I had reviewed a couple of shades from the Maybelline Color Blur Cream Matte pencil range last year (Orange Ya Glad, Berry Misbehaved, etc.). I had loved the pencils but never got around to trying more shades from the range, but recently, I picked up a few more shades from the range. Today, I am reviewing the shade “I’m Blushing.” Read on to find out more.
$7.99, prices vary from store to store.
Color Blur: Our newest vivid matte lip pencil will be your favorite new accessory for a night on the town.
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. 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 the bottom lip.
My Experience with Maybelline I’M Blushing Color Blur By Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil and Smudger:
Packaging: The lip pencil comes in a slender stick format. The packaging is bright and colorful, and quite attractive.
It has a color side which houses the actual lip product. This side is retractable and you don’t need to bother about a sharpener. The narrow lip product makes the application easy and precise, especially in areas like the cupid’s bow and inner corners of the mouth.
The other side of the pencil is a soft silicone smudger. The idea is to use the smudger to blur/smudge the product to create a softer, lesser pigmented look or an ombre or gradient look. This is a unique addition to the lip pencil.
Honestly, I did not find much use as you can always use your finger or a tissue paper if you intend to blur out the application a bit, but I guess it is a matter of personal choice to use or not to use the smudger. The packaging also has a small diagram depicting how to use the smudger to create a gradient look.
Both the sides have caps which shut tight. The packaging is quite sturdy and travel friendly.
Shade/Pigmentation: “I’m Blushing” is a beautiful mulberry pink shade. It is a pretty wearable color which is appropriate for office wear as well.
The lip pencil is strongly pigmented and covers the lips in a single swipe, but if you do not prefer a full-on intense bold look, you can use the smudger to create a softer look. Layering on the lipstick does not lead to any clumping.
Texture/Finish: The formula is creamy and the lip pencil glides easily on the lips. Since this is a matte pencil, it has a velvety powder-like finish with no shine. It does not cake or settle into the lip lines. The product feels soft and luxurious on the lips. Despite being a matte finish, it wears comfortably and does not feel very drying, but this lip product is not moisturizing, so I would suggest that dry lipped beauties use a lip balm underneath.
Lasting Power: The lasting power on the lip pencil is pretty good and it easily stays put for around 6-7 hours with light meals. It does transfer but only slightly.
Pros of Maybelline I’M Blushing Color Blur By Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil and Smudger:
- Lovely shade of pink.
- Glides smoothly on the lips.
- Does not settle into lip lines.
- Gorgeous matte finish.
- Strong pigmentation.
- Decent lasting power.
- Smudger to create a gradient or a softer look.
- Attractive and travel-friendly packaging.
Cons of Maybelline I’M Blushing Color Blur By Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil and Smudger:
- Might be a tad drying for some.
Would I Repurchase Maybelline I’M Blushing Color Blur By Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil and Smudger?
Yes, you can surely try this lip pencil if you are looking for a pink lipstick in matte finish. The smudger adds uniqueness to the whole package and can be used to create some fun looks. I would not repurchase the same shade.
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