Sunday, 13 March 2016

REVIEW: Maybelline COLORblur Cream Matte Pencils...

Being a lipstick loony, it's difficult to contain my excitement when a new pout product comes out, especially when it's by Maybelline - they seem to have their finger on the pulse of what I'm after in the area of everyday, affordable and accessible makeup, and their formulas invariably suit me to a T. I fell instantly in love with their COLORdrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils when first released, and I have an equally all-consuming passion for their new COLORblur Cream Matte Pencils...
Matte lip products and I have a bit of a love/hate relationship. So many of the truly matte lippies are simply not comfortable for me to wear - they're way too drying (can't bear it when my lips feel tight), and they usually make my pucker look like a dried up prune. But these COLORblur crayons have a slight sheen, the formula is amazingly softening and hydrating, they glide on with no tugging, and so far they've even survived a meal! The pigments are bold and sassy, and while there's a limited colour range, I've bought five of the eight shades available in Oz, and adore every single one of them.

The smudger point on the other end is an interesting inclusion - it feels like it's made of the same plastic as a standard pencil eraser, yet it doesn't lift off the product. I haven't experimented with using it to create the recommended blurred look, and I won't as it's just not going to work for me (you apply the product to the centre of the lips and then smudge it outwards). My natural lip outline disappeared long ago, so I'll be giving this technique a miss..

For scent sensitive gals, there's no discernible fragrance or taste, and while they're almost double the price of the Velvet pencils, they're still a great buy for RRP $17.95, and of course I've already found them on special in a few outlets. There's no sharpening either - you simply twist the smudger end to wind up the lipstick. But enough of the specs, let's get onto the swatches!

Just for the record, I've taken all of these pics in the same location and lighting conditions, and yet my skin tone looks different in all of them. Annoyingly my camera seems to react to whatever colour clothing I'm wearing, but the product colours below are close to spot on. I'm thinking I may have to take future photos in the nude in order to get some complexion consistency lol...
So here's the very first one I tried - Berry Misbehaved. A gorgeously rich pink that's exceptionally versatile ...


And this is Plum Please - will be totally rocking this once Autumn arrives ...


Next we have Partner in Crimson - a deep and muted red that's sure to enhance my Winter outfits. Loving the cute as names too ...


And here's Orange Ya Glad - super excited about this one as I seem to have so much trouble with orange lippies turning out patchy and streaky, but not this stunner, it's as smooth as silk ...


And my most recent purchase (yesterday!) - Cherry Cherry Bang Bang. Soft and yet dripping with juicy fruit vibrancy ...

There are three other pinks in the range - I Like To Mauve It, Pink Insanity & Fast & Fuchsia. The mauve one is too pale for me, but the last two are lovely vibrant shades - sadly they've been out of stock in my usual haunts, but I'm hoping that the demand will slow down a little in the coming weeks so I can get my hands on them...

In one word, fabulous. Here's another word - amazing! My favourite (so far) is Berry Misbehaved - what's yours?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S.Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party starts at 6:30am every Monday ... 

18 comments:

  1. I just went across & checked out the Maybelline website. These look like the Korean ombré lip trend. I guess Korean makeup really is going to be the big thing of 2016. That Berry Misbehaved is a winner.

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    1. Well I don't know about the smudgy lip trend neurotic - I don't reckon it will suit a lot of gals, but hey I've been wrong so many times lol! Berry Misbehaved is up near the top of my list for re-applications, that's for sure ♥

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  2. I really love the idea of a matte-ish super comfortable lip colour! Matte lipsticks can be so uncomfortable. I'll have to try these once they go on sale.

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    1. It's quite an innovation Mel - I've tried heaps and they either go all lumpy when I put on another layer, or they make my lips feel parched and as tight as a drum, not these babies though xxx

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  3. I'm a HUGE fan of Maybelline especially their lipsticks. All the shades look great. I actually can't pick a favourite x www.beyoutyfulyou.com

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    1. They do seem to have major successes with lip products hey Louise - I don't think there's one product they've brought out recently that I haven't been mad about ♥

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  4. These are all gorgeous shades but I'm with you Kats - that Berry Misbehaved shade is an absolute stunner ♥

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    1. It's such a pretty pink hey Bella - not too pale or dark, or too bright, just perfect ♥♥♥

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  5. Looking at all the shades on you, Berry Misbehaved is my favourite too! I'll be seeking this one out next time I'm in Priceline!

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    1. Hope they have a sale soon Ingrid - I keep looking lol! I do so want to try the other two bright pinks, it's such a lovely formula x♥x

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  6. Love Berry Misbehaved on you! It is such a great colour and will be checking it out for myself. Thank you for the great, in-depth review and swatches.

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    1. Hi there Tals - nice to meet you ♥ Thanks for your lovely comment hon - hope the article is helpful xxx

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  7. oooh aaaah i LOVE the Plum Please, and I can see that one with a touch of Berry Misbehaved in the middle! lovely shades Kat and a super review xox

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    1. What a beaut idea - thanks Barbe, sounds delish

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    2. What a beaut idea - thanks Barbe, sounds delish

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  8. Nice review, I love plum and berry the most, these are on my wishlist ;)

    Sammy @ Www.bargainbaglady {xx}

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    1. Hi there BB - those 2 seem to be the most popular, love pinks and berries ♡

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    2. Hi there BB - those 2 seem to be the most popular, love pinks and berries ♡

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