Apr 7
2017

I am so impressed by the Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayon formula!

OMG I have to talk about the creamiest lip crayon I have ever tried! The recent Maybelline ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Crayon line has some of the smoothest and most buttery lip crayons I have ever seen. I can’t really find a way to describe it but I was so blown away by how creamy the formula is on these pencils. They glide on like butter (but not in a greasy gross way) and feel light and smooth to wear.

Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayons in shades Nude Pefection, Berry Much, and Red Essential

Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayons in shades Nude Pefection, Berry Much, and Red Essential

Maybe the reason I am so shocked by this is because they are matte lip pencils, and matte lip products in general can be drying but the pencil factor usually makes it worse. That is not the case with these Velvet Lip Crayons at all.

There are a bunch of colour options for the Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayon and they all have great pigmentation. They glide on and don’t feel thick or heavy to wear. The crayon shape allows for more precise application which is awesome. They feel like the most buttery lipstick but apply much more crisply and simply with the pencil shape.

I honestly was worried that these may be dry or tough to apply, especially since the colours looked almost dusty when I first opened them. It was some sort or weird haze on the top layer but in a second it went away and the true colour and formula came out.

Keep reading to see the swatches of these Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayon shades! 

I have worn some of these crayons all day long and they still look pretty bright and bold by the end of the day. I wore Red Essential all day long and after multiple coffees, a sandwich, snacks, and more coffee it still looked awesome after 9 hours. There was the slightest bit of feathering near my cupid’s bow, but with a sandwich for lunch it makes sense.

Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayons in shades Red Essential, Berry Much, and Nude Pefection

Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayons in shades Red Essential, Berry Much, and Nude Pefection

How do they compare to NARS pencils?

The Velvet Lip Crayon line has been compared to the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and since I own a few of those I was curious to compare them myself. Honestly I have to say I prefer the Maybelline formula! I find my NARS pencils to be a tad drying to wear and I feel more of a tug when I apply them. I had none of that with the Maybelline crayons, and as I have said a million times already in this post, they are super creamy.

Swatches of the Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayons

Swatches of the Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayons

Wearing the Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayon in shade Red Essential

Wearing the Maybelline Velvet Lip Crayon in shade Red Essential

I truly can’t rave about these enough. You just have to try them out for yourself and see how great the formula is. Unfortunately they are limited edition (at least in Canada where I am) so if you are interested you might have to act fast. I am so impressed by the Maybelline ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Crayon line and am currently on the lookout for the rest of the shades so I can buy them before they disappear.

  • Very impressive that these aren’t drying! I haven’t heard of these pencils until I saw your post. Might have to check them out!

    • They are limited edition and I haven’t seen them around very much so they might be tricky to find, but they are worth it for sure!