As you know Maybelline introduced Color Whisper Lipstick in twenty shades for Spring 2013. These will be appearing in drugstores in January. I haven’t personally found them in any drugstores yet so I suspect I’ll hit pay dirt after the New Year.
Considering Revlon Lip Butters and L’Oreal Caresse Sticks released sometime ago it was only a matter of time for Maybelline to answer with a lip butter, lightweight lipstick of their own.
Let’s take a look!
This is a hybrid formula so I have no real definition for it. It’s part balm, part full coverage lipstick, part glossy lip tint…it’s a little of everything really.
It offers an opaque, full coverage finish in all three shades I tried. Coverage rivals Revlon Lip Butters but formula is most like L’Oreal Caresse Sticks. The texture has a soft, smooth, easy to apply glide across lips. A single swipe provides full color coverage and a high sheen finish. Although Caresse Sticks offer excellent pigment as well I think perhaps Color Whisper has even better color pay off and intensity. The formula isn’t as glossy or shiny as Caresse Sticks but still manages to have a nice bit of sheen on lips so they look shiny. The formula is far more hydrating than both Revlon Lip Butters and Caresse Sticks. They seem to have a water based formula that feels almost wet on lips which results in a moisturizing experience through the wear. They aren’t as heavy as Revlon Lip Butters and remain lighter than Caresse Sticks by a little bit. I think if you disliked the wear on Revlon Lip Butters and felt they were a little too heavy and had a less than smooth finish you’ll love Color Whisper as they are light, smooth, and hydrating.
Berry Ready, Lust for Blush, Petal Rebel
I love how weightless the formula is here. It’ll be difficult deciding between Caresse Sticks and Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick considering both formulas rival the other. Color Whisper has a very good wear even on chapped or cracked lips. I find they look smooth, even, and beautiful even on dry lips. Wear time varies from shade to shade but I got about three to four hours in before they lost some of their intensity. I did notice that the darker shade I tried stained my lips so well after the color wore away I still had a nice staining effect going on.
Overall, Maybelline Color Whisper’s formula is very exciting. I’m really loving that the US market has caught on to the Asian trend of weightless, shiny color lipsticks. It’s a popular product in Japan and Korea so it’s quite nice to see the many options we have to choose from lately with such a formula. I look forward to trying more shades in this line.
Lust for Blush
Maybelline done well.
Muse Approved for purchase.
These are well worth purchasing.