Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Red Essential

Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Red Essential

Red lip products are definitely one of my biggest vices when it comes to make up, despite owning more than enough i can never seem to resist getting one more. I have the perfect excuse for this one though, it was a Christmas present and i didn't actually choose the shade - i mentioned to my sister i was interested in trying the Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil and told her the two shades i was interested in most and this turned up under the Christmas tree, what can i say she knows me well


Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Red Essential

Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Red Essential

I'm kicking myself a little bit for taking so long to getting round to using this product because it is seriously beautiful. It really does have a velvety smooth feel to it and it applies really easily to the lips, it practically glides on. With a pencil, you'd imagine it to drag and to be a little rough but this is nothing like that. I also really like that because it's a pencil you can outline your lips first before filling them in to get the shape you want.

The shade i have is Red Essential which is a rich cherry red shade with a slight blue undertone which is great for giving the impression of whiter teeth. Thanks to the velvety smooth texture it's so comfortable to wear on the lips, you almost wouldn't think it's a pencil as it so creamy and the pigmentation is ridiculously good. I've not worn this for really long periods of time but i get the impression that the lasting power on these is quite good because for the period of time i did wear it, it barely budged.

The packaging is pretty basic but it's functional and it works - the only thing that bothers me about these is that you have to sharpen them, I'd much prefer them to twist up as sometimes i find sharpening can sometimes ruin products but that's just one of those things, I'll have to live with.

Many reviews have compared these to the Nars Lip Crayons which is amazing - I've not tried the Nars ones myself to i can't give an opinion on that but these Maybelline ones are only a fraction of the price at £4.99 (available here) and they are such good quality, so it's good that they may be a possible dupe and a cheaper alternative for the Nars ones.

I'm rather impressed with these Velvet Lip Pencils and i really want to get my hands on some of the other shades too because the quality and feel of them is just lovely.
Have you tried the Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil?
Natalie xx

16 comments:

  1. I love these lip pencils, I think they're amazing for the price! I haven't tried this colour but it's gorgeous.
    sammy xx

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    1. They are such good quality considering how cheap they are!
      Natalie xx

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  2. These are so good, especially for the price! I have nude perfection and love it

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

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    1. Oh i want to try some of the other shades!
      Natalie xx

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  3. I have a couple of the lighter shades of these and I am so impressed with how long they last. I really need to get a darker shade. I love a red lip so this has to go on my wish list!

    Jenn

    Photo-Jenn-ic

    x

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    1. This is such a lovely colour - i want to try some of the lighter ones!
      Natalie xx

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  4. Such a gorgeous colour, it looks fabulous on you! xo

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  5. Awesome post and beautiful pictures! Like your blog very much! You do a great job!
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  6. Pretty shade - I have the 'nude perfection' shade and I love it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I really want to try the lighter shades!
      Natalie xx

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  7. gorgeous shade :) I like lip pencils a lot!

    Vivi x
    www.noirandcoco.com

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    1. I really like lip pencils too!
      Natalie xx

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  8. Love this blood-ish berry-ish shade, looks really cool on you!

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog
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