Here’s to the first of many London Beauty Haul Posts that are coming to you over the next week. The way that I’m tackling this huge haul is that I’ve decided to separate my purchases out by brand into a few smaller haul/review posts. The goal I have in mind is to bring to you all more in-depth product reviews, since I’ve had my hands on these products for a few weeks now.
I’ve decided to start off with my Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils. I have a lot of good things to say about these lippies. Firstly, I decided to pick them up thanks to a raving review from the lovely Alex from I Covet Thee, a blogger and vlogger who I absolutely adore. She mentioned that these are a great dupe for the Nars Lip Pencils, a product I love (see post here!), so naturally I had to get my hands on them. I picked these guys up in two shades, #210, a beautiful burgundy berry shade that’s perfect for Fall, and #630, a warm brown nude shade that again, is really on trend for this season. After trying both of these colors on the lips, I have to say that I was very pleased. The colors are rich, flattering and seriously pack a punch in terms of pigmentation. Also, the pencil shape makes application a breeze. In terms of the formula, I’m really impressed. The product itself is creamy and bendable, but dry enough to have great lasting power on the lips. I’m not exactly surprised that I loved these lipsticks, because I am a huge fan of this chubby wooden lip pencil style; I love the ones from Trish McEvoy too, which again, these are an almost exact dupe of those high end lipsticks.
After wearing these pencils a few times, I do have some quick tips for application. Firstly, I like applying these to the center of my lips and blending them out with my finger. I think this gives a beautiful matte stain look that feels light on the lips and lasts forever. I also like wearing these lipsticks lightly like this because I have noticed that sometimes if applied thickly and after many hours, I can get that dreaded white line on the inner rim of my lipstick. This has only happened with the nude shade, but do keep in mind that this happens to me with a huge number of lipsticks.
Overall, I think these lip pencils are really incredible. The texture is great, the price is right, and the pigmentation and lasting power is exactly what I’m looking for. I totally recommend these to anyone, especially if you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to the high end versions, like Nars and Trish McEvoy, without sacrificing quality. Only one downfall, they’re hard to get your hands on in the States, but I’ll provide some different links at the bottom of the post where you can order these online.
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