Maybelline has followed their stealthy, under-promoted release of new Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipstick shades with a small release of new shades for their Superstay Matte Ink Crayons. This Pink Edition release comprises of 4 new colours, Speak Your Mind, Run the World, Change is Good, and Keep It Fun. I snatched up all 4 recently and have got swatches for you aplenty to help you figure out if any of these new shades are destined for your lipstick collection. Let’s go!
They’re all pretty subtle shades that will function well as daily-wear colours, performing in the ‘my lips but better’ arena. On my skin tone Speak Your Mind offers a subtle nod to the idea of raspberry pink lips without reaching for the richness or depth of a true berry shade; Run The World offers a touch more mid-pink than my lips naturally have; Change is Good hints at coral without any of its brightness; and Keep It Fun definitely functions as a My Lips colour, perfect for when I’m wearing just enough makeup that my lips need something, but I don’t want anything eye-catching.
75 – Speak Your Mind
80 – Run The World
85 – Change is Good
90 – Keep It Fun
I know they don’t look massively different from one another above, so here are some swatches of 4 new Pink Edition shades compared to all the existing similar pinks I have from the first 12-shade release.
As you can see once compared to existing shades, the new colours do fill some gaps in the pink shade range.
If you live in the UK you’ll be pleased to know Superdrug is running a 2 for £12 promotion across most Maybelline lipsticks at the moment (including the liquid lipstick version of the Matte Inks, the newest shades of which I also swatched recently) and Boots is offering 3 for 2 on selected Maybelline.
Have you picked up any of the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Crayons? Do you prefer them over their liquid lipstick counterpart?