One of my New Year’s resolutions was to institute a moratorium on lipsticks and/or lip glosses for a few months. I have so many I can’t even keep track and obviously they don’t all get used–some just sit in a drawer. I did a little research for this post and I hate to admit it, but I stopped counting at 120. That did not include the ones in my desk drawer at work, my purse or my guest bathroom. By now you’re probably wondering why I’m doing a post on a product I have a moratorium on. Weeeelll, you guessed it, my moratorium lasted 9 days. I’m going to blame it on you, my readers. Just this month Maybelline introduced Color Whisper Lipstick in twenty shades for Spring 2013! How could not pick up a few to report back to you? Inquiring minds need to know and you beauties NEED to know about new products right? You’re welcome.
Besides all that, my local Walgreen’s was having a BOGOH sale (buy one get one half off). Now I don’t know if I just wasn’t into shopping that day (rare but it does happen) or I was tired but I had a hard finding two out of 20 shades I wanted. Probably just an off day. I ended up with #30 Pin Up Peach and #20 Mocha Muse. Color Whisper is Maybelline’s answer to Revlon’s Lip butters (love). A hybrid lipstick with a lightweight balm-like feel. Color Whisper gives good coverage with just one swipe, glides on easily and feels VERY lightweight on the lips. These are sheer but buildable so if you’re looking for the coverage of a regular lipstick, you might be disappointed. Personally I don’t mind since you can build the intensity with more coats. They are also really hydrating, more so than their Revlon counterparts, Lip Butters. They are glossy but definitely not high shine like a liquid lipstick or gloss. They provide a smooth finish even on dry lips and because they are so hydrating they don’t accentuate lip lines too much. More good news beauties, these don’t bleed into lip lines! My only complaint is that I have to reapply after about 2 hours so certainly not long wearing. Those two hours did include drinking tea and eating a donut though My friend Marcia from Beauty Info Zone is going to go crazy for these!
Pin Up Peach is a misleading name for this fabulous color. It’s much more of a pinky coral (on me at least) that really brightens up my pale face without shouting–get it, whispering not shouting–heh heh. Love, love this shade! I didn’t have high hopes for Mocha Muse as I don’t do well with nudish shades but I really like this one. It’s a soft peach nude with a beige undertone–would look great with a tan or with a bold eye.
Bottom Line: Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick has good coverage, great hydration, fabo price. I wish these had SPF but still an all-round great product. If you like über lightweight, sheer lipsticks with a lovely balm texture, get thee to thy drugstore! I’d like to try more colors–there was a really great berry shade that I’ll probably do back and get–Berry Ready maybe? Retails for $7.49 each at all major drugstores
Have you tried Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick yet?