Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Maybelline Color Whisper by Color Sensational: Bare to Be Bold, Some Like It Taupe, Lust for Blush and One Size Fits Pearl Review & Swatches

Purchased by me.
Since the launch of the new Maybelline Color Whispers, I have been waiting to find some that had not been opened and used by customers (why oh why don't drugstores just have testers in order to avert this problem?!). I finally came upon a display that had not been ransacked, and that actually had a few unsullied products left. Of the 20 shades available, I opted to buy 4 of them.
Left to Right: Bare to Be Bold (10), Some Like It Taupe (15), Lust for Blush (25) & One Size Fits Pearl (55).
According to Maybelline,

  • Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel.
  • No heavy waxes or oils. 
  • Soft, sexy gel-color.

 The four colors that I chose are quite sheer, even after several passes.
Left to Right: Bare to Be Bold (10), Some Like It Taupe (15), Lust for Blush (25) & One Size Fits Pearl (55).
Bare to Be Bold is a very sheer beige nude.
Some Like it Taupe is a slightly more pigmented caramel kissed taupe nude
Lust for Blush is a soft pretty mid-tone rosy pink
One Size Fits Pearl is a sheer baby pink
I find that the Colors Whispers are incredibly comfortable on the lips, but the formula isn't terribly moisturizing. However, the four shades that I purchased didn't dry out my lips either. It is a very light gel formula that remains weightless on the lips, and imparts a lovely shine with light pigmentation. This isn't a long-wearing formula, and frequent reapplication is necessary in order to maintain the pretty lightly pigmented shine. Since I didn't choose any of the more pigmented shades, I cannot comment on their pigmentation or longevity. There is a faint floral fruity scent that quickly fades upon application. Overall, I am quite pleased with the formula- and I suspect that I will probably pick up a couple more of them.

When compared to Revlon Lip Butters, the Maybelline Color Whispers feel lighter on the lips, are less moisturizing, are generally less pigmented, and aren't as long-wearing. You may think that this means that I much prefer the Revlon Lip Butters to the Maybelline Color Whispers, but I really like both and find them significantly different from one another.
Overall assessment: I really like the Color Whisper formula because it feels so wonderfully light on the lips while maintaining a nice shine and light sheer color. It isn't a long-wearing formula, but reapplication doesn't bother me. I do wish that they were formulated to be moisturizing, but perhaps more importantly they are not drying on my lips.

I purchased mine at Rite-Aid where they were on sale (buy one, get one half off). Regular price $7.19 each.

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12 comments:

  1. I keep mine in my purse because I can put it on without a mirror. These feel good and don't look or feel cheap!!

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    1. Hi MArcia, I have two of them in my purse for the same reason! It's so nice being able to apply lippies without a mirror! I agree with your assessment completely. I really like these!

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  2. At first the brownish shades didn't really speak to me, but then I saw the swatches and they look really good!

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    1. Hi kissandmakeupbeautyblog,

      I know just what you mean, and wasn't sure about the brownish shades, but I am finding that I actually really like them! I really like this formula a lot too!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I love them too! I bought two more!! :D

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  4. Hi! Hope you're doing well :)
    How would you compare these to the lip butters? I find myself constantly comparing every new drugstore lip product to the lip butters...
    I also have the same problem of finding unused lip products in drug stores. I wish they're sealed because the germaphobie in me just can't handle it haha

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    1. Hi AZ!!!

      I'm doing well-- I hope that you are too! I actually read your comment as I was writing my review for two more Color Whispers that I bought (I just posted it), and I incorporated your question into my review!!
      When compared to Revlon Lip Butters, the Maybelline Color Whispers feel lighter on the lips, are less moisturizing, are generally less pigmented, and aren't as long-wearing. You may think that this means that I much prefer the Revlon Lip Butters to the Maybelline Color Whispers, but I really like both and find them significantly different from one another.

      I completely agree with you-- these really should be sealed, and they should have testers on hand for drugstore makeup so that we can swatch before we buy!

      <3

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  5. I agree Lush for Blush is my favorite. I have almost every shade of maybelline color sensational and find them too bright so i appreciate that these are sheerer!

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    1. Hi Krystle! Lush for Blush is just awesome! I haven't tried any of their Color Sensationals-- they do look so pretty and bright, but a little out of my comfort zone for daily wear! I agree with you-- I totally appreciate that the Color Whispers are more sheer! <3

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