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First Impression | Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil

Last first impression for the week I swear!

Maybelline says: "Our unique cream matte pencil with vivid color and blurring smudger

Create your look from full on bold to softly blurred

Why You'll Love It


Undefine the rules of color with Color Blur cream matte pencil and blurring smudger. The cream matte pencil feels extremely smooth and comfortable on lips while the blurring smudger means you can create your own looks from full-on bold to softly blurred. Color Blur comes in 10 shades ranging from vivids to neutrals.

For Best Results

To achieve the softly blurred look, apply color in the center of your top and bottom lips. Using the smudger, gently blur the color out towards the edges of your top lip and then bottom lip
".

Each crayon contains 0.04 oz. / 1.25 grams. I have three of the 10 shades available. I saw these locally in Massy Stores and Collins. For some strange reason different shades have different prices: 'I Like To Mauve It' costs $19.59 while 'My-My Magenta' was $18.29 (Massy Stores); 'Plum, Please' costs $17.90 while the others are $18.30 (Collins). In both cases only nine shades are available; 'I'm Blushing' remains elusive.

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil display www.modenmakeup.com
Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil display www.modenmakeup.com
As seen in Collins

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil display www.modenmakeup.com
As seen in Massy Stores, Sunset Crest

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil 'Plum, Please' swatch www.modenmakeup.com
'Plum, Please'

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil 'My-My Magenta' swatch www.modenmakeup.com
'My-My Magenta'

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil 'I Like To Mauve It' swatch www.modenmakeup.com
'I Like To Mauve It'

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencils www.modenmakeup.com
Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencils with Smudger www.modenmakeup.com

The 'smudger' on the end of the pencil crayon is some hollow rubber wedge like thing. I've heard Beauty Vloggers say that apparently "the blurred look" Maybelline is suggesting we go for is big in Asia.

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencils directions www.modenmakeup.com

I'm sure many of us won't bother with that.

The first thing I noticed when I opened one of these was that the crayon tip is shaped identically to the L'Oreal pencil crayons I wrote about recently. Upon application, they feel identical to the L'Oreal Le Matte formula.

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencils applicator www.modenmakeup.com
L'Oreal Le Matte Lip Pen (left), Maybelline Color Blur Cream Matte Pencil (right)

Maybelline list their ingredients as: "DIMETHICONE ISONONYL ISONONANOATE SILICA PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE ISODODECANE POLYETHYLENE DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER BHT ALUMINA SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE TOCOPHEROL CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE TIN OXIDE [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES CI 15850 / RED 6 MICA CI 75470 / CARMINE CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE CI 45380 / RED 21 CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77400 / BRONZE POWDER CI 77400 / COPPER POWDER CI 45410 / RED 27 LAKE CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE CI 47005 / YELLOW 10 LAKE]"

As I mentioned in the last First Impressions post, the darker shades reached opacity easier while the lighter one took some building. As with most heavily siliconed formulas, the product applies easily to the lips. These glide on very easy but also have the tendency to cause the product to continuously slide around during application. All of the shades stained my lips to some degree even though I only wore them for a brief time. 

The same portability and packaging pros that apply to the L'Oreal Lip Pens also apply to these Maybelline products. They're both retractable, mechanical pencil crayons. I think Maybelline's packaging-product colour indicators are better though and you get more product from them too. p.s. L'Oreal owns Maybelline.

If pencil crayons are your thing you might be interested in these. Note well that if you already have a lot of their Creamy Matte Lipsticks I think you could totally skip this product.

Speaking of Creamy Mattes, I had to swatch 'Plum, Please' next to my beloved 'Divine Wine' to see if I had duped muhself.

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil 'Plum, Please' with comparison swatches www.modenmakeup.com
L - R: M.A.C 'Eugenie' LE, Maybelline Color Blur 'Plum, Please' and Maybelline Creamy Matte 'Divine Wine'

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencils swatches www.modenmakeup.com

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