New In | Maybelline Colour Blur by Lip Studio Matte Lip Pencils

Hey Beauties! 

Maybelline won my heart over last year with their Creamy Matte Lipsticks and since then I have been waiting for them to bring some more matte lip products into our lives because no one does it better. Of course, they were way ahead of me and had this secret weapon up their sleeves – the Colour Blur by Lip Studio Matte Lip Crayons. 

The Maybelline Colour Blur by Lip Studio Matte Lip Crayons are the answer to our matte lip prayers – although I am DYING to know if we will get the new shades of the Creamy Matte lipsticks! They come in 10 vibrant shades that range from bold and bright to neutral and fuss free. The packaging is perfection, it is modern and compact with it’s slender body, retractable pencil, colour coded middle and matte texture. These pencils stand out in the massive aisles of the drugstore and are guaranteed to capture anyones attention. 

The Colour Blur pencils are dual ended with a retractable pencil on one side and a silicone smudger on the other. I will talk more about the smudger later on but lets start with the pencil itself. The Colour Blur formula is simply beautiful, they are an ultra creamy lipstick in a pencil form which makes for much easier application. The creamy formula makes it possible to have a stunning matte finish without any of the dryness or tightening that normally occurs with a matte lipstick. 

They glide on with no tugging or skipping and simply melt into the lips with a soft, velvety feel. They leave an even matte finish that doesn’t accentuate dryness or settle into lines. If you have overly dry lips with excess skin they will cling but after exfoliating that dead skin away they will apply beautifully. 

In terms of colour payoff, these babies are insanely pigmented and just plain beautiful. Of the 5 pencils I own, all 5 are one swipe wonders that offer opaque, even colour in just that – one swipe. You can see in the swatches below, which are all one swipe, that these pencils are no joke. They are all packed with pigment and can be built up for an even more intense look or blended in for a more subtle one. 

All of the shades last for a good 6 hours before you need to reapply and they remain vibrant for the entire time. Once they do fade away, the darker shades leave behind a gorgeous stained effect that looks awesome on it’s own. Due to such a creamy formula, these will transfer if you eat but they do not migrate or feather into fine lines around the lips.  

{L-R I’m Blushing #45, I Like To Mauve It #50, My, My Magenta #40, Cherry Cherry Bang Bang #25, Berry Misbehaved #15 }

Back to the smudging tip, the Colour Blur pencils are designed to bring a Korean beauty trend to the North American market. Ombre lips are a massive trend in Asia and Maybelline makes it easy for us to achieve that effect with their exclusive silicone or “elastomer” smudger. 

The smudger is intended to blur the edges of the lipstick to create an ombre appearance, it has a flat tapered tip that fits perfectly in the hollows of your lips, it is soft and smooth and easy to use, although a bit large. Maybelline suggests that you apply the lipstick in the middle of your lips and gently use the smudger to bleed the product outwards leaving you with a popsicle stained sort of look. Check out the photo below to see an example! 

The Maybelline Colour Blur by Lip Studio Matte Lip Pencils give you two ways to rock a fun matte lip and the formula is pretty amazing too! Maybelline is the master of matte lips and I am so happy that they knocked it out of the park yet again with these babies. 

The Maybelline Colour Blur by Lip Studio Matte Lip Pencils retail for $11.99 CAD and can be found in your local drugstore or online here and here



  1. EllyBrown
    August 18, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    oh man those colors look stunning! I'm going have to go get my hands on these!

  2. Lauren DellaFera
    August 20, 2015 / 10:08 am

    I've been wanting to try these since I saw them at the drugstore! I'm not sure how I feel about the blurring concept, but I love the idea of an affordable, matte lip pencil.

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