Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils: Review And Swatches

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil

As I proised here comes a beauty post, finally )). I've had these lip pencils for a while now, since around winter, so they've been around for quite a while now. However, I did want to post this review because I think they are among the great affordable pieces of beauty in the drugstore world.

I'll talk about the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils. Gosh, I hate such pointlessly long names (facepalm)... Anyway, these pencils are great, especially for such a ridiculous price.

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils

The formula of them is somewhere between a lip pencil and a matte lipstick. It is kind of dry, yet creamy. What I mean by that, is that it is not one of those typical supercreamy-balmy type jumbo lip pencils out there. It is significantly drier than those, yet they glide on beautifully without drying your lips. Perfect, right? I thought so too, they are mostly satin finish, except for one shade that I noticed having a bit of shimmer, but it is quite pretty and not glittery or frosty at all. They stain the lips a bit and wear for a decent amount of time. I wouldn't go as far to say that they are the most longlasting lip products out there, but they are definitely more longlasting than your average lipstick thanks to the formula and finish. They are super pigmented as well, so 2 thumbs up for that. They can also double as your lip liner since you can/have to sharpen them, which is nice (or maybe not so nice for someone not wanting to bother, but it is something to keep in mind). So all of you, lovers of satin or matte lips, you can save your pennies and go grab a bunch of those pencils. They are lovely, indeed, and, I'm sure, can be duplicates for some similar lip products from some high-end brands (I'm sure, there are tons of posts on this already).

Below are the swatches of the 3 shades I picked up. It should give you a pretty good idea on how pigmented the lip pencils are and how different types of shades translate onto the lips.

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils. Swatches (left to right): Minimaist, Light It Up and Pink So Chic

As you can see the Minimalist (light pink) is that shade that I metioned having some perlescent shimmer. The Light It Up (bright red) in the middle is ver very bright and in the below lip swatches I blotted it quite a bit because I was just going to work and it was waaay to bright for me to wear at work (funny, I'm saying this), but keep in mind that what you see on my lips in that swatch of red is just about 30% of the actual brightness you'll really get with it. It is indeed very beautiful and bright, so the shade name is spot on with that.

So below are the lip swatches.

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils. Swatches (left to right): Minimaist, Light It Up and Pink So Chic

I hope you liked these babies and are finding the way to enjoy your day today. Leave your thoughts in the comments below, I'd love to hear them. Let me know if you've tried these pencils and if you like them.

Thank you for stopping by. Cheers.

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