Lip Crayons, which was initially made to appeal the youngsters has now become a rage and not only has it become a hit with the youngsters, it has also become one of the hot favourities among all the age groups. As soon I think of Matte lip crayon, first thing that comes in my mind is the Lakme matte lipstick from the Kareena Kapoor’s ad. The uber cool fresh and vibrant colours of Lakme matte lipstick / crayon has encouraged other brands too to launch lip crayons and now has become a trend.
What is Lip Crayon?
Lip Crayon have stain or pigmentation with oil/ balm in it to give a smooth matte stain unlike the glossy lipsticks which are sticky. If your lips are too dry, exfoliate your lips before using a lip crayon to avoid dryness.
Lip Crayons are super easy to use and are heavily pigmented. They do not require more than one good stroke unlike some of the lipsticks that need at least two strokes for dark pigmentation.
Take a look at few lip crayons that has caught my attention.
Lakme matte lipstick Range – Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte
Lakme Absolute Lip Pout has six vibrant shades – Victorian Rose, Pink Fantasy, Starlet Red, Raving Red,Tangerine Touch and Magenta Magic. I like all the bright shades of lakme matte lipstick and goes perfectly with my skin tone. It is perfect for a romantic date. The lip crayon is very matte and might appear little dry on dry lips. If your lips are too dry, use a lip balm before applying a nice coat of the lip crayon. It stays on lips for 4-5hrs even after drinking and eating . If you want the same-pigmented color throughout the day, you need to give a touch up after 4-5hrs. 3.5 g of Lakme Lip crayon is priced at a discounted price of Rs 485 on Flipkart.
Oriflame Lip Impact Crayon
I have included this in the list because it is a perfect combination of cheap and good quality lip crayons available in the market. Oriflame lip impact crayon is heavily pigmented and very smooth and easy on lips. One thing I don’t like about pencils are , unlike twist crayons, this has to sharpened which is quite a hassle for me personally. Oriflame lip impact crayon available in 6 colour palette – Deep Berry, Vibrant Almond, Intense Cherry, Electric Red, Pink Impact and Striking Rose. Oriflame Lip crayon is priced at Rs 329 for 3.9g.
Nyx Jumbo Lip Pencil
Nyx Lip Pencil has mineral oil which prevents lips from drying out unlike the Lakme matte lipstick. This is a two in one – lipstick and lip liner. Nyx Jumbo Pencil comes with 16 colours and almost everybody will have their favourite color – Plush Red,Rosie Brown, Burgundy,Soft Fuschia, Chocolate, Deep Red, Hot Red, Pecan, Gold, Honey Nector, Chaos,Irish Coffee, Maroon and Pink Nude. It
l is priced at Rs 670.
L’Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss
L’Oreal has come up with new bright new lip balm/ lip gloss with flower extracts that gives a very nice feel on the lips without drying and becoming sticky. L’Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss comes with light fruity smell and has 7 fruity colors- Lychee Lust, Passion Fruit Perfect, Pinky Cherry, Peach Pleasure and Rose Petal. It is moderately priced at Rs 356 at few popular make up and beauty portals.
Sugar Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick
Sugar matte lip crayon is a popular brand that has come out with four colours. They are silky smooth on the lips and need only one coat to give the perfect finish. Sugar matte lip crayon come in four matte colors – Poison Ivy -Wine, Scarlett O’ Hara -Red ,Holly Golightly – Nude and Mary Poppins – Fuchsia
Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon
I find Faces Lip Crayon little expensive but I added this one because its quite popular. It is in a pencil form hence it has to be sharpened. These matte colours have creamy texture and it does not dry out your lips. Faces Lip Crayon heavily pigmented and claims to be long-lasting. I havn’t got time to try it out yet but I will update this post once I try it out myself. It comes in 12 shades -Starry Matte Sultry Red, Starry Matte Lasting Kiss, irresistible Pink, Matte Peach Me, Starry Matte, Starry Matte Sugar Coated, Starry Matte Obsession, Matte Really Rust, Matte Smokin Hot, Matte Midnight Rose, Starry , Starry Matte Sinful, Matte Wrapped Up,and Matte Hot Wired. They are priced at Rs 799 for a very small amount of 2.8 g which is little expensive than others.
Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lipstick
Colorbar Lipstick is creamy and buttery soft on lips enriched with Vitamin E and Shea butter. It leaves a very beautiful pigmentation on lips comes with 17 colors to suit all skin tones -Sensuous Red, Tango Pink,Pure Coral,Flirtatious Pink, Lip Smacking Cherry, Mysterious Nude, Mischievous Wine, Sinful Orange, Orchid Pink, Simply Red, Truesome Pink, Peachy Pink, Expressive Peach, Bare Dare Pink,Seductive Tan, Dragging Rust and Tickle Me Pink. It is priced at Rs 900 for a good 3.94g
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Crayons
Revlon has the twist crayons in various shades of pinks, nudes and browns. All the shades are super smooth but this has nothing really extraordinary to be priced on the higher side. It comes in two variants – Lacquer Balm and Matte Balm. I like the beautiful and the color- coded packaging of Revlon and would have loved it if it was little less expensive.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation
So this one is not exactly a lip crayon but it is called a lip gradation. This comes with a lipstick on one side and other side with a sponge. You can smudge it with the sponge after applying the lipstick to give the ombre effect. To be honest, the sponge does not give a nice ombre effect. Lip tends to become dry and patchy on the smudged areas hence I prefer not to use it and like it as a crayon only. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation is moderately priced at a discounted price Rs 425. It is extremely smooth, nicely pigmented, long stay lipstick that comes in beautiful colors of pinks, browns and nudes.
Personally my favourite colour this season is pink and I like the Lakme matte lipstick / lipcrayon Pink Fantacy shade. I would definitely recommend everyone to at least try it out once.