Thursday, January 1

- Maybelline Color Drama Lipsticks...

Left: 510 Red Essential
Right: 310 Berry Much

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

In my recent post on the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hour eyeshadow in Metallic Pomegranate (here), I mentioned the 3 for 2 offer on Maybelline beauty bits currently in Boots and Superdrug. After reading a lot about the recent release of their Color Drama Lipsticks, I decided to go and check them out. From the 10 or so shades available, these were the only 2 that stood out to me for this time of year.

Red Essential is a stunning festive red and although having a matte finish, glides on perfectly. The shade is spot on as it's a blue-toned red which I think looks lovely on every skin tone, particularly us paler ones. It's quickly become a firm favourite of mine!

Berry Much is a gorgeous purpley shade, however, it applied a lot less bold than I expected. I personally wouldn't have minded if it was a tad darker, but I am still a fan. This shade seems to have a slight sheen finish to it and whilst it's by no means 'glossy', it is definitely less matte than Red Essential.

In my opinion, these Color Drama lipsticks deserve the hype they've been receiving. The kohl crayons glide on with precision, have a creamy texture, feel hydrating on the lips and are impressively long lasting! The crayons themselves do feel really lightweight, so just be careful they don't manage to snap in your make-up bag!

Whilst I've not tried the NARs lip crayons myself, I've heard these are a pretty decent dupe and costing just £4.99 each, you can't really go wrong!

36 comments:

  1. Very lovely reds!! My favourite is the darker red but they're both lovely :)

    Emma Louise from theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  2. I looove these as well, I have one of the darker pinks and it is fab! I love that they are in a pencil as they are so easy to apply. I definitely need to get some more shades! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  3. I love these lip liners and I have perfect nude & berry much and I love them so much. I love the look of the red essential, it's a beautiful colour! I hope you have a great 2015! x

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

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  4. These are my new favorite thing atm! I definitely have to try all the shades. I've only got perfect nude and keep it classy atm but these two are next on my list
    xx
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  5. Your colour choices look lovely, especially Berry Much! I'm looking forward to buying these in the near future and trying them out, and at £4.99, they're a bargain! Best wishes for 2015 x

    Danielle | theperksofprettythings

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  6. Ah I so want to try these!! I've been wanting a NARs one for ages but they're just so expensive so I may have to consider one of these as they sound so similar. Berry Mulch looks gorgeous

    Beth // Bethany Georgina

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  7. These look lovely on you Karen. You picked out some great shades. I've eyed these up numerous times but I've always talked myself out of them as I read they can be messy to sharpen and you lose a fair bit of product. That being said, I really do need to get my hands on some anyway as they look right up my street! Fab post my dear xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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  8. Looks like a really cool product! I hope you had a wonderful New Years!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  9. Only recently discovered Nars but even more reason to buy some of their products. These colours look so rich please do more about their products!! Bobo xoxo

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  10. love the look of berry much, Ill have to try it!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  11. I have Berry Much and I agree - it's a lovely formula but very bright 'purple' xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

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  12. These shades are lovely, I really do need to try these out x

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  13. Happy New Year! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  14. I've had my eye on these for ages now! Maybe I'll take advantage of that Boots deal... x

    everythingbutthekitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I have one of these and really love it. Not sure if it's the same red as yours but it's absolutely gorgeous and a firm lip staple for me
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  16. I love these so much! I have the bright red shade and its perfect for a night out!!
    Great post Karen!!
    xx

    Zoe|www.zoethedreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Wow, love this post and great review. I would like to try these sometime. I'll finish using my lipsticks first before I invest into a new one :)

    *I'm now following you on bloglovin. Hope you'll do the same.
    Wishing you a Prosperous and a Happy New Year, Karen! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  18. I've never used lip crayons as I thought lipstick would always have the better effect but the colour and coverage of these look fab! I very much love that Berry Much on you, gorgeous shade! xx

    Viva Epernay

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  19. Gotta try them, they look great! Happy New Year, Karen! xx

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  20. I really want to try these out - especially these two shades. They look absolutely stunning on you! So glad to hear they are moisturzing because I hate drying lip products; my lips are always so chapped at this time of year. Thanks for sharing this review:-)

    Love Charlotte xx
    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. They look lovely! Got my eyes on the Red Essential Shade now :)

    Elle x
    Notes of Petranella

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  22. The colours are gorgeous
    www.misslsurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. They look so pretty! I'm going to have to try them!

    Georgia x

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  24. Great review! I heard so much about those and I'd love to try them :) Unfortunately they are not available where I live.
    Love Life Every Day
    everydaybeauty instagram

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  25. I have a couple of these and i love them! I have berry much and minimalist and can't wait to buy more!
    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I would love to start wearing lipstick and using lip pencils, but I always feel that it just doesn't suit me! I love the 'red essential' - what lipstick is it please? Paige xo

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  27. I love these so much, the formula is amazing! I have Berry Much but I'm a it too timid to wear the colour haha! Looks good on you though, Red Essential is gorgeous!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  28. I love these, your shades are gorgeous!xx

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  29. Both of these shades suit you amazingly well! I didn't expect a pencil product to be so creamy :) xx

    Velvet Blush

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  30. Red always looks gorgeous on such a lovely shade Lucy x

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  31. I have one of these and I love it! They're such great quality and at a pretty good price too!

    Emma emhasrednails

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  32. These are gorgeous shades! Want to pick up one or two but I like swatching them on my hand first and the testers are always missing :-( xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  33. I've never tried any lip crayons but now I'm really considering getting one.

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  34. Wow these look super awesome! Great colour!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  35. nice post :)

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