Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils

After this release by Maybelline the blogosphere was full of reviews but I have decided to hold back before I blogged, which does mean I am slightly late on the bandwagon but I can live with that as I thought I should test them for a couple of weeks.

The two colours I picked up were Love My Pink and Minimalist. As you  might have heard these seem to be a pretty good dupe for the NARS Velvet Lip Pencils with less flash packaging. I must admit that the packaging isn’t at all offensive to the eyes, in fact I rather like it. These lip pencils come in a thick pencil form; in between the traditional pencil and its newer counterpart, the retractable lip crayon. This pencil is slightly smaller than chubby sticks but still carries a very good amount of product.

This isn’t the type of product that I would leave to roll around freely in the bottom of a bag as the lid is not the most secure and you would end up with a mush of colour and a blunt product that you can’t apply. One of the few drawbacks of this product, that I can find, is the fact that it needs sharpening, and a jumbo sharpener at that, which may make this less user friendly if you, like me, do not always carry a sharpener with you wherever you go. However, every cloud has a silver lining, and in this case it is that when you sharpen the pencil it can become a lip liner which obviously makes the fact that you have to sharpen it a little more bearable.

I was instantly drawn to the colour Minimalist, a light pink with some peachy undertones. It is a really pretty nude lip colour, with a formula that doesn’t show up dry patches too much.

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in Minimalist

The second colour I picked up was Love My Pink, quite a vibrant medium/dark pink which creates a quite a bright lip. The formula for this seems slightly softer than Minimalist, and strangely applies better. One other difference between the two is that Love My Pink has a scent, a sort of candy shop sweets smell!

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in Love My Pink

So all in all these are brilliant. They are affordable, an apparent dupe and quite long lasting. What more could you ask for in a drugstore product? I really want to try the dark red pencil in this range and also a NARS velvet lip pencil so I can thoroughly compare them for you. Fingers crossed that Christmas may bring some pleasant surprises!


  1. Georgie Lowen
    November 10, 2014 / 9:29 am

    Love these. Need to add these to my list…

    • Beth D
      November 10, 2014 / 6:32 pm

      They are gorgeous!xx

  2. Amy
    November 10, 2014 / 11:35 am

    These look gorgeous on you, especially Minimalist! I think I'll have to purchase it myself 🙂 xx

    • Beth D
      November 10, 2014 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you! Minimalist is probably my favourite out of the two 🙂 xx

  3. Perfect Fixations
    November 10, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    I bought Minimalist the other day and i just love it :)Great post hun <

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