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Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler

Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler

Everytime you blink, another brand has launched another new line of liquid lipsticks. But I'm not complaining! It took me a while to "get" the hype, but if you manage to find a liquid lipstick in a shade that is perfect for you and feels lightweight and non drying, there really is no lip product that can beat it. No need to check if you've smudged your lip colour after having a sip of water or even a bit of food, no need to constantly reapply, and no need for lip liner or brushes to get a neat finish: liquid lipsticks are very much my jam.

Maybelline launched a new range of colours for its Superstay Matte Ink lip products, and today I'm reviewing two of those new shades: 65 Seductress and 80 Ruler. Enjoy!

Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler
Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler

The Superstay Matte Inks have a sweet, vanilla-type smell I enjoy a lot, and come with a doe foot applicator with a crevice in the middle to pick up enough product so you don't have to double-dip. As always with liquid lipstick, I'd suggest applying a thin layer on your first go - if you apply the product too generously, the liquid lipstick may feel heavy once dry or even crumble a bit. In other words: wipe off a bit of product on the side of the tube before applying.

Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler

First up: 80 Ruler. I expected a medium toned pink based on the tube, but I was pleasantly surprised when upon applying the colour turned out to be more like a rosey brick red. A neutral shade, but still deep and sultry, super versatile and flattering on a multitude of skintones. This one can be worn to the office but will look just as nice for a night out, and I have to say I didn't actually have any dupes in my collection so I'm pretty stoked with this one!
 
Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler

In use, the product applies perfectly even (no patchiness) in one swipe, and is in fact so opaque and saturated that you might have to clean up the edges a bit after applying. Ruler dries quickly but feels tacky for a few minutes after applying, so beware of that. My lips did not feel dry in any way while I wore this product, and the colour lasted through drinks and meals only fading a bit in the middle. Reapplying worked best if I only used the slightest amount of product to prevent that crumbly buildup effect, but otherwise this is a top notch liquid lipstick!

 Now for 65 Seductress. 

Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler

In general I'm not much of a fan of these pale nude lip colours, but there's this tiny window during summer while I'm at my most suntanned, and at that point I do enjoy pale, peachy lip colours that evoke that 60s Brigitte Bardot type look. Seductress is pretty perfect for that vibe, although it might be a bit too pink leaning for me. I prefer more playful, warmer, peachy based nudes, but Seductress is sure to be a crowdpleaser because of its neutral undertone. It reminds me a lot of Kylie's Candy K, but slightly ligher and more beige in tone.

Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler

Seductress performs just like Ruler in wearability, lip feel, opaqueness etcetera. I enjoy a product line that is consistent between different shades, so that's a plus in my book.

Beauty: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink review Seductress and Ruler

I can fully recommend the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquids, and if you want to try these for yourself, you can get them for €9.99 at Kruidvat! Let me know if you have any questions :-)

Outfit: Dare to love with Fabienne Chapot

Outfit: Dare to love with Fabienne Chapot

Beauty: Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Sunset Cove review

Beauty: Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Sunset Cove review

Hi babes! You know my faaavourite type of post to do is a beauty review, because I feel like these reviews are actually helpful to people. Unlike regular outfit posts, which are more about aspiration/making people want to buy pretty things. Reviews don't make you buy things, they help you make a more informed decision. So yeah, love doing beauty posts, and I'll be reviewing one of my favourite recent buys today!

Travel: 6 Curaçao hotels for every taste and budget

I'm back with another installment in my Curaçao series - today I'll be telling you about the coolest hotels and resorts we came across on the island, the ones that would be first on my list of recommendations. The island boasts a wide range of hotels, bed&breakfasts, Airbnb's and resorts in basically every price range. I'll discuss a number  of different options, describing what needs every location might suit! Since these options are so diverse, I'm listing them in no particular order.

First, if you're looking for authenticity and a central (city) location: Kura Hulanda Village and Spa.

Kura Hulanda is a colorful little vilage of guest lodgings in Otrobanda, a short walk from the bridge to Willemstad center, including a lovely museum on the (slavery related) history of Curaçao. This place is teeming with murals and public art, and also has a gorgeous little pool surrounded by tropical plants, and its own beach.

A downside here is that the property is currently between owners, which means that its maintenance is a bit dodgy at the moment, which explains the mixed reviews you can find online. However, this also means that there are absolute deals to be had if you don't mind taking a bit of an informed risk. The location and the cultural history here still strongly drew me to this hotel. Kura Hulanda also has lodgings in another location, right on the stunning Playa Kalki beaches at the island's West point - also a lovely option, but much quieter and all-in resort style.

Travel: 6 Curaçao hotels for every taste and budget

Beauty: Urban Decay Beached palette review

Beauty: Urban Decay Beached palette review

Hiya! Dropping in for another beauty review ;-) Today I'll be discussing Urban Decay's summer eyeshadow palette: the Beached palette. I'm not much of a fan of seasonal palettes because I generally use the same shades year-round, but I do enjoy the type of palette that you'd take with you on holiday abroad. You know, a palette that contains shades that will take you from day to night and are super easy to use: one or two shades applied with a brush or even your fingertips, and done? That's all I take with me when I step on an airplane to some far-away location. Is the UD Beached palette that palette? Let's find out!