Maybelline is on a roll! They have been releasing new collections left and right over the past few months and all of their new releases are extremely popular and are on a lot of beauty addict’s it-lists.
This new line of Maybelline Color Whisper Lipsticks are available in 20 whisper soft shades anywhere Maybelline is sold. According to the Maybelline website, the Color Whisper Lipsticks are “pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel formulated with no heavy waxes or oils.” I’m trying to limit myself from purchasing new products but how can a beauty addict resist when the packaging on these babies are just too fancy?
Am I right when I say that the packaging is to die for? I feel like this line is a more feminine and softer version of their Color Sensational permanent line which is great for anyone who wants a lighter version of a lipstick for a “sexy, soft, see through color.” (source) It looks like these Color Whisper Lipsticks are a hybrid between Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipsticks and the Baby Lips Lip Balms.
I bought this these lipsticks about a week ago and after using it a few times, I AM IN LOVE. I love the texture and how it glides onto my lips. When applied, my lips look soft, moist and healthy. Since I got two shades that are not nearly close to one another, I found that the darker shade (Cherry On Top) gave my lips a little stain. These Color Whisper Lipsticks are, not quite highly pigmented, but are pigmented enough to add a little stain to the lips with a good amount of shine.
About 3 hours after the first application, I found that the color and softness of my lips remained the same. The only thing that was stripped away after a few hours was the sheen/shine that the lipstick had when it was first applied. Losing the shine of a lipstick is a common problem with most lipsticks but isn’t a problem to me since I eat, talk and wipe my lips often.
Below are the Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick swatches that will help you reference the color of the lipsticks against my skin tone. This could possibly give you an idea of how it may look on your lips depending on your skin tone.
Pink Possibilities is a sheer true pink color with a slight blue undertone. Not highly pigmented but this color gives my lips a nice pink, soft look to it. This color looks like a perfect subtle pink to use on a daily basis. This may just be my go-to pink lipstick every day.
Cherry On Top is a fuchsia-red with blue undertones. I love this color because it gives my lips a nice flush of color and leaves a nice stain to my lips when the shine wears off. I found this color to up the amp on my lips and give it a playful feel. I’d definitely turn to this lipstick often when I want a nice fuchsia-red color.
I really want to purchase the rest of the 18 colors just because I love the formulation of these Color Whisper Lipsticks. Maybe I’ll purchase 2 more to add to my collection so I don’t break the bank and don’t hoard them. If I would have to rate these lipsticks, it would be 4.75 stars. It’s .25 stars away from being perfect because I would have loved the lipsticks to be a little more pigmented than they are. Yes, they are meant to be “see through” lipsticks but the perfect lipstick to me will have everything I would like it to be.
What are your thoughts on these Maybelline Color Whisper Lipsticks? If you don’t have them yet, are you planning on purchasing them? I would love to hear from you…
Price: Approximately $7.49 depending on retailer
Availability: Ulta or anywhere Maybelline is sold
Overall: I love the formulation of these lipsticks. I do love how these Color Whisper Lipsticks make my lips look and feel soft and the slightly stains my lips depending on the depth of the lipstick. Although I wish they were slightly more pigmented, I do recommend these to anyone who wants a lipstick that will make their lips look and feel soft. If you do decide to purchase these lipsticks, be sure to note that the darker the lipstick you choose, the more likely they will leave a little stain on the lips…which means more lasting color payoff.
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