My favourite lipstick is the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipstick, so much so that I own all of the colours that could conceivably work for me (which is 18 of them) and buy back-ups of my favourites every time I can’t decide on a third item to buy when I’m shopping Superdrug’s 3 for 2 deal. While doing exactly that this past weekend, I noticed what looked to be 4 new colours; 140 Soloist, 145 Front Runner, 150 Pathfinder and 155 Savant. I quickly googled to see if I had somehow missed a new release and could find no information on these shades. I immediately put in an order and when they arrived I quickly snapped pictures to share with you.
This release is clearly a 4 shade pink focused mini collection, but I don’t know what it’s officially called. Nevertheless, the 4 shades do fill a hole in the existing available Matte Ink shades, which cover reds, nudes, and purple-toned pinks much more expansively than they do any true pinks. I’ve included some of the existing pinkish shades in my swatches below to give you an idea of just how they all match up. Soloist, the other shade from this collection, looked like it was probably a mauve toned pink, a shade I don’t like to sport, so I’m afraid I haven’t got swatches of that one.
145 FRONT RUNNER
Front Runner is the deepest of the new shades, a rich, bright raspberry pink. It’s most similar to Artist, which leans more berry than Front Runner.
Pathfinder is a bright mid-toned pink. It’s the bright pink that will fulfill ladies who don’t like how Barbie pink Romantic is.
Savant is a soft medium-light pink. It has less mauve-brown than Lover but more depth than Inspirer. It’s my new favourite I-want-to-wear-lipstick-but-I-don’t-want-it-to-make-a-statement shade. If, like me, you’ve tried the other lighter Matte Ink pink shades and found they’re too brown or mauve for you, try this one.
Hope this post has helped if you’re a Matte Ink lover who, like me, just can’t be patient when it comes to her favourite lipstick!
Have you spotted these shades in your local stores or on your favourite beauty website?