I'm pretty sure if you've followed me on Instagram, you would of known how excited I was when I finally collected all the shades from the new Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil* collection!! 'You teach me and I'll teach you, Pokemon! Gotta catch'em all...' This Pokemon song got so stuck in my head since the day I completed the collection, that's how excited I was...
Haha anyway, jumbo lip pencils to be created as worn like lipsticks, sounds familiar right? I'm sure you guys have seen the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil by NARS and Art Stick by Bobbi Brown, that's exactly what I thought when I got my first Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil! I was quite worried at first worrying if these going to be as pigmented as NARS, or if the formula would be creamy enough or dry like a regular lip liner. Until the moment I tried it for the first time, it's MAGIC.COM!!!!
The formula of these lip pencils are beyond amazing! They're so smooth, creamy and pigmented, also super easy to apply with the precise tips due to the nature of being a pencil. They're not like the regular lip liners that would make your lips feel dry and uncomfortable. Instead, you could wear this all day very comfortably just like most of lipsticks. While being creamy, the colour doesn't move around much at all, therefore very long lasting on the lips. Usually I only touch up after big meals, and other than that I don't even need to worry about the colour coming off throughout the day.
To share the love around, I'm also doing a GIVEAWAY of two of these awesome lip pencils to 3 winners, keep reading till the end of the post to find out how to enter!
Enough raving about the formula and pigmentation, let's now have a look of the colour selection! (and I bet your eyes gonna turn into little love hearts like the emoji face haha, such a gorgeous wearable colour range!)
Nude Perfection is a light brown nude. It's been my favourite colour from the selection ever since I got this shade. It's not too light like a lot of other nudes would look totally washed out on me, instead it's more of a '90s' nude which is super in trend right now! Get this, you NEED it!!
Minimalist is a shimmer pink. It's the 'odd child' in the family as this is the only colour that isn't matte. It has a bit of shimmer in the product, therefore the application isn't as smooth as the other shades. Sadly I have to say this is the least favourite colour for me due to the chunky shimmers.
Love Me Pink is a medium pink. A girly pink colour that isn't washed out and not too bright either, super easy to wear for any occasions, a perfect colour for whenever you need a touch of pink.
Fuchsia Desire is a hot fuchsia. A lot of fuchsia shades are way too blue toned and not as wearable, but Fuchsia Desire is the perfect balance between pink and purple. I absolutely adore this shade, and wore it in my Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial two months ago.
In With Coral is a neon coral. The shade out of the whole range that is a bit 'out there' with its neon-ness (is this even a word). I would totally rock this shade in summer! Wouldn't you?
Fab Orange is a red-ish orange. It's not quite as orange as Morange from MAC, but instead is a spot on dupe for MAC So Chaud or MAC Lady Danger. A must grab if you're into the orange-red shades!
Light It Up is a true red. A bit of blue undertone make this colour a statement bright red colour. Blue reds also make your teeth white, just saying in case you don't know this fact yet.
Red Essential is a medium red. It's not too dark but definitely a bit darker than Light It Up. This is the favourite red out of the bunch for my skin tone. I also mentioned this colour in my March Favourites video.
Pink So Chic is a plummy mauve. I don't know why they call this shade 'pink' as you guys could see this is nothing pink, but more berry or plummy. Sometimes I use this shade to outline my lips then fill them in with Nude Perfection, such an amazing combo!
Berry Much is a deep berry. Dark lippies is so in trend right now, and this is definitely a colour you should have in your collection when you're feeling a bit 'grunge'.
The picture below truly shows how long lasting the formulation is, simply just makeup remover wipes couldn't even get them off, which means eating and drinking wouldn't either. You do need some eye and lip makeup remover or cleansing oil to get these off completely, otherwise you would have slightly stained lips going to bed.
Now more swatchy swatches:
I'm safe to say my top 3 drugstore lip product now is ColourPop Lippie Stix, Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil, and my old favourite Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Color. I've tried so many drugstore lipsticks, but these three lipsticks are all highly pigmented, really long lasting, super easy to apply, and dirt cheap; plus they all have amazing colour selection too.
If you're looking for some new lippies, you should definitely check out these lip pencils if you haven't yet! You will thank me later!
NOW IT'S THE GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!!
(open to New Zealand ONLY)
Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencil GIVEAWAY
Good luck everyone for the giveaway, and I'll announce the winner on social media once it closes! xx