Sunday, 5 October 2014

Maybelline Intense Velvet Lip Pencils

If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know that I'm becoming obsessed with lipsticks and I can't believe that I neglected this area of makeup for so long! lol
Now every time I'm anywhere close to any beauty/makeup shelves I need to check the new lip products and swatch them all! (I'm so grateful to always have with me baby wipes, they're so handy when you have a half of your arm covered in different shades of lipsticks.) Most of the time I stop myself there and leave the makeup displays with empty basket but when I tried the new Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils (£4.99) I knew I had to have some of them.
Maybelline color drama intensive velvet lip pencil
There were 5 or 6 different shades at the moment and I chose 'Keep It Classy' - berry pink colour and 'Red Essential' which is, yes, you guessed ;), beautiful classic red.

From left to right: Keep it Classy, Red Essential
The formula of these Lip Pencils is fantastic, they're really soft to apply but not too soft for you to feel like they're going to smudge any time. Once they're on the lips they stay there for a long time. I'd say we can look at about 6-8 hours, depending of the amount of drinking/eating involved but they stain lips so even when they are wearing off the lips still retain colour of the pencil. And they are not drying at all. My lips normally feel dry quite quickly but with this babies I can forget about reapplying my lip balm. The finish is not matte but not too glossy neither, it's more of a satin which is my favourite lipstick finish. As they are in a pencil form the application can be really precise and you don't need a lip liner even with those bold shades, I didn't noticed any feathering while wearing them.
The shades I chose are really pigmented and give an opaque finish in a sweep.
maybelline intensive velvet lip pencil in red essential
Maybelline Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Red Essential

maybelline intensive velvet lip pencil in keep it classy swatches
Maybelline Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Keep It Classy
I absolutely love those lip pencils, the formula, the longevity and the colour selection and I'm sure I will add some other shades to my collection.
They've been compared by other bloggers to NARS Matte Lip Pencils and apparently they're as good if not better, which I can not comment on as I don't own any NARS ones but I do agree that Maybelline Lip Pencils are great quality.

Have you tried them? What do you think of them?


  1. I love both of these shades!! I saw one of these the other day and thought that it wouldn't be any good, so I didn't bother with it, but the results look really good so I might have to pop back and get one!!

    1. I didn't think they would be any good but they're really surprised me, they're excellent! x

  2. These look gorgeous :) will definitely have a look at these next time. I'm not normally a fan of pencils but these tick all the boxes :) xx

    Brenda |

    1. I'm not the lip pencil kinda girl neither but after swatching them in the shop I was blown away how great they felt and they're really are great! xx

  3. I have been eyeing these up for ages but after reading this post I just want to get my hands on them already! The formula looks amazing and both shades suit you so well! x

    1. Thanks lovely! These pencils are really great, very soft but with long staying power, You need to try them! xx


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