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Hello beautiful people!
I hope your week has been fabulous so far! I am feeling a little bit "meh" (yep, seems to be the most accurate way to describe myself in one word). I think the flu is coming after me and I'm currently in that stage where I could either wake up tomorrow and feel good OR be stuck in bed looking like a zombie. 

I decided to ban myself from purchasing any more beauty products for this month - except if I get the chance to grab Mac's Velvet Teddy which I have been after for weeks (see the struggle here? Spending bans are a nightmare). As a self proclaimed lip product addict I always do ask myself how many lipstick do I REALLY need. Maybe the absence of lip pencils / crayons in my collection made this purchase justifiable because I just couldn't wait to get feature gem on the blog. 

The Maybelline Color Drama velvet lip pencils have been so hyped up from the moment they got released that I needed to see what was happening and what the magic behind them was. I have been rocking mine for the past couple of weeks now and can safely say that I'm lovin it.

The Product : The packaging isn't anything fancy and you could easily walk past it however the colour selection they have for this lip kohl line is rather promising - from nudes to reds to plums there is a wide selection for everyone! 
Price : £ 4.99
The Finish : Matte (obviously). Definitely moisturise your lips well before applying it since it can be a little bit drying. This can be considered a dupe for the Nars Velvet lip pencils however I find those to be more on the lustre finish. 
The Longevity : I do believe these last well a good few hours however they don't resist the food test which means you have to carry the product in your purse to re-apply after meals - not an issue since I'm sure most of us do anyway!
Final Thoughts : I am totally all smiles about this product. I definitely think the market needed something different from the whole lip lacquer / matte liquid lipsticks and this seems to be the thing filling the gab - especially in the highstreet. They're affordable, fun and overall great to use. I might pop back into Boots and grab a few more shades. 

Excuse the messy brows, definitely need to get them threded this week. Helppp. 
Anyway, me rocking the shade Nude Perfection

Have you tried this product? What have been your favourite beauty releases so far? 


  1. I have this and I love it, it's just the perfect nude! I also have two more colours as I love the formula so much haha :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  2. Lovely review! I've been really dying to get my hands on these but I haven't spotted them anywhere where I live in Finland. I'm hoping I can source them soon. xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive.

  3. Oooh now that is a lovely shade, I haven't seen this one x

  4. I have couple of shades of those lip pencils and I love them, they feel so comfortable on the lips and stay on me for a long time. xx
    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  5. These look really tempting. I love a good nude - I've also got MAC Velvet Teddy on my wish list!

    Carrie | What I Love Today x

  6. I've never tried a lip pencil before, and that looks like a really good product that I need to try hehe :)

  7. I'm definitely going to try these lip pencils from Maybelline, they look gorgeous! xx

  8. MMMMMM this shade - I think I need two or ten of these! You are looking foooiinneeeeeeee

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty -

  9. I have three of these I love them that much! Nude Perfection is by far my fave though! xo

  10. I'm definitely going to add a few of these to my collection, you can never have too many lip products. That's what I tell myself anyway haha :)

  11. These look great I really want to try them :)


  12. this looks so lovely! Reminds me so much of Kylie Jenner's lips :) x

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  13. I haven't seen these in-store in NZ yet, but I would def love to try when I see them ^^ they look so nice on you!

  14. Looks fab on you! I've been trying to get hold of this shade but every time I go in it's sold out!

    Katie | K NEL xx

  15. This shade looks fab on you! Thanks for sharing :)

    Pink Frenzy

  16. This looks so lovely on you! I like the idea of a pencil, sounds so much tidier and neater!

  17. I have three of these and love them!!!! I never tried the nude though!
    Looks gorgeous!
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

  18. Ooh I really like the look of this! Will have a look when i'm next in boots! x

  19. I haven't tried this yet, but love the color. And banning yourself from purchasing any more beauty products for the month, TOO FUNNY! I've tried that many times and failed!

  20. This is a gorgeous shade, looks lovely on you :) I had a quick look at these in Boots the other day, it looks like a fab shade range!

    Jess xo

  21. It looks nice! =)
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  22. I bought one of these the other day and I'm liking it so far! I need to get more confident wearing lipsticks!
    Naomi xx

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