Review of Maybelline master ink matte

When the abstinence calls, it’s hard to hold back. I picked up a few Maybelline eye products as they were all 40% off. One of them was Maybelline master ink matte in 10 charcoal black as I thought it would be interesting to try out a matte liner.

Maybelline master ink matte product

Luckily I tried this at home. Because Anthony asked me out of the blue whether I have cried, and I was like “what?” and then I looked in the mirror and was shocked. My eyes didn’t really water since I put it on and it’s only a few hours at home.


Maybelline master ink matte look

To make it short: If your lids are just a little watery or oily, don’t risk getting this. The application was like a dream. It was easy to put on and I got beautiful lines with this product. It is not a waterproof eyeliner, but it still says “intense longwear eyeliner” on the bottle which I don’t think lives up to the claim.

Maybelline master ink matte swatch

Maria xoxo


MUA Matte foundation – a joke?

It is called MUA Matte foundation – seriously, are they joking me? Well, just take a look at the following pictures…!!

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Do I need to say more? Well… it’s quite the opposite of mattifying the skin, isn’t it!

The packaging is actually quite nice and the price is low, and the shade 3 matches me very well. On the downside, the texture is way too thick for me to work with, and the colour payoff is almost non-existing. It feels like putting a thick layer of sticky fat on the face.

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I don’t want to waste too much time talking about this product other than I give it a huge FAIL!

Have you tried this?? Do you have the same experience or is it just me?

Maria xoxo

Huge MUA haul

As I discovered that MUA(Makeup Academy) does international shipping for a decent price at 7,5£, I just went crazy because the products are so cheap!

I’m just gonna show you quickly what I’ve got. I was most excited about the eyeshadow palettes. I know it was a little silly to get those three that remind so much of each other, but they were so cheap! -only 4£.. I’m gonna give one of them to my roomie though. It will take forever to swatch them, so it’s gonna be another time.

Upper left – Heaven and Earth. Upper right – Undressed. Lower left – Glamour Nights. Lower right – Undress me too.

And then there are the foundations. I have been looking for some lighter foundations. The drugstore foundations here in Hong Kong are all too light for me, and I’m just not very keen on buying high-end foundations these days, so thought I might as well give these a try. I was searching for a while hoping to get the right shades. Luckily, they are quite good matches (I’m NC42). The fashionista feels quite thick(3£ – saved 9£). The matte feels (surprise) matte when putting on the skin(sales price is 1£). And the BB cream consistency feels pretty light(4£).

Fashionista foundation in Desert. Matte foundation in shade 3 gentle fawn. BB foundation in dark.

Swatch order according to the above. Blended out at the bottom(although it’s barely noticeable).

And then we’ve got some crazy lashes for 1£ as they’re doing half price now.

Sassy and Vixen.

Some brushes – E3 blending eye shadow brush(1,95£) and F2 foundtion blending brush(3£).


And then I bought 2 power pout colour intense tint & balm in broken hearted (left) and irreplacable (right). I accidentally cut a whole chunk off when I tried to rip off the packaging, so I’ve stored it in a little container. These give a more sheer finish, but feels very soft on my hand. These are 3£.

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From left to right: I got 2 matte lipsticks in wild berry and peach keen. And then atomic tangerine and ultra pink. I had hoped that the berry would have been more pigmented, but I’m quite satisfied with the pigmentation with the rest. The fashionista double take lipsticks(the red ones) feel very very soft on my hand. The matte ones are 1£, and fashionista 1,5£ on sale.

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Then there are the “regular” lipsticks in shade 13, 5, 3 and 7. I must say, I’m very happy with the pigmentation except for the light pink one – I just thought it wasn’t so glittery. 1£ per lipstick.

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Lastly, I’ve got a blush in shade 3 and a lipliner. I didn’t swatch the lipliner as I couldn’t tear up the packaging haha. I expected the colour to be a deeper anyway, so I’m a little disappointed with this one. The blush seems to be quite pigmented and has a really natural colour. 1£ for the blush and same price for the lipliner.

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Alright. That was it. Genereally very happy with what I’ve got. I will do a review of the products at some point. Hope you liked my haul 😀 I’m super excited!

Maria xoxo