Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Review

Hello lovelies! I received this complimentary Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in the shades “Pioneer” and “Lover” from Influenster, but all reviews are my own. The newest Maybelline Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks have a 16-hour lasting power.

The first shade that I tried was “Lover.” I was apprehensive because most pink shades don’t do well with my skin tone, but I was very pleased with this one. It went on smoothly, but the first application was patchy, so I had to apply a second layer. The lipstick has a dovestick applicator and smelled really good! This would be a really good lipstick to wear in professional settings as well. I will definitely be adding this to my business casual make up look. Here is a photo below.

The second shade that I tried was “Pioneer.” True make up junkies know that all Red lipstick shades were not created equal, but I loved this one!! The application went on smoothly and the smell was also amazing with this one. This shade was very pigmented and I got away with only applying one coat. The application is quite sticky at first, but it did dry down smoothly to a more matte finish. The lipstick isn’t drying at all. I loved this Red, it’s actually one of the best that I’ve ever tried. Here is a photo below.

Overall, I love these lipsticks. They are the best Drugstore Liquid Lipstick that I have tried. They are reasonably priced at around $7.94 at local drugstores, so you can’t go wrong with that as most liquid lipsticks cost an arm and a leg, lol. As far as removal, they are very hard to remove. I tried wiping it off with a make-up remover wipe, but that wasn’t enough. I ended up having to apply Coconut Oil to my lips first and then scrub it off. I would honestly recommend these lipsticks if you are interested in trying them. I look forward to adding them to my make-up regimen. The best part of all, both of these shades were Brown Girl Friendly, which I appreciated! I would rate these lipsticks a 4/5.


Ancestry DNA Results

It has been the weirdest feeling growing up my entire life and not knowing where I am from. Envying others that can trace back their ancestors centuries ago isn’t the most common thing I assume.

The AncestryDNA test was $89 with a coupon that I found online. I then paid about $10 for shipping. It took me a while to mail off the results, but I did send them off on about December 28th, 2016 and they marked it as received at their facility on January 6th, 2017. It was marked for processing on February 8th. And I finally received the results on February 17th! They were considerate with emailing me the status of my DNA test every step of the way. It did take them about 6 weeks, and their guaranteed time frame was between 6-8 weeks, so they were up to par.

Now that I know where I am from, I feel more centered within myself. One less thing that I don’t have to wonder about. One realization that I had was that my ancestors were definitelyyy slaves. It feels different knowing that as a concrete fact now, no more speculation. On the other hand, I am glad to be able to tell my kids their own heritage as they are growing up. They won’t have to wonder. And hopefully my future husband will know his roots as well, so we can trace it back together.

I am an African Queen. I want to research all of the countries that I am from. I want to learn my culture and my heritage. I want to try the foods, the clothing, the music, learn the dances. And most importantly, if God willing, I want to finally explore my homelands.

Check out my Reveal on Youtube!