18 September 2014

MAYBELLINE COLOR DRAMA INTENSE VELVET LIP PENCILS REVIEW

A picture of Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in In With Coral and Fuchsia Desire

The Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils (£4.99) are seriously one of the most exciting drugstore releases I have seen for a long time. I find the variety of products available in the drugstore is always pretty limited, so I've always opted for high-end NARS Lip Pencils (£17.50) to fix my lip pencil urges. I've grown quite the collection of NARS Lip Pencils (see here) and I have never found a drugstore alternative that matches or even beats the NARS offerings. The new Color Drama Lipsticks promise to make lips pop with on trend colours and a creamy texture, but are they anywhere near as good as my beloved NARS lip pencils? 

The packaging is a lot different in person than I expected. They're around half the size of the NARS lip pencils, around 3" in length and although described by Maybelline as slim, I think they're quite chunky for lip pencils. I love the sleek black and white design, with the end of each lip pencil the corresponding colour to their shade, which is something I really like as it makes the shade you want quicker to find in your makeup stash! 

The formula is absolutely beautiful, a stunning creamy texture that glides on effortlessly providing intense colour pay-off and longevity that beats any of my favourite high-end lipsticks. These beauties last all day, even through eating and drinking. In With Coral is a mix between a peachy coral and flamingo pink, whilst Fuchsia Desire is a blue-toned almost fluorescent pink. There is a gorgeous subtle gloss finish to each and they feel comfortable and light-weight on the lip.

I am absolutely smitten. Although I think the formula is vastly different to the NARS lip pencils, I adore the formula, design and shade range and think I could see myself sticking to these more budget-friendly lip colours for quite a while. If you're on a budget and have been lusting after the NARS lip pencils, give these a try, because honestly? They could quite easily be my favourite drugstore launch of 2014. 

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  1. I find these products exciting, as I have just discovered the NARS lip pencils and love them! I recently wrote a review, but I will defiantly be picking a couple of the maybelline ones up to compare!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. They're fab, aren't they? I really think these could be a perfect budget-friendly dupe, plus the shade range is gorgeous! Let me know what you think once you've given them a try yourself :) xo

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  2. Lovely post, i really want to try these. The colours look amazing x
    Emma | Everything Beauty
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    1. Thanks so much Emma, I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed my post! The shades are gorgeous aren't they? So pigmented too! xo

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  3. I haven't yet tried these. I love finding a budget friendly best buy! Great post x

    www.beautiboe.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Kate, really glad you liked my post! Let me know if you decide to try them out yourself :) xo

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  4. I haven't ever tried the NARS pencils, but would be more than willing to try a high street alternative! I have always longed for Cruella though... :)

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Cruella is such a beautiful shade! You could always treat yourself to Cruella, then stick to Maybelline for other shades? :) xo

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  5. Not tried these yet but after your review I will have to plan a trip to boots, which mind can be bad for the bank balance :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Bad for your bank balance.... But good for perfect lips! ;) xo

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  6. I need to go and have a play with these, they sound great. We seem to really be moving on from the traditional lipstick lately.

    Jenn
    Photo-Jenn-ic

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    1. I think so too! I still love a good old traditional lipstick, but I adore lip pencils, they're just so easy to apply! xo

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  7. In love with both these shades, they are gorgeous! I prefer lip pencils as they last alot longer!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. I have to agree, I think lip pencils have amazing longevity xo

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  8. Oh I've got to give these a go! Especially the coral one!
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. Gorgeous aren't they? Let me know what you think once you give In With Coral a try! :) xo

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  9. They sound great, those two colours are very pretty!
    Megan x
    London Callings

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    1. There's some gorgeous shades in the range, I literally want all of them :) xo

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