As a fan of bold, matte lipsticks, I was incredibly excited to receive a surprise package from PR featuring the new Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencils by Lip Studio!
The Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencils hit stores across Canada in August, but I am too excited to wait until then to share photos and quick swatches, so I’m showing you now!
What appeals to me is that the Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil is a slender stick that’s narrower than a traditional lipstick, but it’s not as thin as a lip liner. This makes it easier to have more control during application, which is very important, especially when using bright or vampy shades that aren’t as forgiving as nudes.
Right off the bat, I like the packaging because it has that modern-and-clean look, and the tube is a nice size that can easily fit into your purse without being overly chunky.
It’s retractable. By twisting the bottom of the tube (near the smudger), it pushes more product up. This is great because you won’t have to bother with a pencil sharpener.
There are lids on either end. One covers the lip colour, and the other houses the smudger. The smudger feels rubbery and soft, much like an eraser. (P.S. When I was little, I used to collect novelty erasers of ones that were shaped like grapes, houses, butterflies, soccer balls, basketballs, rainbows, etc.)
The smudger can be used to blur the lip colour, and you can create an ombre effect. (Later in this post, I tested it out by combining two colours in a swatch.)
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First thing’s first!
I have to show you the amazing care and attention to detail that Maybelline’s PR put into the package they sent me. (It contained these lip pencils, but also other makeup goodies, the official press release, and a booklet with information about the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 trends!)
The black box lined with black tissue paper and the black ribbon tied into a bow looks sharp! And I could see the human touch, which I really appreciate.
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Pictures
There are 10 vivid matte shades!
The colours in the Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Collection (from top to bottom) are as follows:
- Pink Insanity (#5)
- Fast & Fuchsia (#10)
- Berry Misbehaved (#15)
- Orange Ya Glad (#20)
- Cherry Cherry Bang Bang (#25)
- Partner in Crimson (#30)
- Plum, Please (#35)
- My-My Magenta (#40)
- I’m Blushing! (#45)
- I Like to Mauve It (#50)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Pink Insanity (#5)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Fast & Fuchsia (#10)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Berry Misbehaved (#15)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Orange Ya Glad (#20)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Cherry Cherry Bang Bang (#25)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Partner in Crimson (#30)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Plum, Please (#35)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil My-My Magenta (#40)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil I’m Blushing! (#45)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil I Like to Mauve It (#50)
Hehe, the name “I Like to Mauve It” makes me laugh because in a previous blog post, I made a joke with the same phrase without knowing about this lip product! (See the post I’m talking about here.)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Swatches
Here’s a closer look:
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Smudger
The smudger has a triangular tip with two flat sides that meet in the middle with a point.
(By the way, if you follow me on social media, you may remember that last year, I rolled up my sleeves and painted an accent wall in my home. I finally was able to get a colour-accurate photo of it when I was trying to focus on a product and not on the wall. Hehe, of course! The green background you see in the below photo is the living-room accent wall I painted.)
I used the smudger on the word “BLUR”. Also, I tried using it to create an ombre effect with two colours on the right: Pink Insanity and Fast & Fuchsia. (The more you work with the lip colour, the more of a seamless transition you can create.)
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Press Release
Undefined the Rules of Colour
Maybelline New York Color Blur Matte Pencil by Lip Studio
A bright lip can be a girl’s best accessory. Now, bold lips are getting blurred thanks to the NEW Maybelline New York Color Blur Matte Pencil by Lip Studio. Women can look effortlessly sexy with this unique and innovative lip pencil.
TWO WAYS TO WEAR
Conor Blur Drama Matte Pencil contains a vivid matte lip colour at one end and an exclusive blurring smudger at the other, creating a unique synergy between the formula and blur the colour to the edge of the lips with the cushion smudger. If you prefer a bolder lip, just use the pencil side to get a creamy matte, full-on intense lip look that leaves them smooth and soft.
While the ombre lip made its debut a few seasons ago, blurred pouts are being spotted on some major runways during Fall/Winter 2015 fashion weeks, including at Alexander McQueen, MSGM, David Dixon and Hayley Elsaesser. Whether lips are slightly blurred or coloured with different hues for a multitoned, ombre effect, bold lips are a must this fall.
NEW Maybelline New York Color Blur Matte Pencil by Lip Studio will be available at drugstores and mass retailers across Canada as of August 2015 at a suggested retail price of $11.99.
#Blurtheline with 10 vivid matte shades – Berry Misbehaved, I’m Blushing!, Partner in Crimson, I Like To Mauve It, Cherry Cherry Bang Bang, Pink Insanity, Fast & Fuchsia, My-My Magenta, Orange Ya Glad and Plum, Please.
Which are your favourite shades? If you could create an ombre effect with three colours in this collection, which would they be? Do you have a favourite lipstick? (If so, what is it?)