Hello My Lovelies,
I hope you are all doing well and have had a lovely weekend so far! I have been a little quiet over on the blog recently, however, with good reason I promise. I don't think there are the right words to express how much my blog and the community means to me so I cannot wait to finally share it with you all. Look at me getting on soppy today haha.
I have a selection of collaborative lifestyle posts heading your way within the next week so I thought I would talk to you about some gorgeous lip products that I have absolutely been loving lately to mix it up a little. I picked the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils up in my local Boots around a month ago and I am seriously impressed with them. I was a little late on the bandwagon with these as they have been released for quite a while now but I had seen them prop up on Instagram quite a lot recently and thought it was about time I gave them a try myself. These Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils have been dubbed by the beauty community as Nars Velvet Lip Pencil dupes. I have both in my collection and I have to say that they do come in pretty close - I mean who doesn't love a great dupe product that comes in at a fraction of the cost?!
The entire collection consists of 10 beautiful shades, however my local Boots only had three of those in stock at the time I stopped by to pick a few up (sobs). You can usually tell if a product is well loved by it's availability at the drugstore and seeing the shelf almost completely empty did add some encouragement to the product. Having such a large variety of shades means that there is going to be a shade available for pretty much everyone, I love how they have a range from nudes, pinks, reds and berry shade. I really wish they had Berry Much in stock at the time I went because it looks like such a gorgeous shade - potentially even a MAC Rebel dupe! When I first set my eyes on the packing I thought they were really cute and would be easy to travel with. I really like how the packaging has an accent of the shade at the end of the pencil so it helps to easily identify the shades, especially if you are in a hurry. The pencil format makes application a total breeze! I like to outline my lips with the pencil to get (try) and get a crisp line before filling my lips in.
Now onto the formulation, which I was completely blown away by. At first glance the pencils look quite drying, however, once the product meets your lips it instantly resembles that of a regular lipstick in a bullet format. The pencils are extremely creamy and offer almost an instant opacity in one swipe - fabulous or what?! Once applied to my lips I noticed they lasted a good few hours before I felt like I had to reapply. Even thought I felt like I needed to reapply it wasn't too extreme - I just topped up ever so slightly it probably wasn't even necessary. Also, adding another layer of product over the first application did not cause any cakeyness or drying of the product - it still look extremely seamless like I had applied it for the first time.
Minimalist was probably one of the shades that I wasn't overly fussed about, however, I grew to love it more after using it for the first time. This was definitely one of those 'don't judge a book by its cover' moments. It is a very neutral light pink shade with slight hits of shimmer which are not overly overpowering. It is definitely one of the lighter shades in the collection but it is still beautiful non-the-less. I feel it could be a great MAC Shy Girl dupe - however it is not as pinky. Love My Pink was one of the shades I was very excited about giving a try as I am quite partial to a pink lip! It is a very gorgeous girly shade with an ever so slight frost sheen (nothing too noticeable) that just adds that perfect pop of pink to any outfit. I feel this could be a subtle version of MAC Pink Nouveau. Light It Up was another shade I was really excited to try as I have really been loving red shades recently. This is a beautiful bold Marilyn Monroe Red that would look absolutely gorgeous on anyone. If you are looking for a MAC Red or Lady Danger alternative then this would be the shade for you.
I hope you all enjoyed todays post - I would love to know your thoughts on the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils! Like always lovelies, If you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!
What do you think about the Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils? Would you give them a try?
Lots of Love