Review | Maybelline Intense velvet Lip pencil.


Why, hello there...

I know these have been raved about over the past month, but I thought I'd put my 2 pence in. I bring you the Maybelline Colour Drama intense velvet lip pencil in Berry much. 

  I think these are meant to be a dupe for the Nars velvet matte lip pencil, but I've never tried them so I can't really compare them apart from price. These cost a mere £4.99 in comparison to £17.50 from Nars. 
The consistency of this was fairly creamy although a little drying on the lips. I would advise using a lip balm before applying it, it still dries matte it just means your lips feel a bit more hydrated. The colour is super pigmented, but does bleed a tiny bit, a lip pencil would be good to stop this. They have a wide range of colours from nudes to brights and a few with shimmer so there's something there for everybody.
The packaging is fine, I'm a little concerned about the plastic lid spilling or pushing down on the pencil itself, but for the moment it's fine. Also I need to invest in a proper sharpener as it is a proper pencil, which sort of concerns me as I'll end up loosing half the product in the sharpenings. If anyone has any idea on how to stop/save these bits, please let me know!
As you can see from the swatches below, Berry Much is a really deep plummy colour perfect for winter, and it looks great sheered out as well if you not into bold lips.

That's all for this review, overall so far I'm really liking it! It lasts a long time and I love the matte finish and the colour. Hopefully get my hands on some of the other colours soon!

Have you tried these new velvet lip pencils?

Thanking you,



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  1. The fact that these pencils are wooden are really putting me off buying them! I'm really lazy when it comes to sharpening pencils normally and I'd hate to end up cutting my lip on the wooden edges. Also, like you mentioned in the post - surely because it's such a creamy consistency, you'd lose some of the product when you sharpen it, plus get your sharpener all goopy?
    I don't know, keep me updated with how you get on with it and I might have to give it a try eventually but I'm not rushing to jump on this bandwagon!
    Megan x

    1. I totally know what you mean! I will let you know how I get on and whether I buy any more! xx

  2. I love them although I am super lazy with sharpening, I still don't think it's a match to my nars though which is a shame but great as I can't afford to spend too much out at the mo xxx


    1. I am too, I am yet to try the nars ones but they're a little on the expensive side for me! xx

  3. I'm loving these atm!
    Can't wait to get more shades

    1. I'm having alook at the other shades trying to decide what to get next! xx

  4. I just picked one up and I love it! I do just have a no7 make up pencil sharpener and it does the job, it doesn't go gooey or anything but you do loose a bit of the product, but I don't mind too much as it is so cheap!! x

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  5. These look like such good quality! I love the shade you picked.

    Lauren x

    1. they are pretty good, I know its such a pretty berry shade! xx