favourite mask ever and the All Eyes On Me hydrating gel patches are a godsend.

Anyways, they recently launched a new mask that covers a territory they haven’t really delved into before – lips! The Maskeraide Tell Me ‘Pout It Hydrating Lip Mask is a gel mask that you apply over the lips, leave on for 10-15 minutes (aka while you do your eye makeup) and remove, gently massaging any leftover serum in. The lips are left feeling smooth, plump and ready for your fave lipstick.

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The large gels contain a blend of Manuka Honey, Fermented Rose, Grapfruit Oil & an antioxidant berry complex to generously hydrate and soften. It feels a little strange the first time you wear them, given their size and the fact that you can’t open your mouth while wearing them, but once you get past the initial feeling you’ll love the results!

Honestly, you have to give this one a try to see why I love it so much – like all of the Maskeraide products, they really speak for themselves. Oh, and I have it on good authority that they have at least 2-3 more products coming out this year, so make sure you keep checking back to see what else is coming; if they’re anything like the Maskeraide Tell Me ‘Pout It masks, they’ll definitely be winners.

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French women just seem to have this effortless beauty, a je ne sais quoi that means they always look fresh and radiant. Steal some of their secrets with these French beauty brands you’ll fall in love with; some you may be familiar with and a few I know you won’t be able to wait to discover.

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When it comes to haircare, Kérastase is a brand that’s always top of mind. Salon quality products designed to target different needs & issues mean your hair is taken care of in luxurious fashion. To make things easy, their diagnostic tool will help you find the products you should be using for your healthiest hair.

You’ll love: Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complex Serum, a beautifying oil (made with a blend of four oils) to help nourish and protect the hair for a boost in shine and softness.

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Do you know what I hate? Clumpy lashes. You know what I mean; you swipe on your mascara only to find chunks of lashes that stick together. I’ll admit I’ve done some silly things to get separation, like taking pointed end tweezers to them to pry my lashes apart. The new COVERGIRL Total Tease Mascara promises long, refined lashes, so I knew I had to try it out.

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The mascara, which is available in a few black + brown shades and a deep blue, does a good job of getting in close to the lashes for full coverage. The wand it dual-sided; half features a plastic, spiked brush for even coverage and the other side has a unique detailing tip with longer bristles so you can really separate and “tease” the lashes to their full length potential. I’ll be honest, the first few times I used this mascara the detailing tip freaked me out a bit. I could see it in front of my eye while I was brushing the mascara on, but I quickly got used to it.

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In terms of the formula, it nicely coats the lashes and does provide nice lengthening results. You should see some of the pictures I tried to take – my lashes are so long that they actually curl at the top where the hit my eyelid! I love that aspect, but I would have loved to see a bit more volume and fullness. I already have pretty decent length so fullness is something I really like to see in my mascara. If you’re looking for a lengthening mascara though, this is a really great, affordable option; I get results similar to those that I see with Benefit’s Rollerlash Mascara.

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When it comes to separation, I found that the classic mascara applicator side of the brush does a really good job on its own of fully coating and separating the lashes, but of course you do end up with small areas where the lashes can slightly clump together. The detailing tip, once you get used to it, does a really great job of separating and spacing out the lashes to help increase fullness of the lashes and give them a more defined look. I also found that this mascara has really great wear time. I can throw it on in the morning and it’s still in place at the end of the day without any flaking or traveling.

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Have you tried the COVERGIRL Total Tease Mascara yet? Will you be giving it a try?

 


Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples sent for editorial review, but as always all opinions are 100% my own! xo

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