Hey everyone! I was just thinking about how hard it is for a brand to please everyone with a single makeup product. With mascara, it depends on your own lashes as to what formula or brush works best for you. With foundation, your skin type dictates what kind of formula will wear a long time or disappear by mid-day. But with lipstick, I feel like people have a lot of the same needs. You want something moisturizing as opposed to drying, something that wears comfortably on the lips, and is easy to apply. With such an increased interest in hybrid lipsticks/lip balms, I'm sure Maybelline felt pretty safe in launching their Color Whisper lip colors... a series of lipsticks that claim to contain "pure color pigments suspended in weightless gel."
Left to right: Lust for Blush, Pin Up Peach, and Cherry on Top
I must say, I am totally on board with the trend toward more comfortable, practical lip products. With Color Whisper, we're talking about lipsticks that give you color, but it's sheer enough to be manageable and something that can easily be applied on the go. The formula feels creamy, but not heavy. It's moisturizing, but doesn't feel like it's going to slide off the lips. Each shade I have, ranging from light to bright, seem to be very buildable in terms of their color payoff (I'll explain more in a minute). They give off a hint of shine, but it's nothing major.
Staying power isn't great, but as with a lot of products- the deeper shades seem to hang around longer on the lips than the light ones. If I'm not eating or drinking, they'll get me through a morning with no need to reapply, but after a meal I definitely want to add some more. I also like that the cap indicates what shade is inside... just makes it easier to know what I'm getting when I pull it out of a drawer. Oh, and the scent. Personally, I think the scent is awesome... they all seem to smell like Fruity Pebbles.
Lust for Blush is soft, cool pink. I like this color, but for my skintone, I prefer to wear it a bit more sheer so my lips have a slight pink tint as opposed to full on baby pink color. I just think it comes off a little more natural that way.
I like all of the shades I picked up, but Pin Up Peach is probably my favorite! While the picture is slightly out of focus, I assure you, this color is the epitome of FRESH. It's a great coral shade, but the amount of pink also in this color keeps it from being too orange, and therefore I think makes it super wearable. If you put this color under a microscope, you might detect a hint of shimmer, but overall it's just creamy color.
Finally here's the brightest of my three colors, Cherry on Top. The outer cap of the product better indicates the color of the lipstick than the actual shade name. When I think cherry, I think red. This is definitely a magenta pink... however it has a certain softness to it. It's not full-on opaque magenta, but it can built to a nice vivid tone. Which brings me to my next point! :)
First two swatches: Lust for Blush, second two: Pin Up Peach, third two: Cherry on Top
Something I've noticed about these lip product is how buildable they are. Meaning a light sweep over the lips gives you one color, but if you add more, the shade becomes more intense. If asked if you'd rather have two lip products or one, you'd probably say, I'll take two, please! (or at least I would). Here you essentially get two looks (if not more) per product, which I think is really cool.
So what makes these different from all the other new lip products out there?
-Compared to Maybelline Baby Lips: These have more color payoff. Most of the Baby Lips shades are highly moisturizing, but sheer. Baby Lips are closer to lip balm, Color Whisper is closer to lipstick.
-Compared to Revlon Lip Butter: All around, Color Whisper shades seem to be more sheer and less shiny. I feel like Lip Butters give you one solid shade with full-on color (especially the deepest tones), so you get what you get with those. Meanwhile Color Whispers can be quite sheer, or built up to a more intense color. Both kinds feel hydrating to me.
-Compared to Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks: I raved about these in the Emily Awards, and these seem to pack more moisture and hydration than Color Whisper. They may not feel as light on the lips, but they're doing more from a moisturizing standpoint- if that makes sense- and still feel super comfortable. Much like the Color Whispers, the Moisture Smooth Color Sticks have buildable color.
Alright! Hopefully that gives you a sense of what these Color Whisper lip colors are all about. Lightweight lip products that can give off a range of colors depending on how much you build them up. Extremely comfortable on the lips, non-drying, and there seems to be a large shade range available at drug/discount stores. Yes, it seems like there are lots of similar products out there, but hopefully this blog has explained some key points about Color Whispers. I'm a fan of these and would like to try more shades! :)
- Some sad news- Tyler's beloved grandpa Milo passed away. We'll be attending his funeral later this week in North Dakota. Tyler told me a sweet story about when he was younger and Milo would ask for his wallet- then put some money in and give it back. His sweet spirit was clearly passed down to Tyler's dad and Tyler, too. I'm grateful for grandpa Milo's long, full life but he will be greatly missed by the family.
- A new heating system is being installed in our house as we speak. Cupcake is no doubt hiding under something at the opposite end of the house... You know what's strange? We're expecting highs near 70 here today. That means severe weather later tonight, and then it'll cool down soon enough, I'm sure!
- Planning to get a quick tutorial posted later today... shot it a few days ago. Seems like a long time since a tutorial has been posted on my channel!
- I hope everyone has a good day, and don't forget to appreciate each day.