Monday, 6 April 2015

review : maybelline color drama velvet lip pencil in 'light it up'

Lip pencils seem to have become one of the latest lip trends in 2014/2015. Of course I would be late to the party as always and have only just purchased my first one. Red is a colour I never wear on my lips. It's just a shade that I don't usually have the confidence to go for, plus I feel like it'd completely drain me (which is somehow possible even though I already resemble Casper the Friendly Ghost!). I've been uhming and ahhing about trying one out for a few weeks so while I was having a browse in Boots last week I had a nosey at a few lipsticks and ended up going for one of the Maybelline Color Drama lip pencils. I managed to get the last one in shade Light It Up which I'm sure you'll agree is very much a bright, 'classic' red.

For £4.99 a pop I think these lip pencils are a blooming bargain. They apply quite smoothly and the pigmentation is amazing. It stays all day too, and even when it eventually starts fading it's still a pleasant stain to the lips. I was a little taken aback at first because I'm not used to wearing such a pop of colour but I do think it actually suits my pale skin. (You'll have to excuse the swatch photo. I didn't have a scrap of any other makeup on so you can see my blemished, dry, blotchy-freckled skin in all it's glory. Eeeek!) I tend to have very dry lips which some lipsticks seem to highlight, and even make worse sometimes. These however made them feel soft and moisturised which was super impressive. I'll definitely be going back to buy a couple more shades.

Results - 5/5
Price - 5/5
Packaging - 5/5
Overall - 5/5

Have you tried out any lip pencils?


  1. the color looks great on you, definitely seems like a bargain!

  2. Mardiyyah Tijani19 April 2015 at 05:08

    I'm a newbie to lip pencils/liners and you are making them seem even more appealing. Colour looks fab on you, I feel a purchase coming on!


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