If your a lip product addict I’m sure you’re familiar with those days when you really want to wear a lipstick or something but you just can’t be bothered with the effort. Even if you’re not a lip product addict, you probably know what I’m talking about. Sometimes you just don’t feel like prepping your lips with balm and then carefully line them with a lipliner, then apply your lipstick and maybe if you’re into gloss you might even top it all off with a lip gloss! Sometimes you just want to apply something real quick and be done without having to worry about your lipstick emphasising dry patches or staining or you name it.
While I’m definitely a lover of a bold lip I like to keep it natural a lot as well. Especially on days when I’m not doing much besides maybe attending a lecture or something I’m really into nudes. Now I’ve found the perfect product for my lazy lip days: The Maybelliner Color Drama in Nude Perfection.
I think the name is pretty much on point and says it all. The shade is more of a darker nude but I definitely prefer those to the lighter ones as they go better with my complexion, so for me this is definitely a perfect shade of nude. The best thing though is that this is so super easy to apply. It literally takes a few seconds to apply and it’s so long lasting. Plus it feels so nice and moisturizing on the lips! When it comes to lip liners and matte lipstick I’m always a bit worried that they are too drying but this one is not drying at all which is a big plus.
All in all I’m just really loving this product at the moment as it ticks off all the boxes. It’s long lasting, non drying, matte gorgeous nude shade and it’s just perfect for those lazy days when I can’t be bothered with all the other stuff.
So have you tried one of the color dramas yet? What are your thoughts? Which is your favorite?
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If you follow me on Twitter you might now that I’ve tried being on a spending band make up wise and you might now I’ve lasted about two weeks until I caved in because of some lipliners. I was in one of my favorite drugstores just browsing the make up aisles when I came across the Essence stand and spotted their lipliners for 95 cents. 95 CENTS! That’s incredibly cheap. Then I also remembered that Maria (one of my favorite beauty bloggers. You need to check her out!) recently wrote a really positive review about them.
Since they were 95 cents I grabbed a few of them but in today’s post I’ll only show you my most used ones, which are the shades 011 In The Nude and 07 Cute Pink.
Obviously you can use them as regular lipliners, however, I’ve been applying them all over my lips and use them as lipsticks and they create an almost perfect natural every day lip.
The lipliners are very pigmented and surprisingly soft, which is why they make such great lipsticks. They are completely matte and you can use them to make your lips look a bit more voluminous, which is always a plus.
What surprised me the most is how long lasting they are. Considering the cheap price they last their fair share, which I wasn’t expecting at all. I liked most of the colors I got from this range but these two are by far my favorite as I think they are so perfect for occasions where you might want to wear some lipstick but then you kind of don’t. I don’t know how to explain this but when I go to attend a lecture or seminar I would feel a bit weird with a bright red lip, especially those 9am lectures, but with these lovely lipliners I can still wear a hint of color.
As always I have some swatches for you.
The nude shade isn’t my favorite nude shade ever but it’s quite a lovely color though and perfect for everyday. Although the swatch of the pink lipliner looks quite intense in this pictures it is not that of a bold color. Once applied on my lips it basically looks like a very natural shade of pink.
I just think these are perfect for days when you just can’t be bothered with putting much effort into your lips make up but still want a bit of volume and maybe a hint of color. You can just smack these on and your done. Plus they fit into every bag, so they’re always quite good for one the go. And another great thing about them is that they’re not drying, which I was a little worried about.
Have you ever tried any of these?