Maybelline Color Drama Lip Crayon in Light It Up 520


maybelline color drama lip crayon in light it up

What the brand says
It’s time to make your lips pop with Color Drama Intense Velvet lip pencil.

Available in 9 shades from  the bold Berry Much to the girly Fuschia Desire.

The Lowdown
For my review I’m testing Light It up, a vibrant red intense shade. Initially the crayon felt quite drying when I first applied it, however it did gradually warm up and was a lot looser. After the first use it was quite creamy and more easier to apply.

maybelline color drama lip crayon in light it up 520

The crayons not as creamy as a lipstick so it won’t melt in the sun (perfect for the upcoming summer). The crayon tip also makes it really easy to apply. The product itself is so small I can almost conceal it in the palm of your hand, this means it’ll fit into the tiniest spaces or gap in your makeup bag. Light It Up is one vibrant red shade that I love.

maybelline color drama lip crayon in light it up 520 swatch

The crayon doesn’t come with a sharpener and I do find it runs down quite quickly. As the crayon is a little fat you might find it hard to find a sharpener that fits, although a highlighter sharpener may be just the ticket!

Light It Up is such a strong colour and really does  make my lips pop. I love how long lasting the colour is, although it did fade a little if I’m eating or drinking. Perfect for adding a finishing touch to your outfit if you’re going out for the night or you’re on a hot date!

Check out what I thought of Burnt Orange.

Grab it for £4.99 at Boots

before and after maybelline color drama lip crayon in light it up 520


  • Fabulous vibrant red shade
  • Colour lasts for ages
  • Easy to apply with the crayon nib meaning you can easily line your lips without going over the lip line
  • So compact you can store it anywhere
  • Available in 9 shades


  • Initially it can feel a little drying