07/06/2015

MAYBELLINE VELVET LIP PENCILS: THE LIP PRODUCT THAT REALLY DOES LAST ALL DAY

Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencils
Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencils
As a girl with pretty small and squinty eyes *oh so sexy*, exciting eye make-up has never really been my forte and the most exciting it usually gets for me is a sweep of bronzey/brown eyeshadow over the lids, so I've always seen myself as firmly planted in the bold lips camp (I see lips and eyes like I see legs and boobs, it's a one or the other kind of thing) However as much as I love them, bold lips often come with a fair bit of maintenance as more often than not they just don't stick around the lips as long as I need them to *so frustrating*, so when I find a formula that actually does last all day long I find myself wanting to shout about it from the rooftops (well not literally, but I do get a bit overexcited when someone asks what lipstick I'm wearing and I get to tell them about this new miracle product!) So many times though I think I've found the perfect formula and then it ends up being too drying or doing the annoying patchy around the middle of the lips malarky, so to have finally found a lip product which ticks every single box has got me cheerleader-esque excited at my dressing table each morning (yes, I'm a woman obsessed and I'm not even a tiny bit ashamed)...
Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencils Keep It ClassyMaybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencils In Love With Coral
When I first heard about the Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencils I thought they'd be quite tough on the lips and uncomfortable to apply, so up until recently I always overlooked them when stalking the Maybelline stand in my local Boots. Thank goodness I finally gave them a swatch though (I was looking for a third item for my 3 for 2 that I wouldn't have to pay more for as I was paying with Boots advantage card points) as I couldn't have been more wrong; they have the most gorgeous creamy formula which feels almost like a lip butter to apply and they give a fantastic colour pay off with basically just one sweep so are super quick and easy to apply (always a huge plus when I'm running late in the morning!) My favourite way to wear them is to pop a thin layer on both lips then pat it in with my finger to ensure the colour is evenly spread and they honestly do not budge. Even after having my lunch I still have a pretty pigmented wash of colour and when I pop a little more on top of that it lasts until I take my make-up off in the evening, so I'm talking about a good ten/twelve hour lasting power - they're honestly incredible!
Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencils Swatches
I've had to seriously control myself to not buy every shade available (I'm not making any promises that I won't end up with every shade eventually though, there's a gorgeous purple I'm having a hard time resisting at the moment!) but I'm seriously besotted with the shades I do have. 'Keep It Classy' has become my 'go-to' for everyday wear as it's not too dark but gives a really pretty berry shade to the lips which I think suits my pale skin and brunette locks nicely. 'In With Coral' is the perfect summer shade which looks lovely with peach, mint and lilac nail polish and will be perfect for days when you don't want to wear too much make-up (a.k.a. sweaty betty type situations) as you can just pop on a swipe of this with a few lashings of mascara and still look like you've made an effort :) For just £5 each they're an absolute bargain and I've seen other bloggers compare them to the Nars Velvet Lip Pencils too *serious happy dance for a bargain dupe*

27 comments:

  1. These are such affordable beauty gems. I got mine in the winter so I only have a dark berry shade but definitely need to pick up more and the coral shade looks perfect for summer x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. They're so fab aren't they :) I love berry shades in the winter, let me know what you think of the coral if you give it a try xxx

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  2. These look like those perfect beauty staples! They look like they'll be so effortless to use.

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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    1. They're really fab I can't recommend them enough :) xxx

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do, they're so worth £5 :) xxx

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  4. I am a total sucker for all things velvet ever since I've given Bourjois Velvet Rouge a try - which, by the way, has been my go-to! There's something about it that makes it so wearable! It's your fault that my wallet will be empty the next time I step out of Boots! haha! But thanks for the recommendation! :)
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 
    also on BLOGLOVIN 

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    1. I'm yet to give those a try but I've been wanting to for ages and you've just reminded me how much I need to :) Haha I'm sorry for tempting you but they're honestly so worth it ;) xxx

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  5. These colours are so pretty! x http://www.coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, they're my all time favourite lip shades :) xxx

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    1. They really are aren't they, coral always makes me immediately think of sunshine :) xxx

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  7. I really like these, I have Keep it Classy also but I really want to try out the other shades, they really are great :-)

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  8. Earlier today I was just thinking about, should I buy one of these pencils or not. And here is your review! Well, now I should definitely one of these! I like the light one. Thanks for the advice.

    Cheers, Eliza | www.fashion-confession.com

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    1. Aww I'm pleased you came across this review and hope I've convinced you to try them, they really are amazing :) xxx

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  9. These sound gorgeous ! I love the Coral shade. :) always looking for long lasting lippies

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  10. I love these pencils! They are amazing dupes for the NARS Velvet Matte Pencils, making them a must have in everyones makeup bag! Great review and beautiful colours you picked up!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) They're amazing aren't they, I'm totally obsessed! xxx

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  11. I own one of them and i really like it. " Keep it classy" looks amazing. Definitely want to add it to my collection after seeing your swatch.

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  12. Im pretty obsessed with lip pencils at the moment, so ill definitely have to give these a try especially if they are stay all day because I am so in need of that!

    http://heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Been so tempted to try these lately.. Think I'll need to try them now! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Keep it classy i love that ♥

    www.2nbeauty.blogspot.com

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  15. I just found your fab blog :) You have so tempted me with these, I bet they are so handy for your hand bag and I love products that you can sharpen - sometimes lip products feel a bit gross after a few months! Definitely adding these to my shopping list x

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  16. Went straight out to buy my own! So perfect!
    xx, Sophie

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  17. I love these, they are so great for the price. I have the darkest colours and they look amazing on.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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