It is no secret that Maybelline New York hits it out of the ball park with (some) their cosmetics. There is a reason why they are a worldwide household brand, and it is because they give great quality at a even better price!
The Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils are definitely something I haven’t seen previously on the drugstore shelves of Maybelline because I usually see their color sensational range on the regular. What I like about this line is that it’s color scheme more vivid or it may have to do with the formula too.
The packaging is standard!
The finish of the lip pencil has more of a demi-matte finish(not quite matte) but good enough for it to last a decent amount of time. The shade Red Essential is such a great lip shade to wear to a more formal event because of its rich shade. I also like that it is more of a cool toned red. As for the shade Nude Perfection, it reminds me of MAC Matte Velvet Teddy. It is more of a peachy nude, which are my favorite types of nudes.
This product is a total win for me except for the fact that the thickness of the pencil makes it hard to sharpen since it can’t fit the usual sharpener holes! (cries inside) I have yet to find a way to sharpen these babies!
**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**