I remember first learning to smudge in the 80s when my mom would blur (or smudge as she would say) her eye pencils to lessen the intensity of harsh lines. The best pencils would always be those with a smudger on the other side (we always looked out for Lancome eye pencils at Duty Free). As we know, all trends come back at some point or other so the time has come, only this time…the smudger is for the LIPS.
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencils are intended to give bright and bold colour to the lips, while giving us the ability to smudge the colour with the soft cushion smudger on the end of the pencil.
Ever since the ombre lip hit the runway a few seasons ago, blurred pouts are being spotted on some major runways including Alexander McQueen, MSGM, David Dixon and Hayley Elasesser. Whether lips are slightly blurred or coloured with different hues for a multitoned, ombre effect, bold lips are a must this fall!
Say good bye to your lip liner and hello to the smudger!
I honestly am in love with all these hues – I can’t pick a favourite. 05 (pink insanity) is perfect for the summer, while I can’t wait to wear 35 (plum, please), in the fall! Wear time is good and the colour intensity lasts a few hours at which point you will need to touch up.
Maybelline Color Blur Matte Lip Pencils will be available across Canada as of August 2015 for $11.99 CAD. If you’re in the US – lucky you because you can already grab these at Ulta for $8.99 US.
Until next time,