Saturday, 25 April 2015

REVIEW: Maybelline COLORdrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils...

Well now this has been one of the more challenging weeks in my life - got hammered by the storm on Monday and lost all power and phone connectivity for 3 days, right in the middle of preparing for a house move! Still it was nothing compared to what some poor folk have had to endure - prayers and rapid recovery wishes to all who were affected by Stormageddon 

But I just couldn't let another day go by without writing up a rave review of these fabulous new COLORdrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils from Maybelline. I haven't been this excited about a lip product since they brought out their ColorElixir glosses (not that long ago), but these little babies have my heart pounding (and my lips smacking) even faster. In my beauty book, they're simply PERFECT! Cheaps as chips, stunning colour selection, unbelievably intense pigmentation, gorgeous sheen (I can't wear matte lipsticks - I look like I'm dying), they're super convenient to carry around, and what's really interesting is that I find they rarely need sharpening(?)...

I started with the four pictured below after swatching and falling head over heels in love with them in Chemist Warehouse - Fuchsia Desire, Pink So Chic, Light It Up and In With Coral, after which I was OBSESSED with acquiring the entire set...
Here they are (not-so-expertly) swatched onto bare lips in my morning rush to get ready...

The pigmentation is astonishing, they're non-drying, unbelievably easy to work with, deliciously creamy and they glide on without dragging - I normally apply lipliner with any lipstick, but it's not required with these little darlings. On me they don't bleed, not even the deeper hues...

And here are the other six (spent an entire Saturday hunting them down lol) - Berry Much, Fab Orange, Minimalist, Nude Perfection, Love My Pink & Red Essential. I have my fingers and toes crossed that MNY brings out some more shades in the range - I would buy any additional hues in a heartbeat ♥ ♥ 

Just ADORE these crayons - they have such a flatteringly soft sheen, and the darker ones especially have an incredibly long lip-life. I've found with other deep lipstick shades, they look patchy after a meal and I'm usually left with a ridiculous looking outline that's sadly in need of restoration, but these gems stay put and keep looking glamorous throughout the day...

I bought most of these on special for under $7, but even at full price (around $10), they are sensational value. Maybelline can seemingly do no wrong with their lip products of late (congrats!), and we're reaping the benefits 

Have you tried any of these Colordrama pencils? Which shade is your favourite? Mine is Red Essential - it's the perfect red for moi!

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Last post until I get settled in my new abode, and hopefully with a more reliable internet connection...
P.P.S. I've finally gotten around to joining in the fun of Ingrid's Makeup Monday Madness share - do take a look at her marvellous blog, and why not come along for the ride every Monday too 

24 comments:

  1. You poor thing, with the storms. My parents are STILL without power, but my siblings live close to them. They've been phenomenal!

    I'm all about long lasting lippies but I avoided these because mattes don't do me any favours either. I like the sheen. I'm going to have to try these out. Red Essential, Berry Much or Pink so Chic? Hmm.

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    1. Hi hon, oh no how awful for your parents - mine had their power restored on Saturday but still no phone, and there's no mobile signal where they live, very worrying when you can't ring. Anyways the emergency crews are doing the best they can bless 'em ♡

      Hard to choose which one to try - do let me know what you decide, and what you think of them ♡

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  2. Was wondering where you were! And trying to move on top of it? Ugh :(
    Those are amazingly cheap and look really pigmented and moisturising. I think Pink so Chic would have to be my fave. Thanks for the swatches! :)

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    1. My pleasure hon - hope this makes the choosing easier for you ♡♡♡

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  3. Your pictures for this post are absolutely gorgeous! All the colors suit you so well, I can't wait to try this.
    All the best for your house move :)

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    1. Thank you dear Fatima - for your compliments and kind wishes. Move went well, still trying to find my hairdryer though ha ha ♡

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  4. They look amazing! Thanks for the pictures - makes it easier to decide which ones to get. That would be all of them!

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    1. Ha ha TP - I don't think you'll be disappointed, there's something about the formula that's really special ♥

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  5. SOOO pleased you're OK and hope the move goes without incident and that the pusses like their new home! I wasn't aware of these lippies and the colours look lovely. Take care - thinking of you through all you're needing to do. With love,
    Trish.

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    1. Trish sweetheart, thank you for your kind wishes - no major move incidents to report (fortunately), pusses are in raptures discovering all the new nooks to curl up in. Cleaning of the old premises is done (hooray!) and I can now concentrate on getting the house ship-shape, which of course is going to take a while lol ♥

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  6. Talking about bad timing! I am glad you're ok and fingers crossed that the rest of the move goes smoothly. I will probably be in a similar situation in four weeks...
    Those Lip Crayons looks great, I've been thinking of getting one or two shades for a while now but none of them really scream my name...I don't usually have this issue :)

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    1. Hey Magda, everything worked out well in the end, although it was all looking pretty scary for a while. Believe me I'll be thinking of you when your move happens ♥ The colours of these pencils are really interesting - even the ones I thought wouldn't suit don't look half bad, I'm just so in love with the formula ♥

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  7. I'm glad you are safe Kats. All the best with your move!

    I love the look of Pink So Chic! I'm planning to go shopping for some of these lip pencils tomorrow. Your swatches are really helpful :)

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    1. Thanks treasure - all went as smoothly as possible given the bad weather. Will probably take a few months to get through all the unpacking, but at least bedroom, bathroom and office are sorted - today's challenge is the kitchen! Pink So Chic is a beautiful shade - hope you like it hon ♥

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Monday Makeup Madness Kats :)

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    1. Sweetie I intended to join from day 1, but life's little challenges got in the way big time! You're such a darling to make this great feature available - there are SO many beaut blogs out there and this is a wonderful way to find them, and be found ♡

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  9. Beautifully blogged Kat! <3 I only have one shade in Fucshia Desire, but after seeing your lip swatches I really really want to pick up 'Love My Pink', I love my pink lippies! :D What an impressive collection!! xoxo

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    1. Thanks darling Candy - I can assure you that Love My Pink would be perfect for you in all your gorgeousness ♡

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  10. I love your lip swatches! I have two shades: Light It Up and Fuchsia Desire. They're great aren't they? Especially when on sale! (I found you via Fabulous And Fun Life's Monday link up!) :)

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    1. Delighted to have found you hon ♡ I just adore the name of your blog xxx
      I couldn't cope without sales - I'd be bankrupt for starters! I reckon these pencils are extra special and a terrific investment for lip product lovers - they're such a lovely formula and feel so good on my lips ♡

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  11. I too am a huge fan of these babies, the formula and colour payoff is fantastic!

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    1. Great to meet another lover of these little gems Beth - they feel SO good on hey, and I reckon they're the best lip crayons I've ever come across xxx

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  12. Yes yes yes!!! They are faboosh! Great review!!! Great swatches!!!! Im yet to meet a person tgat doesnt like these little beauties!

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    1. Faboosh is EXACTLY the word hon! Maybelline have outdone themselves ♥

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