As you would’ve seen if you follow me on Instagram – L’Oreal and Maybelline are coming out with some stunning products this month so every Monday I’ll be swatching some of the new things you’ll be seeing in the drugstore aisles soon. I’m starting off with the launch that I’m most excited about, the Maybelline ColorBlur Matte Pencils*.
After my success with the Maybelline ColorDrama Lip Pencils, I knew these were going to be good. The product comes in retractable pencil form and simply glides onto the lips. They’re honestly so easy to apply – part of the reason I hardly ever reach for bold lipsticks is because I always apply them messily but it’s not the case with these. Because they’re so soft, they glide on exactly where you want them and are easily fixed up with a cotton bud.
The formula is so lightweight and melts onto the lips, I was simply amazed the first time I tried them. Often matte lip products feel a little drying or heavy on the lips but these somehow feel like you’re wearing nothing while still seriously delivering on the pigmentation and looking matte on the lips. Even after a few hours of wear, they still feel comfortable. They also fade fairly evenly, a must for bolder colours.
The other end of the pencil has a silicone smudger, this is where the blur comes into it. You can wear these pencils intensely all over the lips, use a little less product and smudge it out for a slightly lighter look or even create some seriously awesome ombre effects by mixing the colours.
The shade range is incredible, it really covers all of your bases. Obviously a long-wearing yet comfortable formula is perfect for bolder lip colours. I Like To Mauve It & Berry Misbehaving were the two that first got my attention but I’ve got to say I’ve also been digging the reds, particularly Cherry Cherry Bang Bang. I’ve also been experimenting with using one of the deeper reds in the middle of the lips and getting a little bit ombre-y. Orange Ya Glad definitely looks more true orange in real life than it does in the swatches. Berry Misbehaving is definitely my favourite of the lot, it’s so easy to wear but so bold! Perfect for that New Years resolution of reaching for more adventurous colours…
When these hit the shelves, make sure you get swatching because Maybelline have seriously impressed me with these. Keep an eye out for swatches of the new L’Oreal eyeshadow palettes, Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks and L’Oreal Matte FX lipsticks over the coming weeks!
Will you be checking these out when they hit stores?
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!