Quick Swatch // Maybelline Colour Drama Lipsticks

Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick - Nude Perfection, Minimalist, Fuchsia Desire and Light It Up SwatchesA lot of brands on the drugstore have been releasing killer lip products lately but none quite as good as these Colour Drama Lipsticks from Maybelline. Pigmented, bright crayons of colour that have been receiving a whole lot of love and attention in the beauty world and for very good reason.

Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick - Nude Perfection, Minimalist, Fuchsia Desire and Light It Up Swatches

I was so excited when I first got to swatch them and was happy to see that the shade range is seriously great. It covers anything you could need, really, while delivering a punch of long-lasting colour to the lips. I love the crayon format, somehow they’re super precise to apply to your lips and stay put well, wearing off in a nice way and leaving a stain (with the brighter colours, at least) behind. They’re so creamy that I struggle to believe that they’re only $9.95AUD.

Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick - Nude Perfection, Minimalist, Fuchsia Desire and Light It Up SwatchesOnto the shades I’ve picked up since they first made their way to Australian shores.

Nude Perfection has been receiving a bit of hype lately as a close dupe to MAC’s Velvet Teddy – this brownish nude colour has been very in lately and I’m quite a fan. It’s brown-based but it has enough nude in it that it’s not too dark for my complexion.

Minimalist was the first from the range that I picked up and probably the one I’m least impressed with. This shade has noticeable chunky, glitter particles in it that annoyed me from the get-go and tend to remain on the lips after the colour itself has worn off. Although the light pink is nice, the glitter aspect is a bit of a downfall to this one.

Fuchsia Desire is straight up gorgeous. I’ve been digging colours like this lately and this is a super easy bright, blue-based pink that tends to look alright on me. As I mentioned, the brighter shades leave a stain behind when it starts to fade which is great news. Probably my favourite from my little stash.

Light It Up is the brighter, lighter red from the range (Red Essential seems a little darker and a little blue-r) and is another gorgeous shade. Super creamy and dries matte but remains comfortable – it’s a great cheap option for those looking for a no-fuss, beginners red lipstick.

Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick - Nude Perfection, Minimalist, Fuchsia Desire and Light It Up Swatches

As you can probably tell, I’m such a huge fan of these new additions to the Maybelline line. It takes quite a bit of effort for me to stop myself from buying the whole range. I’m sure it’ll happen eventually…
Have you tried these lipsticks? What do you think of them?

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  • I’ve been curious about these for a while now. I guess it’s one of those products that I keep meaning to try, but keeps moving Down my wish list, to make Space for other products. I think I need to try the red one, it looks really pretty. But I’m probably just sticking with 1 shade this time 🙂

    • They’re on sale pretty frequently (3 for 2 at the moment) so it’s worth checking them out next time Maybelline have a great sale!

  • I have fuschia desire and I loooove it! That creamy texture is amazing.

  • Love these! As you probs know 😉 Shame that minimalist didn’t work out! I kinda, really hate glittery lip products – especially when it sticks around afterward! 😛

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • Photography in this post ONNNNN POIIIIIIIINT GURRL!! Love this range so much x

    Katina | http://www.katinalindaa.com

  • Shilpa Shetty

    I’m in love with the pictures of Maybelline Colour Drama
    Lipsticks… I’m hoping it will be available in India also. Nice review indeed.

  • I personally haven’t tried these myself yet but I am loving the look of Nude Perfection!
    Beauty Wanderer

  • I am absolutely adoring this range. The Nude Perfection is a great MLBB shade for me (wearing it today in fact). The feel, colour, pigmentation, application and price (which is so often on special too) all mean a huge win.

    • Nude Perfection seems to be everyone’s favourite. I’m just amazed by the quality for that great price point!

  • Jasmine Huston

    I absolutely love this range! The shades are all so gorgeous, and you picked some very pretty shades! xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

  • Aw thank you so much!

  • Love these pencils! I finally have the whole range now and I’d have to say my favourites are Red Essential, Pink So Chic and Nude Perfection! The formulas are so spot on!

    I’d love to know what camera you use? You photos are gorgeous!


    • That’s definitely commitment, having the whole range, but I don’t blame you! And I don’t have it with me atm, unfortunately but it’s a very old Nikon DSLR 🙂