Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Pencils have had a lot of hype at launch so I had to try them out and see if they were worth it.
This is a review which has been long overdue. I have been testing these lip pencils to ensure that they really are as magical as i think they are. These are the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils.
I saw them in Boots in duty free when i was going to Iceland and tested out one of the colours on the back on my hand. Long story short, my flight was delayed but i noticed that the colour i had tested was STILL on my hand. So just before my gate was announced, i ran up to the Boots and bought the four colours which stood out to me. I love the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and i swear by them as the last minute addition to my handbag when i am going to be out and about and needing touch ups. However, i have now met the holy grail as the Maybelline ones which, dare i say it, are a lot better.
First up the price difference is unbelievable, where the Nars pencils are around £18 to £20 each, the Maybelline pencils are £4.99 each and often on 3 for 2 at Superdrug or Boots! A complete bargain.
When you first apply the Maybelline pencils, they go on incredibly smoothly and are very well pigmented which means that if you go back for touch ups, the colour does not cake or cling to any dryness on the lips. They are also incredibly easy to wear, without the drying effect, which i sometimes get from the Nars Matte Lip Pencil. I will say that if you do tend to get dry lips throughout the day, you may need to ensure that your lips are well conditioned before using these, just to ensure that the colour stays strong throughout the day. They do last long but i did find that once i ate and drank, they did lighten in tone and did need a few touch ups.
I would highly recommend these as a dupe for the Nars pencils and they do have a huge colour range in store, as well as some lovely nude colours.
Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils £4.99 Available here
Check them out in your local drug store and let me know what you think below. Don’t forget to give this post a like or a follow if you enjoyed this post,