In a world where drugstore brands were all competing to bring us moisturizing, pigmented color…
Okay so maybe that’s a little dramatic (you DID read it in the movie trailer voice, RIGHT?), but ok we got Revlon Lip Butters, L’Oreal Color Riche Balms, and Maybelline Color Whispers all one right after another. I LOVE Revlon Lip Butters. So I was really excited to try Maybelline Color Whispers too. So much so that when they went on sale at Ulta a while back, I got 6 of them. They were BOGO or BOGO 1/2 off or somethingorother. A lot of bloggers & youtubers seemed to really like these, so I was all excited.
You know what? They’re just okay. Revlon Lip Butters are way better, for me. One thing I do really like is the scent. They’re kind of a sugary lemony scent. Yum.
Here are swatches of the ones I have:
Maybelline Color Whisper in Cherry on Top
Maybelline Color Whisper in Coral Ambition
Maybelline Color Whisper in Go Nude
Maybelline Color Whisper in Mocha Muse
Maybelline Color Whisper in Orange Attitude
Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin Up Peach
I love that there are some brighter colors. However, due to the gel formula of these lipsticks, the bright colors remain pretty translucent, which means it’s hard to apply them completely evenly. My lips were slightly dry and irritated from all the swatching by the time I tried Orange Attitude and Cherry on Top, which you can see by the bit of unevenness visible on my upper lip.
The wear time on these is minimal since the formula has a ton of slip, which is another reason why some colors look slightly uneven — the product is moving around on your lips and settling.
The colors are pretty, but these aren’t a go-to or a must have product for me. I will keep and use the ones I have but I most likely won’t be purchasing any more of them, and I certainly gravitate more toward my Lip Butters than these. They retail for around $5-$6 each at drugstores and Ulta.
What do you think of these? They’ve been out for a while so I’m sure a lot of you have tried them! ;)
I’m going to go marinate my poor lips in some lip balm…