Maybelline New York has a new product, and it’s going to bring some drama to your lips! It is the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil*, and don’t mistake it for your typical lip liner pencil. This pencil is applied just like a lipstick, and it’s fabulous. I wore it a lot of my recent holiday, and I now want the whole range of ten colours.
I received the shade 150 Fuschia Desire, and it’s eye-catchingly bright! Bright pink lipstick is perfect for summer – or all year round really! When initially applied, it has a creamy texture to it but I found that during the day it wore off to be more matte. This was fairly long lasting – after a coffee and snack I didn’t need to reapply, but I did after lunch.
The Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil calls itself an ‘intense velvet lip pencil’, and it actually reminds me a bit of the NARS Velvet Matte Pencil – however the Maybelline version is $9.95 (NZ) and the NARS is $39. I would much rather have four of these, because the quality is good and I love having a variety of products. I have quite a few bright pink lipsticks, but I really liked how long wearing this was and how it was semi-matte.
In the swatch below it looks much more creamy than it normally is, because it was about 30c and it was starting to melt! I didn’t find it drying at all, like many matte lip products can be, and it wore off evenly – not flaky or gross. The pencil makes it easy to apply precisely around the cupids bow which I like. It is a thick pencil, so you would need a wide pencil sharpener to keep it precise as the tip wears down through use.
Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils are available in New Zealand from January, at the usual locations such as Farmers, Kmart and pharmacies. Outside of New Zealand, I would expect them to be available at Maybelline stands in drugstores and department stores.
If you’d like to have a look at swatches of some of the other shades you can pop over to Just Julie – she’s a UK-based blogger I really like.