The last time I tried a product akin to a lip pencil was when I reviewed Clinique’s Chubby Stick. There is a world of difference between the Chubby Stick and Sephora’s Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil. Chubby Sticks are lip balms which give sheer to moderate colour while Sephora’s Lip Pencils go on stronger than some lipsticks.
Although described on Sephora’s official website as “a jumbo lip pencil that creates an ultra-vinyl finish”, I wouldn’t exactly say it is THAT jumbo sized. This is a lip pencil not just for outlining lips but it is meant to be used as a lipstick, i.e. all over the lips.
Sephora also describes it as having “the coverage of a lipstick and the intense shine of lip gloss”. The colour of my Lip Pencil is “Fuchsia Fever”, a shimmering hot pink which looks much more intense on the lips than what I expected.
Fuchsia Fever is definitely not for those seeking a natural look. When wearing this colour, one has to tone down the eye colours as the attention will all be on the lips. It has fine shimmer but doesn’t feel rough, instead it glides smoothly on my lips and doesn’t feel dry but I wouldn’t say it’s ultra moisturing either.
This is one of the strongest and most vibrant lip colours I’ve tried. It is a beautiful hot pink though and though I didn’t love it in the beginning because it’s not a colour I’d normally wear, I am starting to grow fond of it. It does look like I am wearing lip gloss, so shiny is the surface.
While long-lasting (there was still quite a bit of colour left on my lips after my breakfast and cup of tea), it does feather around the edges of my lips. Other than that, the only thing that could make it better is if it didn’t need to be sharpened. If it’s highly pigmented lip colour you’re looking for, then this fits the bill.
This product is available at Sephora outlets in 8 shades but price is currently unavailable.
Note : The Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil was provided by PR for review.