Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil Review and Swatches

April 19th, 2015

Ever since NARS came out with the satin lip pencils, the makeup world went into lip crayon frenzy. The fuss free packaging that packs in the same punch as an intense colour lip stick bought everyone’s heart. However, for girls on a budget like me who love to own pretty much all the shades in the collection, it was more like a cruel joke. And then our very own friendly makeup brand came up with their version of the lip pencils and I believed that life is fair after all 😉

 

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil | The Beauty Mantra

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil | The Beauty Mantra

Maybelline describes the product as,

Surrender to all out colour! Colour Sensational brings a new super saturated velvet lipstick in a hot new pencil format! With a semi-matte finish, lips go bold with a new intensity.

 

Initially to try out the product, I bought 3 shades across the 10 colour palette to trial. Packaging wise, they are sooooo light!! One can carry all the 10 shades and would weigh just as much as 2 lipsticks. They are shaped like slightly shorter and stouter pencil with a cap. The pencils have to be manually sharpened with usage. The bottom tip of the pencil is coloured the same shade as the lipstick making it easier to pick from a lot.

 

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil | The Beauty Mantra

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil | The Beauty Mantra

Now coming to the formula, I found the lip pencils to be super creamy drying to pearly-matte (varies with the shades; lighter colours are purely matte while some darker shades were a bit pearly) finish. I did not find them to be drying and did provide a very good colour pay off. The staying power is just as one would expect with a matte formula – stays longer. However, the colour fades a bit after eating and will have to be reapplied for a good pigmentation. They all have a berry fragrance to them.

 

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil | The Beauty Mantra

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil | The Beauty Mantra

The initial 3 shades I bought are:

630 Nude Perfection – The perfect nude for someone of my skin tone (NC35-40/ Medium Neutral)

420 In With Coral – A pinky coral

310 Berry Much – A deep plum shade with pearly matte finish

 

Nude Perfection  -In With Coral - Berry Much (Without Flash)

Nude Perfection -In With Coral – Berry Much (Without Flash)

I have bought a few other shades since, and will add the swatches to this post shortly.

Nude Perfection  -In With Coral - Berry Much (WithFlash)

Nude Perfection -In With Coral – Berry Much (WithFlash)

Retails in Australia for AUD $9.95 each.

 

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