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Maybelline Color Whisper Review

Today's review will feature the much talked about Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whispers. As both a blogger and beauty lover, I'm always on the lookout for new and upcoming products. Since these are new, I've only seen them on displays. I purchased one at Target and the other three at Ulta. In this post, I will review the overall product, four shades and compare the Color Whispers to the Revlon Lip Butters!

I was a fan of last year's craze Revlon Lip Butters. I liked the idea of a lip butter because my lips are always dry and I don't tend to wear bold lip colors. I also liked that they were simple to put on - almost a grab and go product. So when I saw Maybelline was coming out with something similar count me curious. As I always do, I first looked up other reviews and swatches. I really only wear nudes shades so I mostly looked at those. FYI My review will only be on shades in that family so if you are looking to see the brighter colors I would do check out some of the other reviews.

The four shades I own are Go Nude, Some Like It Taupe, Bare To Be Bold, and One Size Fits Pearl (L to R in the photo below)

First impression...I liked the packaging. It was simple, cute and wasn't cheap looking. I really like the font they used for the word "whisper". The product twists up and you can twist it down so when you put the cap on it won't touch it. The price was $7.49 so similar to Revlon Lip Butters. I should have waited for a buy one get one half off sale, but ended up grabbing more than I expected. Since these are only on displays right now a lot of shades were out. I didn't mind because most were ones I wouldn't wear myself. Color Whispers have a good range of shades from nudes to pinks to darks. 

My review...If you are looking for a sheer to light color application then these are a must have. If you are looking for a super pigmented lipstick you might want to skip these. I love the texture of these. They are described as "weightless gel" and live up to that. They honestly feel really nice on my dry lips. I wouldn't use the word moisturizing but there is a certain hydration factor to these. They sit very comfortable on my lips and have some slip. Color Whispers have to be built up. It's not a one swipe product and you're done (unless you just want something sheer). The swatches below are 5 seconds of building up the color. 

Are these just like Revlon Lip Butters? I would say not quite. The concept is the same and probably because of the Lip Butter success most drugstore brands are going to be releasing some form of a lip butter. I like the texture and finish more of the Color Whispers, but the Lip Butters do have much more pigmentation. Lip Butters do have a thicker finish than the Whispers, but aren't heavy on the lips at all. Do you need both? It's up to you. I think they are different enough to have both. It really depends on what your preference of texture is. Also I noticied a lot of shades overlap, but Whispers has more wearable nude shades. Revlon Creme Brulee is a great everyday nude, but the other nudes from that line I found to be thick and almost cakey. If you only wear nudes like me, Whispers does offer you a better selection. 

Go Nude - A peachy nude that I've heard some compare to Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle. I think this color is much better than that one. Go Nude is also a smidge darker and not as orange or as light.

Bare To Be Bold - As far as colors, Bare To Be Bold is hands down my favorite. This was the first one I bought and what made me go back for more. It's the perfect nude for my lips. It's a beige that is also milky pink. I love it on its own or paired with a lipstick. If you like nude lips this is a must have. It's perfect with smokey eyes. It reminds me of a sheered out MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Supremely Confident.

Some Like It Taupe - It looks darker in the tube but it sheers out to a light warm nude. It reminds me of a slightly warmer, less pigmented Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee. If you like that one, you'll probably like this one too. I like both a lot. Creme Brulee is my favorite lip butter and one of favorite lip products. Another close to that product colorwise I'm interested in!

One Size Fits Pearl - The sheerest of the four I own. It's the most like Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting. One Size Fits Pearl is basically the same color but without the shimmer or grittiness of of the Revlon one. This isn't a shade I would say run out and grab. It doesn't add much on it's own, but would work over a lipstick to make it glossy. You can pass on this.

(L to R both photos - Go Nude, Some Like It Taupe, Bare To Be Bold, One Size Fits Pearl)

Overall, I'm really liking the Color Whispers. I do think the hype may lead some to have really high expectations. I can't speak for the brighter or darker shades, but I know I'm happy with the nude shades. They are smooth and sit comfortably, and they can be built up. Like I said early, if you are a lipstick girl then these may not be for you. But I do think you might like these on top of your lipstick for a glossy hydrating look. I think they are worth a look for sure. If I could only keep two I would keep Some Like It Taupe and Bare To Be Bold. Both are wearable nude shades that I think would be flattering on a variety of skintones!

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  1. Great Review! Been using these for the past several weeks, and I must say I really like them! I actually LOVE nudes but as of late, been adding some "color" into my lip! LOL I actually got a few colors in the Whispers that I simply adore! I actually purchased mine at Target for $5.49 (regular price) Thanks for a fan-tab review!

  2. Great review girly! I picked up a couple and like them but don't love them like I do other products. For me I think I'll stick with the 2 I have for now and thats it.

  3. This is a seriously great review of the product. I got Bare to be Bold and haven't tried it yet- but now I know what I'm wearing tomorrow!

  4. I'm a lipstick girl.. and I don't think these are for me! Thanks for the review! I wanted to try these but I think I might pass!


  5. I like them but I agree with you, they are nothing like the revlon lip butters. I just wish maybelline would do more pigmented lippies!



  6. These look nice :) I hope they appear in stores over here soon.

  7. I wonder when these will hit our shores! I have enough lip products to last the next 5 years at least, but these look great for a glossy tinted balm :)

  8. Hiya, I have nominated you for the Liebster Blogging award - It's an award for people with under 200 followers. I would like your blog to get recognized as I love reading it.

    Shauni x


  9. They look really nice =) Great review! x



  10. These look so nice - but not yet available here in Australia, hopefully they will be soon..

    Found your blog via the Monday Beauties Blog hop – Great blog - I’m now a new follower.

    Hope you will check out my blog too – and while you are there, don’t forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY;

  11. I'm stopping by from the Aloha Blog Hop, and I adore your blog! Newest follower. I'm a huge fan of MAC lipstick, but I'll have to give Revlon a try after your post. I'd love for you to stop by my blog if you get the chance. Happy Friday!

    Diary of a Debutante

  12. I only bought one of these, but I always manage to buy the shade that doesn't look good on me. :( I may go back for Bare to Be Bold. Looks lovely :)

    whimsy and andrea


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